Let’s face it, it’s not spectacular. The G is divided in different areas.
- The Pub includes pool tables and a karaoke.
- The Bistro serves food during the day.
- The slot machine area for people who get bored. This quite peculiar.
- The club, with the actual dance floor. Mixing tracks is quite unheard of.
It was a regular to slow night. It wasn’t very crowded. The crowd by the way is very mixed with all letters of the LGBT acronym.
I’m told The G is not uncontroversial with the local gays. First of all it’s not a great place, secondly going there is not without risk and thirdly why bother?
Many Newcastle gays can go to Sydney (three hours by train) or go out to mainstream places. They’ll find potential boyfriends or sex dates online.
Although it wasn’t the best party night of my life, I was glad to experience gay going out in a provincial town.