Bar Of The Week: Fonzarelli’s Bar
Tell us about your bar:
Fonzarelli’s is split over two levels, each with its own character, vibe and bar that pays authentic tribute to the iconic style of 1950s and ’60s Americana. If you are after a mood-lit bar with plenty of red velvet, love booths, VIP rooms and loads of character, you can head downstairs where we’re serving up cocktails like the Buddy Holly (classic amaretto sour with fresh OJ) and Correctamundo (Campari, Solerno blood orange liqueur and fresh OJ). The upstairs flourishes with a selection of over 45 whisky varieties designed to spoil even the finest aficionado, and craft beer with hardly a trace of mainstream.
What’s on the menu?
Our menu features American and Italian-inspired sharing plates and dishes that include the sliced char grilled Rangers Valley Angus, the seasoned pasture-fed beef and pork burgers as well as our smoked foot-long hot dogs. One of Fonzarelli’s most popular dishes is the one-kilogram serving of our five-hour Applewood-smoked St. Louis ribs [below] that simply melts in your mouth.
Care for a drink?
We believe good things come in pairs, so Fonzarelli’s welcomes you through the door with two bars, beginning with a beautiful mood-lit cocktail bar on the ground level complete with booth seating and two private VIP rooms for your leisure. Our upstairs bar is dressed to the nines and designed to spoil whisky lovers for choice with over 45 varieties stocked throughout. Fonzarelli’s leaves mainstream beers on the curb and instead focuses on custom and craft beers that beckon adventurous palates and refined tastes.
One of our signature drinks is the Cool As Fonz. Well, we don’t know if anything or anyone is as cool as the Fonz, but this cocktail will definitely hit the spot – a refreshingly blended combination of vodka, home-made lemon and lime sorbet, Prosecco and fresh citrus. This one is made to share and served in a carafe.
Fonzarelli’s is proud to have a sound system that, for a bar, is world-class. Designed and installed by renowned sound guru Michael Bartolo from Slave Sound, you will hear a selection of classic ’60s and a sprinkle of ’70s music on both levels. The top level bar is a little more laid-back, with music at a good level to chat and meet new friends. Take a stroll to the lower bar, and you will definitely start feeling the vibe to shake, rattle and roll. Starting very soon, we will also be introducing some rotating live music during the week, showcasing the huge pool of talented musicians we have in Sydney.
This bar oozes with character, with a unique take on era replication from the ’50s and ’60s, an incredible bar menu that will have you coming back for more, and a cocktail and drinks list that has been designed to spoil even the finest aficionado for choice. Immerse yourself in those beautifully hand-crafted booth seats and you will be taken back to an era of good times and great music.
The bill comes to:
Enjoy one or two of our sharing plates together with one of our signature drinks and you should not pay more than about $50-60 per person.
Shop 1, 65-67 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 5pm-midnight