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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.

By joining the HUB CLUB you automatically get weekly updates, regular giveaway offers and so much more. If you want to find out more, come to the launch of the HUB CLUB on Tuesday 14 April upstairs at the Beauchamp Hotel (at the corner of Oxford Street and South Dowling). Not only will half of the upstairs bar go to our campaign, but you’ll get a chance to meet other members of the HUB CLUB, Sydney’s coolest alternative group in town.

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



Big Kev is back to share some of Australia’s “funniest and totally crazy stand up comics” for one night only on Saturday April 25 at 8pm. Enjoy your 2-for-1 tickets when you contribute $25 to our campaign by grabbing a friend and heading down to the heart of the city for a night guaranteed to be full of laughter.



Australia’s zaniest and funniest stand up comics come together with a few comedy newbies just once a month to bring all Sydneysiders a good laugh next to some great views at the Hard Rock Cafe at Darling Harbour — will you join the crowd for some fun on April 26? Grab an exclusive 2-for-1 deal when you donate $25 to our campaign.



Rock the World (Bar) is taking over Kings Cross on Thursday nights in April as local musicians battle it out to become Sydney’s best band in a brand new competition at The World Bar. Don’t miss your chance to see Sydney’s emerging talent take the stage to fight for audience approval — your vote gets them through to the next round! Contributing $30 to our campaign gets you two tickets so you and a mate can enjoy the fun!



Celebrating its 26th birthday, Sydney’s Bridal Expo is Australia’s most renowned and longest running wedding expo. Our double passes when you contribute $50 to our campaign make it that much easier to grab your loved one and head on down on April 18 and 19 for ideas on how to make your special day even more magical.



Now playing throughout the month of April, ‘Jerry and Tom’ chronicles the lives of a couple of good men with strong family values who just happen to also be hitmen. Don’t miss out on Rick Cleveland’s famous comedy as it returns to the beautiful Exchange Hotel in Balmain. Contributing $70 to our campaign gets you two tickets to the show.



Complete with an authentic European atmosphere, boutique beers and hearty regional cuisine, it’s no wonder Essen Restaurant was named the Best Northern European Restaurant in Sydney by the City Hub for the past several years. The restaurant boasts a “genuine European dining experience without the price tag to match.” Check it out with your $100 voucher when you contribute to our campaign.

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