Island Rooftop

Top choice Bar

in Surfers Paradise

It may be surrounded by Surfers' high-rises rather than perched atop one (on level 1 of the Island hotel), but this plant-filled open-air rooftop bar swaps sweeping views for sophistication, attracting the Gold Coast's cool crowd to mingle under the fairy lights. There's gin cocktails and live jazz Thursday nights, and DJ sets Fridays and Saturdays.