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HUB CLUB officially launches

What does $25 buy you in Sydney these days? We have some suggestions: how about lunch at the Crown Street Fish Shop offering Sydney’s best seafood as named by the City Hub? Or belly laughs for you and a mate at one of several comedy shows during the Sydney Comedy Festival? Or a date at the hottest band comp up at the Cross at the World Bar? These are just some of the items that are on offer if you join the HUB CLUB by putting $25 into the City Hub’s crowdfunding campaign:

All of the items that are on offer when you join the HUB CLUB have been contributed by local businesses to support the City Hub. And when you buy them, not only are you getting something of value, you are also doing something valuable for the local community by helping save the City Hub — Sydney’s last independent newspaper.

When you contribute to our crowdfunding campaign, for as little as $10 you automatically become a member of the HUB CLUB — entitling you to a weekly news update and an exclusive invite to our 20th birthday bash later this year. People who belong to the HUB CLUB are on the lookout for independent perspectives and alternative things to do. And we want you to join.

If you contribute $50 to our campaign, not only do you automatically become a member of the HUB CLUB, you and a friend can also get a $50 meal voucher to Three Williams, Redfern’s trendiest cafe. Or you can get a $50 dinner voucher to La Mint, East Sydney’s uber cool Vietnamese restaurant. Or for $50 you can take someone special to the Hellfire Club, Sydney’s ultra hip fetish club or if you’d prefer something more traditional you can get two passes to Sydney’s largest wedding expo.

Here are just some of the items on offer when you join the HUB CLUB by contributing to our crowdfunding campaign. Each week for the next month we will provide additional details of the many perks that are on offer when you join the HUB CLUB.

For more information, to get your HUB CLUB membership now and to check out all the perks we have on offer, visit Help us continue our 20 year tradition of independent news.


HUB CLUB kicks off — not too late to join!

Last Tuesday night saw the official launch of City Hub‘s crowdfunding campaign at the Beauchamp Hotel. A colourful menagerie of Sydney’s leaders in arts, culture and politics ascended upon the venue to drink, share stories and network all while supporting our publication.

The Beauchamp, which is situated towards the Paddington end of Oxford Street, was named the ‘Best Community Bar’ by the City Hub last year, and it is events like last Tuesday night’s that exemplify their love for the community. We at City Hub would like to thank the Beauchamp for donating half of the bar towards our crowdfunding campaign.

The atmosphere of the night was enthusiastic and was a testament to the community spirit we love so much. We would also like to thank the many people that came out and donated to our cause, picking up some great perks while they were at it. With your help, we raised over $1300, kickstarting the campaign. Group Publisher Lawrence Gibbons said the night was a success, and was instrumental in keeping City Hub alive. 

“Together, we can ensure that independent news in Sydney will survive,” he said.

If you couldn’t make it out to our crowdfunding launch party, it’s not too late. By joining the HUB CLUB you automatically get weekly updates, regular giveaway offers and so much more, including your pick at one of the incredible items we have on offer.

For more information, to get your HUB CLUB membership now and to check out all the perks we have on offer, visit Help us continue our 20 year tradition of independent news.


$25  — 10 Comics for $20 Bucks 

Join the City of Sydney RSL in welcoming a brand new lineup of comics from the USA, India, Australia, Asia and Germany on Saturday May 2 at 8pm. By contributing $25 to our campaign, you’re guaranteed some laughs for half the price with our exclusive two-for-one tickets.


$30 — Crown Street Fish Shop

Crown Street Fish Shop is known for taking your basic fish and chips and turning it into a sophisticated dish. Check out what all the buzz is about with your $25 voucher when you donate $30 to City Hub.

500 Crown Street Surry Hills, (02) 9357 2573


$30 – $50 — La Mint Restaurant 

Whether it’s Vietnamese or French food you’re after, hop on over to one of the most romantic spots in town to grab lunch at La Mint Restaurant with your $30 voucher when you donate to City Hub. In for more of a treat? Bump up your contribution to $50 and we’ll reward you with a $55 voucher to the top-rated Asian restaurant in East Sydney.

62-64 Riley Street Darlinghurst, (02) 9331 1818,


$50 — The Sydney Hellfire Club

Head down to Australia’s longest running fetish nightclub, first opening their doors in 1993. On the fourth Friday of each month 500 fetish and fantasy clad revellers party with wild, kinky shows, dirty music, great prizes and a throbbing dance floor. Join them for half the price when you receive two tickets for contributing $50 to our campaign.


$50 — Menulog

With over 5,000 restaurants it’s no surprise that Menulog is number one for online takeaway in Australia. Explore just how much value you and your friends can get with your $50 voucher when you contribute to our campaign.


$80 — Hoyts LUX Premium Cinema Experience 

With an excellent selection of gourmet food and an extensive wine list that can be delivered in cinema, you can be sure to enjoy more with Hoyts Lux. Grab the best seat in the house with great bonus extras like complimentary popcorn and soft drink when you use our voucher by contributing $80 to our campaign.


$90 — Merchant of Venice 

Sport for Jove returns in May for its indoor season, welcoming Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice directed by legendary Australian director Richard Cottrell. Don’t miss out on the play featuring some of Shakespeare’s most extraordinary characters — receive two-for-one tickets when you contribute $90 to our campaign.


$70 — $150 Sydney Film Festival Flexipass

Flexipass tickets make it easy to see a variety of films at Sydney’s Film Festival this June. A Flexipass allows you to purchase a group of tickets (10, 20 or 30), which can be redeemed against individual sessions throughout the weekend. Catch a couple shows with some friends by donating $70 to City Hub or enjoy even more films with greater flexibility with the deluxe Flexipass when you contribute $150 to our campaign.


$300 — HUB CLUB Deluxe Membership

Contribute $300 to our campaign to become a HUB CLUB deluxe member, and receive a City Hub t-shirt, an archive edition of our paper, and four tickets to our birthday bash later this year. Contributors will also be listed as a deluxe supporter of the City Hub in our paper and online.