If you go down to Kings Cross tonight, you're in for a big surprise. A serious party destination ('The Cross' is Sydney's premier nightclub district, after all), Kit and Kaboodle is a dual-level bar/club above Sugarmill, a popular local pub. Paying homage to 1930s Shanghai, the slinky interior is all seductive reds and golds, with some really cool artwork in the stairwell. The bartenders here can bang together any kind of drink that takes your fancy, but there's a also a great cocktail list to explore try house favourite Pinky Swear: Ketel One Vokda, crßme de peche, homemade rose syrup, pink grapefruit and lemon juice, or the Florida Mule with rum, ginger beer and pink grapefruit for something a little off-beat and refreshing. While the tunes emanating from the DJ booth are refreshingly cheese-free, they are played at top volume, so this really isn't the place for an intimate encounter if you plan on doing any talking, at least. Peckish? The food menu here is basic, but the gourmet jaffles (Aussie speak for toasted sandwiches) are perfect for soaking up the booze. There are tacos, fried chicken and the Sydney small plate du jour, chilli salt squid, on offer, too. It's also worth noting that the door policy is pretty strict, so you'd better dress smart and think pretty thoughts if you're hoping to get past the velvet rope.