Several weeks ago, I attended the media launch of Brisbane’s newest rooftop bar gig: Sixteen Antlers.
It’s a terribly-kept secret that I’m a complete sucker for a rooftop bar – where “rooftop bar” could mean anything that finds itself serving alcohol on the top of any building. I will happily call your friend’s rooftop my new favourite rooftop bar if the alcohol is good, the decor is trendy and the views are 10/10.
Perched on the top of the Pullman hotel – the sixteenth floor, to be exact – Sixteen Antlers offers panoramic views in the heart of the CBD, including a unique close-up of City Hall’s clock tower. The bar itself lovingly embraces a whimsical forest theme with a lush feature wall and plenty of greenery hanging over the icy-blue bar. No space is wasted here, silvery supports reach into the roof like metallic trees.
The food, too, follows the whimsy of the space. Simple, but deliciously juicy, soft-shell crab sliders share menu space with tiny Panna Cottas potted in glass jars like miniature edible gardens.
It’s delicious and decadent and, in my opinion, just what was lacking in the heart of the CBD.
Notably, all the wines of the Sixteen Antlers menu are the same price – so no more selling yourself short and skimping on flavour in favour of that cheaper glass!
You’ll find Sixteen Antler on the corner of Ann & Roma street. They’re open Tuesday and Wednesday from 3pm plus Thursday – Saturday from 2pm.