The Duke of Enmore has got local beers on tap, a wine list that includes red, white, rose, orange and funky drops, plus cocktails, a selection of seriously stiff drinks, slushies, and picklebacks. Out back, the kitchen’s focus is on wood-fired pizzas and charcoal eats with plenty of options for vegetarians and vegans. However, this is just part of what continues to make the Duke a great local.
Sounds more than pretty alright, ey?
The Duke of Enmore’s new look, which isn’t so new anymore since the makeover took place in 2020, is thanks to the Odd Culture Group—formerly Thorpe Hospitality. They’re the crew behind venues the Old Fitzroy Hotel, the Oxford Tavern and Odd Culture Newtown.
The Duke has swapped out the pokies for Big Buck Hunter and other arcade games but kept the retro carpet. There’s also a pool table in the back room. Up front, however, is where the party gets going with live music every day of the week on the little stage and “long-arse” concrete bar serving drinks for everyone to cram around.
The food menu is all about wood-fired pizzas with a healthy selection to choose from, including your stock-standard Margarita plus a few that are heavy on the meats and enough to keep vegos and vegans interested enough to return a few more times. The share plates tilt the scales to the fancier side of life with the likes of zucchini flowers, burrata, croquettes, bruschetta of smoked artichoke and chickpea fritters.
There’s also a burger on the menu, a 250g sirloin steak and a couple of salads to balance your options out.
One other thing we do love about the Duke of Enmore is that it is a dog-friendly bar. Perhaps not when a band is belting out their loudest songs on stage, but still dog-friendly. Oh, and Happy Hour is every day from 4-6pm.