Review of Papa Gedes
Hidden down a cobblestone laneway off Kent Street you will find New Orleans styled Papa Gedes.
Papa Gedes is named after the Haitian voodoo spirit of love and laughter and serves up tiki cocktails, absinthes and herbal elixirs with their unique witch doctor style.
This intimate bar is dimly lit, with candles and lamps providing just the right ambience to showcase their black magic. There’s a communal table as well as seats for smaller groups, but the reason you come here is for those drinks.
Papa Gedes is first and foremost a cocktail bar and they take their drinks seriously.
You can choose from cocktails such as Burried Alive – a martini with pisco, rum, lime and strawberries, or The Zombie – Appleton Estate, Brandy, Cointreau, Grapefruit, Falernum & fire, which comes with its own warning!
But, if you simply can’t choose – why not head straight to the blackboard of drinks to ‘try before you die’? Sounds pretty serious.
They serve a small snack menu too, should you feel like a nibble, though no hot food – cheese and meat platters, olives and the like.
Plus, this is a neighbourhood bar with friendly service to complement those killer drops. In fact, what’s not to like about this voodoo den? They had us at tiki.
Address: 348 Kent Street, Sydney (down the laneway at the rear)
Hours: Mon – Fri – 4pm – 12am, Sat – 5pm – 12am, Sun – closed
Website: Papa Gedes
Images courtesy of Papa Gedes.