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.

Now open is Imperial UP! Atop yours truly resides a contemporary rooftop bohemia born from iconic Italian food and convivial cocktail culture… The newest space in our fabulous venue is open 7 nights a week, and all weekend. The perfect place to go UP to no good – featuring a gallery space for artist Luke John Matthew Arnold!

Launching on 15th July, 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.



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Pride & Queer Themed Tattoos #24.07


Why wait until Pride month each year when you can celebrate the rainbow 365 days with a funky fresh queer-themed tattoo! Whether you’re a expert or newbie to tattooing, these little numbers are sure to give you some serious inkspiration!

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Love, Simon. The Must-Watch Queer Rom-Com #11.07


“Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl, then wins her back again. The end.” Behold; the conventional formula of your average, mainstream, romantic comedy; a formula that has recently been revolutionised with the glitter bombs of gay goodness

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The Gay Gallery: Luke Arnold #19.07

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  Hello, Lovers! If there’s one thing Impy loves it’s putting a little (or a lot) of cheek into life and if you’ve had a squiz peek of our new rooftop bohemia, you would no doubt have noticed the cheeky

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