Hippest hotel bars in Australia

A stay at a great hotel is undoubtedly enhanced by the typical Aussie hospitality provided by a cool hotel bar.  Some are so great that it’s not only the hotel guests that are attracted for a drink or two. Below are the top 5 hippest hotel bars in Australia, worth checking out even if you’re not checking in.

Blu Bar on 36 @ The Shangri-La Hotel
The Rocks, Sydney

Get a taste of uptown Manhattan glamour at The Rocks, Sydney’s trendiest neighbourhood.

On the 36th floor of the swanky Shangri-La, there’s the Blu Bar that boasts fabulous views of the Harbour sights.  Enjoy an original cocktail in the fluorescent bar or pose in the minimalist lounge.

Rooftop Bar @ The Limes Hotel
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Make the most of Brisbane’s year-round balmy climate and take the lift to the top of this trendy boutique hotel to enjoy a glass of something cold and bubbly or a movie under the stars when it transforms into an outdoor cinema. 

Martini Bar @ The Westin Hotel
Collins Street, Melbourne

This chic, stylish cocktail bar in the heart of Melbourne is perfect for winding down or preparing for a big night out.  Explore the extensive martini menu on sumptuous couches by the open fire.

Cascades Pool Bar @ Rendezvous Observation City Hotel
The Esplanade, Scarborough Beach, Perth

Party like a rock star by the pool at Perth’s iconic beachside hotel.  Sip a cold beer in the Western Australian afternoon heat or enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset over the ocean.

Stingray Lounge @ QT Gold Coast International Hotel
Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

The hottest bar on the Gold Coast, Stingray is a riot of colourful pop art, industrial designer furniture, Californian chic and Mexican menus.  Sample the extensive range of tequilas against a beachside backdrop.

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