A cheeky snapshot of everything we're up to at S&J 💥
It was an EPIC night for S&J at the November 2023 Australian Hotels Association WA Awards, as we clinched not one - but TWO prestigious awards! 🏆🏆
The Little Horse on Queen St, Caballitos has been officially inducted into the AHA Hall of Fame, solidifying its status as one of the most awesome bars in Perth. A huge shoutout to our Caballitos familia for securing the Small Bar award for the third year in a row! 🦄
But that's not all – a massive cheers to Pirate Life Brewing Perth for bringing home the Draught Beer Quality award for our frothy cold ones. This win is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our brew crew and front-of-house legends – a well-deserved recognition for the entire team! 🍻
Hats off to the S&J tribe for smashing goals and playing a vital role in shaping our city's vibrant hospitality scene - what a time to be alive!
Throughout August, we're stoked to be participating in the City Of Perth's Plateful Perth; a celebration of food and culinary events that showcases WA's finest produce!
Across S&J venues we have pulled together some epic events, dinners and collabs to create one big month-long foodie dream...
El Social Del Sábado // Bottomless Saturdays!
Coxinhas & Caipirinhas // South American street eats and cocktails
Mexican Cantina Saturdays at Casa Caballitos!
Date Night Dinner for two with Howard Park and Flametree Wines
Cellar Door Fridays at four of our restaurants; Hadiqa, TOMA, Tupí & Varnish On King
The Americas Cocktail Tour between ARARA, Caballitos & Varnish On King
A proud moment for the S&J tribe as our GM Lachlan Howarth was recognised as the legend he is at the Australian Hotels Association (WA) Hospitality Supplier and Legends of Hospitality Awards…
Named as one of just four Legends of Hospitality for 2023, he joins a very small group of leading hospitality owners and operators in WA.
Lachlan has two obsessions when it comes to hospitality – providing epic customer service and investing in the culture & wellness of the team. He’s built for hospitality and is the kind of guy you just want to have a wine with... Congrats, Lachy!
Where it all began for S&J...
From the ground upwards (literally!) our team never imagined that TEN years later, our lil' speakeasy on King St. would still be one of Perth's favourite whiskey spots!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Our underground, rockin' basement bar has stood the test of time and has now been open for whisky business for a whole decade! That’s TEN years of beavers, bacon, whiskey, late nights, epic eats and a whole load of EPIC times!
We're proud to present...ARARA, our newest venue at S&J! Located within the former Flour Factory heritage-listed space ARARA is inspired by all things South American!
ARARA personifies the eclectic and energetic ethos of S&J, combined within The Americas’ bright colours, textures, bold food & rhythmic music.
Spread over two floors there's playful moments around every corner… from breakout lounges to multiple bars; a light rooftop patio and colourful laneway gardens!
ARARA also plays host to South American inspired restaurant, Tupí.
Our rambunctious, boisterous and colourful venue dropped into it's home on Queen St on 19 May '23… and Perth has never seen anything quite like it! 🦜🍹🌵🦙🥁🦩
From countless, beautiful twists on G&T's, to many stunning weddings, our annual Gin & Tonic Gala festivities, our iconic GIN spins and gin trees... we had a blast!
To everyone that walked through our doors on Queen St. over the 8.5 years of The Flour Factory, we want to say a HUGE thank you for all of the memories! It was a GINcredible ride!
The Flour Factory will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Love & GINspo, now & forever 💛
We’ve been hoppin’ to it this easter at S&J with some awesome events and specials! Starting with a cheeky Nacho Typical Thursday at The Little Horse, Caballitos’ At It Like Rabbits is the place for some awesome cocktail specials - where our team are shaking up some tequila, coffee and coconut blends & serving them in Dairy Milk Chocolate rabbits. And, to top it off, our tattoo artist is back and inking some custom flash tatts!
We haven’t stopped there... Up the road at The Flour Factory, we are hosting several Easter Gin Masterclasses, Easter Ginners and a very special Cocktails on Queen St Easter Edition. For those that prefer a tipple of Whiskey, Varnish are hosting a Whiskey Masterclass Easter Edition, where even Justin Beaver is putting his easter bunny ears on… chocs away!
Up at Hadiqa, the team are creating some beautiful Easter themed cocktails and for those that want a little extra, learn how to make them at a one-on-one masterclass. At CRUSH, we’re throwing a special Easter CRUSH CLUB featuring two hours of free-flowing cocktails with a limited-edition chocolate espresso martini CRUSH PUPPIE coming your way… Oh yeah!
If all that didn’t seem like enough, we combined them all together in one EPIC S&J Cocktail Hop so you can hop your way across four of our cracking venues in one evening!
We’ve got Easter cracked at S&J!🐰
We’re pumped to acknowledge International Womens Day once again at S&J – supporting the incredible team at Zonta House for a fifth year! ✨
This year we wanted to shine a light on three key women kicking goals behind the scenes at S&J HQ. Kahla, Katie & Kelda head up three of the four key departments that make our business function; Events, Marketing & Finance. Sharing sixteen years of experience at S&J HQ, these three women are united in their passion for supporting & mentoring women throughout S&J’s venues.
