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By Jasmine Crittenden
October 05, 2016
By Jasmine Crittenden
October 05, 2016

First, there was Goodgod. Then there was Plan B. And now, Sydney's much-loved, inner city small club has relaunched with a brand new moniker: Hudson Ballroom. But, the plan is much the same as it's always been — to bring you new music, late nights, good times and friendly people.

As in its incarnation as Plan B, the club is in partnership with Nathan Farrell Entertainment, to bring you artists from Australia and the world. On Thursday, October 6, catch DJ collective Fleetmac Wood (London/LA), who've been busy remixing Fleetwood Mac tunes for modern ears. Come Friday, Sidechains will be taking over the floor and, on Saturday night, you'll be hearing from Gassed. Keep an eye on the program, as there are loads more club nights coming up. Sydney favourites like Rhythm of the Night, Halfway Crooks, Player Haters Club, IZMZ Girls and Freshly Squeezed are all on the horizon.

"For us, the priority was to keep the doors open to one of the few places you can still go for a dance and see a live music gig," said Clark Mak, who bought the venue with two of his mates. "We didn't have time to work out all the details, so we needed a 'Plan B' and the name stuck, but we've since been working away to develop our own identity … We're thrilled and honoured to keep this venue going and super excited to finally relaunch."

In the kitchen, Belly Bao is still running the show, serving up their famous fried chicken, steamed bun bao and banana splits. And signature cocktails continue to reign at the bar, with offerings including an agave-glazed, bacon-flavoured old fashioned and an espresso martini with Barcardi Fuego foam.

Find Hudson Ballroom at 53-55 Liverpool Street, Sydney. Gig/night details on the website.

Image: Chris Frape.

Published on October 05, 2016 by Jasmine Crittenden

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