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 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.

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



From The Blog

Priscillas new menu items with cocktails, champagne and perfume

Introducing Our New Head Chef

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And check out our  new menu where no veggie is left behind We recommend booking in to try the new menu before reading, to avoid food FOMO As many of you will know at the Imperial, vegetables, like our queens,

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Wear It Purple


Why We Wear It Purple on Mardi Gras and Beyond   This Mardi Gras The Imperial is proud to partner with Australian charity Wear It Purple – known to some as a day in August we wear purple in support

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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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