Since 1983, The Imperial Erskineville has been an icon and an institution. After a much-needed nip and tuck and a deluge of love, the curtain’s up on the next act for this national treasure in the heart of the LGBTQIA+ community!

Unique in style, diverse in culture, we invite you to drink, dance, drag & dine at our ground floor restaurant Priscillas! Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner, at Priscillas 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.

In the Basement, The Imperial’s party-loving soul shines brighter than ever. Two nights a week, this space will be a haven for live performance, DJs and parties hosted by your favourite promoter groups, including Heaps Gay, Girl Thing, Honcho Disko – as well as our own fabulous Drag Xtravaganza on Friday nights with Farren Heit.

Opening on 4.07.18 is Imperial UP: Atop yours truly resides a contemporary rooftop bohemia born from iconic Italian food and convivial cocktail culture… Watch this space!

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



From the Blog

An elderly gay male couple wearing colourful jackets and holding hands

Pride Month Tribute


Peter De Waal   Happy Pride Month Lovers! ‘Tis the season to bellow Believe, True Colours, Faith (just a normal day at Imperial really) and buy that rainbow glitter iPhone case you’ve always wanted/needed… But seriously, with the progression of equality

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Woman with short blonde hair wearing a navy blue and yellow football jersey

Woman Crush Wednesday 06.06


Michelle Heyman   Happy Hump Day lovers! We’re taking this opportunity of #WomanCrushWednesday to appreciate the amazing queer women in sport, one of them, in particular, being Michelle Heyman; soccer player for the Australian’s Women’s Soccer Team the Matildas.  

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a mural of a bar front, spray painted with graffiti art of an astronaut and the words "SATELLITE"

Love Local Issue #22.05


 Satellite Cafe, Newtown   Just a short skip from King Street to 78-80 Wilson Street you will find the corner delights of one of our favorite places in the world (bold claim, but true) Satellite Cafe. Now in a new era, iconic local café Satellite has undergone a slight reinvention and merged

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