Dainfern, home to some of SA’s trendiest and coolest people, now plays home to a hip and trendy new establishment, called the Black Tongue Bar, has opened it`s doors.
Now you may think – okay, so what’s new about this. Well the owners are musicians themselves and their favourite band is a US rock outfit called Mastodon who have an iconic song called?… You guessed it…“Black Tongue”.
Jason says “We thought it was pretty cool and it felt inherently right for the bar “. He says that the idea arose one night at band practice, “We felt that there was a gap in the market for a chilled hangout for chilled people of the North (although Southerners are most welcome), similar to what you have down in Melville. The idea was to create a warm, intimate and relaxed environment, a place where you can pop in for drinks, a light meal or to groove along to the music”.
Enter The Black Tongue Bar`s post-modern design which is something different too, rather than more formal sit-down seating, they have chosen instead to have hi-rise, bar height cocktail tables to promote easier interaction between people.
Where Black Tongue Bar differs from others is in it`s music selection, no need to scream at each other over chest bursting basslines and endless choruses of “We own the night” (thank goodness really, as I fear I may be getting way too old for noisy clubs any way).
They play their music at conversational levels and specialise in chilled funk, soul, hip hop, jazz with a little blues and classic rock to feed all tastes. We are also right on the money retro-wise too, with our old skool vinyl mix ups and are planning to host special events including Chilled Sunday Grooves and `80s Evenings – stay tuned for more deets!!
Refreshments are of paramount importance and you can expect the best of the best at Black Tongue Bar. Their ultra hip bar showcases a range of fine whiskeys and spirits, as well as a comprehensive selection of local wines. They also offer premium and craft beers including their own house craft pilsner brew, intriguingly called “Allan”, (you can ask why), created and supplied by TNT Brewery.
Move over Tom Cruise…..their very own mixologist Roxanne Read has designed an exclusive cocktail menu for Black Tongue, spinning an original twist on some classic concoctions and introducing its signature mixture, Black Tongue Tiki.
No need to go hungry, they offer a range of stomach rumbling funky bar snacks including their signature chili poppers, wings, ribs, sliders, bruschettas and burgers including the awe inspiring Hot Tongue Burger.
Black Tongue Bar is a chilled unpretentious hangout experience with high standards in quality food, refreshments and entertainment. We like to think of you not as `customers` or `clients` but as buddies and you are most welcome here!
Black Tongue Bar is open from Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday.
Tuesday to Thursday from 15h00 until late
Friday to Sunday from 12h00 until late