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By Imogen Baker
January 05, 2017

Good Heavens

A CBD Palm Springs-inspired rooftop bar above Fancy Hank's.
By Imogen Baker
January 05, 2017

If you're a fan of rooftop bars or barbecue (or, better yet, both), prepare to have your day made. After opening a new dedicated, two-storey barbecue joint on Bourke Street, the Fancy Hank's BBQ crew are now serving icy cold drinks at Good Heavens, the aptly named rooftop bar that sits above the smoked meat haven.

It's a slice of Palm Springs in the Melbourne CBD, with the brand new casual rooftop bar completely unlike anything the Fancy Hank's guys have done before. Think brightly-coloured '80s-inspired cocktails, including twists on period-appropriate favourites like the Harvey Danger and Good Mai Tai. Think trusty classics given a new lease of life — such as the Poco Loco  (aka Good Heavens' take on the Pina Colada) and Big Pharma (which you might usually call an espresso martini) — as well.

Of course, it wouldn't be a Fancy Hank's venture without barbecue snacks, with the bar menu designed by venue partner and executive chef Mike Patrick. Mixing up Australian and American fare, as well as offering a more casual take on the meals served downstairs, the menu features the Hank's cheeseburger and nachos with brisket mole and queso, plus fried cauliflower with vegan ranch dressing and artichoke dip for non-carnivorous patrons.

Throw in ten local and international beers on tap and DJs playing every weekend, and you might've found your new summer hangout. A word of warning: Good Heavens' many heavenly pleasures are limited to 200 people at a time, as per their liquor license, so you might want to get in early.

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