|Address||416 Bourke St, Surry Hills|
|Owner||Evangelos and Anastasia Patakas|
The Hopetoun Hotel, colloquially referred to as The Hoey, is a historic Sydney hotel and music venue in Surry Hills, New South Wales. It was built somewhere between 1836 and 1839, originally under the name of the Cookatoo Inn and then in 1901 revamped and named in honour of the first Governor General, Lord Hopetoun. In 1997 it was purchased by siblings Evangelos and Anastasia Patakas for $1.5 million and became a live music venue that saw performances by bands including the Hoodoo Gurus and Wolfmother. In 2009, it was closed due to accumulated fines and police citations for noise violations in a residential area. It has remained shut since, though it was used in 2012 as a set for The Wolverine (film).
The hotel is a heritage listed building and has sat on the site for over 150 years forming a landmark feature in Surry Hills. It is an important architectural example of an early Federation warehouse style face brick building.
The hotel has been renamed many times:
- 1839–1861: The Cockatoo Inn
- 1861–1873: The Sportsman’s Arms
- 1873–1885: Kilkenny Inn
- 1885–1901: The Great Western Hotel
- 1901–present: Hopetoun Hotel
Acts who have played at the hotel include:
- Ed Kuepper
- Kim Salmon
- Died Pretty
- Hoodoo Gurus under the alias Dork Stick
- The Chemical Brothers
- Sarah Blasko
- Paul Kelly
- You Am I as the Question Fruit
- The Coloured Girls
- Michael Hutchence (INXS)
- Angry Anderson
- Jenny Morris
- Tim Freedman (from the Whitlams)
- Mental as Anything
- The Clouds
- The Grates
- The Jezabels
- Xiu Xiu
- Because of Ghosts
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