The Sportsman Hotel will unveil their newly renovated downstairs bar this weekend at a grand champagne opening to be held on Easter Sunday.

Formally known as the Mineshaft, the downstairs area will also be given a new name to go along with its new look. The new bar will now be known as ‘Nellie’s Bar’ in honour of the Hotel’s long time proprietor Neil ‘Nellie’ McLucas.

The opening night celebrations will begin at 8:00pm with guests receiving free pink champagne for the first hour.

In addition to the major changes downstairs, the hotel’s two upstairs bars are also set for a few minor changes in the near future aimed at sprucing up the look of the iconic bars without losing the Sportsman Hotel’s ‘old school pub’ feel.

To complement the new look, the Sporties have welcomed well known Brisbane DJ, Fradge to the fold, who will provide a new sound every Friday night in the upstairs lounge bar. Having played at Australia’s biggest gay venues and parties including Arq, Stonewall, Tropical Fruits, White Wolf and Big Gay Day, DJ Fradge sure knows his audience and is sure to have the Sporties pumping every week.

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