The Court

The Court

Welcome to Perth's premier LGBTQIA+ venue

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The Court welcomes everyone regardless of gender or sexuality as long as you're here to have fun & respect others! 6 bars, 3 dance floors and so much more!



The Court
Based on 867 reviews
Luna Hocking
03:37 30 Mar 23
This was my first time going and attending a ticketed event here. I was told that the venue was very LGBT+ friendly so I was excited to see the place for myself.It wasn't long before we were told to leave for being "too intoxicated' saying we were mumbling our words and stumbling while walking.A couple of us are neuro-divergent so yes, people might stumble a little and lose track of words but not to the degree of seeming smashed and dangerous for the venue. The venues security was incredibly rude, we were told to sit for half an hour and have some water before we could come back in. Less than 5 minutes later security told us that there was a 24 hour ban and basically shooed us away.I had to return an hour later because I'd left my phone in the mad rush of being pushed away down the road. And again the security was arrogant and rude for no reason other than their own inflated ego.I've read lots of reviews saying similar things and that the LGBT+ community is in fact not very welcome there at all. I'm transgender and did not feel welcome and was extremely disheartened by the whole experience.Management needs to do something about their staff and security before they can claim they are allies, because as it is I would never recommend anyone go there, especially LGBT+ people.Fix yourself before you fly the pride flag because right now the only pride you have is your own.
Kent Goi
13:05 18 Mar 23
Came here on Friday night. So good that they played all the retro musics. Had a fun night with all the songs!
Peter Francisco
10:37 01 Mar 23
Had the best time partying here even if it was my first time. Nice and spacious for dancing. Makes pizza until late. Good drag performers. Wish their stage was higher so the floor dance moves can be seen from the back.
Faith Hart
13:40 25 Dec 22
Absolutely worst service I've ever had in my life. Showed up for a paid event that started at 8pm. I was in a group of five & had four of us allowed into the venue whilst one person wasn't allowed in "due to intoxication". We had all had a couple of drinks but we were by no means drunk. My friend was asked to wait an hour to sober up before he could enter. In that time had multiple glasses of water provided by the security of The Court but after the hour was still not allowed in. I was then threatened to be kicked out of the venue for asking security why my friend could not be let in. Apparently I had also become intoxicated after drinking water for the hour. After another hour he was still told to wait and when we asked for a refund on the ticket we were directed to contact the event coordinators on Facebook.Totally ridiculous.I would at least expect a phone number or email.The event ended at 1am and the friend was finally allowed in at 11pm allowing two hours of the five hour event.We will NEVER be coming back to this venue, was the worst service I have ever received.I have an unrestricted bar managers license and not a single person we spoke to had any kind of idea what they were doing or any legitimate reason for denying entry to my friend.The only possible reason we could see was the colour of his skin.The only kind of refund policy listed is "No Refunds", according to Australian Consumer Law they were to provide access to the five hour event which they did not provide so would warrant a refund under law.Again, terrible service.
01:18 16 Nov 22
my stay was too short but it was bring you dogs on the day i went and i must say ill be coming back again. people were nice and staff were nice and the pizza was nice, cocktails and dogs....... life at its finest
Mike Seal
14:30 16 Oct 22
Perth's only GLBTI pub. Shame that they got rid of all the pool tables - used to look forward to playing a game while having a pint or two. Massive renovations over the last decade have seen this once tired and somewhat stingy pub into one of the hottest and hippest venues Perth has to offer. Especially love the special events as it seems so do most other West Aussies.
15:47 03 Sep 22
Denied entry for having two standard drinks, and having an eccentric personality. If you are of Asian heritage like I am, do not even bother lining up go. The security will discriminate against you even before you open your mouth.This club isn’t accepting of diversity anymore.
Anonymous Girl
17:29 19 Aug 22
Used to be a great gay space. Now full of straight gen Z kids. Not safe and definitely not a place to meet queer people. I’d give it a 0 if I could.
