Heads up: temperatures and ice cream cravings aren’t the only things rising in Brisbane this summer! Over three months dominated by blistering steering wheels and an iced latte intake even we
think is excessive, patrons of the river city can be thankful for one thing – pop-up bars pouring ice cold refreshers.
Forget sweltering through the heat at home and check out these spots before March makes its move.
Things are heating up in the Customs House courtyard! You’ll definitely want to season this summer with a few sunset spritz, so check out this pop-up spot Wednesdays to Saturdays from 4pm ‘til late, or Sundays from 1pm-5pm. For best results, pair those river breezes and waterfront views with a mix of Aperol, prosecco, soda, and orange (and, it goes without saying, an inordinate amount of canapés). Our hot tip? You’ll definitely want a slice of this action on Sundays from 1pm-3pm when Pizzantica pops in to fix those post-cocktail cravings!
WATT | Bombay Gin Garden | New Farm
Ready for another waterfront winner? WATT are you waiting for! At the restaurant’s all-new riverside bar, you’ll be gone with the gin any day of the week, with live entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays, and DJ tunes headlining those breezy Sunday sessions. Don’t get it twisted – this is no garden variety beer and wine pop-up. You’ll find G&Ts making the rounds alongside measures of gin infused with grapefruit and thyme or strawberry and peppercorn to craft the spot you’ve gin dreaming of.
Treasury | Summer Nights | CBD
You’ve only got two more nights to hit this pop-up bar so you better make it snappy and head to the Treasury’s Heritage Hotel to sip on icy frosé while you battle out who’s getting the next round with a game of table tennis! Open Australia Day and Friday 27 January, you can get your fix of tennis and Pimm’s all in one summery hit.
Let’s just hope a hangover doesn’t pop-up afterwards!
Words by Samantha Chariton