This New Orleans-style underground bar serves whiskey and jazz



If cross-platform The King’s Cross concert hall, Goods Way, was a song, surely it would be something country. He exudes a crumpled charm, but you know he’s had more heartache than Brad Paisley can shake a hand-machined boot.

It set its opening fatally a week before London’s first coronavirus-related lockdown, before reopening provisionally in October 2020 to be stifled again by lockdown 2.0. It wasn’t until June 2021 that he finally managed to show the capital what it was all about.

This sweatshop in New Orleans located 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 hotel’s saloon-style cocktail bar has an impressive cigar bar and plenty of whiskey, while the Courtyard is a Carefully curated dining space inspired by the Mississippi Delta, hosting an eclectic mix of independent food traders. Resident stalls include foodie favorites Pomelo, Breddos, Temple of Seitan, The Duck Truck, and Sushi On Jones.

And that only covers the basics. Now that the indie room has finally found its feet, it is leaning more on its American roots.

Launched this weekend, Goods Way will host its first Sunday Service Live session, a new weekly free live music series featuring a range of established jazz musicians including Irene Serra, Heidi Vogel and Corina Kwami, alongside the rising stars.

Sessions will take place every Sunday between noon and 3 p.m., with revelers able to reserve a table in advance or follow the sound of the honeyed voices of Granary Square on the hoof.

See you all there.

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