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The Stonewall Hotel

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Address: 175 Oxford Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9360 1963
10:00 - 06:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 06:00

There is so much to know about Stonewall Hotel, it is not just a place to...

There is so much to know about Stonewall Hotel, it is not just a place to go to the weekend. Stonewall Hotel is a history, it is an institution and it is a safe place for the GLBTI community. Stonewall is committed to supporting the lifestyle that all of us in the Gay community enjoy so much. Whether it be entertainment, fashion, parties or music, Stonewall will bring you events and items that help create the spirit of unity and love for our way of life.Our music will showcase our most popular Dj’s, our Hotel will provide a venue to enjoy each other’s company and Stonewall will also create lifestyle stuff that reflects our sense of self. Stonewall proud to be a Gay brand.The history is remembered the future is here!PROUD TO BE GAY AND LESBIAN!

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An average gay bar

Perhaps the afternoon is not the best time of day to check out a gay bar. It was fine enough and the beer cold and surprisingly the music wasn't too loud. Interesting, though.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perhaps the afternoon is not the best time of day to check out a gay bar. It was fine enough and the beer cold and surprisingly the music wasn't too loud. Interesting, though.

Thank Kirkcaldylad
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A fine local however the security guards let this place down. Judge mental for no particular reason. There are more inviting places across the road at Palms. Spend your money elsewhere.

Thank ripadvice
Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had really fun on Wednesday 4th January, where they organized the "malebox" party. Drinks don't have alcohol as in Europe, but we appreciated it. Please, bring always your passport: after 10 pm you must be over 25 (they told me). Me and my partner are both over 25, so we had fun.

1 Thank Pulcinomilano
New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Very lively and busy venue. Sadly like all of Sydney, you cannot stay out late past the lock-out laws. It gets louder as you approach midnight, so bring your ear plugs. The host(ess) on Wednesday nights also runs a neighborhood "meals-on-heels" delivery program.

Thank KKua
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

My partner and I stopped in here on a whim and had a great time. it was Drag Queen Trivia and the crowd was fun but not too raucous. Drinks were cheap and the people were friendly. What more can you ask for?

Thank Charles H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Here for the first time in a good few years. It was still the busiest (many other bars were extremely quiet). One night we were ushered into the smaller bar joined on next door after 1.30. It was much smaller (although quite nice) . Barmaid had a bit of attitude when I asked for the same draught beer I had... More 

Thank HabanaEdinburgh
Norah Head, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Gay friendly hotel, even we r straight we were well looked after and entertained by the staff and patrons alike, gotta love Polly and her Follies.

Thank Sorro63
Hove, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I came here a couple times. It seems to be the most happening place on Oxford Street, with drag shows on every night. One night I caught Lady VD (Verushka Darling) doing her problem solving clinic; just don't mention that you have a boyfriend. The other time I 'think' I caught bad drag night (Sunday), but I can't be sure... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

im definitely a regular every weekend but the drag shows are incredible and the atmosphere is always so great! it can get very crowded but the environment and people are so great that it doesn't even matter

1 Thank 419michele
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The bar tender JOSH is the best god damn bar tender you will ever find. Hope he has an insane income, when I open my bar, I'm scouting him. Xx Simone Herrmannsen

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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