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Good Heavens

A CBD Palm Springs-inspired rooftop bar above Fancy Hank's.
By Imogen Baker
January 05, 2017
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. The Fancy Hank's crew is 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 CBD — think brightly-coloured 80s-inspired cocktails, including twists on period-appropriate favourites like the Poco Loco (aka Good Heavens' take on the piña colada) and Big Pharma (which is a spiced rum espresso martini).

Of course, it wouldn't be a Fancy Hank's venture without barbecue snacks, with the bar menu offering a more casual take on the meals served downstairs. Hank's sandwiches (brisket, pulled pork, buffalo cauliflower and fried eggplant) make it upstairs along with wings and lots of sides. Throw in ten local and international beers on tap and DJs playing every weekend, and you might be there every night of the week.

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.

Chip Mooney

Images: Chip Mooney

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