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Maya Mexican Is Fortitude Valley's Soon-to-Open Rooftop Pop-Up Bar

It's temporarily taking over Eleven Rooftop Bar — and pairing city views with mezcal cocktails.
By Sarah Ward
June 03, 2020
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Maya Mexican Is Fortitude Valley's Soon-to-Open Rooftop Pop-Up Bar

It's temporarily taking over Eleven Rooftop Bar — and pairing city views with mezcal cocktails.
By Sarah Ward
June 03, 2020
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For the past five years, Eleven Rooftop Bar has welcomed Brisbanites eager for a drink with a view, pairing a 270-degree vantage across the city with cocktails and tapas. Come mid-July, however, the Fortitude Valley venue is undergoing a significant makeover — temporarily saying goodbye to its current setup to welcome new pop-up Maya Mexican.

The revamped bar will serve up mezcal cocktails, tequila, margaritas and bites to eat inspired by the country that gives the pop-up its name — as well food influenced by the Pacific Coast, Yucatan and Sonoran regions. While the menu hasn't yet been released, you can expect dishes such as spicy tuna tostadas, snapper tacos and wagyu steak asado, as well as a late-night range. Open grill and flame-grilled cooking will feature heavily.

Also prominent: decor to suit the site's short-term change of focus, with Maya Mexican launching after the eleventh-floor Ann Street spot undergoes a refurbishment. That will include plenty of stone, marble and timber, a hefty use of white and a scattering of plants, including desert cacti. The venue will also benefit from a bigger seating area and a renovated courtyard, plus booth and lounge seating.

Casual in vibe, the pop-up will open from 5pm on weekdays and from midday from Friday–Sunday for openair beverages with quite the backdrop — with DJs spinning tunes also part of the setup.

And if you're wondering about the venue's old guise, owner Jason Coats says that it will come back down the track. "It's taken a lot of guts to transform Eleven Rooftop Bar, however all we can say, is it's definitely not goodbye forever," he notes.

Find Maya Mexican at 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley from a yet-to-be-revealed date in mid-July — we'll update you with exact opening details when they're announced.

Images: Eleven Rooftop Bar 

Published on June 03, 2020 by Sarah Ward

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