The Swinging Cat – Sydney CBD
Hidden below the intersection of Clarence and King Streets is a new small bar the likes never before seen in Sydney.
The Swinging Cat encompasses the culture, beauty and magic from the legendary birth place of the Sazerac, Ramos Gin Fizz, and of course the Hurricane – New Orleans.
The foundations of The Cat began with a venue. Not THIS venue, but A venue. The venue was tiny, barely enough room to really understand where the patrons would sit, let alone where the booze would be, but it had potential and a vision began forming. Some time later, amidst lease negotiations and legal advise a name was chosen – The Swinging Cat (due to the lack of room to swing one!).
Fate intervened, and that venue was snapped up by another entrepreneur and the owners were back on the hunt for a new location. Over the intervening years there were big venues and small venues, none quite ticking the boxes, but throughout the search a brand was born.
The design elements of ‘The Cat’ draw from every aspect of NOLA’s French Quarter, from the gas lit street lamps, to the mosaic entryways we hope to transport you straight onto the corner of Rue Royal and Conti where one day you may find a six piece Jazz band and the next a traditional Mardi Gras Krewe.
The owners vision of The Cat was not to recreate a New Orleans bar, but rather to capture the energy and atmosphere which is so unique to New Orleans, and bottle that feeling inside this little corner of Sydney.
The Swinging Cat
A: 44 King Street (Corner of Clarence), Sydney, 2000
P: (02) 9262 3696
W:The Swinging Cat Facebook
O: Mon-Sat: 4:00pm-12:00am