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The Gay Bar

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by Sandra Moore (subscribe)
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Published August 9th 2013
Walking through the dimly lit entrance of The Gay Bar on Oxford Street, hanging from the ceilings were multiple strings of the beautiful Pride flag. Greeted by the PR team, the beautiful Miecah and Taylor were dressed in drag, from pink wig to electric blue eyelashes; they were definitely in the Zone.

Miecha and Taylor

Pride Flags

The launch took off with complimentary champagne, which, by the way was served all night. Sexy bar staff in tight t-shirts flexing their bulging biceps while carrying the trays that served the drinks and canapés. Mmm, it really was a scrumptious experience for anybody's eyes. You seriously don't have to be gay to enjoy the views and, as I have always said, the good lord gave us eyes, use them!

He can pour me a drink any time

Why not

The amount of vodka that sat on the shelves was phenomenal. I had never seen so much vodka in one place, nor had I seen such big bottles of vodka. I need to get out more!

Vodka Anyone?

Just as I settled into a little corner booth watching fabulous looking people walking through the doors, I spotted the amazing Trevor Ashley strut in wearing the Pride flag colours in a lovely feathered number with a coloured wig to match; he could have easily made those feathers fly with the Charleston.

Strut your stuff Trevor Ashley

Trevor, with the amazing Jason

From the bitchy queen to the drag queen, trannies and wannabes, it was what the Palms was when it first opened, Fabulous and fabulous. The music was loud and the crowd was colourfully dressed for the occasion. Level 1 had its own bar and DJ with the bar stocked and the music blaring; the atmosphere buzzed with life.

There's an array of posters on the walls - from Cher to Bette Midler and Her Royal Highness, Madonna on the stairwell- one of the patrons declared them The Holy Trinity.

Cher - needs no introduction

Your Madge-esty

The Gay Bar's official photographer, Hamid Mousa, was there capturing every photo he could. He was grouping people, coupling people and taking some candid shots for their Facebook page. He had a big lens and a huge 'flash.'

Hamid Mousa's FLASH

On level 2, the beautiful chandelier was what caught my eye, after Madge on the stairwell of course, Level 2 was called the lounge and also had its own bar and DJ.

Bar on 2

Mr DJ on 2!

Walking over to order a house shiraz, I had honoured pleasure of meeting of meeting Polly Petrie, a drag queen from Stonewall Hotel - he was dressed in his beautiful all black suit but accessorising with big bling around his neck. Very flash and a very sweet man.

Polly Petrie out of drag

With three fabulous floors, from ground, level 1, the bar and level 2, the lounge and bars, I was taken by everything I saw; the staff were unusually friendly, with the champagne and canapés were flowing, it was a great night.

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Where: 231 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Your Comment
Great pictures! Sounds like a lot of fun :)
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2799 days ago
Great article. The "Gay Bar" is a great addition to Sydney's nightlife.
by B_muf (score: 0|5) 2752 days ago
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