The Magpie Enmore: ‘It’s a tiny sports bar celebrating all things Australiana’

The Magpie
156 Enmore Road, Enmore
Tue- Fri 4pm-12am, Sat-Sun 12pm-12am

Photography by Chris Pearce. Supplied

The much-anticipated venue from the boys that brought us Jakoby’s Tiki Bar, The Trocadero Room and Earl’s Juke Joint has opened The Magpie, their nod to classic Australian sports pubs.

The inspiration behind the venue is former Rugby League great Tommy Raudonikaus, the quintessential Aussie larrikin whose personality resonates through the room.

“It’s a tiny sports bar celebrating all things Australiana with all the quirks.” Pasan Wijesena, Owner

The pub features all of the things you’d expect from a classic pub, including televisions playing a variety of sports, with one dedicated to classic 90’s action films highlighting the golden age of Civic Video.


They are pouring Guinness and an exclusive Old Ale in collaboration with the Grifter Brewing Company. The cocktail menu points towards the whisky category and a frozen Irish coffee to round it out. You can also expect some sparkling red wine like lambrusco on the menu.

General manager Russell Martin (Previously Jakoby’s, Tios) is at the helm and he’s recruited several talented bartenders like Geoff Spruce (formerly Tios and The Excelsior).

It’s embracing nostalgic Australiana in a fun way, from the RSL-inspired carpet to the tiling along the walls. It’s intimate and cozy, with plenty of space to grab a beer and pop good old Aussie lean.