Hares & Hyenas

    Hares is an extensive queer bookshop, cafe and bar in the heart of Fitzroy. They also hold loads of events and workshops on everything from BDSM and polyamory to queer themes and poetry/spoken word forums. Owners Crusader and Roland are local heroes, having catereds to (and created a haven for) the queer community in Melbourne for almost 30 years.

    Piercing HQ

    If you are looking for piercings, head down to see our friends Bella and Paulus at Piercing HQ who have been in the BDSM scene forever and specialise in all types of piercings including genitals. They will also autoclave your sounding kits to keep them hygienically clean.


    Sircuit is a long-running and very popular inclusive gay bar on Smith Street. They run heaps of regular weekly events and also have a restaurant upstairs, Mollie’s bar and diner.

    The 86

    The 86 is a cute queer cocktail bar on Smith Street that hosts regular events including drag queens, fundraisers, and DJs. Thursday night is Honcho Disko which is not to be missed!

    The Gatehouse

    The Gatehouse is a male-only accommodation space in the heart of Collingwood, specifically designed for play. It features rubber floors, neoprene sheets on the beds, crosses, spanking benches and sling frames with a shared kitchen and dining area.

    The Laird

    The Laird is Australia’s longest running men-only gay hotel & bar, catering to the leather, bear and alternative crowd, open seven nights a week with unique accommodation. A Melbourne Icon, The Laird caters to a wide range of men, and it’s a great place to meet up with locals and visitors from around the world.

    Wet on Wellington

    Wet on Wellington is a male-only sauna, swimming pool and cruise club in the centre of Collingwood. They are open 7 days until late. They also play host to many events including summer pool parties as well as a monthly swingers night which is open to all genders.