By Andrew Collins. Although it was shuttered for a few years, Sydney's legendary drag cabaret, the Imperial Hotel 35 Erskineville Rd. The historic building, which opened in in the now GLBT-popular neighborhood of Erskineville, became a hub of the city's drag scene in the s and earned international fame as the inspiration for the camp classic, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert parts of the movie were filmed inside the Imperial in October It's undergone a major renovation, after having undergone numerous legal battles with city officials, and is now looking better than ever. The quintessential leather-and-bear cruise bar on busy Oxford Street in the Darlinghurst section of Sydney, the Oxford Hotel has undergone a natty makeover since I snapped this photo and visited in
Head here for regular drag shows, fabulous food, and a killer subterranean dancefloor. No cheese, no shirts and no attitude. The best spot on Oxford for kicked-back vibes, fabulous people watching and a cheeky boogie. Not technically a gay bar, but a very popular spot with the boys. Head here on a Friday night and you'll find it absolutely heaving with members of your tribe.
By Mark Murphy February 12, He has been an eyewitness and a major player within the gay community from the very beginning, when clubbing was a form of self-discovery and a way to create family around shared nocturnal experiences. He was front and centre in building the scenes, which have become as legendary as the music he has spun.
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