Warragul nightclub The Sporty is calling last drinks
 Baw Baw News   By // 18:35, Monday 28 May 2018

The social media post announcing The Sporty’s demise.

Having partied its way through around 1,200 Saturday nights, popular Warragul club The Sporty is throwing in the towel.

Venue managers have announced the Railway Hotel will close the club after 23 years to make way for a new lounge and function room space.


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The Sporty’s last night will come on Saturday 16 June.

Opening 23 years ago, the Queen Street club has been a long-time weekend feature for West Gippsland. It has previously gone by the names Jim’s Sports Bar, Retro Room, and The Dirt Bar.

“We’ve had more fun than you can even imagine hosting Warragul’s biggest party week in week out,” organisers said on social media.

“To all of our amazing and loyal patrons, we thank you! We’re sad to see The Sporty go but super excited for our future with The Railway Lounge!”


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The announcement post has already received almost 2,000 responses, with one patron saying “I can’t believe it… now it will just be a story to tell our kids 😂.”

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