Earl's Juke Joint

Sydney-City-Center

  • Night Out
4.1 / 5

May 11, 2018

Co-owned by Pasan Wijesena, the ex-manager of Shady Pines, Earl's Juke Joint is like a slice of New Orleans in Newtown.

Co-owned by Pasan Wijesena, the ex-manager of Shady Pines, Earl’s Juke Joint is like a slice of New Orleans in Newtown. Housed in an old butcher shop – the old Betta Meats butchery on King Street – and taking its inspiration from French 75 one of Big Easy’s best bars – it’s a spacious venue with moody dark arches, attractive Art Deco lamps, pictures of the blues greats (Fats Domino and the like) and vintage cars on the wall and a vast, vast bar. It’s a lively, foot-tapping kind of place that knows how to mix a mean drink. The Hobo Julep is a case in point, blending bourbon with sugar syrup and mint bitters over crushed ice. It’s a classic, potent concoction that goes down like a dream. The Phife Dawg, a heady mix of rum, lime, sugar cane juice and angostura bitters is a complex and layered creation and their decadent Piña Coladas are also on the money, thickened with condensed milk and coconut cream. They’ve even got Fernet Branca on tap. There are bowls of bhuja mix to snack on and a range of French wines which is well worth exploring; they also stock a small range of craft beers. The atmosphere is buzzing, the music smooth, the crowd jazzed.

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