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Kinselas is our turf every Friday night for our pub social from 7:00pm.

From 8:00 pm Kinselas puts on a sausage sizzle in the back of the pub near the end of the bar. Bring your mates and enjoy a snag and a beer or two, if you are feeling extra hungry, order a grill’d burger delivery from the menu’s available or head upstairs and check out Johnny Wong's Dumpling Bar.  It’s one of Sydney funkiest little food gems and well worth a try.

When you arrive, make sure you grab a raffle ticket, keep an eye out for special themed events where you can earn double tickets for showing up in theme! Giveaways of Kinselas Bar Tabs every week happen at approximately 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.

We also have a members badge draw each week at 10pm and a second one at 11pm starting at $500 and if the member is not there it will jackpot each week until it reaches $1500 and if that occurs it must be won!

Members Drink Discounts

A Harbour City Bears committee member will be at the membership desk from 7pm-10pm for a chat, we can also sign you up for membership or renew your membership if required.

One of our rotating DJ’s will be on the decks from 8:00 pm onwards to give you music to get you going.

Every week we’ll bring you snags, a relaxed space you can catch up with mates, retro dumpling bar & we’ll have regular giveaways and much, much more.

Come join us for Bears at the Bank this weekend and have a drink and enjoy the afternoon in the company of your mates.

We are located upstairs at the Waywards bar on the second level of the Bank Hotel – Newtown.

Discounted drinks, a fun atmosphere, arcade games out the back make this a fun afternoon!

Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are unable to run our regular raffles, restrictions are always changing so follow our socials to get up to information of when we can resume them!

Members Drink Discounts

If you’re new to the Bank, or our events, come along and meet a member of the committee on Sundays. You can sign up for membership, renew on the spot, and they can introduce you to the regulars at the pub. You might even meet some new friends.

Bears at the Bank – Harbour City Bears’ home for Bears, their friends and admirers to relax, unwind, and catch up and wrap up the weekend.



Bear Pride

A Weekend of Bear Community events, each year Harbour City Bears host the Bear Pride festival during the Winter / Spring.  It also includes hosting the Mr Harbour City Bears competition.

Bear Essentials

Each year Harbour City Bears host the Bear Essentials festival to coincide with the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras celebrations in March.

Press Paws is one of our most popular events at Harbour City Bears and everyone is welcome! Join us as your Gayme master Daniel presents another entertaining evening!

On the 4th Tuesday of every month at Kinselas Hotel in Darlinghurst. (Except in December where we have it on the 3rd Tuesday)

Entry is $10 which covers your pizza, entry to the competition, and gives you a chance to win Kinselas bar tabs!

If you are a member of Harbour City Bears, don’t forget to bring along your membership card and show it at the bar to get the HCB discounts!

We will officially begin accepting registrations to play at 6:30pm, Pizza will arrive at approx 7:30pm and game play will normally start just after. You have until the end of the first round to register! We aim to finish by approx 9:30pm.

Your host and Gayme Master, Daniel, will run you through the various stages of the competition and shower the winners with glorious prizes

Don’t forget, even if you don’t take home the win, you can still win prizes! Every entrant has a chance to win one of our $20 JB Hi-Fi gift cards, every time you win, you increase your chances!


Bear Pit

A quarterly dance Party currently held in the basement of the Imperial Hotel.  Dirty beats and dirty treats.

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