While technically a small bar, Redfern’s newest occupant – Bart Jr. – packs nothing short of a mighty punch. The name is a reference to a promiscuous local feline and the venue, like its namesake, doesn’t take itself too seriously. White walls, pale timber tables and exposed lightbulbs give the space a casual, breezy atmosphere (opt for lunch Friday through Sunday to make the most of the natural afternoon light), and the seasonal menu is comprised of no-frills, high-impact snacks and share plates – we’ll never turn down the haloumi doused in burnt honey, rosemary, currants and hazelnuts, or the charred romano beans with parmesan and parma ham. The drinks list is the right blend of modern flavours and classic favourites, with a great selection of natural and biodynamic wines, local craft brews and tasty cocktails to see you through to last call. High quality produce with an atmosphere akin to being in a living room surrounded with your favourite people – Bart Jr. is our new neighbourhood staple.