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Upcoming events

    • 19/07/2022
    • 19:30
    • 27

    Upstairs at Gingers (Level 1)

    *** Tickets $10 online only***

    Win prizes - Gift Cards & Drink vouchers.

    Show your HCB card at the bar for drink discounts & combo meals.


    • 16/08/2022
    • 18:30
    • 27

    Upstairs at Gingers (Level 1)

    *** Tickets $10 online only***

    Win prizes - Gift Cards & Drink vouchers.

    Show your HCB card at the bar for drink discounts & combo meals.


    • 17/08/2022
    • 18:30 - 21:00
    • Oxford Hotel, Darlinghurst
    • 34

    Welcome to Bear Pride 2022,

    Harbour City Bears' Festival of all things Bear. 

    This  will be our first "official" night of meeting new friends and reaquainting with old.
    Will be meeting upstairs for drinks, starters and pizzas with a special greeting and opening from the President of the Harbour City Bears, Cameron Murray.
    Kick on afterwards in the downstairs public bar.  Your Bear Pride 2021 adventure has officially started!

    • 18/08/2022
    • 20:00
    • 66

    This is our night to bare it all!

    Relax in the hot tub and meet some new friends. Plenty of steam, sexy corridors, corners and levels to explore.

    • Members $23
    • Non - Members $27
    • On the Door $27

    DJ Louis Eudo will be spinning bear beats for us too!
    Excellent event for first timers!

    • 19/08/2022
    • 07:00 - 11:00
    • Paddinton RSL, Paddinton
    • 200

    Ladies & Gentlefolk!
    Welcome to the main event! Not for the weak of heart!
    The night where the bravest, strongest, wittiest, furriest and silliest try to woo us with their beary ways into voting them Mr Harbour City Bears for 2022.

    Hosted by one of our own and upcoming comics, Chris Knight!
    Come along and support this rich tradition in our community.

    Access by Bus along Oxford Street. Parking in nearby streets.

    • 20/08/2022
    • 22:00
    • 21/08/2022
    • 04:00
    • The Imperial Hotel, Erskinville
    • 133

    Harbour City Bears quarterly dance party event is part of Bear Pride bring you a special Locker Room Edition

    Dress is as minimimal as you are comfortable with, this side of a jockstrap. Paint does not count as clothing but body paint is always encouraged in your overall look! 

    Beats by Robb Davis & DJ Chip

    Some very special entertainment to be announced shortly.

    Tickets on the door will be CASHLESS so have a card ready to tap your way into the party.
    Cloaking @ $5 provided by SYDPAH as a fundraiser and will be CASH ONLY.

    Harbour City Bears acknowledges the Gadigal of the Eora nation as the Traditional Custodians of our local area.
    ACON is a community partner of HCB

    • 21/08/2022
    • 15:00 - 22:00

    Sunday from 4pm...

    Join us as The Townie / Town Hall Hotel closes Bear Pride 2022 off on Sunday 21st August and celebrate another Festival done and dusted!
    Wind down will be kicking off at 4pm.

    More details to come.

    Lift access inside at the rear.



Volunteering is a great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears, the bear community, getting to know people and help our community at the same time.  There are lots of different ways to volunteer with HCB. You can help out at one of our events, with fundraising, or with the administration of the club. Event volunteers help with setting up, checking tickets, or any of the heaps of tasks that go into making our bear events successful. Volunteers at ticketed events also get free entry to the event.

It’s easy to volunteer with HCB, click on the links to the right.


Bear Buddies is another great way to get involved with Harbour City Bears on another level.

Bear Buddies are volunteers who use their time to ensure people have access into the community.


What is Harbour City Bears?

Harbour City Bears is Sydney’s only community group for bears – hairy gay men – our admirers and friends.

We hold over 140 events each year – with weekly socials, dance parties, dinners and other outings through the year.

  • two annual festivals – Bear Essentials during Mardi Gras, and Bear Pride in the cooler months, which attract visitors from interstate and overseas to celebrate Sydney’s vibrant bear culture.
  • dance parties including Chunky, Bear Pit and the iconic Underbear.
  • socials every Friday night at Kinselas Hotel in Darlinghurst and Sunday afternoon at The Bank Hotel in Newtown.
  • Press Paws, a monthly gaymer event
  • community health & well-being events
  • fundraising for community charities

The proceeds from our events and fundraising are all invested back into the club, or donated to the community charities that we support.

Why join Harbour City Bears?

Joining our community group will provide you with many benefits, including but not limited to.

  • an extensive list of partners, which will gain you benefits and discounts upon joining
  • exclusive member tickets are given out at our weekly socials on Fridays and Sundays
  • discounts on some drinks at Kinselas Hotel any day of the week
  • discounts on all member tickets and entry prices for all events we hold throughout the year
  • access to member only events when held
  • priority notification of upcoming events and ticket sales through our member only newsletter
  • voting rights at our annual general meetings, allowing you to shape the future of the club

For information regarding our partners, weekly socials, and upcoming events, please visit the links below!



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