Goodbar closed in 2006 and reopened after a refurbishment in September 2016 that turned it into the combination of a bar and a club. It is split into two sections. Upstairs is casual. The design is industrial, neon-lit and vaguely evocative of the New York/Berlin club scene. Less generic are the cocktails. Try the Soft Sand with Ketel One Vodka; coconut water; fresh ginger and lime juice; and kaffir lime leaves. There’s an impressive range of local wines and Islay whiskies, including an exclusive offering from Glenmorangie.
Downstairs there are a few lounges and a bar for in-between-boogie cocktails, but the rest of the basement is dedicated to the dance floor. Fridays feature experimental beats and Saturdays are for house and techno. If you arrive before 9pm entry is free; otherwise you’ll need to buy a ticket.
The food is good for late-night dancing sessions: cheese boards, charcuterie, truffle-butter popcorn and five different cheese toasties.
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