The Nitty Gritty

House Policy.

The Nitty Gritty.

  • On Thursday nights The ‘Stro is a licensed venue and is strictly an 18+venue. We offer free college return buses, food (a continuous BBQ), ID scanning, security guards and security cameras for these evenings.
  • It is a condition of entry to the licensed premises known as The ‘Stro that an acceptable proof of age document will be produced on request. In addition to proof of age, proof of membership (i.e. student or staff card) must also be produced on request. Where no proof of membership card is available, the person becomes a guest provided that they are signed in as a guest by a member who has proof of membership and observes all the rules and regulations that may apply.
  • A surcharge may apply where guests are not students or staff of UNE, this will change depending on the event.
  • SSAF helps to fund The ‘Stro, helping us provide a safe space and entertainment on Thursday evenings.

Our aim is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone’s enjoyment.

To maintain this standard, we have implemented a code of conduct in which management reserves the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not respect The ‘Stro, its staff, or its policies. Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.

  • This is a controlled, safe and secure environment that observes the principles of the Responsible Service of Alcohol Program.
  • This venue recognises that it is against the law to serve any person to intoxication.
  • This venue recognises that it is against the law to serve or supply alcohol to any person under the age of 18.
  • This venue recognises that it is against the law to allow intoxicated, disruptive or violent behaviour to occur on premises.
  • This venue seeks to ensure that no harm comes to patrons as a result of our service of alcohol.
  • On nights where The ‘Stro is reaching capacity, management reserves the right to give students preference of entry over non-students.

To ensure adherence to the above this venue has adopted the following policies.

  • This venue offers a range of drinks including low alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • This venue will not serve more than 1 nip (30 ml) in a glass
  • This venue will not serve “shots”
  • This venue will supply free drinking water
  • This venue will not serve or allow the provision of alcohol to patrons under the age of 18
  • This venue will recognise the signs of intoxication and will refuse service to any intoxicated person and will ask them to leave
  • This venue will not admit, service, supply or allow the supply of alcohol to anyone who appears intoxicated
  • This venue will discourage people from harming themselves or others
  • This venue will not permit intoxication, fighting, abusive or obscene language or suggestions, unwelcome advances or physical contact directed at customers or staff
  • This venue will remove any unattended drinks.
  • If a staff member feels that a person is becoming intoxicated, they will be asked to leave
  • If a staff member feels that a patron has become intoxicated, they will be asked to leave
  • If such a patron fails to leave, the Police will be called, and the patron may be fined
  • If a patron is excluded, by law they are to stay more than 50 meters away from the premises. The patron cannot return to the venue for at least 24 hours.
  • This venue will not participate in undesirable liquor promotions