Redfern Surf Club has officially opened its doors at the intersection of Botany Road and Henderson Road bringing a ‘made-for-good-times’ drinks list.
Redfern Surf Club is the brainchild of Yannick Maslard (former GM of The Cliff Dive and Oxford Art Factory) whose aim is to bring the ‘local club’ vibe to their corner of Redfern.
The bar offers classic, fun bevvies with free popcorn and aims to bring an inclusive, unpretentious approach to service. The heritage-listed space, which was once a bank then a chook shop has been transformed with into a lush indoor courtyard with a collection of curiosities and a solid supply of plants.
Renowned photographers and good mates Luke Shadbolt, James Adams and Nick Lawrence have all contributed an array of surf-centric works to adorn the pool room of the bar, stirring up memories of lazy summer holidays and salty coastal air.
Keeping the drinks list as laid-back as its name suggests, Redfern Surf Club will serve up a roster of solid Australian cold ones rotating around house beer The Grifter Brewing Co’s Pale Ale. The ever-changing taps will hero Sydney microbreweries like Batch, Wayward and Akasha, with an eye on one-off collaborations and limited release beers coming soon.
The ‘made-for-good-times’ drinks list is headlined by RSC’s Can Cocktails, where the classics in all their glory meet the ingenuity of a backyard barbie. Like a soft drink can that has taken a stroll through the mini bar, each cocktail on this tasty, cheeky list is a down home riff on one of your favourites (like a dark & stormy or a mojito) with a shit-hot sense of humour. In addition, a handful of ‘Old Faithful’ cocktails will feature seasonally, with more subtle tweaks on the classics.
An old-school TV set plays cult surf flicks, a taxidermied ibis watches over the bar, and a shrine to the likes of Prince, Phil Collins, and the great surf god himself Bodhi lights the way to good times ahead.
Redfern Surf Club
60 Botany Rd (corner of Henderson Rd) Alexandria
Open 4pm – midnight, Tuesday – Saturday
4pm – 10pm Sunday
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