Our tropical inspired Front Bar recalls the classic nightclubs of Cuba in the 1950’s. White washed booth seating, colourful fairy lights, ferns and primitive modernist murals inspire a holiday right in the centre of town! The Front Bar opens in the late afternoon and is always free entry right through the night. Jonkanoo Caribbean Canteen is located within the Front Bar, serving until late from under it’s famed neon sign. Check the menu over here.
The Front Bar has plenty of seating for eating or drinking, with booths for up to 12 people and tables available for parties of 2 up to 40!
From 9pm, DJs are ready to inspire you off your seat and onto the dancefloor where we push tables aside and turn the timber floor area into a great mess hall!
Resident Front Bar nights (always free!):
WED: Goodgod Trivia, 8pm: Trivia with a special cult focus each week! Make sure to book a table ahead!
THUR: Full Up! 8pm: Caribbean treats and classic reggae riddims with Mikey Glamour & Nick Toth.
FRI: Yo Grito!, 9pm: Garage rock, 50’s R&B, stormin’ soul! With DJs Silky Doyle, Gonzo, King OPP, DJ Flashback & Daniel Darling.
SAT: Hai-Life!, 9pm: All hits, no bruises! Hip hop, 80’s funk, soul, disco and forgotten gems with Goodgod All Stars – DJ Mike Who, Shantan Wantan Ichiban, Levins, Nacho Pop, Jimmy Sing, Drongo and Power Suit in rotation.
Check What’s On for the latest on this week’s special guests and themes!
The Goodgod Danceteria is an intimate taverna-style live music venue and dancefloor. With a low rising semi-circular stage and a small capacity, this is a room where you can get right up close to the action. The room features a booming Nexo Alpha-E soundsystem to get your feet moving, and a long bar to keep you hydrated.
The Danceteria is open for events as listed most often opening for bands early at 8pm and for a club night at 11pm. The music is different every night but always presented by people passionate about a certain niche sound, whether it be Jamaican dancehall reggae, 50’s R&B & Rockabilly, early house & techno or 80’s electro-funk and R&B.
To give you an idea, some of the acts which have performed in the Danceteria include: Jamie XX, Four Tet, Diplo, Lorde, Thom Yorke, Mt Kimbie, Pond, Toro Y Moi, Royal Headache, SBTRKT, Blood Orange, 2 Many DJs, Kid Cudi, John Talabot, DJ Oneman, Twerps, Spank Rock, Shaggy, Andy Weatherall, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Big Freedia, Flume, Little Dragon, Alt J, DJ Quik, Gappy Ranks, RiFF RAFF, Jean Grae, Juiceboxxx, Total Control, The Daptones, Antibalas, Gold Panda, Catcall, King Khan & BBQ Show, Optimo DJs, Geoffrey O’Connor, Blawan, Pariah, Horse Meat Disco, Nicky Da B, DJ Youngsta, Fantastic Mr Fox, DJ Keb Darge, L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok, Holy Other, Loefah, King Tuff, The Men, Nite Jewel, Willis Earl Beal, Peanut Butter Wolf, Jagwar Ma, Hudson Mohawke, The Pretty Things, Kirin J Callinan, Teengirl Fantasy, Matias Aguayo, Smoke DZA, Eric Warheim, Flatbush Zombies, DZ Deathrays, Ben UFO, Hugo Mendez, Cloud Control, Seekae, Canyons, Josh Pyke, Dirty South Joe, Solo, Muxmool, Balam Acab, Grandwizard Theodore, Zombie Disco Squad, Round Table Knights, Skerrit Bwoy, The Rubens, Ben UFO, Untold, My Disco, Cut Copy DJs, Friendly Fires, The Drums, Mux Mool, Steffi, South Rakkas Crew, Bleeding Knees Club, Clairy Browne & the Rackettes, Bullion, David Dallas, Prince Rama, Sun Araw, Hoops, How to Dress Well, Flight Facilities, HTRK, Daedelus, Fred P, Maria Minerva, Cosmo Jarvis, DJ Nozaki, Belles Will Ring, Deep Sea Arcade, DJ Jazzy Jay, Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Sonny & The Sunsets, Buraka Som Sistema, Captain Ahab, Mark Sultan, Mowgli, Architecture in Helsinki DJs, Mark Pritchard, Jeff the Brotherhood, Those Darlins’, Lady Chann…
If you’re a promoter or band interested in the Danceteria please email: gigs[at]goodgodgoodgod.com
GOODGOD has been around in various forms since 2008. First a club night, then a record label and back-room dancefloor of a Spanish restaurant. But it was the October long weekend of 2010 that GOODGOD as we now know it opened and set about changing what this city could offer.
The dream for GOODGOD’s co-owners Jimmy Sing and Hana Shimada was to create a space that offered more wonder than Sydney’s established moulds of a pub, a wine bar or a bangin’ nightclub. And so, with the help of a very dedicated community of music-lovers, artists and party-heads, GOODGOD, the one-stop funhouse was born.
Making it more than just a fun hangout, GOODGOD pushes itself to musically stay ahead of the curve and recognise the most exciting new sounds and artists. In its short history it’s been a Sydney home for bands that are now taking to the sky such as Seekae, Canyons, Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Royal Headache. Even international guests have recognised this with Diplo, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Spank Rock, A-Trak, De La Soul, 2 Many DJs (playing a surprise set in the front bar) all becoming regulars returning each time they’re in town.
This recipe of incredibly curated independent music, a reliably feverish dancefloor, punch jugs and a perfect hot dog now sees GOODGOD packed out every weekend. As well as working with Sydney’s cream of the crop GOODGOD has collaborated with a bunch of their favourite out-of-town labels, bands and projects to create special Sydney club nights including Young Turks, Cut Copy, Boiler Room, Numbers and Mad Decent.
In 2011, FBi Radio and a panel of arts and cultural leaders awarded Sing and Shimada with the SMAC of the Year, the ‘Gold Logie’ of the Sydney Music Arts & Culture awards for the venue’s contribution to the city. In 2012, the Sydney Opera House invited GOODGOD to transport the Danceteria to the iconic Sydney building and host a massive party as part of their Vivid Live program. Then in 2013, GOODGOD was invited back for another party plus the opportunity to build a pop-up club overlooking the harbour for the 2 weeks of Vivid. This waterside club was born as Apollonia! GOODGOD has continued to curate stages and experiences at other prominent Australian festivals including Splendour In The Grass, OutsideIn and Laneway Festival.