Redfern’s newest small bar is a venue rich in beards, and heavy on the charm
This bar is part-run by a man who poses with a different dog every day of the week for Instagram. This is no lie. It is the doggone truth. That man is David Jank, one half of the team behind this altogether delightful Redfern bar. The other guy is Brett Pritchard – a richly bearded fan of the slide guitar. Both of them are beer fanatics (they met working alongside each other at the Old Fitzroy in Woolloomooloo). It’s safe to say refreshment is on the cards, whether you’re a brew fan or not. Mulled wine is a staple during the cooler months and a snappy list of cocktails is on year-round if you fancy something bourbon-based with a cherry in it. But one of the best things of all about this sweet little bar, with its exposed brick walls, fairy lights and upcycled prints of horses and hunting scenes, is the live folk music every Sunday. It’s by donation, and it’s a great way to see some brilliant local acts (the Falls have done a few sets here) for a few spare coins while enjoying a schooner of Young Henrys. There’s an extended food menu, too. When they first opened, it was a matter of ordering Chinese barbecue from the place across the road (yes, they deliver) but now there’s a whole toastie rap sheet, mixed nuts, olives and pickles. This is one of our favourite neighbourhood bars – long may it reign over Redfern.