Dulcie’s is the new 1930s-inspired bar to open in Kings Cross

Bars, Drink, Sydney / 23 August 2019

Dulcie’s is set to transport you back to a time of 1930s fun and debauchery with its new underground parlour.

Period bars are popping up all over the place right now. There’s 1950s glitz and glamour bar Maybe Sammy. Bringing plenty of 70s nostalgia to Sydney’s CBD is Double Deuce. More recently, the city received Prince of York, the new multi-storey bar taking its cues from the vibrant era of 70s disco and Studio 54. Now there’s a new watering hole grabbing our attention. Introducing Dulcie’s, the new 1930s bar set to breathe new life into the eerily quiet Kings Cross.

What was once a strip club has been converted into a moody 60-seater bar that comes oozing in decadence. Think plush rugs, lush fabrics, a scattering of antique furniture and old photographs of Sydney and the harbour clinging from the walls.

As for the bar’s name, it is inspired by Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie Deamer, a prominent figure of the 1930s. Otherwise known as Sydney’s ‘Queen of Bohemia’, Dulcie stamped her mark in the Great Depression era as a prominent novelist, poet, journalist and actor. She also founded the Fellowship of Australian Writers as the first female reporter.

The motto at Dulcie’s is ‘let’s misbehave’ and this resonates with everything from the playful fit out to the bar’s very own stage. Designed for burlesque and cabaret shows, a visit to Dulcie’s is set to transport you back to a time of fun and debauchery.

As for the all important drinks, Dulcie’s shines the spotlight on local distillers and wine makers, with an all-Australian wine and spirits list. Cocktails also take their cues from prominent 1930s figures, with concoctions like Burn ’em Down Dawn, named after prominent supporter of the LGBTQI community, Dawn O’Donnell.

Dulcie’s is open Monday to Saturday 5pm till 2am & Sunday 12pm-12am.