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Dickson gets a gay bar

By johnboy - 13 June 2013 44

GLBTIQ mag Same Same has the news that Dickson is getting a bagel cafe and gay bar.

Because this is 2013 after all.

Barcode is not just a place for people to come and party the night away – the venue will pull a double duty for daytime relaxing too. It’s a café by day and a lounge and bar at night.

This Friday night the bar welcomes you at 2/26 Challis Street in Dickson, and on Saturday Cafe Code Bagel + Juice Bar will open its doors and promises the best breakfast in town with the perfect hangover from an awesome party with bacon, eggs, French toast, almond croissants and much more.

After night falls, the new bar’s open seven days for various weekly events. Monday’s a Wine Bar, Tuesday’s Ladies Night, Wednesday there’s games including Trivia and Bingo, Thursday will be showcase live music, there’s clubbing with DJs and shows on Fridays and Saturdays, and Sunday is drag talent night.

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Dickson gets a gay bar
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R. Slicker 10:46 am
13 Jun 13
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A return to Dickson. After the Ainslie Hotel kicked out the gays and went straight in 1980 the old Dickson Pub (The Dikko) became Canberra’s gay bar. After that in 1983 it was The Manhattan in Civic Walk until 1989 then Roxus near Civic Bus Interchange which was driven out of business in early 1991 after homophobic vandals broke in, daubed the words “Fags” “AIDS” and “Die” on the walls and completely trashed and flooded the place.

Canberra hasn’t had a gay venue since Hush Lounge in Phillip closed in 2011.

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thefunmachine69 10:58 am
13 Jun 13
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SHOULD BE CALLED “DICKS-ON!”

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XO_VSOP 11:34 am
13 Jun 13
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I thinks its the old owners of Hush lounge. The place looks good, appears they have invested some coin and colour into a location that has died many deaths. Anything to give hard punching Rao a run for his money.

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p1 11:54 am
13 Jun 13
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What is with the censoring of “Nuclear War” in that video clip?

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dungfungus 12:25 pm
13 Jun 13
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thefunmachine69 said :

SHOULD BE CALLED “DICKS-ON!”

“Scissors @ Dicks-on” would be more equitable.

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thebrownstreak69 12:38 pm
13 Jun 13
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Mess 12:50 pm
13 Jun 13
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R. Slicker said :

A return to Dickson. After the Ainslie Hotel kicked out the gays and went straight in 1980 the old Dickson Pub (The Dikko) became Canberra’s gay bar. After that in 1983 it was The Manhattan in Civic Walk until 1989 then Roxus near Civic Bus Interchange which was driven out of business in early 1991 after homophobic vandals broke in, daubed the words “Fags” “AIDS” and “Die” on the walls and completely trashed and flooded the place.

Canberra hasn’t had a gay venue since Hush Lounge in Phillip closed in 2011.

What about Cube?

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neanderthalsis 12:51 pm
13 Jun 13
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Is there some link between homosexuality and bagels that we haven’t been informed of?

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nsn 12:54 pm
13 Jun 13
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“drag talent night”

To quote Lisa Simpson, “I recognize all three of those words but that statement doesn’t make any sense.”

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arescarti42 1:22 pm
13 Jun 13
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Is it just the bar that is gay, or is it a gay bagel cafe as well?

Can I go there if i just want to get bagels and some schmear?

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HiddenDragon 1:26 pm
13 Jun 13
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neanderthalsis said :

Is there some link between homosexuality and bagels that we haven’t been informed of?

Almost certainly not, although consuming something described on the menu as a bagel may help patrons to forget that they’re are in Dickson and to fantasise, even if only for a moment, or two, that they dwell in Chelsea or Manhattan, or even the more cosmopolitan bits of Sydney or Melbourne.

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detached_dingleberry 2:04 pm
13 Jun 13
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arescarti42 said :

Is it just the bar that is gay, or is it a gay bagel cafe as well?

Can I go there if i just want to get bagels and some schmear?

Should be alright. ‘Bagel’ + ‘Juice’ Bar – sounds legit enough to me!

Pro tip: bagel with smoked sausage goes down a treat. You should find out if it’s on their menu.

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eyeLikeCarrots 2:05 pm
13 Jun 13
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arescarti42 said :

Is it just the bar that is gay, or is it a gay bagel cafe as well?

Can I go there if i just want to get bagels and some schmear?

Because of course, “Men SSCCHHMMEEAARRR”

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Mike Bessenger 3:06 pm
13 Jun 13
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Aren’t all the bars in Dickson gay.

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dtc 5:41 pm
13 Jun 13
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Wasnt Heaven (?) a gay club in the 1990s?

Where is this new place – is this where Trinity is/was?

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