As usual, I owe a lot of people a lot of apologies.
You see, there used to be a record shop on 32 York Street called Mojo Records.
I loved it.
I used to go and look at records and pretend it was still 1993.
Then, just recently, it became a small bar called Spooning Goats. I refused to go since it no longer felt like 1993 to me and I don’t like funky names such as Spooning Goats. So when people kept going up to me and saying, “Hey, you need to check out Mojo Records Bar” I would respond, “Yeah, yeah, piss off, I’m the bar king of Sydney and I know all about it – and besides, it’s called Spooning Goats you stupid twit.”
Well, it turns out that Mojo has moved to new premises at 73 York Street AND opened a bar there in addition to selling records – all of which is a different venture to Spooning Goats, which just happens to be where Mojo used to be.
I think you can see why even I, the grand bar schmuck of Sydney, became confused.
So to all the people I told to get lost … get over it. It’s too late for me to apologise.
It’s also too late for me to write a proper review of Spooning Goats, because I just squandered seven precious paragraphs talking crap. So the rest of this review will be in point form:
- Spooning Goats is a pretty cool bar. Not fantastic, not “OMG this is like, AWESOME” but it’s comfortable and low key.
- The vinyl records have been replaced by 70s-style vinyl sofas and chairs. In fact, the whole place is filled with second-hand retro furniture. If it were in Newtown or Surry Hills, it would be just another small bar with old junk in it – but in the CBD it makes for a nice change.
- There are racks of spoons behind the counter but no goats.
- The music (Elton John was playing on the Friday night I was there) is low enough for conversation.
- The cocktail list is filled with standards, but the pisco sour stands out to me. It’s good, served in a vintage coupe glass and is great value at $15.50.
- There’s a solid selection of craft beers, including Dalgety, Riverside and Stone and Wood.
- The crowd look like they work in the city but hate most city bars. Make of that what you will.
- You can order pies there from $6.
I know writing bar reviews in point form is a cop out but maybe I’ll do a better job when I review Mojo Records Bar shortly.
- The end.
Spooning Goats, where Mojo used to be, 32 York Street, Sydney. Open Monday to Saturday until midnight. See the Spooning Goats website
Now it’s your turn – how do you rate Spooning Goats?
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