Adelaide's Best Inclusive LGBTQI Venue
Open Every Friday & Saturday from 9pm
Adelaide's Best Inclusive LGBTQI Venue
Adelaide's favourite bar isn't just poppin' - she's about to burst!
Two years after it first shook up Adelaide's bar scene with its drag divas, cocktails and cabaret, East End hotspot MARY'S POPPINis getting bigger and better with a glittering, multi-level expansion opening August 23.
And RuPaul's Drag Racestars Monique Heartand Jinkx Monsoonwill be there to launch it in style, with a free opening night party for everyone to get their sparkle on.
Doubling its size across two fabulous floors on Synagogue Place, the new Mary's will be positively pimped out with mirrored ceilings and walls, light-up go-go dancing cages and more than 60 metres of wrap-around neon - all underneath a giant, glowing rainbow.
The totally remodelled ground floor will also feature an additional stage, upgraded state-of-the-art sound system and a new, high-tech Video Disco Barwhere punters can dance to pop, disco, R&B and hip-hop hits bathed in the glow of music videos from giant screens.
The hot new look is a re-imagining by internationally renowned designer Michael Delany, the visionary genius behind iconic Melbourne hangouts Honkytonks, The Bottom End and XE54 and Sydney's Club 77 – as well as the original Mary's Poppin.
All of Mary's original playful features - like the floor-to-ceiling crystal chandelier, dancing poles, toilet cubicle "mini discos" and baby grand piano DJ booth – will remain in the upstairs level.
The new MARY'S POPPIN opens to the public on Thursday August 23 with a free opening night party hosted by RuPaul's Drag RaceSeason 10 favourite Monique Heart and iconic season five winner Jinkx Monsoon.
"We are so blown away by how much Adelaide loves Mary's - it's been packed with queues out the door almost every night since we first opened in 2016,” ownerStephen Craddocksays.
“Now with this new multi-level expansion we can spread the love even further. We're still keeping that fabulous Mary's vibe that everyone loves, but pumping up the volume 200 per cent.
“It's going to be a totally unique bar experience unlike anything Adelaide's seen before - and of course everyone is welcome for a cocktail or two, or three."
With more room comes more fun, so Mary's is also expanding its entertainment offering with a great new weekly event: THIRSTDAY.
The fiercest new way for singles to mingle, THIRSTDAY equips bar-goers with custom app technology to meet, greet and get their flirt on in style. Hosted by local legend Vonniand Mary’s very own Wundes every Thursday from 8pm (starting August 30), this is set to turn Adelaide's dating scene on its head.
Then on Fridays and Saturdays it's more of the Mary's you know and love – super-sized! Take in a show from resident drag queens Wundes, Eve Elle, Luci Furr,Stacyand Xai, sip on one of her famous Schlong Island Iced Teas and dance the night away across two fabulous floors.
So polish your sequins, dust off your dancing shoes and follow the glitter trail to Adelaide's campiest, wildest and sparkliest bar – now bigger and better than ever.
Synagogue Place, off Rundle Street, Adelaide
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8pm to late
~ NEW MULTI-LEVEL EXPANSION OPENING THURSDAY AUGUST 23, 2018 ~
Free opening night party from 8pm hosted by
RuPaul's Drag Race stars Monique Heart and Jinkx Monsoon TICKETS ARE ESSENTIAL GRAB ONE HERE
Mary's Poppin will continue operating upstairs every weekend during the expansion.
Mary’s here and she doesn’t like to knit or drink tea. Unless it’s a Schlong Island Iced Tea and knitting is code for a drag show.
This eccentric new spot in the heart of the East End of Adelaide is a push against the trend of hip small bars. Cocktails are twists on once-cool classics like the Pina Colada and dancing is encouraged. Insisted on, even.
You won’t find any Tiesto or Darude here, just sweet-like-candy ’80s pop hits to have you boppin’ into the wee hours.
Mary's is a Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQI) Safe Space but we welcome our hetero friends ONLY if you are kind and friendly.
THE MARY'S DIVAS
Introducing our fabulous show girls, catch them at Mary's Poppin!
Images by Eric Brumfield
Celebrate with us
We're being inundated with Birthday, Hen's and Celebration requests at Mary's. To cater for this we've set up 3 VIP booths at the bar and put together a great package for you and upto 10 friends.
The package includes :
- Skip the queue with expedited Entry for upto 10 Guests
- Exclusive Area
- 1 Bottle of Spirits + Mixers including : Vodka, Gin, Scotch, Fireball or Rum
- Round of shots for all guests on arrival
You must arrive prior to 10pm
You may use your table/area all night
Booths are $400 for upto 10 Guests
Email us to book : email@example.com
HEN'S PARTY RULES
While we don’t prohibit hen’s nights, we do ask that you’re respectful of our Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQI) safe space. We request that you limit the typical hens night paraphernalia. Management reserved the right to refuse admission for ANY reason.
Everyone is welcome to come to Mary's so long as you're Gay friendly and have a great attitude.
- Mary's is a Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQI) Safe Space but we welcome our hetero friends ONLY if you are kind and friendly.
- We don't do birthday lists or lists of any sort. The only way to get quick entry is to purchase a booth for the night. Details here
- Doors open 9pm on Friday & Saturday Nights
- We usually have a queue after 11pm so please arrive nice and early.
- We usually close after 3am and sometimes we go until 5am!
- There are 9 drag shows a night by our Mary's Divas
- Leave your attitude at the door
- No Board Shorts or Thongs
- We have a door charge after 10pm it's free prior.
- Coat check is open from 10pm, if you're leaving after 3, collect your checked items from security
- You may reserve a booth for upto 10 people details are here
- Want to skip the line? sorry we don't offer this to anyone, just arrive early.
If you'd like to hire our venue for an event please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Drag Show Policy
If there is a show happening, please DO NOT jump on the stage and interfere with the show, you will be asked to leave.
Hen's Party Policy
While we don’t prohibit hen’s nights, we do ask that you’re respectful of our Gay & Lesbian safe space. We request that you limit the typical hens night paraphernalia we will ask you to surrender this at the door.
Management Reserves The Right To Refuse Admission for any reason whatsoever.
5 Synagogue Place
Adelaide, SA, 5000
Every Friday & Saturday from 9pm
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