The Swinging Cat Sydney

Tucked beneath a Subway outlet is a little piece of New Orleans bringing a touch of Mardi Gras to Sydney’s CBD. The Swinging Cat is an elegant bar with a touch of class that invites you to huddle around comfortable lounges or sit a high stools near the bar.

The Swinging Cat

The cocktails list impresses with classics from NOLA. Two pages dedicated to the Sazerac ensure you come back to try a different version each time you visit. The Ramos Gin Fizz will have you ordering another while the Vieux Carré sings the praises of rye whisky while the Creole Mary puts a spicy Cajun twist to the classic. The Hurricane cocktail is not to be missed, strong, boozy, well balanced and guaranteed to put a smile on your face particularly after a hard day’s work.

If all these cocktails have you hankering for a bite to eat, the shrimp and crab dumplings and the grilled cheese with smoked wagyu hot the right spot.

The name implies an intimate den small enough to swing a cat but you’ll find cosy seating, a vintage piano and table service. Highly recommended.

The Swinging Cat
44 King Street, Sydney
Mon to Sat: 4pm to midnight

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The Swinging Cat Sydney was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 by Corinne Mossati
Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of Cocktails & Bars and popular online magazine Gourmantic. She is named in the Australian Bartender Magazine Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The World’s 50 Best Bars Academy who judges the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions. Read the full bio here.