Elixir Rooftop Bar (Fortitude Valley, QLD)

The conclusion of a semester calls for a toast, so pour the champagne, pour the champagne!  Ok, well, in our case, it wasn't champagne, as Elixir isn't quite the place for champagne connoisseurs, but they do have a full bar, specialty cocktails, and a variety of hand crafted beers.  With some deliberation, I decided on the Clover Club Soiree, a take on the drink named after the Philadelphia men's club.  (A bit surprised with its origin, as the drink tasted quite...girly.)  Elixir uses Tanqueray gin, raspberry syrup, an egg white, as well as other ingredients that I don't quite recall - and does an excellent variation that has a light, lingering cucumber aftertaste that is delightfully refreshing!  It reminded me a bit of cucumber & melon lotion, but not in a bad way.  If you're looking for a dessert-y cocktail that is both delicious and visually appealing, this is it!

Located above X&Y bar, the stairs up to the bar aren't one bit glamorous, but they lead to a sophisticated space resembling a vacation lounge.  There are booths with couches, warm lighting, a dj (with a live saxaphone player that night!).  It's not the ideal place for dancing, as it isn't the most spacious bar in the Valley, but I would say the layout (especially of the bar itself) is quite optimal.  We decided we were fans of their signature bunny statuettes lined along the wall and wanted to take one home...

The bartenders were attentive, and ours was friendly and made sure my drink was picture perfect!  Because Elixir is fairly new and we went early in the night, the ambience was cozy and comfortable, especially with all their fire lamps to warm our cold hands.  I just hope they can keep up the place as it becomes more popular, and hopefully chaos doesn't ensue later in the night, like it does at Alfred & Constance...

Elixir Rooftop Bar (Facebook)
646 Ann St.
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
#: (07) 3363-5599
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