So, that infamous, harsh new city-wide lockout is here, and our late-night bunker of fun, safe, music-driven good times is being thrown in with everywhere else that serves a drink (unless you’re a casino).
It’s a downer, but we’re working hard to make sure it doesn’t change the parties that you guys come here so often for. We’re not slowing down at all, with a huge schedule of parties coming up – this weekend alone features Awesome Tapes From Africa (USA), Mighty Mouse (UK), Du Tonc, Slowblow and Chux, and Kutmah (UK)!
But there are some things you need to know…
1. COME EARLIER
The lockout means we can’t let anyone into the venue after 1:30am anymore, so make sure you settle in early and get the most out of your night. 1:20am is going to be a pretty tricky time to be racing around the city, time much better spent set up on our friendly dancefloor. There’s heaps going on earlier in the evening, so come and make a big night of it!
2. SETTLE IN
After 1:30am if you go outside our front doors, we legally can’t allow you back in. That means, no passouts for smokers, making a phone call, etc. It’s the unfortunate law.
So settle in early for a long night – we can still go late once you’re in here, and we’ll have both our Front Bar and our Danceteria firing on all cylinders, for those who like some variety in their life.
3. NO DRINKS AFTER 3AM
Unless you want a soda. Or some water. In fact, drink heaps of water, it gets sweaty down here sometimes.
We’re going to have to cut off the bar at 3am, meaning you have a long evening of responsible drinking leading into then. But we’re not going to be turning on the lights right on 3am, so you’ll have plenty of time to keep dancing and enjoy that last drop of the night. You just need to be aware of when that last drop is happening.
4. SUPPORT SYDNEY’S CULTURAL VENUES
They’re being hit hardest by these laws, which is pretty heavy, since they’re the ones giving people something better to do than getting hammered and causing incidents out on the street. So keep on partying at Goodgod and likeminded venues – you’re the ones that keep this all happening.
You can also throw your support to Keep Sydney Open, who are working hard to bring Sydney’s alcohol laws back to a more sensible place – one that will actually see violence reduce, and not nail our music and arts scene.