Melbourne’s Good Heavens expands to become the city’s largest rooftop and open-air bar in Spring 2022

Melbourne barbecue experts, Fancy Hank’s, and upstairs sister venue, Good Heavens, are excited to announce the substantial extension of both venues that will triple the rooftop space and make it the largest rooftop and open-air bar in Melbourne.

The team, which includes Kent Bell, Mike Patrick, Myles Munro and Daragh Kan, have taken over the adjacent property of their current location at 87 Bourke Street, as well as the rooftop above. Good Heavens will extend to the corner of Bourke and Exhibition Streets, and a new venue called SPRINGROCK will launch downstairs in the former Grand Trailer Park Taverna.

Good Heavens will continue their classic cocktail focus, backed up with 40 beer taps along an 11-metre bar, with spritzes also on tap. The new space is also a no-brainer for private functions, featuring an outdoor BBQ pit available for bookings with a private chef. Showcasing architecture and design by Ewert Leaf (Robata, Tokyo Tina, Neptune), guests will be able to soak up the most beautiful sunset overlooking bustling Bourke Street. Expect long conversations over a gin and tonic with mates or loved ones, and you’re very close to Good Heavens 2022.

Downstairs is the newest addition to the multi-venue space, SPRINGROCK. It’s a bar, a pub, a meeting place and a springboard to the ‘New Melbourne’ of 2022. Be greeted by the 18-metre horseshoe bar and order The Gospel Whiskey available on tap. The venue will be accessible from Bourke Street as well as through the Fancy Hank’s restaurant – serving up honest Americana counter meals and a cosy, comfy space that will surely be difficult to leave.

SPRINGROCK will welcome all, featuring massive booth seating and a menu from the Fancy Hank’s team highlighting the classic hits of great American diners. Think daily ground brisket smash burgers, the famous Elliot Moss (Buxton Hall Barbecue, NC, USA) Hot Fried Chicken Sandwich, fried okra, buckets of sticky BBQ wings and even an Aussie burger thrown in.

The name SPRINGROCK, was the name of co-owner Mike Patrick’s family holiday house nestled high in the hills above Gippsland, Victoria. The original SPRINGROCK was designed by his grandfather, Rex Patrick, of Chancellor and Patrick – known for designing and building up to 1,000 modernist buildings and the heritage-listed McCraith House on the Mornington Peninsula.

Together, the three venues offer a huge space for small and large gatherings, a meeting point for watching the football, or simply a tasty catch-up where punters can choose their own adventure.

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