Priya Krishnamurthy
00:55 17 Aug 22
The place to go if you're looking for a great clubbing scene on a Friday or Saturday night. The rest of the time, food is inconsistent and basic (chips and pizza). Cocktails are not great and tap selection is small. The floors in some of the inside areas are so sticky your shoes noticeably stick to the floor.
10:57 15 Aug 22
This place has changed so much over the years since I started going!It has really cool areas to hang out and order food, and the upstairs hosts some really fun and awesome events!!It's definitely a place to head to if you want the party vibes, and definitely check out if any events are coming up!
Adam Vidotto
19:00 13 Aug 22
The court security team on the 13th of august was plain disrespectful and rude tonight. They acted in a manner that was very arrogant and rude towards other customers and myself. I usually love the court and going there but tonight I was disgusted in how the court security dealt with people tonight. Definitely would not recommend to anyone to visit the court as the were extremely disrespectful and rude tonight. Would much prefer to go another bar in perth that is a lot more nicer to paying customers
Codey Smith
01:23 08 Aug 22
The entire energy this place gives off is nothing like it used to be... if you're reading this and looking for a new business opportunity, the gays need a decent pub in Perth where they feel safe and welcome. I'm not really interested in coming back, will also add to the reviews commenting about security... kills the vibe, never used to be as rude/heavy-handed as they seem to be now.
Audrey B
13:07 07 Aug 22
They kick you out for no good reason. I was dancing in the dance floor and the bouncer said I was "noshing" too much so I needed to leave even if I was able to follow him without a trouble. Once I got out the lady at the front said she can't let me in even if I looked alright because I was talking with other people. What a power trip. I can't believe they force people out for having fun. I was genuinely having fun ang not caring about other pople but i guess i can't even have fun for that night without looking too drunk and getting kicked out
03:19 22 Jun 22
$20 entry to get in. Yeah was happy to pay that. Checked my bank charge the next morning and it was $20.22 and my mates had all been charged a different amount of cents extra between $20.05 and $20.30. I don’t care about the 20cents but it’s the principle of them stiffing every single person to walk through the door and to make an extra several hundred dollars by the end of the night. Poor way to run a business.
Joe Deaaan
00:18 19 May 22
Horrible place with horrible security. I've heard things about the security here before but never witnessed it first-hand. If I've had too many wines, approach me and ask me to leave. Do not wait for me outside the bathroom then grab me by the neck. Raised the issue with staff and they laughed at me. Horrible place and will never ever ever be back. Not a gay venue, horrible.
Zac Hayes
16:23 30 Apr 22
Needing a physical ID?!?! catch up with the times. NSW holographic ID on my phone and can't get in, get with the times. And your security guards don't know the first thing about being polite and genuine. Well done on being popular and abusing your own popularity.
Rohnan Morrison
11:07 23 Apr 22
Best club in perth,super inclusive and friendly vibe, the staff are all lovely and helpful and the music is always great.I constantly recommend the court to everyone and anyone
04:54 23 Apr 22
i love this club and the drag performances. however the drinks are poorly made. they’re not mixed in the slightest and the ratios don’t seem right. i understand having no straws but maybe provide a pop stick or something to mix with.
Franziska Höppner
04:10 15 Apr 22
Really nice bar and super cool looking outside/inside area super spacious. it wasn't really busy when I got there but as soon as "Padunne" started playing the atmosphere increased and it became super busy and It was a great party and absolute incredibly talented DJ.
13:49 06 Apr 22
Pretty amazing drag queen every Wednesday night. And pizza is cheap.
Samara Morgan
15:08 26 Mar 22
Would not recommend for disabled persons. They keep a lock on the only disabled restroom and when I asked to be let in they sent me to the other side of the building to gendered stalls UP STAIRS. Did not treat other people the same. Not sure if it's sexism because I was wearing a dress or ablism because my ankle braces was out of view.
