May 2024 update: My Lover Cindi is throwing a two-day "funeral farewell" for its last weekend. Head down from 7pm on Friday, May 31 for a night of ’90s grunge, 2000s pop punk, DJs and “draglesque” from 7pm. Or visit from 2pm on Saturday, June 1 for a daytime market, live bands and more DJs. Dress up for a funeral – but make it fire.

When My Lover Cindi promises inclusivity, you can be sure it’s not lip service. This bar and nightclub was set up from the beginning to welcome every member of the LGBTQI+ community (and allies) safely into the venue.

The ’70s-era site, formerly the German Club on Flinders Street, is also fully accessible. Bathroom doors have been removed to accommodate those with mobility aids. A quiet side room is available for people with sensory issues or those wanting to take a break from the noise. And the entrance to the venue is located on the side of the building off a sloping laneway.

The site’s original wooden panelling remains, and there are plush green velvet booths around the space. But the dance floor is the centrepiece, where resident DJs play everything from of Afrobeat to classic pride anthems.

Accessibility also guides the drinks list, which includes a raft of alcohol-free options. But if you’re after booze, cocktails include classics such as Pina Coladas, Mojitos and Negronis, and everything can be made vegan. Monthly cocktail specials are named after influential queer people through history.

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Updated: June 6th, 2024

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