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By Sarah Ward
April 14, 2016
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Sazerac

A boring ol' hotel gym is now a high-flying rooftop bar — 30 storeys up.
By Sarah Ward
April 14, 2016
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Brisbane bar lovers, things are looking up — and we mean that literally. If you're standing in the CBD, you'll be craning your neck to see this lounge bar. And if you're enjoying a drink there, you'll be looking down on the world.

Meet Sazerac, the sky-high watering hole at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at 99 Mary Street. Patrons climb 30 storeys above street level to sip cocktails, including the New Orleans-originated combination of cognac, absinthe, Peychaud's Bitters and sugar it's named for.

Now, calling a hotel bar after a specific beverage might seem unusual, but cocktails are a big focus. Whiskey, wine and beer also feature, because nothing tastes bad at this altitude.

Whatever you opt for, it'll go down nicely with panoramic city skyline views, and with the share plate-heavy food menu. With all that to indulge in, you'll quickly forget the 120-150 seat site's former life. Before the space became a bar, it was a gym.

Updated August 13, 2020.

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