Our Partner’s venues
Family-owned hospitality group Solotel is the proud Sydney WorldPride 2023 hospitality partner. Explore their venues below and get ready for some special WorldPride treats!
For the fourth year running, Kings Cross Hotel will transform into the iconic Queens Cross Hotel and the team from 4the.love are curating outstanding experiences of unity, celebration, and glittering love across each of the five levels. The Clock is celebrating love and pride with celebrity guru (and Surry Hills local), Richard Reid. At The Bank, queer party crews Birdcage and Woody’s are taking over while at Goros resident queen, Milan, has some serious fun planned for this late-night haunt. Two queer institutions in Darlo Bar and the inimitable House of Mince are also joining forces. And finally, the Abercrombie (opens late 2022) has Xander Khoury from QTBIPOC collective House Of Silky and Kate Munro going all night across its multiple levels.
Sitting on King Street smack bang in the middle of Newtown, The Bank is an Inner West institution where absolutely everybody is welcome. A safe space for all, a home to live music in Sydney, a place to feast with friends and a place to catch up over a few beers a place to celebrate, The Bank will be hosting parties every night of World Pride 2023. With events curated by the teams behind Birdcage & Woody’s, each night will be filled with performances and features from people within our beloved Sydney LGBTQI+ community.
The Clock is celebrating love & pride with celebrity guru (and Surry Hills local), Richard Reid, as our exclusive curator for Sydney WorldPride 2023!
Our colourful calendar of events includes boozy brunches, A Night of 1000 Kylie’s (karaoke), pride trivia with local legend Breko, popup cocktail and drink menus (yas) and giveaways at Rowdy Randy’s Raffle.
We’re also going to party. A lot. Every weekend we’ll have curated parties throughout our venue with DJs, drink and non-stop dancing.
GOROS is your favourite late-night venue in Surry Hills. From custom–built karaoke rooms and arcade games, to DJs, sake & cocktails, there’s nowhere quite like the playground of GOROS.
Our resident queen Milan is taking over GOROS to bring you a huge two weeks of fabulous activity for Sydney WorldPride. Kara-OK will feature on the two Wednesdays with plenty of queer anthems and a cash prize of $250 up from our usual $100, then on the Thursdays it’s time to mingle at our all-inclusive LGBTQIA+ mixers. Throw it back on the Fridays with our 90s and 00s dress-up parties – prizes for the best dressed! Then boogie the night away on the Saturdays as we bring you a queen-level line-up of queer DJ’s and anthems, with free face painting all night long.
Darlo Bar’s rich long history has made it a destination that’s seen art students, medical professionals, politicians and proud locals alike walk through the doors for a tipple, a deep convo and most importantly, some good vibes.
This year, we’re excited to announce that Darlo Bar is partnering with WorldPride 2023 and the inimitable House of Mince for 2 whole weeks of fun filled parties. Expect a jam packed schedule with queer entertainment, all to be announced very soon! There will be some big name queens that will be making their Darlo bar debut & so many more surprises coming your way.
Kings Cross Hotel
For the 4th year running, Kings Cross Hotel will transform into the iconic Queens Cross Hotel for 2 whole weeks during Sydney World Pride 2023 & this year we won’t be going in alone. We are in proud partnership with the team from 4the.love, who will be transforming Queens Cross into 5 levels of unity, celebration, and glittering love. Each level will highlight its own identity, from the pink patio to the rainbow rooftop, & will offer its own unique twist of food, beverage & entertainment to match.
Expect 16 days of fabulous entertainment on every level, with plenty of big acts stepping through our doors to provide you with a night of entertainment you will never forget. So go on, why not step into our very own pride palace for a cheeky cocktail, a late-night boogie, or a recovery spot to reminisce on the antics from the night before.
Abercrombie encourages and champions a culture of inclusivity, creativity, and expression.
WorldPride season we will be hub, a gateway, and a party destination for all LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and allies as they converge to celebrate the biggest party in the world, WorldPride.
They have a two-week program of the best queer parties and events, curated by one of Australia’s preeminent house DJ’s, Kate Monroe, and nightlife artist and curator, Xander Khoury.
From Friday 17 February to Monday 6 March, The Abercrombie will be home to some of Australia’s best queer house and techno parties including Heaps Gay, Kerfew, Barba, SUGAR, Angels Only, Canned Fruit, Fur Ball, Queer Techno Collective, Queer House Collective as well as DJ workshops by Irregular Fit, rooftop parties and more.
The Marly is a weekend staple for many people on a night out and is a go to destination for late night partyers. Whether they are coming for the iconic Breko’s Music Bingo on Thursdays, enjoying a boogie to some of Sydney’s best DJs until 4am or a late-night rave in Tokyo Sing Song, there is something for everyone.
The Marly will be holding several events in celebration of Sydney World Pride, including Breko’s Music Bingo, RAW raves in Tokyo Sing Song and having some of our amazing Queer DJs spinning all your favourite anthems.
The Courthouse Hotel is located in the heart of Newtown, The Courty’s spirit is encapsulated in the patrons who frequent the venue, which can be seen through its raw & perfectly imperfect walls. Inclusion and diversity are part of the pub’s foundation, and the rainbow steps are our gentle nod to this creative and unconventional community.
The Courty will be celebrating Sydney World Pride across two massive weeks with drag bingo, trivia, queer artists and much more. On Saturday February 25 the Courty will be showing the Mardi Gras 2023 Parade LIVE & LOUD on our big screens. Come in fancy dress or wear whatever makes you feel best. This day is going to be fun and fabulous.
Sitting pretty on the water’s edge, buzzing day and night, Barangaroo House has three levels for you to drink, dine and play. Soak in the Sydney sunshine at House Bar, our casual harbourside watering hole. Ignite your senses with Japanese-inspired dishes, cocktails and taste-making tunes on level 1 at Rekodo Restaurant and Vinyl Bar. Or ascend the stairs to Smoke, where rooftops and revelry are a match made in heaven. Come for the cocktails, stay for the stars. With a vibe for every tribe, pick a storey to start your story.
Boasting the best view in Sydney with sweeping views of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera house, Opera Bar is a must see! Free live entertainment takes the stage daily at our bar, the roster showcasing Sydney’s finest musicians who provide beat to your days and rhythm to your nights. Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Circular Quay, settle in for lunch with fresh seafood and top off your afternoon with an array of cocktails or complimentary wine.
Paddo Inn has been a neighbourhood pub since 1814. We are all about celebrating life’s pleasures – great food, delicious drinks, and live music shared with the company of friends and family.
Paddo Inn is getting ready to celebrate with the LGBTQIA+ community for Sydney World Pride 2023. Come dressed to impress in your best Mardi Gras celebration outfits on Saturday 25 February and join us to watch the Mardi Gras 2023 Parade LIVE & LOUD on our big screens. If you’re headed to the parade, join us for a drink and something to eat before or after – we’re just a short walk down Oxford Street.
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