The Cat's Meow, Sydney.
Movie stars and con artists, playboys and femme fatales welcome. The newcomer to renowned Sydney nightlife strip Oxford Street has come roaring into the scene with a 1920s theme that is refreshingly free of prohibition vibes. The glitzy corner bar puts it all on show with tall arched windows draped with heavy velvet curtains; emerald-green marble features; plush seating booths that snake around the venue; and a magnificent central chandelier. Although the focus is on fresh, easy-drinking cocktails (the bar is managed by Sydney hospitality legends), don’t overlook the grazing-style food menu, which brims with classics such as a picture-perfect prawn cocktail. Guests are asked to hand over their phones upon entry to fully enjoy their stay.