Take a look inside neighbourhood tiki joint, Jacoby’s Tiki Bar

Jacoby’s Tiki Bar

154 Enmore Road, Enmore

Well, it took some time (those licence and DA waits can be a nightmare) but the doors have swung open on one of this year’s most anticipated new bars: Jacoby’s Tiki Bar.

Sitting on Enmore Road in Enmore, between Queens Hotel and the Enmore Theatre, it’s like the neighbourhood tiki bar you’ve always needed but never knew you did.

The idea for Jacoby’s came about after Earl’s Juke Joint owner Pasan Wijesena and Adrain Sanchez spent a night at legendary LA tiki bar, Tiki Ti, and decided to open a bar with another Earl’s alum, James Fury and Earl’s regular customer and tiki aficioando, Stu Ellis.

What can you expect here? Well, a high standard of cocktails is a given — and they’re get the balance right with their classic-heavy tiki menu — but they importantly get the escapism of tiki right. Once you’re through the door, and the music comes up as the light goes down, you’ll be happy to be out of your world (and into Jacoby’s).

Take a look inside the bar below.

Photographs by Christopher Pearce