Why Sin club is so popular
THE boss of Sin City nightclub – a Commonwealth Games hotspot despite several assault dramas this week – says he’s not surprised at the venue’s popularity with athletes.
Despite claims Australian team officials had warned its athletes to steer clear of the Surfers Paradise nightclub, a large contingent of the champion national swim team partied there into the wee hours yesterday morning.
The bulk of the English swim team joined them in a VIP area but many Australian swim stars – including Games golden girl Bronte Campbell, James Magnussen and Emma McKeon – were mingling in the heaving public dance floors. Sprint star Usain Bolt also returned for his second consecutive night in a back bar VIP booth, with bottle service from waitresses in lingerie.
Sin City general manager Tim Martin said the only thing he was surprised about was how long it took for the swimmers to start turning up.
“We are one of the only clubs that trades seven nights a week.
“It is known if you come to the Gold Coast we are the place to go. We’ve had a lot of big names come in.
“We’re always in the media – not always for the right reasons admittedly – but we are right in the middle of town, we have a product that is great.
“We want people to come and have a good time, we don’t want people who are stuck up.”
Mr Martin said the two alleged assault incidents – which separately involved current and former Games athletes clashing with either security or other patrons – were not reflective of generally how good behaviour had been overall.
“When you look at yhow many thousands have been coming through the doors it is pretty good.”
In yesterday’s Bulletin, Games Minister Kate Jones urged athletes to make the most of the Glitter Strip’s hospitality scene.
“Everyone has been waiting for their Games events to finish to enjoy this great city and the hospitality it is know for and I encourage them to get out among it,” she said.