Other bars in the late 80s
“I vaguely recollect going to The Grosvenor House Hotel on the Hagley
Road with a late night piano cabaret bar. There were also premises that
moved from Albert St to Water St on the site of Subway City, called The
Jug. One of the proprietors was very eccentric – Laurie Williams.
Another (his partner) was Lionel; they ran a very eccentric working
class lesbian and gay venue. It was fun and an important focus for
“There was also the bar round the back of the Alexandra Theatre – with a reputation of a wider circle, in terms of where gay men used to congregate. ‘Theatre bar’ was a good code”.
Contributed by: Steve Bedser, 41