Dusk Club in Sydney’s CBD has been transformed from a 1920s cocktail lounge into a Cuban oasis as part of a pop-up partnership with Bacardi.
The popular late-night venue, located upstairs from the Edinburgh Castle Hotel on the corner of Pitt and Bathurst streets, has been completely reimagined – it’s filled vintage-style Cuban artworks, rattan lamp shades, moody lighting, blue velvet drapes and lush tropical plants.
As rum cocktail fans, we were eager to sample Dusk Club goes to Havana’s drinks menu, which includes concoctions such as Winter Mojitos, the Papa Doble (Bacardi Carta Oro, pink grapefruit, maraschino and lime), the fruity Hotel Nacional (Bacardi Carta Oro, apricot, pineapple and lime).
Our pick of the cocktails on the night was the Hotel Nacional, which tastes just like a boozy Pine-Lime Splice. Delicious!
We also loved all the bar snacks we chose, which included the most deliciously moist Kades falafels with tzatziki, lemon and sumac and super tender calamari with vinegar salt, pink pepper and garlic aioli.
The stand-out dish was the corn ribs with chilli lime and butter sauce, parmesan and herbs. They were so good we ordered a second round. Whoever invented corn ribs is a GENIUS.
There was a great vibe in the bar during our Thursday night visit – every corner was filled with patrons laughing and chatting as they enjoyed the Cuban-influenced decor and menu.
Dusk Club goes to Havana is open Tuesday to Friday from 5pm until 2am, on level 1, Edinburgh Castle Hotel, 294 Pitt Street, Sydney.