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Massive birthday bash promised at Club Ivy

Fri 22 Oct 2010 In: New Zealand Daily News View at Wayback View at NDHA

After an "action packed" two years, Wellington's gay nightclub Club Ivy will celebrate with a party to remember this Sunday. A huge party is promised, with drink specials, male strippers, and $1,000 worth of bar-tabs to be won by regulars. "It's been an action-packed two years," says owner Greig Wilson. "This Sunday is about thanking all of our customers who have supported us in that time." Greig says he has put on drink specials "that hopefully won't break the bank”, as well as handpicked some male strippers who will be performing at random times throughout the night. The 13 Dixon Street complex, which also houses The Garden Club, and recently opened Eden Café and Wine Bar, was this year a finalist as the best music and entertainment venue in New Zealand according to the Hospitality Association of New Zealand. "We've been defying the recession, which is great," Wilson says. "Our sales have increased 62 percent in the last year, which is a testament to our innovative approach and our diverse customers." Two $500 bar-tabs are up for grabs, and hosts Aaron and Andy from Aaron and will be searching for Club Ivy's best regular, plus Club Ivy's best impromptu stripper. The celebrations begin in Terrace Bar from 5pm, and Club Ivy will open from 9pm, rocking through to 3am. "Monday is a holiday thanks to Labour weekend," Greig reminds everyone. "So we'll see you there!" Club Ivy's Second Birthday is just one of many GLBT events happening across the country this long weekend. We'll have a full guide to the places to be on - keep an eye out for it!    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 22nd October 2010 - 12:41pm

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