G.A.Y Set To Return This Friday From 10pm

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Auckland’s favourite LGBTQ+ venue of the early 2000’s returns!

Following reports in the mainstream media that Family Bar’s popularity had seen an influx of straight patrons; owner and operator Wayne Clark has decided to bring back old Auckland favourite G.A.Y.

“In light of the recent issues re Family Bar being an amazing mixed crowd, I have decided to turn the club next door into a relaunching G.A.Y,” Clark announced on Facebook saying the venue would be ‘an exclusive space for the GLBTQ community.’

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The venue will be headed by Senior Operations Manager Aaron Von Phillippe, with one of the scene’s most popular DJs – Wanda Lamour, returning at resident DJ.

“It’s going to be an LGBTQ+ bar, not just a gay bar,” Aaron tells express. He says we can expect a camp cocktail bar with a menu of drinks named after kiwi LGBTQ+ icons.

Aaron says the venue will be on shows each night and that we can expect a more ‘alternative vibe from the performers. “I’m giving stage time to up and comers, some weirdos and fresh faces!”

Aaron says G.A.Y’s point of difference is that “it’s a deliberate space. No straight person will ever wonder in, not knowing this is a bar for the rainbow community.”

Opening on Friday 9 August in the basement of 262 K road, G.A.Y will be open Friday and Saturdays from 10 pm till late, with special events popping up throughout the months. 

See our gallery  from Saturday the 13th of July 2019 @ Family Bar and Club below:

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