Gym junkies might be dismayed but the rest of us will rejoice at the opening of Sazerac in Mary Street, where the level 30 views stretch through the city to the river and beyond.
Converted from a gym on the top level of Four Points by Sheraton, this is a bar where the view is a definite drawcard.
It takes its name from Sazerac, one of the oldest American cocktails, created in 1838 when Antoine Amedie Peychaud treated his friends to a drink made from a secret family recipe.
The focus here is definitely on the view with paired back decor that barely requires a glance.
On the menu for lunch with a $22 offer which includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink is a selection which includes a scallop and grilled chorizo salad, steak frites with wagyu rump steak, grilled market fish, and steamed black mussels.
The night menu features grazing plates with chicken skewers, bourbon-laced barbecue pork slaw, brisket rubbed with southern spices, and tamarind baby octopus. There's also a small selection of desserts.
The cocktail list has plenty of tempting options and descriptions to match.
Find Sazerac on the 30th level of Four Points by Sheraton. Just head through the lobby to the lifts at the rear.
Bottom line: Grazing plates are $12, dessert is $10.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of Sazerac