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, The Imperial invites you to drink, dance, drag & dine at our new restaurant Priscillas; to 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.


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



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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


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Becomes The Hollywood Star We All Knew He Was   (And about damn time because it coincides with our weekly screenings of the Season 10 of Drag Race!) Lovers, we’re so excited to credit our first topical blog piece to

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Media launch party, side entrance with Host and Krystal Kleer

A Brief History


of The Imperial’s Journey To Now   For 35 incredible years, The Imperial Hotel Erskineville has flown a rainbow banner in support of Pride and LGBTQI rights. The history (or her-story for Drag Race fans) is rich, colourful, diverse and

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