The new Johnny Fox’s has just opened where Rosie O’Grady’s used to be and you better believe it’s every bit as Irish as you’d expect.
It’s the latest venture from hospitality royalty Clint Nolan (Henry Summer, Joe’s Juice Joint, Sneaky Tony’s, Alabama Song and La Cholita) and Irishman slash bar extraordinaire Paul Maloney, who most recently played a hand in opening Scarbs Irish fave Galway Hooker, so it couldn’t really be in much safer hands.
Having only taken over the lease in January, they’ve gone for a soft refurbishment for now to ensure the venue could open in time for Fringe—expect brighter, fresher, and uncomplicated interiors, true to the Irish pub experience. Stay tuned, though, as they’re looking to invest in a solid refresh of the Boston band room and bring more of Perth’s best live music back to the venue.
Food wise, it’s Irish through and through. You can most definitely get a traditional Sunday roast complete with creamy mash, peas, veggies, and a heavy pouring of gravy, as well as classic pub dishes like bangers and mash, chicken and leek pie, and a seriously good looking chicken parmi.
At the bar, it wouldn’t be complete without a pint of Guinness or Kilkenny, which of course are both available on tap. But if that’s not your thing, they’ve got an extensive list of craft beers, wine and spirits to choose from, not to mention a cracking list of cocktails including those of the ultra-grammable bubble variety.
With the venue located directly opposite the park where the Woodside Pleasure Gardens have popped up for Fringe, you may as well drop in for a pre or post show pint.
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