33-37 Darlinghurst Rd
What: Two-level tribute to excess in the inner-city hood of Kings Cross.
The look: Eclectic. Sexy, blood-red tribute to 1930s Shanghai and golden Hollywood on one level; Mad Hatter's tea party with elephant-shaped tables on another.
Who goes: The coolest party crowd in town.
Sound track: DJs spin tracks at a volume not conducive to tête-à-têtes.
What to wear: For girls, flash tanned flesh; guys, a funky fedora and skinny suit over V-neck tee.
What to drink: The Crouching Tiger blends Tanqueray, burned lemon, cilantro, kaffir lime leaves, and ginger beer.
Door policy: Tough. Call beforehand; look the part.