Get sky high for cocktails at the CBD’s new cocktail bar | Gourmand and Gourmet

Get sky high for cocktails at the CBD’s new cocktail bar

Hold onto your hats and go sky-high Brisbane, the city centre has a new rooftop bar! Sixteen Antlers, located on the 16th floor of the Pullman Hotel, is the newest of Brisbane’s boozy venues with a view. Take your Friday afternoon drinks to new heights while overlooking King George Square and City Hall, with a picturesque view that makes for a nice change when the Brisbane River becomes a bit too malodorous for our liking. If you enjoy a good tipple, you’ll revel in the offerings from Sixteen Antlers – the beer menu is dominated by pub classics as well as hipster crowd ales James Squire and Little Creatures, while the wine list houses a selection of Australian reds and international whites from the likes of New Zealand, Italy, Spain and Germany. sixteen-antlers-2The cocktail list is the main attraction however. It’s hard to turn down a chilli chocolate espresso martini when you’ve had a horrific day in office, and cosmos will be shown the door when the PG-16 with grapefruit, peach schnapps, rum, lemon and Chambord is on offer. Snacking at Sixteen Antlers involves your favourite bar food with a refined edge. If you like your wine and cheese you’ll love their selected artisan cheese board and cured meats menu, served with a variety of fruit pastes and crackers. And why have a normal pub slider when you can have a brioche slider with hand cut fries? If you can’t choose between the lamb with cucumber and radicchio slaw, Southern fried buttermilk chicken, soft shell crab with Sriracha mayo, and the truffle mushroom with feta and spinach, just get one of each! sixteen-antlers-3Throw in a side of Szechuan style organic chicken wings, jalapeño mozzarella croquettes, truffle mushroom arrancini, zucchini fries or some barramundi spring rolls and you’ll be tempted to make a night of it (which you can, just book a room in the hotel downstairs!). Rooftop dining isn’t just for city pigeons anymore. Try Sixteen Antlers and see what all the fuss is about! You’ll find the bar on the roof at the corner of Ann and Roma Streets, open Tuesday to Saturday. Words by Kat Gridley