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Pay tribute to one of Victoria Streets most famous former residents… Juanita Nielsen
Juanita’s Bar pays tribute to an iconic and influential figure in our history.
The bar is named after one of Victoria Streets most famous former residents, journalist Juanita Nielsen. Juanita’s determination through activism against greedy developers in the 70’s saved the very building The Butler and Juanita’s now calls home, along with the historic terraces next door from demolition.
Her efforts led to her disappearance, which remains a mystery to this day….
Summer Opening Hours (from 8th Dec):
Monday – Thursday: Closed
Friday & Saturday: 5pm til late
Available for mid week bookings.
Chicken, kale & salsa verde empanada, brown butter crema, ricotta salata | $6.5 ea
Adobo skirt steak taco, white onion, chile de arbol salsa, corn tortilla | $7.5 ea
Spicy buttermilk chicken slider, sweetcorn slaw, blue cheese ranch, jalapeño | $6.5 ea
Butler French fries, Sriracha mayo (df, v) | $8
Selection of cheese and condiments (v) | $11 / $18 / $26 / $30
Juanita’s Favourite Tipple
Chopping Board Southside | 20
Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, lime, chopping board syrup, mint
What is chopping board syrup?
Our chopping board syrup is made using offcuts of fruit from the bar and kitchen. Produce that would otherwise go to waste is combined to make a delicious field blend syrup.
Negroni | 20
Beefeater Gin, Campari, Adelaide Hills Distillery Rosso Vermouth, orange wedge
Tom Collins | 18
Beefeater Gin, lemon, sugar, soda
Tommy’s Margarita | 20
Olmeca Altos Tequila, lime, agave
Daiquiri | 20
Havana 3-year-old Rum, lime, sugar
Native Negroni | 20
Brookie’s Slow Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery Bitter Orange, rosé vermouth, lemon myrtle
The Big Shrub | 20
Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin, Berry Berry Amaro, strawberry & finger lime shrub, lemon, soda
Cantina Medicina | 20
Olmeca Altos Plata Tequila, Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, lime, ginger, agave
Salted Passionfruit Daiquiri | 20
Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, salted passionfruit, lime
NV, Alpha Box & Dice ‘ Zaptung’ Prosecco, Murray Darling NSW 11 (120ml) | 58 (750ml)
NV, G.H. Mumm Grand Cordon, Reims FRA 138 (750ml)
2018, The Grayling Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ 12 | 58
2019, Mada Wines Pinot Gris, Hilltops NSW 15 | 72
2018, Punt Road Chardonnay, Yarra Valley VIC 13 | 62
Rosé & Skin Contact
2018, Coeur de Cardeline Rosé, Provence FRA 14 | 68
2019, Animale ‘Amber’ Pinot Gris, Yarra Valley VIC 14 | 68
2019, Airlie Bank Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley VIC 13 | 62
2017, Albert Fresco ‘Picnic Red’ Shiraz Blend, Regional NSW 12 | 58 – served chilled!
2018, Dune ‘Blewitt Springs’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale SA 14 | 68
BEER & CIDER
Estrella Damm Lager, ESP | 10
Young Henrys ‘Newtowner’ Pale Ale, NSW | 10
4 Pines Kolsch, NSW | 10
Negra Modelo Dark Lager, MEX | 11
The Hills Cloudy Apple Cider, SA | 12