Pollies Watering Hole Dries Up

creative_canberran 5 February 2013 6

Following in the footsteps of its sister store in Civic, the Holy Grail Kingston is calling final curtain this Friday. Officially it’s still a profitable operation, whose bottom line has been hurt by the government and it’s thieving taxmen.

Unofficially, those familiar with the place know that even years ago, it was barely breaking even, perhaps explaining how run down it was. Since then, there was a dispute over the lease for the building, findings against the owner for underpaying staff, and a well publicised faux pas about the intellectually disabled.

While the owner may tell stories of capital hill’s elite dropping buy, sharing their secrets, I suspect those days are long past, as more modern venues have attracted the younger crowds away. But then, ‘old’ Kingston as a whole isn’t doing too well these days. A revitalisation can’t come soon enough.

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6 Responses to Pollies Watering Hole Dries Up
justsomeaussie justsomeaussie 10:13 am 27 Apr 13

The pollies and hangers on have just moved to the Kennedy Room around the corner that’s all.

sepi sepi 9:47 am 06 Feb 13

They should never have got rid of the grass at Kingston – I’ve barely been there since they did that.
Big mistake Jon Stanhope.
The arboretum will be nice and all, but brunch at Kingston with the kids on the grass was more realistic activity for us on the weekends.

aceofspades aceofspades 11:47 am 05 Feb 13

M0les said :

“Old Kingston”?

Bring back the Boot and Flogger!


I worked behind the bar the very last night it was open. Came to work the next morning to a solicitors letter stuck to the door.

Skidd Marx Skidd Marx 11:20 am 05 Feb 13

Bye bye Holy Grail, you will not be missed.

MsCheeky MsCheeky 11:10 am 05 Feb 13

Yep, and have George Washingmachine and the Dead Wringers playing on a Sunday arvo in Green Square. Oh, happy days.

M0les M0les 10:57 am 05 Feb 13

“Old Kingston”?

Bring back the Boot and Flogger!

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