It's all about the craft beers and vinyl at this city bar
In a city where everyone’s out to be seen, especially among the boundless swell of small bars, Mojo marches to the beat of its own drum. No, in fact, it head bangs to the thumps of Ginger Baker – that’s how special this place is. The long-loved CBD vinyl store, now a late-night booze house, is a guaranteed good time because these guys focus on what all great bars focus on – tasty tipples and tunes to party to. The result? A wanker-free safe house for folks who just want to get their drink on. Beyond the gig posters and past the basement-level record store itself (though you can take a stool beside the LPs if you like) lies a dimly lit den splattered with framed band photos, wooden tables and red leather booths. Expect bowls of Burger Rings slapped down by Mojo’s music-obsessed staff upon arrival – it makes choosing from the drinks menu all the more enjoyable. Cocktails are shaken with plenty of love (find Daniel, the brains behind the mixes, for optimal flair) but you’ll be vibing a beer given the atmosphere. There are nice bottled boutique offerings, like a fruity Three Sheets from the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel in the Rocks, plus all your typically adored cold ones. Food-wise, they do pizza – but eating’s cheating when you’re cutting loose at Mojo. Just go a harder spirit instead and let the stellar stream of blues and rock carry you through the eve.