The Colombian

 
93% love it
  92
Two Levels of Fun
Downstairs video bar & upstairs nightclub make this a versatile and popular venue in the heart of Sydney. The beautifully renovated triangular historic building is worth the trip alone.

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    • WoodyFox
      WoodyFox 1 month ago
      Hates it

      straight ish
      its getting better but mostly its filled wit straight guys and lots of women. not the best for a gay night out however when Maxi Shields has an event on usually it rocks and involves some gay sport team getting naughty

    • Soup
      Soup Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Had a fun night
      I think your bouncers need a pay rise after what I seen them go through on Mardi Gra! So many line cutters. Staff were friendly and the patrons just wanted to dance the night away. Would go back for sure.

    • joshNdc
      joshNdc Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Stay Away
      Went to Colombia on Friday night during Mardis Gras, one would think it would be packed and well full of gays how mistaken we were. Got to the bar downstairs about half empty and a line to get upstairs. When we finally did it was also half empty with the majority of patrons being straight couples. It appeared the line was manufactured to make one believe it was busy. As for the drinks, over priced and watered down. We spent $150 and left more sober than when we came in. We would have left except we waited too long hoping it would get better and got locked in. I would suggest you avoid this place at all costs. It's a shitty straight bar that hangs a gay flag.

    • sassoondenver
      sassoondenver Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Very Sad About This Club In Sydney
      Sorry to read this about this Club, I wouldn't return back to this Club. Gays can find other Clubs that are treated well & respected.

    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Nice place to start the night, but...
      At its best in the afternoons/early evenings, but can turn trashy quite quickly, attracting a sizeable straight, and sometimes homophobic crowd. Keep your wits about you and know when to leave. On the upside, it has some of the most interesting decor on Oxford St.

    • skyentology
      skyentology Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Absolutely Beautiful bar
      I loved this place we went our first night and it was a great way to kick start the trip. be sure to check out upstairs its breathtaking.

    • anthony73
      anthony73 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      A long way past it's best.
      To be honest I have to second the concerns of a couple of reviewers below. Having been coming here since it first opened I now regularly walk straight past.

    • John57
      John57 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Not a great venue
      The Columbian used to be a cool gay bar several years ago. Now, the bouncers are rude and aggressive. I saw a friend and patron rudely treated by so called security staff. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

    • MikelKostov
      MikelKostov Over a year ago
      Loves it

      security
      The security at this bar have become increasingly rude, when they kick out regular patrons aggressively, I have been there since the opening,

    • jase47
      jase47 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      First come the gays...
      then come the fag hags, then come the single chicks, and finally the straight guys looking for the single chicks. As a previous reviewer has noted, this is largely a straight venue for much of the time. It's a real shame, since it's a fairly nice bar in an excellent location.

    • gec32310
      gec32310 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The straights are taking over
      First visited this club in april. It was filled with gay guys and their "hags". When i went back in August, the "hags" had taken over. just do a quick walkthrough to see if there are any gay straglers left, you wont have much competition.

    • BosGuy
      BosGuy Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Mixed and friendly video bar
      I Was propositioned by more than one hustler while there in the late afternoon / early evening, which was a turn off. But it does get quite busy later on the weekends and the upstairs is a good place to check out if you want a bit more space.

    • karl_australia
      karl_australia Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fun and relaxed modern-style bar
      Columbian is one of the newer bars - very modern and sophisticated and has a very friendly, unpretentious vibe about it. Downstairs is the lounge/bar while up stairs is where the music is pumpin'. The crowd is mixed, gets quite crowded on weekends, and tends to scewer more to the 20/30-year-olds. Not only is the club full of good-looking sophisticated gay men, you'll find plenty of straight people keen to hang out, have a drink and a bit of a dance at The Columbian! Just a fan and relaxing place.

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