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The best bars in Enmore

This little pocket of the Inner West has wine bars, cocktail haunts and everything in between

By Time Out editors |
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Pouring wine at Jacoby's Enmore
Photograph: Anna Kucera

Enmore manages to ensure that going out for a drink has all your bases covered, which is a pretty impressive feat considering the size of this little Inner West enclave. Kick off with drinks in the Warren View Hotel's beer garden, then head to the Queens Hotel or the Duke for seriously scrubbed up pub vibes. Go to Jacoby's for tiki drinks, saunter down the road to the Hideaway, before dancing it all off at the Slyfox. Sorted!

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The best bars in Enmore

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Interior at Jacoby's Tiki Bar
Bars, Cocktail bars

Jacoby's

Enmore

Take a staycation through a cocktail glass at this Inner West Tiki bar themed for die-hard Twin Peaks fans. Once you’re inside this tropical cabana, you won’t want to leave.

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Bar at Queen's Hotel
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Bars, Pubs

Queens Hotel

Enmore

Maybe you never bothered to venture into the Queens in her former days, which is not surprising – it was an underwhelming pub whose major drawcard was a TAB – but now that Merivale have sprinkled some fairy pub-mother magic (and a whole lot of cash) on the place it’s an impressive sight.

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The Hideaway Bar
Bars, Craft beer

The Hideaway Bar

Enmore

Hideaway Bar is a small bar boasting a lo-fi fit out and craft beers on tap, in stubbies and Young Henrys long necks for $10 a pop. They also regularly host live music, so keep an eye on the line-up.

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Cottonmouth records bar interior
Photograph: Supplied
Bars, Craft beer

Cottonmouth Records

Enmore

Craft tins from nearby breweries, a globe-trotting range of whiskies and vinyl are the three main drawcards for this Enmore Road bar. 

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Food at The Duke Enmore
Bars, Pubs

The Duke of Enmore

Enmore

The Duke has had a spruce up, but a respectful one. The wine list is natural leaning and delicious, and they've pretty much left the excellent sheltered beer garden right as it always was, just cleaner. 

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Slyfox
Gay and lesbian

Slyfox

Enmore

They still have queer comedy nights at this former dive bar, but it's had a makeover and now hosts DJs, live gigs, and in between serve salt beef bagels from their new in-house kitchen. 

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The Warren View Hotel
Bars

The Warren View Hotel

Enmore

The big advantage of this Enmore favourite can be summed up thusly: the beer garden. It's extremely spacious, which is unusual for this densly packed pocket of the Inner West, and it's staunch Swans territory in AFL season.

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Female bartender at Earl's Juke Joint
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Bars, Craft beer

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