Gateway Hotel - New South Wales, Australia

01 November, 2013

The Gateway Hotel has a long and colorful history. Built in the late 19th century, it has maintained many of its original architectural features.

For nearly 100 years after its opening it was known around the area as being the local pub. Then in the early 1980s it became Newcastle's premier gay establishment.

Over the years it has had many different names: The King George's Tavern, The Criterion Hotel, The Barracks Hotel, and Club ā€œgā€ before finally settling on its current name, which it has had since the turn of this century.

The Gateway Hotel has loads of entertainment to keep locals and out-of-town visitors coming back for more. Regular drag shows featuring some of Australia's most well known and loved Drag Divas, as well as up and coming drag stars, are a big draw.

The pub hosts Trivia Night every week complete with prize giveaways, raffles, and a cash jackpot. The fabulous Chrysdel Fiva hosts Newcastle's best Karaoke every Friday and Saturday night. The nightclub is the scene for live alternative music 2-3 times a week.

The self-described Hotel-Pub-Club also offers overnight accommodations for those who want to play and stay, with rooms from just $60 a night.

The Gateway Hotel looks forward to seeing you soon.

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