Raymond Tindall
00:52 19 Mar 22
Great place, good staff, I'm a straight guy and my friends I go with are straight females and males and never have any issues. Always good music playing and everyone is generally happy there. I don't think I've ever seen a fight once which is hard to say about from any place in northbridge area, Definitely recommend going.
06:40 17 Feb 22
Had my purse stolen while getting a drink at the bar. Tried to talk to a security guard who had a problem with me being intoxicated in the first place, he told me to “try to find the girl” instead of telling me to write down the time that the incident occurred so they could review the bar footage. Was told there was nothing he could do after I refused to try to find the girl in the club (I’m not one for conflict) Great venue but uncooperative security. I feel like I might have my purse by now or the person who took it prosecuted if the security had gone through proper measures.
Jaye Ferris
12:55 30 Jan 22
5 stars for the food! Not something you would expect in just a pub. It was absolutely delicious
Jack Clemett
18:30 29 Jan 22
Don't drink with your mask on!....well that doesn't make sense, another venue which is still a little "slow". It's okay, maybe start with educating staff...
Daniel Nazzari
19:40 21 Jan 22
I first went to this place a couple years ago and enjoyed myself. I went there today with some friends and when the drag queen started up she approached my married friend who was toward the front of the stage and shoved him in a significant way and accused him of some sort of misconduct towards a woman who he was chatting to. We all couldnt believe it because he had done absolutely nothing wrong however he immediately got kicked out, despite his attempts to defend himself. The woman he was talking too actually was the one who approached him initially and she said he didnt do a thing wrong. The drag queen slandered him and used to event to rouse the crowd. I will never go to this club again as I would hate to have such a thing done towards me or any of my mates again.
Ryle Kemp
15:45 27 Dec 21
Great atmosphere but theres some creepy security guards that stalk female patrons on Facebook especially the short buffy one, made my friend really uncomfortable when she got a message from him. Everything else is fantastic but wouldn’t recommend some of the guards
07:13 23 Dec 21
dogsh*t rude and highly sensitive staff! overpriced badly made drinks. Not the same as it was a few years ago. Very dissapointing.
Invisible Poet
23:14 17 Dec 21
It is a shame that the some of the staff members working on the door treat potential customers with absolute disregard and disrespect. I witnessed one door person push a customer physically last night. There was no provocation whatsoever. They simply asked for their name to file a report. The management need to supervise the door staff as they are abusing their authority on the street.
Jordan Pyne
15:11 26 Nov 21
The bouncers require RSA re-training. As a frequent patron of the venue, the deterioration of the professionalism of the security staff is obvious. It may be best to avoid until the contract is re-tendered and management address the issue.
Britney M
14:18 23 Nov 21
I usually don't make reviews but I thought this was definitely note worthy. On a night out with my friends my heel broke off of my shoe and my entire night would've been cut short if a worker named Hannah hadn't helped me. I'm so thankful for her help because I had such a great night and it wouldn't have happened without her. She was so determined to fix my shoe! Brought gorilla glue, pliers and something that cut off screws. Never would've expected someone to go to such lengths to help a stranger. Hannah deserves a raise.
Flynn Morrissy
09:02 16 Sep 21
How funny is it that all the negative reviews are about the drag bouncers. Just stop giving them bouncer powers and let security do their job, they obviously can’t be trusted to act professionally or use proper judgment, it’s amazing management hasn’t thought of this yet
04:05 13 Sep 21
This review is specifically about overcharging 56 cents at the door. Normalising this in hospitality is cancerous, how can I feel welcome and trusted if staff members immediately are trying to steal a few cents here and there, it might add up but so does a reputation for your venue. People might not be vocal about it but they definitely do notice. This is a one star review that costs you 56 cents. Get onto it.
