Where once shone the Amber bar, you’ll now find the strikingly Latino Barrio Central. The main street-level bar comprises a narrow room lined with glass-topped tables, effectively display cases for comics, games and knick-knacks that exude playful character. A park bench and greenery at the back also offer decorative variety.
The drinks menu, ‘in Spanglish’, is categorised by region or country: a Brazilian Lady (Abelha cachaça and passionfruit) complements manly Quilmes beer from Buenos Aires; a Mayan Magic (dark chocolate, chilli, agave and Cazadores tequila) represents
Central America; a Hispaniola Spell (Brugal rum, shochu, jasmine, mint and ginger), the Caribbean; and so on.
Bloody big Barrio burgers, sandwiches and burritos are filled with slow-roasted pulled pork and other grilled meats.