Special occasion? Step aside, everyone – this is a job for The Imperial Erskineville. Celebration is in the DNA of this iconic space, and we’re all about making those special dates sing, dance and dazzle. Whether you’re hosting a sit-down dinner or casual drinks in the main bar, marking a milestone with many, a few or just one or two, this grand old dame sure knows how to throw a party!

Main Bar: Unique in style, diverse in culture – we invite you to drink, dance, drag & dine in style at in our main bar; home of self-expression, creative individualism, performance, dance and music. The Impy pairs these passions with seriously good food and killer drinks, making it the perfect place for special occasions of all varieties.

Imperial Rooftop: Want perfect rooftop vibes & fresh delicious pizza? Come on up and join us at your new favourite Inner West rooftop. Join local icons The Pizza Bros for a deliciously good time as they sling pizza all night long and give you a taste of their cult classics you’ve been craving. ​This 200-person rooftop bar has been the setting for occasions of all kinds, with a variety of intimate nooks and spaces, it’s perfect for a wide variety of group sizes and occasions.

So whether you desire a dramatic stage, a soothing nook or a generous backdrop for the mother of all parties, we can offer a dynamic, atmospheric and all-inclusive space. Name the date, and The Imperial Erskineville will draw a big heart around it, take care of everything, and welcome you and yours with open arms.


Ground Floor Capacities
Main Bar: 130 guests seated or 370 cocktail style
Glasshouse: 26 guests seated or 50 cocktail style
Basement: 400 guests standing

Imperial Rooftop Capacities
Carpriccio’s Corner:
18 guests seated or 30 cocktail style
The Rooftop:
120 guests cocktail style
Rosa Room:
10 guests seated
Imperial Rooftop Lounge:
55 guests seated or 80 cocktail style

Social Events

Celebrate good times lovers! We love a good social and we say YES to just about any sort of gathering you can imagine!

Enjoy our vibrant community and designed interiors that ooze with panache and pizazz!

Whether it’s birthdays, anniversaries, engagements, GAY-by showers, just because celebrations, school reunions or coming out parties- we can cater to your every need!

Group Bookings

Our venue is inclusivity on a plate. Whatever your dietary desires, we don’t discriminate – although we’re proudly sustainable, local-focused and obsessed with fresh produce.

Vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, flexivore, omnivore, carnivore – here’s a place for all to come together and share.

Reach out and let our incredible events team guide you.

Weddings & Engagement Parties

The Imperial was made for celebrating love and same-sex relationships, so you can be assured your big day will unfold exactly as you want it.

With our newly refurbished spaces suitable for intimate ceremonies and fabulous reception parties that embrace the love and diversity within our community.

Looking for somewhere to celebrate your special day? Contact us below.

Corporate Events & Partnerships
We love a launch or even pop-up! Larger corporate events, glamorous parties to impress clients or getting that new project into the limelight are more than doable possum.

Our glamorous spaces are eclectically themed as well as beautifully designed. The perfect way to say hurrah for any occasion!

Go on click our button and be dazzled with a gallery of all the sparkling soirees we have already had! If your activation as big as Ben Hur – Have it with us!
Celebrate With Your Team!

End of year celebrations through to a departure – we’re always eager to celebrate your milestones with you and your team.

Our venue is designed to meet a range of events and criteria’s, we’re pretty much a solid 10!

See why we’re known around town for being a jolly good time in our gallery below.

Make an event enquiry.