The Peel
gay bar · club
thu 21:00–05:00, fri-sat 21:00–07:00
4 reviews
Rated 2.6/5 based on 8 user reviews
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Corner Peel and Wellington Streets, Collingwood
Melbourne, Australia

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What is it?

One of Melbourne's oldest gay bars, recently updated its door policy to favor gay men. (Women can expect to queue for half an hour, even if the venue is quiet). Also currently seeing an evolution music wise - expect top 40 and retro hits, plenty to sing to, but not a lot of club tracks.
Thursday nights sees a younger, twinky crowd, and picks up from 1am. Friday and Saturdays tend to pack out after other venues close - all roads lead to the Peel, as the advertising says! Has a 24/7 license, so closing times are approximate, if they're busy they stay open later, although entry is not guaranteed late at night. Shows before midnight on Saturdays.

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friendly staff, pool table, live DJs, dance floor, shows, gaming room, atm, bank cards, credit cards, smoking area, video jukebox, hot bartenders, security




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thu 21:00–05:00, fri-sat 21:00–07:00

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2 months ago   

The security need to be replaced. They let my off his face boyfriend in without any I.d and yet wouldn't let my friend and I in to find him because our heels were not "high enough". That's b.s. Disgusting.
Would prefer a zero star rating.

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2 months ago   

The Peel is one of the last remaining "Gay" places in Melbourne that is not a sauna. Good safe respectful place for gay men to go and have a good night out without fag hags, straights, hangers on.

The complaining review is from a women. That says it all and why the peel patrons do not want her there.

Thank god security kept her out.

There are thousands of pubs and hundreds of clubs for women and straights - go some where else Liz.

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over a year ago   

We was there this saturday the 6 dec 2015 with few guy friends but the security was very rude he told us to look down that we dont have a dick that we have to stay in the quiue to get in wot a rude and negative attitude toward us .the point is that we not gaybut we respect a guy people why have to be rude toward us cos we not gay ?and cos we are Asian and he can say like that to us ?u guys have to respect if they gay or not just give them respect this is australia not some mind narrow country

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over a year ago   

I went in November and had a lovely time..very friendly crowd. I liked the large space with different rooms. free admission was also a positive

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