A dimly lit underground space, The Swinging Cat pays homage to the classic drinks of the Big Easy but eschews the trades in the Mardi Gras boisterousness for a more sedate, sophisticated feel.


The brainchild of licensee Pete Fischer, who has almost two decades of years of experience in Sydney’s bar scene, including stints at Zeta Bar and Hemmesphere, The Swinging Cat is clearly a passion project. It mines one of the world’s great drinking cultures for inspiration and also occupies something of an unfilled niche in Sydney’s otherwise comprehensively diverse drinking scene.


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