The Majestic

In undertaking this research for Clubbed Out quite often I am annoyed at how many hotels and venues have been demolished. We have really lost some fantastic buildings that made the town so special (don’t even get me started on that souless Myer Centre!). One of my favourite haunts in the 80’s was the Majestic Hotel. We had many a great night there especially when the Move kids ran it. I remember having beer served in a pilsener glass, this was very classy! The music was great as well. I also used to go to the hotel for a great counter lunch and I would also have many a fine cocktail in the stunning cocktail bar. Well the wrecking ball came along and took away yet another great venue. Matt has kindly sent through a photocard from around 1968/69. Just click on the image to enlarge. I like that they promoted the hotel for the “Smart Set”! I also love the choice of bars – where are the Tiki Bars now for the Smart Set? Thanks Matt for sending these through. I’ll post the National Hotel one soon too.

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7 Responses to The Majestic

  1. Abbie Morrissey says:

    We ran Phase 4 out of the Majestic. It had such a great illuminated dance floor.

    • Pauline says:

      Hey Abby, yes the majestic was a great venue. I did go to Phase 4 too. Can you send me a date and I will include your club on the list.

  2. Louis Fossa says:

    I agree that Briz has lost many nice buildings. I remember the Majestic very well, very classy indeed. The National Hotel is also mentioned in your Post. When we first came to Brisbane I played in the band in Warrens Bar (National Hotel) circa 1969. That venue was the ‘in place” with the flowery Warren putting on his “show” behind the bar. Sadly I do not have any Passes or other items but I do have a newspaper article about Warren.

    • sonya says:

      hi, do you remember a barmaid named Kaye Saunders? She worked at the National Hotel, Wilson 1870? This was late 1969 to early 1970.

  3. Fiona says:

    Hey anyone out there who might know of the names of bands that played at the majestic hotel in July 1973- October 1973 would be fantastic trying to reconnect with family & any information would be very appreciated 🙂 rock on !!

  4. sonya says:

    I’m trying to find my Birth Father. I was adopted out.

    My Birth Father was with my Birth Mother named Kaye Saunders in Brisbane, Qld, in February or March, 1970. She was a Barmaid in Brisbane, and married at the time with children.

    Birth Mother doesn’t want anything to do with me..

    Can anyone remember her?

    Thank you kindly.

  5. Jodie says:

    Hello Sonya,
    I would like to chat off-line.
    I think a Kaye Saunders went down to Sydney in and might have known people I’ve met.
    I was born about the same time as you so anything I have is third-hand and yet I might be able to give you some more names to research.

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