Bloods at Frankie’s Pizza, Sydney


Oliver Heath encounters the dream hat-trick – delicious pizza, alcohol and awesome musical entertainment:

Frankie’s Pizza is a Sydney rock’n’roll bar in the spirit of LA haunts like The Rainbow Room. You can grab a beer and a slice of pizza until 4am. They have a massive selection of international craft beers in the bottle and by the keg. The beermaster Jordan Macdonald (also from band The Art) told me they rotate the taps every three days so you’re always able to try something new. I’ve heard bartenders at other places complain when people don’t know what beer you want, these good folk are more than happy to help you choose. Good for me as I’m always frozen by the sheer range of selection.

A recent addition has been live music. Frankie’s Famous House Band has some of the Jungle Rump live karaoke¬†peeps and it’s one of the few times I’ve enjoyed covers. The original acts so far have been epic; I caught Andrew Stockdale’s (aka Wolf Mother) secret show, La Mancha Negra’s epic final show and most recently Sydney sweethearts Bloods (pictured). Bloods have great 60s garage sounds that really suit the American dinner pizza vibe. So if you fancy a slice in a booth, pinball, a beer safari or just want to dance to some rock and roll I highly recommend you check it out. Lookout for more bands. Due to its late license and good vibes you’ll often find touring musicians chillin in the corner. I spotted the Death Grips dude their after his Oxford Art Factory show. It’s already a favourite place for all the hospitality peeps, strippers, rockers, vampires, beer snobs, late night snackers and late night shakers. Maybe it’ll be yours.

Keep up to date with Bloods at their website.

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Words and pictures by Oliver Heath