Friends have asked me to come here, and I am kind of feeling poor at the moment, so here we go!

Dancefloor view from the front

Dancefloor view from the front

Pure @ Macquarie Hotel, Liverpool, Sydney
Assessment Time: Midnight – 04:00AM (Due to daylight savings, 2AM jumped to 3AM)
Opening Hours: 09:00PM – 04:00AM (It usually is 3AM but daylight savings was not included)
Lockout: I was told of lockout at 02:30AM when trying to leave
Address: 269 Macquarie St, Liverpool, Sydney
Venue Website:
Promoter Website: Self Promoted
Occurrence: Every Saturday. Every first Saturday of the month. Macquarie Hotel is actually open for clubbing every Saturday with the same music and crowd, but goes under the guise of a different name every week. 
Dress Code / Door Policy: Casual allowed. Most guys here were indeed wearing casual t-shirts, runners etc. Girls were half dressed up half casual. Surprisingly hats are not allowed.
Entry Fee / Cover Charge: Free all night.
Guestlist: No guestlist, but they were supported in regards to obtaining free drinks if your birthday was held during the month of the event.
Inside: Walk inside to the gaming area. Bar to the right for the area. Keep walking into the main bar area where the bar is also to the right. Bar area has various tables and chairs, and is carpeted. Following up is a strip of patch and a set of lounges. Past the row of lounges is the dancefloor, with overhead convertible roof. Dancefloor to hold about 150 people. Side room to the left for smoking, if the overhead roof was closed. Also if the roof was closed and when the main dancefloor got too hot, overhead pipes would release a light spray of water. 
Cloak Room: None
Bar Prices / Line: Unknown. Lining up did not take long, there would be only one person in front of you most times of the night. At peak there would be 2 or 3 in front of you.
DJs: Unknown.
Music Style: Contemporary RnB, with occasional House mashup
Crowd: Pretty much everyone is asian and local to the Liverpool / Cabramatta area judging by how many are dressed casually. Mix of older fobs, and Australian born Asian teenagers. There are also pockets of other Caucasian nationalities – its assumed that they were also local to the area.
Entertainment: MC to keep the vibe going.
Atmosphere: On walking in at midnight, it wasn’t as busy as I expected it to be. I was able to walk around the dancefloor without having to forcefully pull people apart, but it was pretty busy nonetheless – just not as busy as other nights I had attended in the past. Later on the night it did pick up and got pretty squishy. On the dancefloor not as many people were smoking, which was odd. It was either this or the misty rain was brushing the ciggie smell away. It didn’t matter, because at the end of the night I did smell like cigarettes. Hate.
Video: 360 of the dancefloor
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Spotted by a new reader
Chatted to a friend and he walked up. ‘YOURE JAMES TRAN!’
Aww hell yeah I am. ‘I READ YOUR WEBSITE!’
Yes! I felt awesome. It was his birthday but he was very persistent on buying me a drink.. haha fair enough. My diet is going to ruins at this rate, but thanks Simon :)

More on this misty rain thing
I am so intrigued by this new plumbing feature. Overhead on the dancefloor lie thin pieces of water pipes. It appears that when it gets too hot a fine mist of water is released into the air. It is as though the smoke machines have been replaced by water machines. It’s a brilliant concept. The floor never got overheated too much to make you leave. It might have been because the roof was closed tonight and this was only activated during an enclosed roof night, but I don’t know. I couldn’t take a video, since my camera isn’t waterproof. I don’t know how the DJ gear held up, because they definitely got some spray as well. But anyways, I was mightily impressed. Didn’t they use to have these things in the old realistic cinemas along with moving dancefloors?

No English
Chatted to some girls. They didn’t say a word back. Hmph. Then I realised they only spoke in Vietnamese. My Vietnamese sucks. I walked away in shame.

No standing on the tiles
Do keep note that for thoroughfare purposes, people who loiter around the toilet area and tiled pathways behind the dancefloor are constantly ushered away by security. It’s kind of annoying, because there really isn’t anywhere else to stand, and by default humans just hang around the areas where nobody else is.. The no dancing at the bar rule also still applied here. Blah.

Toilet Paper
Here is a photo of a roll of toilet paper someone brang onto the dancefloor to kick around at the end of the night.

Roll of toilet paper, so lonely

Roll of toilet paper, so lonely

We are all removed from the premises at closing time.

For people who can’t be bothered making the trip to the city and don’t want to bother paying entry. Do keep in mind the crowd here as you could easily feel out of place if you aren’t Asian, aren’t a local, aren’t of the younger ages or aren’t dressed up  here. A generally good atmosphere, but also be prepared to come home smelling like cigarettes.

Pure @ Macquarie Hotel – 6.5/10


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