Location
410 Sandy Bay Rd, Sandy Bay, 7005 Tasmania, Australia
Telephone
(03) 6221 1888

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The eccentric yet sophisticated Birdcage Bar is a cocktail lover’s delight. Take in the hand-painted Billich frescos and the sounds of someone tinkering on the ivory keys of the grand piano. The intimate setting within the brass bars of The Birdcage has housed many stories since opening in 1973, and there’s room for plenty more. The Birdcage Bar is an 18+ venue.

Menu

  • Birdcage Beverage Menu

    JAPANESE WHISKY

    Suntory Whisky (Kabukin) 10.0
    Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve 17.0
    Yamazaki 12 Year Old 22.0
    Hakushu 12 Year Old 22.0
    Hibiki Japanese Harmony 17.0

    TASMANIAN WHISKY

    Hellyers Road Single Malt Pinot Cask 15.0
    Overeem Port Cask Single Malt Whisky 17.0
    Lark Slainte Single Malt Whisky Liqueur 15.0
    Hellyers Road Single Malt Whisky Cream 10.0
    1 shot = 30ml

    SPARKLING

    150ml | Bottle
    Ninth Island Sparkling (TAS) 12.0 | 52.0
    Arras Sparkling (TAS) 12.0 | 52.0
    T'Gallant Prosecco (VIC) 10.0 | 40.0
    Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial (FRA) - | 115.0

    WHITE

    150ml | Bottle
    Bream Creek Chardonnay (TAS) 11.0 | 51.0
    Chartley Estate Pinot Gris (TAS) 11.50 | 45.0
    Ninth Island Sauvignon Blanc (TAS) 10.5 | 41.0
    Chalk Hill Moscato (SA) 10.5 | 43.0

    RED

    150ml | Bottle
    Storm Bay Pinot Noir (TAS) 10.5 | 43.0
    Small Gully Little Book Shiraz (SA) 10.5 | 38.0
    Hartog's Plate Cabernet Merlot (WA) 9.5 | 35.0
  • Birdcage Favourites

    Tower Of Love

    Mango liqueur & strawberry liqueur delightfully blended with mango 22.0

    The '410' Punch

    Captain Morgan rum, peach liqueur, Cointreau, shaken with fresh lime, passionfruit, pineapple juice 22.0

    Espresso Martini

    Absolut Vanilia vodka, Kahlua, Tia Maria & Crème de Cacao unreservedly shaken with espresso 22.0

    Salted Caramel

    Baileys Irish Cream, Butterscotch Schnapps & salted caramel sauce shaken with cream 22.0
  • Birdcage Classics

    Birdcage Old Fashioned

    Maker’s Mark bourbon, Glayva, sugar & bitters, artfully stirred & served with orange zest 22.0

    French Martini

    Grey Goose Vodka, Chambord liqueur shaken with pineapple juice 22.0

    Malfunction

    Vanilla Galliano, Grand Marnier & Baileys Irish Cream & Cointreau 22.0

    Strawberry Dark & Stormy

    Kraken Spiced Rum shaken with strawberry liqueur crowned with ginger beer and fresh lime 22.0
  • Birdcage Specialities

    Perfect Pair

    Lark Slainte’ Whisky Liqueur, Sullivans Cove Double Cask whisky, stirred with honey & finished with fresh orange 22.0

    Bramble Love Potion

    Espolon tequila and Blackberry liqueur muddled with Tasmanian blackberry jam, agave nectar and fresh lime, topped with soda & finished with mint & dehydrated blackberries 22.0

    Honeycomb Twist

    Hellyers Road Single Malt Whisky Cream blended with Crème de Cacao, honey and cream, topped with smashed chocolate honeycomb 22.0

    Queen B

    Jinzu Premium British Gin & St Germain elderflower liqueur balanced with fresh lime and grapefruit juice 22.0
       
    *Please note beverage menu is subject to change and availability of items.
    Enjoy Responsibly. 18 + Venue.

The Birdcage Murals

The Birdcage bar was installed a couple of years after the casino’s 1973 opening, taking its name from the chrome bars encircling the central round bar. The frescos in the Birdcage Bar were painted by Charles Billich, whose collections are displayed worldwide, including in The White House and The Vatican. The paintings feature some of the dancers from Vive the Night, a show that attracted 13,000 guests in its first season in 1975 and led to increased investment in extravagant cabarets and productions.

Legend has it that artist Billich and tower architect Kevin Curtain had a disagreement and that Billich created the outward facing derriere on the right-hand wall as a representation of his disdain for Curtain.
In time, the Billich frescos were perceived as dated, so one of the refurbishments of the Birdcage called for them to be painted over. With amazing foresight, false walls were built over the murals and future redecorations were applied to them. It was during a discussion in 2009 that the existence of the frescos was revealed. The false walls were removed and the murals exposed. Billich returned to Wrest Point to restore his work.

Further information is available in Graeme Tonks’ book, Wrest Point, available in the Point Collectables gift shop.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm until late.

18+ venue.  Enjoy Responsibly.

Live entertainment

Thursday 9pm – 12am

Friday – Saturday 9pm – 1am

Sunday 6pm – 9pm

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