South Bank’s bustling Southpoint precinct has been the focus of much excitement in the past year, culminating in the opening of the new Emporium Hotel last month. The excitement has far from dissipated, however. Swiftly following the arrival of Belle Epoque, the bespoke accommodation spot has unveiled The Terrace – South Bank’s new publicly accessible rooftop bar and part two of the hotel’s hospitality offering. The spacious venue has been imbued with a subtropical charm, highlighted by the green walls, white backlit bar and onyx floor tiles with custom light mapping, neon signage, and floor-to-ceiling windows that capture the Brisbane City skyline in all its glory. It’s the scenic outlook, however, that is undoubtedly the bar’s standout feature, as diners are afforded uninterrupted views of The City through to the dunes of Moreton Island on a clear day. Large glass doors open up to a sizeable balcony, with The Terrace also boasting two retractable roofs to take advantage of Brisbane’s weather at its best.
The Terrace’s drinks menu incorporates an expansive wine list, which has been bolstered by a clutch of seasonal tap beers, bottled beer and cider, artisanal gins, Japanese and American whiskies and a host of single-malt varieties. A classic and signature cocktail list also offers some considered concoctions to go with your vantage point. An all-day dining menu created by executive chef Chris Norman goes from breakfast through to late-night snacks, with a sprinkling of Asian influences visible throughout. Next to The Terrace sits Emporium Hotel’s pool, where cabana rooms overlook an infinity pool as it seemingly cascades over the side of the building. Guests can take advantage of The Terrace’s full menu here, while soaking up the sun poolside.
Although The Terrace’s Riverfire event has sold out, the bar will open to the public on Wednesday October 3. Check out the Stumble Guide for more details.