Unity nightclub finds new home
After losing their home at the Sydney Junction Hotel in Hamilton, the promoters of popular gay night club, Unity, were left out in the cold, leaving Newcastle’s LGBTI community without a safe haven.
Fortunately the owners of one of Newcastle’s most iconic hot spots, the Crown and Anchor Hotel have approached promoters Aaron Little and Ashley Doran to take over the Crown and Anchor’s second floor venue (formerly the iconic Frostbites).
“We received so many calls from licensees, club promoters and venue owners in the Newcastle area and beyond, wanting to take Unity,” said director Aaron Little, but the Crown and Anchor is the venue that came up trumps.
“The boys at the Crown and Anchor are young, full of ideas and wanted to help the LGBT community of Newcastle plus it’s a great venue” explained Little. “It’s centrally located, close to public transport, there’s a taxi rank directly outside and with our clubs record of outstanding patron behaviour we think it’s going to be an asset to that area of town and really help to rejuvenate nightlife in a positive direction.”
Little also wanted to stress that Unity is not just a gay bar but a venue where all are welcome and a zero tolerance on discrimination of any kind is the mandate.
“Everyone is welcome to Unity as long as you are there to have a good time and you believe, accept and promote that everyone is different.”
Unity is expected to operate on Friday, Saturday and Sundays and will play host to many of Australia’s best DJs, performing artists and drag queens.
UNITY will open on Friday 8 November with Diva award winning DJ (2006-2013) Kitty Glitter manning the decks.
The Crown & Anchor Hotel is located at 189 Hunter Street Newcastle. For more information on UNITY go to their website unitynightclub.com