A bar with one talented crew in turning this stylish multi-level bar into one of the Cross’ major players...
Dulcie’s Bar Bohemia is just what Kings Cross needs a bit more of.
The drinks list is entirely Australian. Signature cocktails are definitely the heroes, each of which pays homage to one of Sydney’s historical legends. Repin’s Coffee pays homage to Ivan Repin – one of the city’s first champions of good coffee – and is a take on the espresso martini, with Old Young’s smoked vodka from Perth, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur from the Central Coast and T Totaler chai tea milk from Sydney.
The Bold and Unforgettable truly lives up to its name, a heady combination of Poltergeist Unfiltered Gin stirred with Causes and Cures Semi Dry vermouth and garnished with a rosemary sprig. It is arguably one of the best Martinis in town.
Homage is also paid to activist Juanita Nielsen, who saved Victoria Street from high-rise development in the 1970s, with the Darling Juanita – a mix of Remedy dry gin, cucumber juice, basil, cracked pepper and mandarin syrup. There’s a dedicated list for Martinis, a drink that rose in popularity during the 1930s.
Kings Cross today is a far cry from what it once was. And while we’re talking pre-lockout laws, I’m referring in particular to the raging 1930s when the Cross was in its prime. Step in Dulcie’s, the district’s latest drinking haunt which has been created in an ode to the mischief of the bygone era.