Dirty Sultan

Dirty Sultan is a Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar perched at the top of TRYP Fortitude Valley – a place that caters for late-night dance-floor gyration and laid-back grazing in equal measure. The venue is easy on the eyes, with a visual palette dominated by blush pink, copper, pops of royal blue and greenery across cushy booths, a main dining space and a day-bed area overlooking the street below. Just past a vivid feature mural is a shisha lounge, sequestered behind a sliding barn door where groups of ten guests can sample grape, watermelon and strawberry flavours in 30-minute sessions. Dirty Sultan is an all-weather venue, with a retractable roof and shades allowing the bar to capitalise on sunshine, but also offer comfortable protection in case of inclement weather. The fare here is best described as a form of ‘fusion mezze’ – groups can select from a collection of small plates encompassing the likes of falafel popcorn, three-cheese spring rolls, Turkish pide, Nutella baklava and Turkish coffee creme brulee. Cocktails spearhead Dirty Sultan’s drinks selection, each presented with a tall tale (you’ll get a kick out of each concoction’s description) and a list of ingredients. Also available is a selection of tap and bottled beers (including the bar’s own The Sultan’s Jewels lager), more than 20 wines and a range of top-shelf spirits (bottle service is available for those that reserve a booth). As for the tunes, Dirty Sultan is recruiting a rotating roster of selectors playing a unique mix of international music, we’re talking Euro house, French hip-hop and lo-fi – nothing mainstream. Dirty Sultan has been serving breakfast to hotel guests since late last year, but the general public can stop in and sample Mediterranean-inspired day starters from 7:00 am daily.


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