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.
Unique in style, diverse in culture, we invite you to drag & dine or party the night away in our Main Bar! 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.
Up top is the Inner West’s favourite Rooftop Bar, waiting for you with immaculate vibes. With pizza from Inner West legends, the Pizza bros – the Rooftop is the perfect place for a slice, a spritz and some revelry you won’t regret.
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 BiCONIC, Dumpster Dive, Canned Fruit, Bearpit, Runway, + more. There is plenty of love in our house. We hope to see you soon!
The Imperial Erskineville is so much more than a local pub: flying a banner for the LGBTQ+ community and paying homage to our heritage and the incredible individuals who have made this iconic venue what it is… There’s never a dull moment in our slice of paradise!
Slide into the New Year with style at the Imperial! We’ve put together a massive three level NYE party to knock your socks off – with DJ’s, Drag and a extra special Pop Club from our friends at Superficial!
The Inner West's Favourite Drag Brunch!
Experience the magic of Priscilla at the Impy!
Hosted by Fran Giapanni & Carmen Geddit
Hosted by Sydney's Richest Drag Queen, Kiera Billie
Take a holiday from your 9-5 with our Friday drag shows!
Finish off your week with a bang at the Impy!
The perfect rooftop Sunday Session is here!
Iconic drag shows from dusk til' dawn