Ja­coby’s

Syd­ney’s nightlife got a fun in­jec­tion with an En­more bar chan­nelling Twin Peaks, from the peo­ple who brought you Earl’s Juke Joint

Time Out (Sydney) - - BAR AWARDS -

A SWIFT AN­TI­DOTE to ev­ery se­ri­ous wine bar and tonic wa­ter menu was de­liv­ered last year in the form of Ja­coby’s, an In­ner West tiki bar decked out in glow­ing fish­ing floats, dried puffer fish and ba­nana palm wall­pa­per. They’re sport­ing some of the city’s most ridicu­lous cock­tails, and a whole lot of Twin Peaks ref­er­ences for diehard fans. We’re not kid­ding about those cock­tails. If you or­der a Shark Bait, you bet­ter strap in for a big, white plas­tic shell full of crushed ice at sea in a mix of rums, Yel­low Chartreuse, ab­sinthe and bit­ters, with that age-old trop­i­cal med­ley of lime juice, faler­num and grena­dine. And did we men­tion that it’s on fire? But all the ly­chee foam, lurid blue liqueurs and im­pres­sive Tiki mugs are just tin­sel. This bar is built on the back of a killer team. Pasan Wi­je­sena, Adrian Sanchez and James Fury came over from Earl’s Juke Joint, and then re­cruited a new gen­er­a­tion of bar­tenders to join the fray. It’s a mot­ley crew who will re­mem­ber your name while still shak­ing up a per­fect Daiquiri. Of course, if you’re all limed out (it hap­pens to even the most devoted tiki en­thu­si­ast), ask them to stir down a riff on a Ne­groni that pairs rum and red ver­mouth and Cam­pari that has been in­fused with ca­cao to smooth off the bit­ter edges. It’s very easy to have a good time here, and even eas­ier to leave them in pos­ses­sion of all your money, be­cause with a smash­able wine list that leans nat­u­ral you won’t be able to stop at just one glass. And nei­ther can any­one else, which is why the whole bar will end up singing along to Ge­orge Michael’s ‘Faith’ or go­ing all hair metal on ‘Killing in the Name of’. You might not have re­alised you were go­ing to a party on your way in through the red vel­vet drapes, but once you’re in­side this trop­i­cal ca­bana, you won’t want to leave. 154 En­more Rd, En­more 2042. Sun-Thu 5pm-mid­night; Fri, Sat 5pm-1am.

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