Walk through the doors of Cindy Chows Theatre & Cocktail Bar and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time to Shanghai in the 1920s—a time of speakeasies and secret gambling dens. In typical speakeasy style, you won’t just stumble across this concealed bar without looking for it—it's tucked away inside Ling Lings on Brunswick Street.
Inside, you’ll find a glamorous drinking den, with red leather lounges and moody lighting provided by antique-style lamps, all overlooked by a stunning curved bar. But while the interior is spectacular, the signature cocktails are by far the main attraction. We’re not just talking any old cocktails—think concoctions like the Birdcage, with gin, passionfruit and peach liqueurs, orange juice and rhubarb served up inside a gilded birdcage. The real drawcard though, is the Lady Absinthe, a cocktail tower designed to share, filled with absinthe, citrus, syrup and cucumber.
On the food front, Cindy Chows has raised the bar for late night venues. Serving up the likes of crispy lotus chips with avocado dip, karaage sliders, pork and chive wontons, fresh oysters and wasabi calamari, you’ll be spoilt for choice. More than just a cocktail bar, the venue also doubles as a theatre where you can catch some classic live acts, including swing jazz music and cabaret.
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