Brisbane’s secret new rooftop bar | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Brisbane’s secret new rooftop bar

Let’s face it, the city is hitting its stride in a big way lately, with the popularity of hidden bars, laneways, back alleys and rooftops booming, where work meets party and the curious amongst us are slowly being drawn from their tried and tested counter bars. If the sound of a hidden pool bar with more than a cocktail full of Carnivale flair whets your whistle, then wiggle your Friday night hips all the way to NEXT Hotel because Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar are offering up the best, hidden secret of the year. In the heart of Brisbane, overlooking Queen Street, the casino, the Brisbane River and all things beautiful about our city, you’d never guess there was a raging, Latin inspired pool party smuggled away from street level. Leave your workday at the elevator door, deck your hands with a Poolside Pimms and have your Friday night transformed by Pooltino. rooftop bar brisbane 2Be completely charmed by the surroundings and spend hours feeling like you’ve jet-setted half way around the world, while you party on with Brazillian inspired nibbles, cocktails, dancers and a Latin DJ (yes, treats for all of your senses). Get your hands on Pooltino’s Latin inspired tapas menu and wile your night away over dishes like lamb merguez, spicy chorizo sausage, and Brazilian cheese bread – Pao de Quijo (it’s as exotic tasting as it sounds). And if that still doesn’t sound like enough to have your hands pumping above your head, grab yourself a Cool as a Cucumber cocktail and chill the night away. Sure footing is a must after a few of these, remember, you’re by a pool, though there’s plenty of towels on hand if you do have a mishap – or decide you must have a swim five cocktails later. Pooltino is on every week in the warmer months at Lennon’s roof top bar, and with this autumn heat wave leering it’s head, your Friday night prospects just got hot, hot, hotter (insert cocktail fueled, Latin tongue roll here). Words by Lucille Burkitt