Hard Days Night
Ricky Hulme and partner Jordan Neave joined forces with Willunga’s Shifty Lizard Brewing Co’s Danny Strapps to bring this multifaceted venue to life. Occupying a spacious warehouse in the CBD’s south-west corner, Hard Days Night includes a food truck (Whoopi Goldburger), a brewery, a coffee caravan (Caravino) and an ’80s-rock-n-roll-inspired wedding registry (Wild Klub).
Inside, neon signs beam alongside artwork by local muralist Mike Sander and an eclectic mix of ’60s and ’70s decor. There are fairy lights and communal picnic tables. It feels a little like walking into someone’s (well-catered) retro house party.
Caravino is parked out front and brews coffee during the day. By night, it serves gins by Never Never Distilling Co and Shifty Lizard offshoot Soul Bird, plus vegan cocktails including a Pina Colada and Espresso Martini. The signature drink is The Phoenix, made with Soul Bird dry gin, blackberry syrup, lemon juice, chambord raspberry liqueur and “Wonderfoam” (in place of egg whites). Inside, a small timber bar pours Shifty Lizard beers (including a house brew).
Food truck Whoopi Goldburger is stationed inside the warehouse and turns out six burgers and four sides (including plant-based and gluten-free options – Hulme is vegan).
Also sharing the space is the Wild Klub (run by wedding photographers Oh Wild), an ’80s-inspired hitching booth where couples can ditch the stress of organising a wedding in a pandemic and elope instead.
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