What's On?


Stand by for our next series of  live events and exciting announcements.
Scroll down for more info!
See Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

Summer 2024 and beyond...
Papa Gede demands that you have a great time this year. Scroll down for how we can make this happen, together.

Events Archives

Our previous events.

The Night Is Young

Wednesdays & Thursdays Oct 25-Nov 16

As the days get longer Papa Gede's, in conjunction with YCK, invites you to stay out late, get your culture fix, and enjoy York, Clarence and Kent Street laneways. The festival will see over 50 FREE events take place- Here we're hosting live music or killers DJs Wednesday 25/10, Thursday 2/11 (our 10th birthday!), then Thursdays 9/11, and 16/11. See you after 8.30pm for some great tunes! For more info check our instagram.

Wander YCK

Saturday

Spring is in the CBD air- It's a laneways bar crawl: Introducing Wander YCK, a new cocktail event series by your favourite small bar precinct, YCK Laneways. 4 Cocktails for $69 Taking place on Saturday the 7th of October, fire up the group chat and get ready for an afternoon of delicious bites and ever better bevs. Simply grab your pals, select your four favorite YCK bars and book yourself in. Wander YCK is a self-guided experience - totally powered by you. On the day you’ll be given four tokens which equals four cocktails, one small bite (available from a select menu at your starting venue) and the rest is up you. Happy exploring!

One Whole Decade Party

Thursday

The year was 2013. The Pope joined Twitter, “selfie” was added to the dictionary, and down a laneway in the Sydney CBD a New Orleans style cocktail and absinth small bar, Papa Gede’s flung open its doors for the very first time - It's now ten years on, and our whole team invite you to celebrate “One Whole Decade” party. Featuring: - “Greatest hits” drinks - resurrected for one night only - that will be going at their original, 2013 prices. -Guests will be entertained by the ‘King of Bass’, Craig Calhoun & The Brothers of Oz, (funk, party anthems, jazz, soul) and all-vinyl sets from Rhythm Cellar DJ, Bexxy J. -Feast on Muffaletta sandwiches and birthday cake, witness firey surprises, and take a sip from the eternal absinthe fountains of youth. Dress: Black

Really Rye July

1st- 31st July

Not doing Dry July? Soothe your sinful soul here with our limited edition Rye July dranks: 'Rye Wit' a mulled wine spice infused rye Boulevardier, and our ol' faithful 'Mental Clarity' a rye & rum clarified milk punch with tonka bean and lemon, both made with our favourite award-winning Aussie Rye whiskey, The Gospel Solera Rye. In keeping with the spirit of Dry July- $1 from the sale of each drink is being donated to the Dry July campaign, raising funds for the Australian Cancer Council. Hit us up on email or social media for more info.

All Vinyl with Scratches Records

Saturday

It's a hip-hop appreciation night tonight, and you'll be in the capable hands of P.Smurf, from Scratches Records, Sydney's hip hop royalty. Spinning an unbeatable mix of old school hip hop, funk and soul to get pump up the middle of your Saturday night.

Live DJ Selecta Jon E

Saturday

In partnership with Orbital Radio we wlecome back the Scottish legend Selecta Jon-E, for an all-vinyl extravanganza of soul, funk, hip hop, dub, reggae & more.

HIA Live

Yet, again we are thrilled to welcome our favourite brother and sister trio, HIA, who'll seduce you all with their original tracks and epic band. Influenced by the likes of Outkast and The Fugees, this gorgeous group always raise the roof with their awesome music and sibling’s banter.

Too Easy at Papa Gede's: An Accessible Comedy Showcase

Tuesday

For only $15 we're featuring some of the funniest comedians in Sydney, this showcase will promote diverse comic talent with lived experience of disability, and/or chronic illness. With wheelchair accessible seating and Auslan interpretation, we are championing ease of access, in a fun way! Line-up to be announced shortly via Papa Gede's website, and social media channels.

The Rhythm Cellar with Sara DJ and Bexy J

Saturday

In partnership with Orbital Radio we've got power duo DJ Sara and Bexy J aka The Rythm Cellar, spinning all vinyl good-times til late. Think funk, garage, pop, soul, 60s, 80s and more dancing tunes.

Live Music with Eamon Dilworth & The Po' Boys

Thursday

Tonight we present a feel-good coming together inspired by Nawlin's jazz and blues with Eamon Dilworth and his Po'Boys band. Rollicking through the New Orleans songbook from Preservation Hill to Dr John, and a few originals inspired by their travels.

All Vinyl Saturday with DJ Selecta Jon E

Saturday

In partnership with Orbital Radio we wlecome back the Scottish legend Selecta Jon-E, for an all-vinyl extravanganza of soul, funk, hip hop, dub, reggae & more.

Late night DJ + D-floor vibes

SATURDAY JUNE 12 & SATURDAY JUNE 19

Yup. There will be vinyl. And there will be dancing. And a touch of live brass. We are collaborating with the most excellent Jon-E from Orbital Radio, plus DJ Soulie & the Camel Radio crew in order to rev- up your Saturday night. We’re thinking Soul, Blues, Reggae and Hip-Hop and we’re thinking that you should come.

Menu Board Charity Auction + Entertainment

WEDNESDAY JUNE 9 2021

We are auctioning our ‘Try Before You Die’ board of classic cocktails off for charity! Blackroo Industries to be specific. This is an historic, must-attend event for anyone with a penchant for cocktails, art, signage and, of course, giving back to the community. The sign was hand-painted by legendary street/graffiti artist Days One DCA, so it is totally one-of-a-kind. Not only that, but we are also launching our brand-new ‘Tarot’ cocktail menu, plus providing you lot with some epic live music. (See below)

GREAT SOUTHERN NIGHTS - HIA SUPPORTED BY LOVEBOY AND HIS IMAGINARY FRIENDS

18 March - 10 April

HIA are back! Our favourite alternative hip-hop/ RnB/Soul vibes from gorgeous, talented brother and sister group; who write and produce original tracks along the lines of The Fugees and Outkast. Last time they rocked with us they sold out and there wasn’t a person who left without grinning. Supported by Loveboy and his Imaginary Friends: A holistic and conceptual musical experience with synths, guitar sounds and a whole bunch of 60s-80s influences.

Live Comedy produced by Yeah The Girls

Tuesday August 23rd

A night of the finest comedians we could find, who just happen to be women. All killer, no filler with endorphins guaranteed. Line-up featuring Bec Charlwood, Lauren Bonner, Edan McGovern, Laura Coleman, Guneet Kaur, Kevin Jin, with MC Alia Lievore. Produced by Yeah The Girls.

Live music with Ariane Campbell

Wednesday August 17th

Join us as local legend Ariane Campbell takes us on a soulful journey through favourite acoustic folk, blues and rock covers, while downing shots of whisky and flirting mercilessly with the crowd.

HIA with Nancy Denis

Wednesday August 10th

Our favourite brother and sister trio, fronted by the charismatic Nancy Denis, are back to seduce you all with their original tracks and epic band. Influenced by the likes of Outkast and The Fugees, this gorgeous group always raise the roof with their awesome music and sibling’s banter.

Don't Want
To Miss out?

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our upcoming events, deals, seasonal menus and so much more.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.