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New gay bar for Woden

By johnboy 8 October 2008 87

A reader has brought to my attention an announcement in SX News:

    “The Hush Lounge is the exciting new addition to Canberra’s gay scene, joining Cube and Tilley’s to become the centre of gay and lesbian social life in Australia’s capital city. The Hush Lounge caters to older gays and lesbians looking for a low-key casual environment to meet and drink with friends, without blaring music. Funky, arty and modern décor helps to bring the relaxed atmosphere to life, along with the beer garden outside.

    The Hush Lounge, Irving Street, Woden (South), open now.

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kimmie66 10:40 am 03 Jan 09

Fiveby5 said :

I love topics like this, it exposes Canberra’s redneck element. I feel like I’m living in Townsville again.

Any venue with a smart marketing strategy has a defined target market – look at Academy, The Basement, Mercury Bar etc. That’s all this is, developing a successful business by meeting the needs of a fairly sizeable market.

PS I’ve never encountered, or seen, any discrimination at places like Cube, although they will discriminate against dickheads.

Well said!

BerraBoy68 12:31 pm 31 Dec 08

Good luck to them. Many years ago I used to attend gay bars as I had a few gay friends. I thought it was only fair we go there as we normally hung out at The Canberra Labor Clubs Singles Party night (every Saturday night), the Bin, etc. where they had little hope of picking up. I was a bit uncomfortable at first about seeing guys kiss other guys but once I realised it was my own prejudice that was the problem and not their actions, I got over it.

One night I and another straight mate in the group got our fingers suitably smacked for hitting on a couple of girls in the bar. They were also straight but made it quite clear that they were there as it was a safe environment where they weren’t hit on all night.

Pommy bastard 9:56 am 31 Dec 08

BigDave said :

I can never understand why they come up with these stupid names for gay bars anyway. Why “Hush”? Are they trying to keep their sexuality a big secret? Or hoping nobody will tell anyone else about it?
Why not have traditional names in the old pub style, such as The Lifted Shirt or The Uphill Gardener perhaps?

I have to admit a guilty laugh at that one. “The Horse’s Hoof” “The Comfortable Shoe-Inn”
“The Jumped Puddle”

Fiveby5 9:33 am 31 Dec 08

I love topics like this, it exposes Canberra’s redneck element. I feel like I’m living in Townsville again.

Any venue with a smart marketing strategy has a defined target market – look at Academy, The Basement, Mercury Bar etc. That’s all this is, developing a successful business by meeting the needs of a fairly sizeable market.

PS I’ve never encountered, or seen, any discrimination at places like Cube, although they will discriminate against dickheads.

kimmie66 9:12 am 31 Dec 08

:)I think so

Pandy 1:07 pm 30 Dec 08

Fine. Nice to hear. But are the chics hot?

kimmie66 10:29 am 30 Dec 08

The Hush Lounge is turning out to be a really great place, on sundays they have live music and although a GLBT safe place it is also straight friendly.

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