GPO, Fortitude Valley
The Gatsby is a jaw-dropping opulent cocktail and wine bar evoking the splendour and glamour of the 1920's, located on the first floor of the lavishly refurbished historic GPO Hotel in Fortitude Valley.
Take the elevator at the back of the ground floor The Tax Office bar, or, for the full Gatsby experience, take the grand staircase, overlooked by a lifesize statue of Gatsby and adorned with marble busts, dressmaker's mannequins and other curiosities, just inside the Ballow Street entrance.
The massive high-ceilinged room with magnificent art deco bar is adorned with crystal chandeliers, velvet couches, lavish drapes and marble tables, brass lamps, vintage globes, crystal decanters, vases of peacock feather and a gramophone and features all sorts of nooks and crannies including a circular parlour-like lounge in one corner.
The piece de resistance though is the buiding's original circular walk-in vault' located at one end, which has been turned into a kind of exclusive wine cellar, containing post box-style lockers of rare and unique wines.
Venture further on the same floor and you'll find The Gatsby's splendid functions and event spaces, including a glamorous lounge bar and a private dining room overlooked by a massive painting of Gatsby himself.
Need to know - GPO Hotel is on the corner of Ballow and Ann Streets, with entry on both streets. There is limited street parking nearby as well as some secure parking stations.
740 Ann St