An Inside Look at Altitude, Fortitude Valley’s Newest Rooftop Bar

On the sixth floor of the new Foresters Restaurant and Bar in Fortitude Valley, the Altitude Bar offers 180-degree views of Brisbane CBD including a panoramic vista of iconic landmarks, such as the Story Bridge and Walton’s building.

The stunning, 250-sqm rooftop bar welcomed the public for the first time in August 2019, taking over the heritage-listed Foresters Hall along Brunswick and Alfred Street.

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Altitude Bar is the product of an almost three-year journey for the Signature Hospitality Group, who are also behind the boutique South Melbourne eatery WJ Wills and the renowned sports bar brand, The Sporting Globe. The group lodged a development application and received an approval in 2016, they finally got to open the restaurant and bar this year. 

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Intricate detailing is found throughout the bar, with monochromatic palettes, timber tables, sleek black seating, and incorporated indoor planting, designed by Melbourne-based design firm Hot Black.

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This rooftop bar serves a lively cocktail menu, with popular picks like the Salted Caramel Espresso Martini and Amaretto Brulee as well as craft and standard beers. When hunger strikes, just order off a tasty bar menu featuring calamari, jalapeno poppers, club sandwich, cold meats, sweet potato crisps or various flavours of stone-baked pizza.

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Altitude Bar also welcomes events in the function areas and you may choose to have your drinks served in bar carts. Party under the stars or simply unwind on the rooftop for the best views in town.

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Altitude Bar is located at 209-211 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley and opens four days a week, Wednesday to Sunday from noon until late. For more information about their menus and functions, visit the Foresters restaurant and bar website.