Surfers Paradise is moving on up in the world, literally, and as of right now we can all thank our lucky stars for a brand new rooftop bar.
Skyline Rooftop Bar can be found atop one of your old favourites, Waxy’s Irish Pub, but it’s nothing like the moody, low-lit vibe you know and love downstairs.
Opening up to views of, yes the Surfers Paradise skyline, the space is light-filled and vibrant with plenty of spots for sipping cocktails in the sunshine.
Pull up a seat on a high table underneath a bright yellow umbrella or people watch from the sidelines amongst an array of comfy cushions.
Wooden accents and vintage surfboards set the mood while inside, velvet seating and sleek, copper beer taps complete the fresh, sophisticated feel.
Which is due, in large part, to the sponsorship by Veuve Clicquot and Moët & Chandon. Fancy.
Skyline has been created as a tribute to its’ predecessor, the Chevron Hotel and it’s the perfect addition to the Surfers drinking hole lineup.
And summer is the perfect time to introduce it to the tipple-loving people.
Think frosty after work beverages with the crew, including a slew of signature cocktails and an impressive craft beer lineup.
Don’t go past the Pink Float made up of Beefeater Pink Gin, ruby grapefruit juice, tonic, lemon sorbet and popping candy. Too good. Perhaps you’re more about the tiki style tipples. If that’s the case, go The Hurricane with Havana Club Especial Rum, Havana Club 3, Anos Rum, pineapple, passionfruit and lime juice. So fruity.
Many a function is set to be enjoyed there with plenty of Christmas parties, engagements and birthdays already booked in as the party season fires up.
For now, order from the much-loved Waxy’s menu but soon a share-style menu will be on offer including plenty of contemporary, New York style dishes.
Onwards and upwards Surfers Paradise.
LOCATION: 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
HOURS: Friday to Saturday 3pm until late and Sunday 2pm until late
Words and photos by Kirra Smith