Jazz & Blues
May 11, 2018
There’s live music every single night of the week at this cool Marrickville jazz lounge. Somewhat hidden on an unassuming street behind an unassuming door, you’ll find a velvet curtained and chandelier-bedecked room, which is proving a haven to jazz nerds and non-nerds alike. The room abounds with huge leather studded armchairs and old television sets and the music runs the gamut from traditional Miles Davis to more out there playing depending on the night. The food menu focuses on the South African street food known as “Bunny Chow”; there’s spiced lamb curry and a potato and lentil version for the veggies. They serve a cool range of classic cocktails Cosmo, Tom Collins, Mint Juleps and so forth – and also have Young Henry’s on tap, something of which we wholeheartedly approve. The wine list is wide-ranging and features both domestic and European wines. Be sure to incline your eyes upwards and check out the too-cool Krishna ceiling mural. It’s one of the idiosyncratic touches that make this place such fun (see also: the weird bonsai robot wall fixtures). Packed with a mixed crowd, it’s a great spot to kick back with a cold drink or two and listen to the music but even if you’re not a serious jazz nut there’s plenty here that will appeal. There’s a small cover charge of weekends but for the rest of the time, if you like what you hear., you can always slip a few notes in the donation bowl.