Joel Anderson
14:08 21 Aug 21
Didnt warn us of private events yet charged us full price when we didnt have access to any of the club
Emma Crisp
11:25 25 Jul 21
Came for an event hosted by inhibitit. Convinced a friend to come who suffers from major anxiety to attend because of the nature of the courts accepting behaviours and attitudes. My friend was pinpointed from the start even though describing the situation to security why he was acting odd (ie scared!) We explained to security his situation but as soon as I left for the bathroom, he was kicked out. I can't express how disgusted I am with a place that's meant to be open to all personality types. Will be demanding a refund.
Ben Merchant
10:13 25 Jul 21
Brought our friend to his first concert who suffers social anxiety and doesn’t usually drink. He wasn’t keen on dancing so was standing still with us and was kicked out at 6pm for having a glazed look in his eyesWhen we tried to explain he had social anxiety we were ask “why would you bring him out then?”
Shane Sanders
10:47 19 Jul 21
Always a fun time. Great staff.
Morgan Klug
01:33 28 Jun 21
$20 to get in even early in the night, takes about 20 minutes each time to line up for a drink, drinks are so overpriced its not funny, even more than other clubs and staff out the front are so rude, additionally every time you use a card they have a surcharge which really adds up when you get several drinks this is the first time I have seen a club do this and its borderline illegal. Go to paramount instead - way better or anywhere else really.
Loose Juice
13:19 19 Jun 21
DO NOT VISIT THIS CLUB!I have heard countless stories about security being aggressive and horrible however I have finally experienced it myself.Security are egotistical, power hungry and want to make an example out of you.Do not visit here if you are worried about being singled out of the crowd and made to feel discriminated.They claim to be friendly to all however will happily abuse their power to make you feel insignificant. The toilets are also revolting.Avoid this club at all costs.
Eva Ogilvie
02:23 08 Jun 21
Was verbally abused by a lady checking IDs in the line. So rude and definitely ruined my evening.
Daniel N.
06:50 19 Apr 21
I've been going to the court for 10+ years and it is sad to see what it has become. Unrecognisable and No longer a venue for LGBTQ+ patrons. I went with a...
Elena craig
15:03 11 Apr 21
The staff were friendly, the toilets were clean compared to other clubs, the music was amazing!! And it felt really welcoming didn’t feel judged once :,)
12:46 24 Feb 21
Absolutely love this venue! Such a fantastic club to go and have a good time WITHOUT any one being gross or inappropriate to you! The Court has always made me and my friends feel safe and welcome.
04:41 23 Feb 21
From every person in their team, to the slick look, the multiple rooms allowing plenty of different event configurations, to the bar service, the location and the incredible Void sound system, everything in this club deserves a 5 star. The Court is a welcoming place, with welcoming people and fantastic entertainment options and parties.
Fletcher B.
08:59 11 Jan 20
No longer a gay place on the weekend. It's embarrassing for overseas and interstate guests who want to attend a safe place that is an establishment set up...
Shizly G.
05:51 18 Feb 19
You Will Probably be Violated, Attacked, Filmed, Groped, or Potty-Policed and Mgmt DGAF. LGBTQ persons are reporting assaults and attacks and management is...
Lukas W.
23:28 01 Jun 18
One of my favourite places to go and party!Wonderful staff and an amazing atmosphere, only issue is some of the patrons being a bit pushy.A great place to...
David S.
04:53 21 Apr 18
Okay, while I'm not really down on the social scene in Perth, I suspect this place does have a life of its own, and is somewhat of an institution - you can...
Demelza B.
01:14 28 Oct 15
The Court HotelNestled in a prime location the Court Hotel is walking distance from Perth's main train and bus stations. Sitting on the edge of Beaufort...
Indy F.
04:52 15 Sep 15
I think The Court is all fun, froth and bubbles and I have thoroughly enjoyed myself on every visit. Everyone is so friendly, relaxed and welcoming. It is...
Emma S.
03:20 09 Mar 15
The Court is a very different place during the day. You won't find a DJ mixing it up on the main stage, but you will find a cool breeze, sunshine and a...

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