Bank Hotel Velvet Room

89% love it
Hip Crowd
Plush Newtown venue, hip mixed crowd. Live music, DJs--also a Thai restaurant inside.


    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nothing wrong with it - nothing great either
      The Bank kind of inherited its 'gay' status with the near-simultaneous demise of the Newtown Hotel, and the closure of the Imperial for 3 years of renovations. It's a serviceable, if somewhat sterile venue with little or no personality to show for its 'diversity.' Also attracts a significant (very gay-friendly) straight crowd. There's no dancefloor to speak of, just a Thai restaurant downstairs - the likes of which one can find every 3-4 doors along in Newtown. On the upside, it's clean and friendly enough. If you're looking for a bar that embodies the spirit of gentified, yuppie Newtown, this is it.

    • sho278
      sho278 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      bank hotel
      Love the bank, especially for the Sunday arvo drinks. Friendly bar men and friendly crowds.