In a time when all we seem to be hearing about are Sydney venues getting killed off one by one – much like characters on Game Of Thrones – it’s a joy to learn that one of them is about to get brought back to life.
…Much like a character on Game Of Thrones.
(Seriously is anyone else already missing Game Of Thrones?)
Anyhoo, that bar is Oxford St institution Goodbar, and its imminent resurrection is thanks to legendary promoters Scott Robertson (KINK) and Paul Strange (Tank, Home Nightclub).
The pair have combined their powers to Melisandre the fuck out of the old girl, with a bunch of ace reno’s currently underway.
Explaining their master plan via Facebook post, the promoters explained that, when Goodbar re-opens, a new and improved venue will serve up three bars, two levels and a world class sound system.
I think I speak for all of us when I say: Shitchyeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
And while team #RobertStrange have yet to announce deets regarding the sort of music events they’ll be putting on, they did recently report that house and techno bash Nights Like This would be moving to a “brand new venue” in a weekly format (it’s almost 100% Goodbar).
“We have absolutely gutted the venue, stripping it back to its shell before cutting the master Alex Zabotto-Bentley and his team loose on its blank canvas to create something truly unique,” they said.
“Spread over 2 levels, the ground floor will operate as a bar and we have enlisted one of the best in the business to design our drinks offering and train up our team to deliver world class service. Jason Crawley of The Drink Cabinet is one of the most highly regarded figures in the bar industry for his cutting edge work with brands around the world, his passion for innovation and for training the best staff in the business.”
Robertson and Strange haven’t set the date for the shiny new social club’s grand re-opening yet, but it’s expected to be all systems go “in a few weeks”.
And when that happens, you can expect Goodbar to keep the tunes blasting til the wee hours, because it’s located at the Paddington end of Oxford St, just outside the dreaded lockout zone.
Read the full statement from the promoters below.