Rooftop Bar in Fortitude Valley

Slip into your slinkiest threads for the Valley's finest rooftop retreat, with a competent list of libations, including pickled-onion-pimped martinis and high-flying French champagnes. Drink in the multi-million-dollar view, which takes in the city skyline and Mt Coot-tha beyond, and schmooze to DJ-spun tunes later in the week. Dress code is especially strict on Friday and Saturday evenings; see the website.

Mediterranean-inspired dishes are also served, from warm olives and arancini to pasta, grilled fish and slow-cooked lamb.