Introducing Cardea: A Sexy Speakeasy in Barangaroo

Bars, Eat, Sydney / 1 August 2023

Cardea is the captivating new cocktail and entertainment bar that graces the vibrant Barangaroo precinct of Sydney.

Nestled discreetly in the heart of Barangaroo, Cardea beckons guests into an intimate wonderland, where flavours, craftsmanship, and entertainment converge in perfect harmony. Inspired by the legendary Roman Goddess Cardea, who fearlessly guards doorways against evil spirits, this bar is here to safeguard the art of cocktail creation and culinary excellence.

Step inside, and you’ll find yourself in a luxurious vintage haven adorned with plush velvet interiors and private booths, reminiscent of a clandestine speakeasy. Cardea’s ambiance sets the stage for unforgettable moments where laughter fills the air, secrets are whispered, and memories are forged.

Mixologist George Bekarian is known for his award-winning creativity and intricate understanding of flavours when it comes to crafting cocktails. His unwavering commitment to sustainability and a field-to-glass approach makes Cardea a trailblazer in eco-friendly mixology. Each cocktail is a symphony of flavours, seamlessly blending ingredients from diverse corners of the globe. From the exotic spices of Asia to the aromatic herbs of the Mediterranean, every creation tells a story of travel.

Executive Chef Pier Davide Maiuri brings his remarkable culinary virtuosity to Cardea, infusing traditional flavours with innovative techniques gathered from his global travels. Get ready to indulge in the flavours of Peru with the Peruvian-Inspired Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche, or transport your taste buds to North Africa with the Moroccan Style Swordfish. Don’t miss the Potato Mille-Feuille, a succulent beef crudo made from premium MB4 Australian Wagyu striploin, served with locally sourced royal blue potatoes layered with sour cream and crowned with Oscietra caviar.

The hero cocktails are equally impressive, including the Truffle Maker, a truffle-infused vodka blend infused with guava, and Mrs. Dorothy, a magical journey through grapes, elderflowers, and aloe vera.

Cardea boasts an exciting entertainment calendar featuring speakeasy sounds of jazz, mesmerising piano solos, and enchanting magic performances.

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm until late. Find out more here.

Cardea is another wonderful addition to Sydney from the team behind Luna Lu in The Rocks.