The Valley’s hottest rooftop bar | The Gourmand & Gourmet

The Valley’s hottest rooftop bar

Picture this: It’s a perfect spring day (you know, not too hot, but none of those biting winds), and you’re sitting back on a comfy couch, overlooking the city skyline from your rooftop perch, personalised cocktail in hand. Now stop imagining, because that’s just what’s waiting for you at Up on Constance, high above the Valley nightlife scene. Vibrant, colourful, and of course weather proof for those wild summer storms, this Brisbane rooftop bar is just an elevator ride away, with epic drinks, delicious tapas or share plates, smooth tunes and maybe even a cheese board or two. up-on-constance-brisbane-rooftop-bar-3The perfect spot for a special occasion or just a cheeky round (or 5) of after work drinks on Thursday or Friday, Up on Constance is hidden away above Chur Burger, a not-so-well-kept secret by those whose weekends aren’t complete without one of their agave espresso martinis and a few Korean fried chicken baos. But don’t think this is just a bar for a pre-dinner tipple, oh no. We’d happily start AND finish our night here, kicking things off with a glass of bubbly and a plate of kingfish ceviche tacos filled with zesty cucumber and jalepeño salsa, before moving on to hefty plates of salt and pepper lamb ribs with a side of crispy chips with truffle aioli, and then working our way through their cocktail list. Because after one of their Rosey Cheeks, with Citroen vodka, bitters and rosemary, we always want to try a few more. rooftop-bar-brisbane-up-on-constance-2Better yet, book a booth for you and a few friends on a Friday night, and your $50 deposit will go towards a bar tab, and you’ll get a complimentary cheese board in the bargain. You cheddar believe that after work drinks just got a whole lot easier. On Sundays, you might even want to stay from a late lunch (they’re open from 2pm) right up until dinner, with cheeky drink specials (head in and see what $12 will get you), chilled live acoustic music, and picture perfect views. Ready to find out why we think Up on Constance is Brisbane’s hottest rooftop bar? Head on up the elevator at 20 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, where they’re open Thursday to Sunday. Words by Ranyhyn Akui Keeping the G&G up to date requires a lot of double lattes, so we occasionally need to give out some sponsored love. But rest assured that we only work with businesses that we think are nifty, as the sponsor for this post is!