There’s always that one cool friend who plays vinyl records, only listens to songs recorded before 1960 and wears Pink Floyd T-shirts. You know the one, and you’d be lying if you said you hadn’t entertained the idea of donning this persona in your hipster stage.
Now your time has come, with Newtown’s resident vinyl music bar, DeepGroove. With over 420 records and 14,000 digital tracks to choose from, whether it’s a show tune or an old classic spun on glossy vinyl, a visit to this up and coming venue will transform you into the music guru you know is inside.
Owner, Steve Sparshott was inspired by his Melbourne upbringing and love for the eccentric suburbs of Brunswick and Fitzroy, where music, culture and ideas collide in an original and truly diverse space. Combining this passion with his travels to Singapore – where he stumbled across a DJ spinning records on request in a tiny bar – Steve knew that opening this edgy Newtown space was a match made in musical heaven.
Visitors are invited to request their favourite song with the guarantee that, unlike other DJs who conveniently forget to play Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ despite your multiple requests, it will actually be played for all to enjoy. As per its extensive soundtrack, the walls are lined with artwork from the likes of Bowie to Beyoncé, so you can sit back amongst the greats and relax with an espresso martini in hand.
Settle into your groove for the night with a cocktail, as part of the venue’s $10 cocktail happy hour from 5pm to 7pm. The signature DeepGroove Yuzu cocktail, which combines the Japanese yuzu flavours with gin and sake, is sure to get those creative juices flowing. Bar snacks like antipasto boards, sweet potato fries and arancini balls will keep you sustained for when it’s time to don your dancing shoes.
If there’s a tune you’re searching for that the well-versed DJs don’t have their hands on, don’t fret – they’ll endeavour to source it for you, giving you the perfect excuse to come back time and time again. A true testament to all things rock n roll, soul, RnB, pop, jazz, hip hop and just about anything you could ask for, this Newtown hotspot is turning up the funk for music loving Sydneysiders.