Fiume Bar at The Fantauzzo
Fiume Bar is the spot to be if you want to take your knock-off experience up a notch or two. Sitting pretty at the top of The Fantauzzo Art Series Hotel, the bar exudes a modern-yet-relaxed style, with a sparse palette of greys creating a chic space to celebrate aperitivo hour from sunset onwards. From the instant you exit the lift and walk down the deck past The Fantauzzo’s function rooms, you’ll be taken with the view, which offers glimpses down the riverwalk in both directions and the underside of towering Story Bridge above. Beyond the bar sits the hotel’s pool, which might take the crown of Brisbane’s most scenic dip destination. Nab a perch along the balcony, and you’ll be treated to one of the best views available along the riverside. The menu includes finger food and share plates such as Noosa mushroom arancini, veal and pork meatballs, eggplant chips coated in buckwheat, polenta and parsley crumb, calamari fritti and artisan salumi and antipasti platters, while the bar serves up a cocktail list imbued with natural ingredients and flavours, classic aperitivos, cocktail jugs and Seedlip-based mocktails, as well as imported and craft beers, Australian and Italian wines, and top-shelf spirits.