Fruits in Suits®

Network whilst enjoying canapés and drinks at Social at Verandah, Sydney. Head to the restaurant for dinner later or grab a drink by the bar, inside or outside.

Save the date – bring your friends, colleagues and business cards. It’s the place to be for social networking. We know you’ll love it!

What’s it about?

‘Fruits’ as it’s fondly known, has been running since 1996 and is the original of many so-named events in the Asia-Pacific.

It is a monthly social networking event held on the third Thursday of every month between 6pm – 9pm.

SGLBA welcomes members of the LGBTIQ community and their allies to all its events.

Who attends?

Business professionals from across the business community ranging from corporate, SME’s, and entrepreneurs.  

Cost information

First free drink for members: complimentary first House free red / white / sparkling wine / beer for members only 6pm – 9pm.

SGLBA / GLOBE / GLBN members: free*, with complimentary first drink upon arrival (as provided by venue).

Guests: $15+BF when purchased online
Guests: $20 EFTPOS or Credit card at the door

*Upon validation of current membership

Venue’s dress code / Access

Business attire: Business / Smart casual (no shorts / thongs).

Access to the first floor is via stairs or lift to the side of the ground floor restaurant.

Why attend?

It is an ideal opportunity to increase your business network in a social setting or meet friends or colleagues after work.  

If you’re a Networker member or above, you can promote your business on the 60-second soapbox.

Anyone can seek or advertise services on the Bulletin board, or win a prize from the member, general, or business card draw.  Sponsor an event, or donate a prize to promote your business beyond the event itself. 


Address: 55-65 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000

Phone: (02) 9239 5888

Website: Verandah

There are no upcoming events at this time.

‘Fruits in Suits’ is a Registered Trademark of the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association Incorporated.

The SGLBA gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the City of Sydney for Fruits in Suits.

Since 1996 Fruits in Suits has been a monthly fixture of Sydney’s LGBTIQ community. The first Fruits was held the “Sol Bar” in Taylor Square and has continued to move around Sydney to support all venues who support the LGTBIQ Community.