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Retail Blitz – New Rooftop Bar, Underground Jazz Club & Flagship McDonald’s Planned for CBD

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Charter Hall have submitted a development application for a new 323 square metre rooftop bar located above 200 Adelaide Street.

According to the DA, the proposed rooftop bar is hoped to revitalise the currently underutilised rooftop into an “architecturally designed sub-tropical rooftop destination” and will be visible from various heights along Edward street.

Artist’s impression of rooftop bar
Rooftop bar plan

Designed by Hames Sharley Architects and landscape design by Lat27, the seventh floor rooftop bar will have a strong subtropical feel with hanging gardens, perimeter planters and vine trellises featured throughout the bar.

The application includes the construction of the following amenities:

  • Bar area
  • Kitchen
  • Entry ramps and garden
  • Raised roof over with ‘beacon’ feature parapet
  • ‘City Lights’ high bar tables and ‘Sunset Lounge’ casual seating
  • Extensive landscaping and feature hanging ‘Bartenders’ Garden’
  • Toilets (M/F and PWD)
  • Casual dining spaces.

200 Adelaide Street is set to join a fast growing list of inner city rooftop bars:

  • Sixteen Antlers, Pullman Hotel – CBD
  • Sazerac Bar, Four Points Hotel – CBD
  • Lennons Pool Terrace, Next Hotel – CBD
  • The Stock Exchange – CBD
  • Elixir Rooftop Bar – Fortitude Valley
  • Eleven Rooftop Bar – Fortitude Valley
  • Limes Rooftop Bar – Fortitude Valley
  • Up on Constance – Fortitude Valley
  • Eagles Nest – Kangaroo Point
  • Spicers Balfour Hotel – New Farm
  • Soleil Pool Bar – South Bank
  • Dandys Rooftop – South Bank

The DA number of this development is A004610971.

Doo-Bop Jazz Bar

Plans have been submitted for a huge new underground jazz bar and cafe which will be known as Doo-Bop Jazz Bar located at 101 Edward Street.

Ground floor dining and jazz
Basement level jazz bar

Spread over two levels, the 435 square metre tenancy will house an underground level dedicated to jazz with a music stage, bar, seating/dining area and pool table.

The upper ground level will also include a smaller raised music stage as well as cafe, bar and varying types of seating options.

The new jazz bar is located in a converted warehouse building which is listed on both the local and State Heritage registers. Council have approved the plans last Thursday.

The interior design of Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is being undertaken by One Alliance Projects.

The DA number for this development is A004527977.

Flagship McDonalds

Meanwhile, up the road at 130 Queen Street, a development application has been lodged for a new large flagship McDonald’s Restaurant which will replace Jo Jo’s Restaurant.

Artist’s impression of new McDonald’s restaurant
Artist’s impression of new McDonald’s restaurant

Fast food giant McDonald’s plans to retrofit the former Jo Jo’s tenancy into a large 903 square metre restaurant with a dining capacity of 100. Works involve facade alterations as well as retrofitting of the existing balcony fronting Queen Street Mall and Albert Street.

Similarly to the adjacent rival Hungry Jack’s, the tenancy is located within a ‘Principal Centre Zone’ and therefore has unlimited hours of operation. The design of the McDonald’s outlet is being undertaken by Landini Associates.

Stefan Ackerie’s Jo Jo’s restaurant is being relocated to a new location on Melbourne Street which is currently under construction.

Aerial image of proposed new McDonald’s outlet

The DA number for this development is A004610220.

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    January 13, 2022


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    Peter L

    hahahaha, you know the city is in trouble when a ‘flagship’ Macca’s makes the news!

    April 10, 2017


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    It’s just great to see that two of the most prominent corner blocks in our city are now taken up by fast food retail joints. That’s quality right there!

    March 28, 2017


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    This is a GREAT DEVELOPMENT. Keep up the GOOD WORK.

    March 26, 2017


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    The rooftop bar at 200 Adelaide st is designed by Hames Sharley architects with LAT27 the landscape architects

    March 24, 2017


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