If multiplatform King’s Cross music venue Goods Way were a song, it would sure be something country. It oozes a rumpled charm but you know it’s experienced more heartbreaks than Brad Paisley can shake a handtooled boot at.
It fatefully set its opening a week before London’s first coronavirus-related lockdown, before tentatively reopening in October 2020 to again be stifled by lockdown 2.0. It wasn’t until June 2021 it finally got its shot to show the capital what it was all about.
This New Orleans-style speakeasy situated on the Regent’sCanal is the brainchild of the people who brought us Flat Iron Square in Southwark, and aims to bring a taste of the Louisiana bayou to London.
Sweetwater, the in-house saloon-style cocktail bar boasts an impressive cigar bar and plenty of whiskey, while the Courtyard is a thoughtfully curated dining space inspired by the Mississippi Delta, hosting an eclectic mix of independent food traders. Resident stalls include foodie favourites Pomelo, Breddos, Temple of Seitan, The Duck Truck and Sushi On Jones.
And that’s just covering the basics. Now that the indie venue has finally found its feet, it’s leaning more on its Americana roots.
Launching this weekend, Goods Way will host its first Sunday Service Live session, a new weekly series of free, live music featuring a line-up of established jazz musicians, including Irene Serra, Heidi Vogel and Corina Kwami, alongside rising stars.
The sessions will take place every Sunday between noon and 3pm, with revellers able to book a table in advance or follow the sound of honeyed vocals from Granary Square on the hoof.
See you there, y’all.