Kahla’s tipple of choice is a beer, Katie’s a flute & Kelda’s a cocktail – therefore S&J have pledged to donate $1 from every beer, flute or cocktail purchased on Weds 8 March to Zonta House! S&J venues open include; Hadiqa, Pirate Life Perth, The Flour Factory, Varnish on King & TOMA.
Raise a glass to the inspirational women in your life this IWD with S&J – there’s never been a better excuse to sip on a frothy beer, juicy cocktail or luxurious flute while doing some good 💕
Drink & Dine is BACK this January 2023!!
Enjoy an EPIC three-course dinner with 90-mins of free-flowing select spritzes, vinos & beer for just $89 across four iconic S&J venues… Choose from The Flour Factory, Hadiqa, TOMA & Varnish on King! Available EVERY NIGHT they’re open from 5pm. Not drinking? Dine for $65 instead!
With different menus available at each participating S&J venue, you can drink, dine & have a fab time over and over… and over again!
Pirate Life Perth comes into full bloom this spring with two fresh new venues as the epic CBD hospitality precinct completes at last.
CRUSH is Pirate Life Perth’s light, bright and breezy Cali/Mex-meets-Palm Springs inspired space. Mural Daysie, by local artist Bec Abde uniquely connects CRUSH with another space tucked away in the basement below – Sneakers & Jeans’ debut rum bar, honey.
honey is a broody, intimate and rockin’ little basement rum joint, connected to CRUSH through the open balustrade balcony… You can see the party people above – and they can see you below.
These two new spaces bring the S&J portfolio to an impressive eight CBD venues.
Our oldest venue in the S&J portfolio, the iconic Varnish on King is turning NINE in July 2022!
We're celebrating our bangin' underground whiskey bar with epic whiskeys, bacon & CAKE... how else?! 🥃🥓🦫
We’re pumped to team up with Freo Dockers for the 2022 footy season ⚓️
It was a no brainer from the start with Pirate Life co-founders MC and Jack both avid Docker fans, and Jack being childhood friends with club captain Nat Fyfe!
Freo fans - you can expect to see our beers pouring at the club’s four function rooms on game days, including the Pirate Life Pavilion! 💜🍻
We're BACK, baby! 🎉
It's time we caught up! Throughout May, we're slinging our signature cocktails for just $8 and ice-cold select Pirate Life pints for $8 every weekday between 5-6pm... Because drinks taste even better when we're together!
💥 Tommy’s Margarita at Caballitos
💥 Watermelon Sugar High at The Flour Factory
💥 Turkish Delight Martini at Hadiqa
💥 Bam Bam at Pirate Life Perth
💥 Whiskey Sour at Varnish on King
We can't WAIT to see you back in the city soon, Perth!
For International Women's Day this year we're celebrating our first ever female Head Chef in the S&J group, The Flour Factory's Jade Jones! 👩🏼🍳
"It's a privilege to be a Head Chef in one of Perth's largest (and best) hospitality groups and being the first female in the role just adds to that achievement!" says Jade.
This year S&J are donating $10 from every plate of Jade’s iconic Banana Bread sold at The Flour Factory between 9-12 March to the inspiring work of Zonta House Refuge Association - BIG shout out to Pezzano Enterprises who are kindly supplying bananas to support this epic week 🍌🍞
On Wednesday 2 February 2022, together with several Industry peers, Sneakers & Jeans CEO Andy Freeman published an Open Letter to the Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan.
The objective of the Letter was to seek clarity, information and support to effectively navigate the crippling impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have on the Hospitality Industry.
You can read the letter here - we urge you to show your support in the comments.
We’re sharing the love this Valentine’s Weekend with a range of romantic offerings across our venues.
Shimmy on over to our What's On events page to check out all the loving taking place on Friday 11 & Saturday 12 February - including five-course meals at TOMA and Hadiqa with optional vino / cocktail upgrades, a GINdulgent four-course Ginner at The Flour Factory & a Varnish Valentine feast underground on King Street! Did we mention the Sangria & Tacos for two at Caballitos...?!
Love, S&J xo 💕
S&J have Christmas all wrapped up this year with some epic festive treats!
Caballitos are kicking off the holiday season with a LIT Nacho Typical Thursday Christmas Especial & going LOCO with the return of their Margarita FIESTA Trees, plus the introduction of their NEW Navidad FIESTA Trees, two NEW Christmas Cocktails and a Christmas Dinner Taco, available throughout December.
After gaining a cult-like following last Christmas, Buddy the Elf will be returning to The Flour Factory this December… as will their iconic GINgle Bell Trees, Festive Feast and GINgle All The Way Christmas Gin Masterclass Special.
