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A Swish Sixth-Level Rooftop Bar Is Coming to Fortitude Valley's New FV Precinct

Altitude will join the $600 million development along with an all-day eatery on the ground floor.
By Sarah Ward
May 21, 2019
By Sarah Ward
May 21, 2019

If you've been to the Valley in the past few years, you've probably noticed a couple of particularly tall buildings shooting up on Alfred Street, around the northern end of Brunswick Street. You can't really miss them — they're part of the $600 million FV precinct. Two are already open — Valley House and Flatiron, which houses the new FV by Peppers hotel — but the next to join the fold  is FV No. 1. When it opens in June, it will come complete with a rooftop bar, called Altitude, and an all-day eatery dubbed Foresters Restaurant and Bar.

Adding another lofty drinking spot to Brissie's growing list of rooftop bars, Altitude will nestle into the sixth floor of the building, welcoming patrons into its 250-square-metre space from midday daily. As well as views, obviously, it'll sling cocktails, a hefty beverage list and a small range of bar snacks — and host DJs on the dance floor underneath its retractable roof.

Downstairs at Foresters, chef Peter Popow will be whipping up breakfast, lunch and dinner, focusing on pub staples such as parmigiana, pizzas, burgers and steaks. Drinks will be a feature, obviously, and the eatery will also have a local focus, sourcing its ingredients from local farmers and producers.

And for those wondering about name, it references the original name of the building, Foresters' Hall, which was build in 1889. Back then, the building housed a community meeting place, until it became Fortitude Valley's first cinema in 1910. The heritage façade remains part of the development.

Signature Hospitality Group and developers of the FV precinct Gurner will oversee Foresters Restaurant and Bar, while Signature will go it alone on Altitude. When they open, they'll be part of FV's 1000-square-metre dining precinct.

It means that Brisbanites sure won't be short of choice in the area — with Fortitude Valley's Brunswick Street, Bowen Hills' King Street and New Farm's James Street all located within a few blocks of the development.

Altitude and Foresters Restaurant and Bar will open in mid-June inside FV No. 1, 147 Alfred Street, Fortitude Valley. We'll keep you updated on an opening date. 

Published on May 21, 2019 by Sarah Ward
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