On the podium level of Rydges Southbank, the Bacchus Pool Deck & Bar is the perfect spot for a glam summer evening. It'll cost you a pretty penny (even by Australia's sky-high standards) but with a colourfully lit pool and Miami (inside) meets New York ( outside), Bacchus leaves an impression. I tried the pink Champagne Punch - a whopping $77 AUD but it was delicious! The iced tea (also pictured) was a little more reasonable, but for those on a shoe string, even the cucumber water was divine - especially on a sweltering Brisbane summer's evening! Tapas are also available on the deck and inside their restaurant keeps scoring rave reviews with their carefully curated range of different olive oil blends, matched lovingly with each dish.
Best For: Glamourpusses /or Those with a little extra cash to splash
Best When: Late afternoon to evening - what a way to end the day!