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Other bars in the late 80s


“I vaguely recollect going to The House Hotel on the Hagley Road with a late night piano cabaret bar. There were also premises that moved from Albert St to Water St on the site of Subway City, called The . One of the proprietors was very eccentric – . Another (his partner) was ; they ran a very eccentric working class lesbian and gay venue. It was fun and an important focus for some”.

“There was also the bar round the back of the – with a reputation of a wider circle, in terms of where gay men used to congregate. ‘Theatre bar’ was a good code”.

Contributed by: Steve Bedser, 41

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