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Canberra's exclusive top-floor bar is opening to the public

Anyone will soon be able to get themselves into Canberra's most exclusive bar.

In the past, the QT Lounge on the 15th floor of QT Canberra was only open to invited members, or for functions and special events.

From May 4, they're opening the bar up to the public on Friday nights from 5-10pm.

Sitting on the top floor of the boutique New Acton hotel, the bar offers impressive views over Lake Burley Griffin and Civic on one side, and towards Black Mountain on the other.

As well as the fully stocked bar down one end, there will be a new food menu with bar snacks and share plates, plus table service.

When the QT Lounge first opened in 2014, as part of the revamp to QT Canberra from the former Rydges Lakeside, membership to the lounge was offered to the nation's top 300 influencers, from federal cabinet members to ambassadors and business leaders.

While places are opening up to the general public, space is still tight so you can't just turn up and head up the lift. To get in you need to register for the guest list here.