Need a place to unpack your big ideas, start reading your new book, or recharge for your next session? Head down to the Top Shelf Bar & Café, where you can grab a caffeine hit in the morning or a well-deserved tipple in the evening.


Conveniently located in between the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and State Library of Queensland, the Top Shelf Bar & Café is your must-stop hospitality hot spot for Festival goers. For all you night owls, be sure to grab a table with friends and delight in our free adult-only UP LATE events taking over Top Shelf on Friday and Saturday night.

Open 09:30 - 21:00 daily during the Festival.