Papa Gedes enter their third year with a brand new cocktail menu (Sydney)

Sydney’s Papa Gedes have recently turned two, entering into their third year operating as one of the most charming small bars in the CBD. Themed towards the voodoo history of New Orleans, the tiki-esque bar has maintained a balance that doesn’t go over-the-top yet remains playful with a distinctive aesthetic that is clear in both their cocktails and decor. In continuing that dedication to the bar’s character, the Papa Gedes bar team have launched a new cocktail menu, geared towards summer.


You’ll still find that warm and welcoming entry ramp at the end of a 19th century laneway in Kent Street, and the bar still has that glow to it that makes you want to park up on those chic sofas for more than a few hours. The only big difference is the more sizable menu, which is illustrated to theme, with cocktail names like Berried Alive, The Sherry Spring Show and Tombstone Blues. There’s also a more comprehensive wine list sitting near absinthes, rums, import spirits, and bar snacks. Here are some of what you can expect when heading along to test out the new potions the staff have been working on:

  • Hoodoo Root Beer: Mezcal, Montenegro, beetroot shrub, lime, rhubarb, and ginger beer ($18)
  • Berried Alive: Rim, maraschino, lime, strawberry shrub, and strawberry soil ($16)
  • Barbados Slim: Agricole Rum, Coconut, Campari, lemon, pineapple, and plum bitters ($17)
  • Smokey South Julep: Bourbon, mint syrup, and smokey Lapsang Souchong Agrume ($16)
  • Hipster Gin & Tonic: West Winds Cutlass Gin, tonic water hand-made by obscure musical fairies, and dehydrated lime fruit ($12)


To accompany the new menu, Papa Gedes has also launches a few monthly events including ‘Monday Night Booze’ taking place every second Monday of the month, focusing on a growing series of Spirit-focused nights, such as masterclasses. The second regular event will be a monthly comedy night with local and international stand-up with cocktail specials and $10 entry.

Papa Gedes

Address: 348 Kent St, Sydney
Hours: 4pm-12am daily (5pm on Saturdays)


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Chris Singh

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