Jolene’s brings the country American charm to us in a basement bar to Sydney’s CBD (in what was Mojo Record Bar).
Head downstairs from the mainstreet and you’ll see the sparse with plenty of booth seating, velveteen chairs and bar stools.
Prints of country stars; Dolly Parton (her song, the namesake of the bar), Taylor Swift and other country favourites like Jack Daniel’s line the wall. This all is great theming for this country style bar. Staff are in fitting with the place with their friendly manner and welcoming attitude.
Jolene’s has a huge range of whiskeys, beer and wine, as well as some mighty fine cocktails that will impress the whisky and non-whisky lovers. For example, the “Superbowl Sundae”, is essentially a desert in itself; a coffee cocktail topped with whipped cream.
We really liked the “Trash Panda” cocktail too, made with Monkey Shoulder Whiskey, Drambuie, coconut, pineapple & lime, shaken and served in a coupe glass. Garnished with dehydrated orange.
Whilst you’re more here for the food, they do have some, which is in fitting with the bar; think hot dogs, mac n cheese balls, tater tots and chilli empanadas.
We were some of the first customers that day, so the venue was quiet, but it certainly got busy fast. There’s a stage for live music, which is on every Friday and Sat from 8pm, so we’re keen to be there for that sometime.
We really enjoyed this bar and do hope to visit again for their drinks and to enjoy the live music.
73 York street Sydney