The Playmaker
Let's play
  • It's Sunday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Sydney
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?

Enmore Country Club Is the Nostalgic New Neighbourhood Bar From the Team Behind The Sunshine Inn

Natural wines, local beers and spiked cherry cola are at the heart of this retro 70s-style bar taking over Cottonmouth Records' former digs.
By Ben Hansen
January 12, 2023
By Ben Hansen
January 12, 2023

It's time for natural wine drinkers and Australiana lovers to unite, with a new country club-style vino bar arriving on Enmore Road to help kick off 2023. A blockbuster crew of accomplished hospitality mainstays is teaming up to bring the Enmore Country Club, a neighbourhood bar drenched in 70s throwback nostalgia, to the Inner West from Tuesday, January 17.

Taking over Cottonmouth Records' former digs at 182 Enmore Road, the 70-seat venue arrives with Dan McBride and Dynn Szmulewicz at the helm. You may have had a wine or cocktail at one of McBride and Szmukewicz's other beloved Sydney venues like Redfern's The Sunshine Inn and The Little Guy in Glebe.

Adding to the firepower behind Enmore Country Club is natty winemaker Doom Juice's Creative Director Zachary Godbolt. The mastermind behind the wine brand's colourful and memorable visuals has come on board as the head designer for the new Enmore spot, leading the charge with its retro dive-bar aesthetic. The space has been given a full revamp with the bar set to live up to its name with fresh wood cladding, brass finishes, custom tablecloths from Defy Designs and a handmade resin bar top.

As you would expect from a venue associated with The Sunshine Inn and Doom Juice, you'll find plenty of natural wines on the menu. The ever-evolving vino list will be projected onto the walls in order to facilitate any new drops that the team may get in.

Complimenting the wines will be a seasonal cocktail list printed on the country club's coasters and a selection of local beers. McBride and Szmukewicz have also created a signature drink that plays into the country club energy: a house-made spiked cherry cola.

The duo has also promised that there'll be some special surprises and hidden Easter eggs for when patrons being to roll in — but you'll have to take a visit to find out what they are.

Find Enmore Country Club at 182 Enmore Road from Tuesday, January 17.

Images: Angus Bell Young.

Published on January 12, 2023 by Ben Hansen
  •   shares
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter Pixel