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Calexico Vinyl Lounge and Beer Yard

  44 Stanley, Cnr Owl St and Stanley Ave, Milpark ,   Melville          +27 11 482 5791     06 Sep 2018
created 26 Jun 2018
An eclectic mix of Americana style food, décor and music, the bar's name Calexico refers both to the Californian border city and the cult Latino-indie, country-folk rock band from Arizona. First and foremost a 'vinyl lounge' the walls are lined with classic vinyl records and during the day you're welcome to pick a disc to play on the old-school record player, while on Thursday and Friday evenings vinyl DJs hit the decks.

On the menu expect a flavourful mix of Californian and Mexican-style dishes such as ribs, nachos, quesadillas and burgers as well as glorious rotisserie chicken. The team behind Calexico are the same heroes who managed the Stanley Beer Yard, long known for its excellent craft beer selection, and they have made sure that beer fans still have plenty of great options plus classic cocktails like the mojito, margarita, Cuba Libre and old fashioned are also now on the menu.

Many of the unique design features which made the old venue Stanley Beer Yard such a hit, like the fantastic beer garden and a huge fireplace, are still here while the walls have been given a fresh lick of paint and quirky new design features such as a Mexican shrine behind the bar stocked with spirits, colourful skulls and a Holy Mary figurine bring a fun playfulness to the space.

On Calexico's regular events programme look out for vinyl DJ nights on Thursday and Friday evenings, Saturday afternoon gigs in the beer garden and a monthly vinyl fair on the first Sunday of the month.
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Amenities

Outside seating
Fireplace
Live Music
Guarded parking

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Open

Open 10:30–22:30, Fri 09:30–24:00, Sat 09:30–22:30, Sun 10:30–18:30. Closed Mon

Events at this venue

Sunday Nov 11 10:00–12:00, 12:30–14:30 …
Calexico Boozy Brunches
Sunday Nov 4 10:00
Vinyl Sundays at Calexico

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