For modern South Californian and Mexican inspired ‘share-style’ street food paired with buzzing events, look no further than Neutral Bay’s SoCal restaurant.
SoCal restaurant and bar is located in the heart of Neutral Bay. Its airy, sun-drenched and upbeat vibe is an ode to the sun, sand and surf culture. After coming back from a surf trip to California, Applejack co-founders Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts wanted Sydney to have a taste of what they’d had in the golden state. Back at home, they poured this influence into SoCal to create the same laidback surf vibe they had experienced during their trip. Fast-forward to today, and the ambience, paired with food and drinks commonly found along HWY 101, with Mexican influences, is enough to entice a visit – and some very long lunches!
What’s on the menu at SoCal?
SoCal is all about fresh and modern Southern Californian ‘share-style’ street food, packed with Latin American spices alongside low-and-slow smoked meats, house-made sauces and mouth-watering sides. To accompany their meals is a mighty fine list of cocktails which heroes the infamous margarita and uses house-made concoctions. If that’s not your drink of choice there’s also craft beers and a premium wine list to choose from.
SoCal usually has a busy events calendar that features some regulars like $3 taco Tuesdays to mid-week lunch burritos and bottomless rosé lunches. Other upcoming events include:
Funny Flamingo Comedy Club
At least one of your Monday evenings is sorted. Funny Flamingo Comedy Club at SoCal takes place once a month on the rooftop where you can enjoy a hilarious evening with LaughMob. Tickets start at $10 for general admission or $40 per person if you’d like to get the Snacks and Show package. Book here.
SoCal’s bottomless festive feast menu is perfect for a celebration, especially with the holiday season coming up. For $89 per person, enjoy a shared Cali-inspired banquet menu plus two hours of bottomless drinks. From prawn ceviche to a selection of its delicious tacos, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The feast is available Monday to Sunday throughout December. Book here.
New Year’s Eve
Don’t know what to do for New Year’s Eve yet? Join SoCal for the countdown with a bottomless feast to celebrate the arrival of 2021. For $100 per person, enjoy a SoCali feast with bottomless drinks. There will also be a live duo to keep the energy up all the way till midnight. Book here.
Applejack Loyalty app
The new Applejack Loyalty app will allow you to spend and earn points to redeem special offers across all Applejack restaurants, bars and cafes (Bopp & Tone, The Butler Potts Point, The Botanist Kirribilli, SoCal Sydney, Endeavour Tap Rooms and June’s Shoppe, Hester’s and Forrester’s in Surry Hills). From $10 credit when you sign up to birthday specials and tickets to exclusive events, you can trade your points for some Applejack gifts. Download here if you are keen.
Address: 1 Young St, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
Phone: 02 9904 5691