Opening its doors last month, Riviera Bar & Lounge is a newly refurbed bar within Sofitel Noosa. Fronting Noosa River, this is the only establishment along Hastings Street that grants you sunset views over the river and the opportunity to wave to the SUPers as they paddle on by. Fitted out to resemble a French Riviera feel (as you’ve probs gathered by the name), the star of this space is the covered deck complete with soft, neutral-coloured furnishings, along with candles, shells and the latest copies of all the mags you want to read.
With a cocktail list that is difficult to say ‘no’ to, over 10 different types of French champagne and a plethora of international whisky options (hello, whisky flights!) we’re pretty confident you’ll find something to whet your thirst. And, to balance out all the alcohol, there’s a food menu in play and the mix of Asian and French flavours are d-i-v-i-n-e. Perfect for sunset drinks or an escape from bustling Hastings Street; drop by Riviera next time you’re floating around Noosa.
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