Fancy Hank's

A two-storey barbecue joint complete with its own rooftop bar.
Sarah Ward
Published on December 31, 2016
Updated on February 13, 2023


It's a pretty good time to be a fan of rooftop bars, barbecue or both if you live in Melbourne. The Fancy Hank's BBQ have opened a dedicated, two-storey barbecue joint on Bourke Street — complete with a rooftop bar Good Heavens.

The 100-seat restaurant is basically a bigger, better version of their venue at The Mercat, complete with a two-tonne smoker that had to be brought in through the first-storey window.

They'll need it. Co-owner Michael Patrick notes how the menu features the signature smoked meats, as well as a rotating vegetarian main, such as a smoked eggplant or sweet potato, as well as a few more surprises.

"The sides will be a bit more considered as well — a bit more seasonal, a bit more made to order, a bit more interesting," he says. "And mains will be served up on platters, family-style — that's the way to go. We'll be adding a dessert cabinet too."

Head above, and you'll feel like you're in the heavens — or Good Heavens, as the bar will be called. A whole new concept set to open any day now, it's a casual rooftop bar that's unlike anything the Fancy Hank's guys have done before.

The bar has chosen to champion brightly-coloured '80s-inspired cocktails (blue curaçao may be making an appearance), as well as barbecue snacks like spicy southern chicken ribs, chilli nachos and a seared and smoked lamb neck grilled cheese sandwich.

Head to the Fancy Hank's website to book yourselves a BBQ feast before hitting up the rooftop for sunset cocktails.


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