Inside the Gatsby-inspired bar that’s opened in Sydney

If you are wanting to take a step back in time, a visit to recently opened The Cat's Meow needs to be on the top of your list.

Located in the heart of Sydney, this Darlinghurst bar brings back some Gatsby-inspired glamour.

Take a trip back to the 1920s as soon as you take a step through the door, as your eyes feast on the Art Deco interior, vintage light pendants and velvet accents. 

Historically, Darlinghurst was the epitome of roaring '20s glitz and sophistication, so it's fitting that The Cat's Meow set up shop here. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Every single thing we do at The Cat’s Meow exudes style that transcends time and trend,” said Henri Azzi, owner of The Cat’s Meow. “We create the electricity and buzz you get from rubbing shoulders with interesting people, and with discretion and class, we ensure our guests’ nights unfold exactly as planned or go somewhere thrillingly unexpected. Our commitment is to indulge, thrill and entertain - whether loud and glitzy or stylish and subtle. As I like to say – why speak easy when you can roar!”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The main bar area is dubbed the vault and from there you can venture to The Butcher's Library, which is filled with dark wood, brass fittings and marble.

 

If that's not your scene, you can also opt to take a seat in the Champagne Room, filled with velvet booths and endless flutes of bubbly and caviar or oysters on the menu. This special room is made for discretion and guests are asked to give up their mobile phones, which are locked away for the duration of their stay.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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And don't think this will just be like any other regular bar. Henri says to expect monthly celebrations: “We want to throw the best parties people have ever seen. There could be snake charmers, burlesque, masquerade."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For more information visit The Cat's Meow

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