Stonewall Hotel

 
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Three levels of fun--two bars, nightly entertainment, drag venue--in the heart of the gay scene

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    • WoodyFox
      WoodyFox 2 months ago
      Loves it

      Dragtastic!
      Lots off amazing wel planed drag shows, fun crowd and some really ffun wekly events. my Fav events are "Mail box" and "lets talk about sex"

    • Surryguys
      Surryguys Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Something for everyone
      Mixed aged groups young and older guys. Good drag shows on some nights. Music video bar good entertainment, worth a visit.

    • richb
      richb Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Not to be missed!
      A good place for friends and those on their own to mix and mingle. Big space with friendly bar staff. The go-go dancers on the bar didn't add much to the night to be frank. Most needed some basic dance moves. Good fun crowd and a central location for all the gay activity

    • Bailz
      Bailz Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun place
      Love the second floor...don't like the toilets...

    • rogedoge007
      rogedoge007 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      dr
      Club is dirty and smells .. Fun entertainment.. Really bad food

    • rei009
      rei009 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      great bar
      visited from nyc and have to say one of my favorites, nice vibe, great crowd, good music

    • Texasfruit
      Texasfruit Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Was fun for me!
      The place was full the nights I was there, and there was even some bad drag to go with it! Was a fun place, friend people inside, but the drinks were a bit slow (it happens when it's crowded tho). Overall, it's worth a look if you're in town. I only found out AFTER I left Sydney it's got 3 floors, so I'll be back to check them out too!

    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Is there a prize for most improved?
      She's a bit of a tired old dame, but haven't we all been there? Rebuilding its image after an ugly phase of homophobic assaults, Stonewall's slowly getting its groove back. A $5 cover charge on Fri & Sat nights now keeps the trouble-makers out, and is a small price to pay for what's now a friendly, chilled out, and busy bar catering to a wide demographic. The days of twinky Stonewall are more or less over - most of those twinks are now well past 30 and the next generation have moved to Nevermind. The club now seems to be pitching itself to the Palms (boys-next-door) market, with a more updated outlook and jukebox. Crowd can be hit or miss, but the staff are normally friendly and some of the drags are a scream.

    • victimofbeauty
      victimofbeauty Over a year ago
      Hates it

      hmm
      If yr into young skinny guys.

    • jase47
      jase47 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The bar everyone loves to hate...
      ...and yet almost everyone comes through the doors. Stonewall, named in honour of the more famous (and more dilapidated) bar in New York's West Village, is the "young" club. Boys and girls coming out for the first time inevitably come here. As such, it has its detractors, and the criticisms are those you would expect of those who are not fans of "twinks." But it attracts a surprisingly diverse crowd and there are three levels with different vibes to each. In general, the crowd is out to have a good time; the dj's, drag queens, and dancers all do their best to ensure that. There are some negatives: it has notoriously filthy toilets, the crowd can get out-of-hand and they have in the last year started charging a five dollar cover. But overall, if you go in with a positive attitude, you can have a really good time. One last note about another visitor's charge of "racism/homophobia" amongst the bouncers. I know two bouncers there--both straight--who have been there for years. Quite apart of the improbability of management keeping on staff who antagonize its gay customers, I have in fact seen them go out of their way to help gays both inside the club and outside. Indeed, they are some of the best and most professional on the strip.

    • texas911
      texas911 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      racist and intimidating
      I don't know how this place can in good conscience use the famous New York name of a place that stood for the rights of diversity-they are discriminating against race and women who are not lesbians. They have a force of straight men for their security that are of Lebanese and Middle Eastern origin that are are not their for the security of their homosexual clients but to enforce their own agenda of homophobia. I have personally experienced not being allowed in because I had a black man, straight women, or showed them the slightest bit of nonchalance towards their policy of trying to flirt with the straight women I brought to the establishment. I will never go there again after the overt abuse that they show their patrons. Their are great places like Midnight Shift, The Oxford, Green Park etc that are open to having gay people at a gay bar. Americans-I advise you stay away

    • gec32310
      gec32310 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Give it a chance
      If your a foreign traveler, this should be your base of attack on oxford st. It's your best chance at making friends with an aussie. They're the only place thats has something going on EVERY night,and its not just creepers during the week. I had the best luck meeting cute young guys Mon-Wed since most of them are qantas/v australia flight attendants looking to party on their night off. WED is not to be missed! its called MALEBOX, they slap a # on you when you walk in and througout the night you can send and recieve messages to people just by adressing it to the # they have. 3 floors with the clientel getting younger with each floor you go up.

    • BosGuy
      BosGuy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Popular local bar but not for me
      This bar always has people and the music is good, but I was not a fan. The bar was dirty (not sexually) and the crowd by day slightly scary. The evenings TH, FRI and SAT are the best time to check out this bar otherwise, just keep on walking.

    • karl_australia
      karl_australia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Three levels of fun
      Stonewall is one of the oldest and popular bars in Sydney. It tends to be popular because it has free entry; unlike Arq. The rooms themsevles are a little small (which can be irritating when it's crowded) though it has three levels that distribute the crowd evenly. Stonewall has a more bar/lounge feel to it, with different music on each level. Not to say the atmosphere is still heaps of fun! Very mixed crowd, young and old, guys and girls with fun drag shows and karaoke, always having the crowd involved and up for a good time!

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