The Duke of Enmore
This Enmore Road mainstay has woodfire eats, natty wines, heavy metal and picklebacks aplenty.
Odd Culture, the team behind Woolloomooloo favourite The Old Fitz and Newtown's Odd Culture (one of Sydney's best bars) brought The Duke of Enmore to life with a reboot of massive program of live music, top-notch pub menu and not-your-average pub drinks list.
The 1870-built Duke of Enmore boasts an Australiana-meets-American dive bar vibe, with a pool table instead pokies and a moody al fresco beer garden. The main bar features a sleek two-tonne polished-concrete bar top with spotted gum cladding. But the comforting, vaguely daggy pub feel hasn't gone anywhere. On the walls you'll find an array of thrifted paintings, and despite the elevated menu, the dining room is simple and unpretentious.
The kitchen centres around woodfire- and charcoal-grilled eats. Ricotta zucchini flowers, potato croquettes and bruschetta with smoked artichoke are all there to kick off your meal, alongside the pub's signature Duke Burger featuring a 200-gram angus patty, double cheese, burger sauce and onion.
The drinks list is a tightly edited selection of stellar natural wines, plenty of independent beers including Odd Culture's own Boothy Baby collaboration with 4 Pines, alcoholic slushies and picklebacks.
The final element of The Duke is live music. It's the closest boozer to the Enmore Theatre and for pre-gig beers and post-gig debriefs, it's hard to beat and ranks among our list of the best pubs in Sydney.
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