Queer Records Pop-Up at Ace Hotel

Melbourne's Queer Records is popping up at the Ace Hotel's cafe Good Chemistry during Mardi Gras.
Ben Hansen
February 16, 2024


Since opening back in 2022, the Southern Hemisphere's first-ever Ace Hotel has been serving up expectedly sleek accommodation and a heap of fun extra-curricular activities — from takeovers of the lobby bar to dinners at Mitch Orr's Kiln. And this year, as Mardi Gras comes to town, there are more exciting additions to the hotel's party program to get in your diary.

Alongside the extravagant Dolar Rosa Dines presents Holy Homo Hedon dinner that's popping up on Friday, March 1, there's a more low-key celebration of LGBTQIA+ pride coming to the Ace Hotel's cafe Good Chemistry for a summer afternoon: Melbourne-based record store Queer Records will be up in Sydney on Saturday, February 17, hitting Foy Lane from 12-4pm.

While Queer Records doesn't have a physical shopfront quite yet, the team has been celebrating queer musicians through an online store, queer events and BYO record parties. Now, it's bringing the fun to Sydney with a one-day pop-up filled with iconic tunes and deep cuts from LGBTQIA+ artists to dig through.

The team has also curated a collection of 46 vinyl records for Ace Hotel guests to borrow and listen to in their rooms, available for anyone staying between Thursday, February 15–Sunday, March 3.

You can find out more about Queer Records and the pop-up via Instagram — and, if the aforementioned Holy Homo Hedon tickled your fancy, head to Humantix for more information.

Top image: Nikki To


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