A quote by iconic drag queen Rupaul Charles – “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?” – is emblazoned in neon lights over the dance floor at Peaches – an LGBTQ-friendly club that has taken over the space occupied by Cherry Discotheque.
Opened last month, it is run by the same club operator, Here Now Concepts, which was behind Cherry. A new incarnation of Cherry will open early next year in an as-yet-undisclosed location.
The club plays top 40 hits, R&B and progressive house music and hosts drag shows, usually on Fridays.
“If there’s one word to sum it all up, it’s fun – the music we play, the acts we have and even the people who go there are all just looking for fun,” says the club’s director Jerls Su.
“People don’t necessarily go there for the music, they go for the experience,” he adds.