The last Manacle will be held on October 10, as the Clarence Hotel’s owners decide there isn’t enough fetish interest.
“The leather/fetish community have spoken loud and clear and made it exceptionally clear that Manacle is not required,” Clarence owners Andrew Clarke and Stuart Fraser wrote in their members mailout.
“The regular monthly dress code nights, Men’s Only parties and the weekly Leather Rubber and Uniform themes have regrettably been so poorly attended that the need for such nights in Sydney became abundantly clear as not required.”
The pair assured leather and uniform fans they would always be welcome at the venue.
“The Clarence Hotel will continue to remain a safe haven for the leather/fetish communities and staff at The Clarence will never snigger at those in gear,” the mailout read.
“Staff will always be able to assist the fetish community in any way, including offering change rooms and leather and latex polish if required.”
The announcement follows last week’s news the Flinders Hotel had been sold and would close after the long weekend.
Inner west residents now anxiously await the outcome of the final Imperial Hotel Land and Environment Court hearing on October 8.

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