This lively bar has a great staff, including a few feline mascots rescued by the human employees. The crowd is eclectic and friendly. Archived from the original on 21 April Laurie's International Club ? The bar established a reputation as a leather bar popular with men.
Archived from the original on 21 April In , for the first time, charges were introduced for access to the entertainment marquees, tents and certain areas of some bars. The board of directors is still responsible for representing the interests of the members. Previously known as the White Swan Pub,  it was refurbished and renamed in and became Eden Bar.
DV8 was raided by police on the morning of 12 November and 28 people were arrested for supplying and cultivating what was believed to be ecstasy and Class A drugs. After first opening in ,  and after 10 years trading, DV8 closed down in January , with the intention of finding a new buyer. It was incorporated in The area expanded from just the Nightingale Club and Windmill bar in the s, to multiple bars and venues in the surrounding streets, with the area first curtained off from the rest of the city by the Smallbrook Queensway section of the Inner Ring Road. In , the charge was expanded to include entrance to the Gay Village.