Since 1983, The Imperial Erskineville has been an icon and an institution of the LGBT+ community. In March 2018 after a much-needed nip and tuck and a deluge of love, this national treasure reopened to showcase her new look and keep the good times going.

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Unique in style, diverse in culture, we invite you to drag & dine at our ground floor restaurant Priscillas! Here we celebrate self-expression, creative individualism, performance, dance and music. We match all these passions with a deep devotion to seriously good food and killer cocktails.

Atop yours truly resides a contemporary rooftop bohemia born from iconic Italian food and convivial cocktail culture. The perfect place to get UP to no good at Imperial UP. 

In the Basement, The Imperial’s party-loving soul shines brighter than ever. A haven for live performance, DJs and parties hosted by your favourite promoter groups, including Honcho Disko, Canned Fruit, Heaps Gay, House of Mince, BiCONIC + more.

Explore Yourself Sundays is a venue wide event that promotes self-expression, inviting the diverse and dynamic LGBTQIA+ and local community to journey through our fabulous queer subcultures.

There is plenty of love in our house. We hope to see you soon.



From The Blog

Roast cauliflower with other dishes near it

This Bottomless Bubbles & Plant Savvy Menu Is The Perfect Weekend Outing

Community, Drag and Performance, What's On, Yum Yums

  Bubbles, Lunch and Drag with a 50’s twist If you haven’t heard the word around town, The Imperial is set to launch our plant based, bottomless bubbles lunch this Saturday. Drag Me To Lunch is the perfect weekender bonanza,

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Women at fundraising bbq turning sausages

International Womens Day, Luck of the Irish

Community, What's On

Loretta Éirinn Ní Coscair This week The Imperial is calling out some of the inspiring women in our world as we celebrate International Womens Day this Sunday (March 8). A global day that recognises the social, economic, cultural and political

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Two drag queens dressed in sequined corsets posing in front of a large crown of fans

The Broken Heel Festival Take Over The Imperial

Community, Drag and Performance, What's On

Bringing the Diva’s of the Desert to the City   10 weeks and counting down until Sydney turns full rainbow and we celebrate the 42nd annual Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, an internationally famous event that recognises LGBTQ+ diversity and

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