Brisbane's Best Poolside Bars - Gourmand & Gourmet

Poolside Bars for Ultimate Summer Vibes

Poolside Bars Brisbane

There is no tool in this pool.

Although it’s technically spring, Australia just doesn’t grasp the seemingly simple concept. In a couple of weeks we’ll be livin’ la vida smoulder in 30 degree heat, and what better way to go than with a cocktail in hand a dip in someone else’s pool.

Here’s a news splash of poolside bars giving off ultimate summer vibes, adding a breath of fresh air to your weekend plans.

Lennons Pool Terrace and Bar | CBD

Making your way downtown will lead you to Lennon’s Pool Terrace and Bar. The Queen (Street Mall) of poolside bars makes for one great outdoor experience, because it doesn’t get much better than mai tai’s, fresh shucked oysters and men in suits. We’re suddenly feeling snacky…

Soleil Pool Bar | South Bank

By day one way, by night another. Soleil can go from balmy beach Sunday session to luxe mood-lit night hotspot in… the usual time it takes for the days to roll over? The ‘A Flipping Good Time Cocktail’ knows how to live up to its name, but so does every other cocktail in the plethora of options. Grab a peking duck spring roll and whip out the sunscreen, you’re gonna be here a while.

W Brisbane | CBD

So W either stands for wow or where have you been all our lives because this place is legit. Being the new kid on the block means that you’ll be treated to ultra modern digs, with uber artsy monochromatic walls for the totalllyyy perfect Instagram shot. You can lounge by the pool with plenty of cocktails, eats and summer beats. Not complaining.

Limes Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Put the Limes in the coconut and shake it all up. The Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar has a few circular pools that have seen many things over the years. Oh, the tales they would tell. Make your own memories with a negroni and your one and only’s.

Nineteen at The Star | Broadbeach

Did we just step into an episode of Suits? Nineteen at The Star is a space worthy of Harvey Specter himself, with glorious GC views and bougie bites and sips. Sorry, we can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome they are.

Komune Resort | Coolangatta

Be cool for the summer at Komune. Their aptly named Beach Club means cocktails, Coronas and pool volleyball. We’re sure it’ll be a hit with your mates.

The Westin | CBD

The best in Brisbane, and technically the only in Brisbane, The Westin’s new bar is so poolside that it’s in the pool. A Brisbane first, Nautilus is the swim-up bar of your dreams, letting guests enjoy bevvies in their bathers, as well as light snacks and coffee during the day.

The Calile Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Brisbane? Or the Bahamas? At The Calile, you won’t know the difference. Laze around in cabanas and sun lounges while you sit poolside, sipping on cocktails and nibbling on tasty snacks. Still hungry? Grab a substantial meal from in-house restaurant Hellenika, with plenty of Greek eats to satisfy.


Summer lovin’ has never been so easy.

Words by Nicole Portacha
- the gourmand with summertime sadness.