The Clarence Hotel’s future as a gay and lesbian venue is unsure, as the hotel goes on the market.
The Clarence Hotel, once the home of Manacle — one of Sydney’s longest-running leather and fetish events — has officially been put on the market.
Both the building and business will go under the auction hammer on May 20, with the new owner picking up rights to two late-night trading bars, 11 poker machines and licence, a bistro, bottle shop, and three-bedroom owner’s residence.
Owners and Manacle operators Stuart Fraser and Andrew Clarke declined to make any comment to Sydney Star Observer, stating that it was “too personal”.
They would not give an indication of possible starting prices.
The sale is the latest in a strong of ownership changes in recent months which has seen the Flinders, Beresford, and Oxford hotels all sold to new owners.

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