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The Laird, Melbourne, is one of Australiaâ€™s longest running gay-owned and operated venues. Since its humble beginnings in 1980, The Laird is now well recognised throughout the gay community, both local and international and like its 'sister-venuesâ€™ Club 80 and The Peel, remains a staple of the local scene. In 1998 The Laird and Club 80 were granted â€˜Male-onlyâ€™ status by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) in deference to their history and service to the gay community. While we still maintain this status, a few times a year we open the doors to the community for events such as Vic Leather Open Day (May), Men on Men Open Day (June) and Northside Bizarre (October). Formerly known as "Melbourne's only bear and leather bar", The Laird has progressed over the years to become a haven, meeting place and party space for same-sex attracted CIS and Trans males. We cater to a wide range of men, and itâ€™s a great place to meet up with locals and visitors from around the world. Open 7 nights a week, the venue boasts three bars and a massive beer garden downstairs, with unique accommodation upstairs.
Venue added: Before 2019, updated: 2022-09-14