Tell us about your bar:
Our namesake, Papa Gede, is the voodoo god of lust and laughter – why there are not more bars dedicated to him we’ll never know. Ours is a den of fine cocktails, craft beers and vino, with the vibe of a regular’s bar. In the name of Papa G we love people, we love drinks and we love drinking.
What’s on the menu?
Our peanut butter pretzels are a crowd favourite and only $4 a bowl. Cracking cheese and charcuterie platters also available from $15-20.
Care for a drink?
Our signature drink has got to be our Zombie – it’s a festive tiki classic that we’ve embraced wholeheartedly with two rums, apricot brandy, grapefruit, lime and a flaming boozy lime husk. Our Divine Intervention is damn fine: absinthe, fresh apple, passion fruit and lemon.
Inspired by the best sounds from New Orleans and the Caribbean, we love blues, soul, reggae, a bit of jazzed-up funk and the odd ’60s and ’70s favourite.
We like to think of ourselves as having the body of a supermodel cocktail bar with the wit of a Louis C.K. pub. No need to sacrifice looks for conversation here! On that note, we have a monthly comedy night on the third Tuesday of every month where we let the professionals take care of the jokes. Gives us a break from all our thoughtful insights and sexy banter.
The bill comes to:
Pretzels + Zombie = $23. Two regular cocktails + cheese platter = $47.
Address: Laneway, 348 Kent St, Sydney Phone number: (02) 9299 5671
Website: www.papagedes.com Opening hours: Mon – Fri 4pm-midnight, Sat 5pm-midnight