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The Gladsong Hotel Sunday Service

  • Bars, Pubs
A shot of a bartender behind the bar at The Lord Gladstone, pull
Photograph: Anna Kucera

Time Out says

Slap on your Sunday best for a day-long worship of the party gods, the Lord Gladstone is rebranding

In a genius and hilarious thumbing of the nose, Chippendale's favourite boozer, the Lord Gladstone Hotel will rebrand and open it's holy doors for a one-day Sunday service on January 23 from noon. Given that mega-churches like Sco-Mo's beloved Hillsong have freedoms to sing and dance in the name of religious expression while nighclubs and pubs struggle to keep afloat, the Gladdy's hallowed grounds will be taking a more Bacchanalian approach to worship.

With $15 jugs of Holy Water (Gladdy Lager), $10 Bloody Lords and DJs in the courtyard all day, the tongue in cheek mass means you can get spiritual with the hard spirits, and holy roll around for some religiously-exempt dancing.

As with all adventures, keep your hands sanitised before prayer and leave enough space for the Lord on the dancefloor. Check out our guide to going out safely if you plan on heading to church and praise your new party god, Gladdy owner Mitch Crum: "It’s been an absolutely frustrating period of time for all venue owners. Right now and over the past couple of years. I can’t say I’m terribly religious though I worship live music. Does that make us exempt?"

If it's redemption you seek, the Gladsong Hotel welcomes you into the arms of the Lord, where singing and dancing is totally sweet. Amen.

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Written by
Elizabeth McDonald


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