Now you can add hip jazz bar to Marrickville's growing list of attributes. LazyBones Lounge offers a stylish interior, a lengthy cocktail list and live music every night of the week (primarily of the jazz variety). Most nights, the gigs are free, but even when they're not (usually on non-school nights), the cover will only set you back a tenner.

Head up the stairs and you'll find a moody room with velvet curtains and red splashed walls sitting behind huge leather sofas and retro bar stools. There's the odd portrait on the wall, while the ceiling is adorned with a Hare Krishna mural that is worth the trip alone. The wooden bar is long and elegant and is illuminated by a trio of grand chandeliers. Old TV sets, some pot plants and some vintage lamps round out the decorative touches.

To drink, local brews like Young Henrys and Riverside are tapped, while the wine list contains a host of Australian and foreign numbers that'll easily do the trick. Cocktail-wise, it's largely about classics. Think Margaritas, Martinis, Whiskey Sours and Mint Juleps. To eat, there's Bunny Chow, a South African street food dish, which sees spiced lamb curry sitting in a hollowed out bread roll with a side of pickles, salsa and fries.

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Updated: March 13th, 2018

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