Hadiqa's Turkish Delight Martini Trees are also returning, as is their Christmas Diffa Set Menu and the special Christmas Editions of Cocktails on the Terrace and Yin & Gin. So you can delight in a little Hadiqa magic at home, they've also just released their very own Turkish Delight Martini soy wax candle made in collaboration with Six Scents!
Justin Beaver’s counting down to Christmas at Varnish on King with the Twelve Cocktails of Christmas, a BANGIN' four course festive set menu and limited edition merch... he's even got your mistle-toes covered with this festive edition Whiskey Bacon Flight Stocking!
As a collective, we're hosting additional S&J Cocktail Trail sessions with Christmas treats throughout December. Click here for all the info-ho-ho! 🎄
We’ve also got custom merch for everyone… meaning there’s no need to leave it to the last minute or race around the shops this Christmas Eve! Merch not their thing? Treat them to an S&J or S&J venue specific Gift Card which they can spend on dinner, drinks or one of our many experiences... it's guaranteed to raise their holiday spirits!
We're thrilled to have brought home multiple awards from the Australian Hotels Association Awards for Excellence!
Caballitos won Small Bar Award, Varnish on King Venue Manager Benji received the Excellence in Service Award & Exec Chef Jett was acknowledged with a Highly Commended Award for his time as Head Chef at Hadiqa.
As a collective, we also scooped the Social Media Activity Award for the second year in a row!
What a time to be alive for the S&J tribe! 👏🏼🏆🥂
Sneakers & Jeans venues are so pumped for Grand Final Day - we're celebrating with some EPIC drink specials ALL DAY!
Our doors will be opening earlier - Hadiqa, The Flour Factory and Varnish on King will open from noon & Caballitos will kick off from 4pm.
Head over to any S&J venue on Sat 25 Sept for $5 schooners of Pirate Life South Coast Pale Ale and $10 Grand Cocktails for Grand Final Day! All S&J Signature Sips will be shakin’ for just $10; Caballitos' Tommy's Margarita, The Flour Factory's Watermelon Sugar High, Hadiqa's iconic Turkish Delight Martini & Varnish on King's classic Whiskey Sour! The best bit? You can enjoy all four Signature Sips at any S&J venue!
Did we mention you can also catch the footy at The Flour Factory from 5.15pm too? GRAND! 🏆
Everyone’s favourite CBD Gin destination, The Flour Factory is delighted to confirm the return of Perth’s annual Gin & Tonic Gala – a four-week celebration of the most GINnovative drink ever; the Gin & Tonic!
We've collaborated with nine iconic local and global brands – Archie Rose, Fever-Tree, Hendrick's, Larios, Old Macdonald Gin, Roku, SevenZeroEight, Spirit of Little Things and The West Winds – to bring Perth some serious GINspiration, including eight limited edition cocktails crafted specially to showcase our sponsors in all their Gin-glory.
Look out for a large-scale floral mural blooming above the main bar, as well as several other epic art-installations and activations popping up around the venue – with some truly GINcredible events AND the return of GINNER - a GINdulgent gin-infused four-course dinner, paired with four G&Ts - bookings essential!
Helllllo, GIN! We mean Spring... 😉
The Flour Factory and The Lip Lab Perth have joined forces to raise awareness for Liptember and women’s mental health this September. Liptember are a demographically and socially diverse group of women and men committed to raising funds and awareness for women's mental health.
Throughout September, The Flour Factory will be hosting The Lip Lab for a series of GINspired gin lipstick creating masterclasses – and in true Flour Factory style, the team have also crafted a bespoke AmberChes Raspberry Delight pink gin Gin & Tonica which will be sold exclusively throughout September for $19.
The first three dates sold out within 48hrs and the additional dates are selling fast. Due to this success, we’ll be running Lips & Sips as a monthly offering at The Flour Factory and as a Functions & Events add-on from October onwards... Stay tuned!
Varnish on King celebrates EIGHT years of whiskey business with an epic tailored whiskey release with Australia's most highly awarded distillery, Archie Rose.
Varnish on King, the oldest and most awarded venue in the Sneakers & Jeans portfolio, is pumped to announce its collaboration with Australian favourite - Archie Rose to bring their very own Tailored Whiskey to Perth next month.
Hand-selected cask from the world’s best Rye Whiskey and home grown from Australian Rye, The Varnish on King X Archie Rose Tailored Whiskey release has been malted and aged in 36 month dried and toasted, virgin American oak.
At cask strength but not too hot. Spiced custard notes give way to ginger and stone fruit, rounding out with a choc- maple hit that sticks with you… this is one Tailored Whiskey not to be missed.
Available exclusively at Varnish from August, revellers can enjoy a Varnish on King X Archie Rose Tailored Whiskey for $30 a nip, accompanied with a signature bacon strip throughout August ($35 a nip from September). The Varnish on King X Archie Rose Tailored Whiskey will feature in several whiskey masterclasses and dinners coming to Varnish in the coming months! 🥃🦫