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Dickson gets a gay bar

By 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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44 Responses to Dickson gets a gay bar
#1
R. Slicker10:46 am, 13 Jun 13

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.

#2
thefunmachine6910:58 am, 13 Jun 13

SHOULD BE CALLED “DICKS-ON!”

#3
XO_VSOP11:34 am, 13 Jun 13

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.

#4
p111:54 am, 13 Jun 13

What is with the censoring of “Nuclear War” in that video clip?

#5
dungfungus12:25 pm, 13 Jun 13

thefunmachine69 said :

SHOULD BE CALLED “DICKS-ON!”

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

#6
thebrownstreak6912:38 pm, 13 Jun 13

onDicks?

#7
Mess12:50 pm, 13 Jun 13

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?

#8
neanderthalsis12:51 pm, 13 Jun 13

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

#9
nsn12:54 pm, 13 Jun 13

“drag talent night”

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

#10
arescarti421:22 pm, 13 Jun 13

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?

#11
HiddenDragon1:26 pm, 13 Jun 13

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.

#12
detached_dingleberry2:04 pm, 13 Jun 13

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.

#13
eyeLikeCarrots2:05 pm, 13 Jun 13

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”

#14
Mike Bessenger3:06 pm, 13 Jun 13

Aren’t all the bars in Dickson gay.

#15
dtc5:41 pm, 13 Jun 13

Wasnt Heaven (?) a gay club in the 1990s?

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

#16
johnboy5:45 pm, 13 Jun 13

New place is where Hostage has been dying a death.

Where the good turkish place was for many years.

#17
poetix6:24 pm, 13 Jun 13

Another likely venue for a RiotACT out of the Eagle’s Nest day, given it operates as a cafe. (Sorry, I have forgotten what you are calling the reviews.)

#18
Grimm8:12 pm, 13 Jun 13

Fantastic…..Another place you won’t be able to use a public toilet for a 1KM radius because all you’ll find is perverts in them giving eachother AIDS.

#19
grunge_hippy8:42 pm, 13 Jun 13

I’m glad you prefaced this story with one of the catchiest damn songs ever. Cos if you didn’t, I was going to.

I’ve got something to put in you,
I’ve got something to put in you,
I’ve got something to put in you,
At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.
Wow!

#20
poetix9:30 am, 14 Jun 13

Grimm said :

Fantastic…..Another place you won’t be able to use a public toilet for a 1KM radius because all you’ll find is perverts in them giving eachother AIDS.

What a truly awful comment. Love the way you ran ‘each’ and ‘other’ together. Very vivid imagination you have there.

#21
johnboy9:32 am, 14 Jun 13

Grimm gives Mr Gillespie a go for being the worst human being in Canberra.

#22
Ben_Dover9:46 am, 14 Jun 13

arescarti42 said :

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

You should see how they serve the bagels in the gay bar. Now I know why they have a hole in the centre.

#23
Thumper9:54 am, 14 Jun 13

Grimm said :

Fantastic…..Another place you won’t be able to use a public toilet for a 1KM radius because all you’ll find is perverts in them giving eachother AIDS.

Truly wonderful statement…..

Looking in a mirror must be almost impossible.

#24
bundah10:05 am, 14 Jun 13

I can just picture Mr G and Grimm walking hand in hand carrying matching plastic bags,how quaint :)

#25
BimboGeek10:31 am, 14 Jun 13

Well this is nice given that Cube really hasn’t been a gay bar for a few years, if indeed it ever was. Generally it’s just where people have in mind when they say, “let’s go to Civic!” or, “What is still open?”

#26
Postalgeek10:37 am, 14 Jun 13

Grimm said :

Fantastic…..Another place you won’t be able to use a public toilet for a 1KM radius because all you’ll find is perverts in them giving eachother AIDS.

So the plan, then, is to try and get a gay bar within a kilometre of every public toilet so we can keep the homophobes pissing in their pants far into the future.

#27
HiddenDragon11:02 am, 14 Jun 13

grunge_hippy said :

I’m glad you prefaced this story with one of the catchiest damn songs ever. Cos if you didn’t, I was going to.

I’ve got something to put in you,
I’ve got something to put in you,
I’ve got something to put in you,
At the gay bar, gay bar, gay bar.
Wow!

This rendition might be more to the liking of some Rioters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2kD1YUtA5o

#28
devils_advocate11:20 am, 14 Jun 13

poetix said :

Grimm said :

Fantastic…..Another place you won’t be able to use a public toilet for a 1KM radius because all you’ll find is perverts in them giving eachother AIDS.

What a truly awful comment. Love the way you ran ‘each’ and ‘other’ together. Very vivid imagination you have there.

Pfft. The AIDS isn’t even all that scary any more what with all the drugs and stuff.

The real risk is getting internetcanceraids from reading posts by ‘tards on the internet. What prophylactic can I wear to protect me from that?

#29
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd12:07 pm, 14 Jun 13

devils_advocate said :

poetix said :

Grimm said :

Fantastic…..Another place you won’t be able to use a public toilet for a 1KM radius because all you’ll find is perverts in them giving eachother AIDS.

What a truly awful comment. Love the way you ran ‘each’ and ‘other’ together. Very vivid imagination you have there.

Pfft. The AIDS isn’t even all that scary any more what with all the drugs and stuff.

The real risk is getting internetcanceraids from reading posts by ‘tards on the internet. What prophylactic can I wear to protect me from that?

Sadly the only protection is to unplug your interwebs.

Until we get a license to use the Internet it’s just going to keep filling with morons and biggots and pos moron bigots.

#30
Grimm12:17 pm, 14 Jun 13

johnboy said :

Grimm gives Mr Gillespie a go for being the worst human being in Canberra.

Yeah, and it doesn’t happen at all. I’m making it up and there’s no truth behind the stereotype….
The public toilets at black mountain peninsula during the dark hours are a testament to this.

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