Eleven is a lucky number for some, and it might just prove a lucky place for many. That's what Brisbane's next rooftop bar is hoping from its sky-high vantage point. Yes, patrons will have to venture up to the eleventh floor of 757 Ann Street to find the Fortitude Valley hotspot. We reckon the climb will be worth it though, what with the venue's 270-degree views from Newstead to the CBD. If surveying the city from up above isn't your thing, then devouring share plates with your mates probably is — while enjoying bottle service, and sitting in a semi-private booth.
Owner Jason Coats wants a laidback feel by day that transitions into a cultured party vibe by night. In order to achieve that, he has taken inspiration from a few overseas jaunts, with rooftop bars in Istanbul, luxe party venues in Bali and spots in Ibiza all getting his creative juices flowing.
This might be his first nightlife-focused venture; however the chef turned restaurateur knows a thing or two about fine dining and relaxed hangouts. He made his name in the kitchen at Gerties, Senso Unico and Olivetto’s, then swapped cooking for managing at Suburban and Liquorish Bar + Bistro. Currently, he oversees the popular riverside spots The Jetty Oxford and The Jetty South Bank. That's quite the pedigree, and a guarantee that Eleven Rooftop Bar is in good hands.