How it all began

“Our hand painted mural symbolises freedom. Freedom to live your life and do what makes you happy and freedom to overcome any adversities in your life.”

Trishy [Dishy] Karr, one of Sydney’s most flamboyant party impresarias, is getting down to business as she launches a gold-hued new venue in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo.

Best known for her Mardi Gras floats and long-running Hot Kandi parties, that serve up Studio 54 vibes for the harbour city’s party people, Kandi Luxe opens its doors on Friday evening, May 21.

A long-term passion project Kandi Luxe, says Trish is, “all about bbringing people together for good
times, something I’ve been doing with my Hot Kandi parties since 2009.”

Set to be a vibrant new addition to the small-bar renaissance underway in the emerald city, Trish is committed to ensuring Kandi Luxe is a dazzling part of the revitalisation of Sydney’s night-time economy as the city emerges from the long shadow cast over it by prohibition-like lockout laws—in place since 2014—and the effects of the pandemic.

Food, drink and music elevate cities after dark and, as the City of Sydney’s recent research shows, the more diverse the options available are to enjoy, the more connected and inclusive our nightlife is.


Trish describes Kandi Luxe as a ‘lush, dreamy and opulent setting with velvet seating, gold mirrors, chandeliers and a custom mural on the wall.’

“The signature cocktails are to die for as is the custom food menu designed by Head chef Blake (from Restaurant Hubert). We have Parisienne-style burlesque performers and saxophonists to entertain you and live DJ sets on Friday, Saturday and Sundays, from lunch-till-late,” explains Karr.

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