A global pandemic is not the ideal time to launch a live music venue, but nothing stood in the way of superstars Alison Avon and Brook Olson, who have launched The Great Club. Alison and Brook have revamped the iconic Greek-Macedonian club into a 300 person live music venue, adding another exciting venue to Marrickville's renowned nightlife. Built in 1955, the venue first served as a Greek gentlemen's club. Alison and Brooke made sure the new venue's name paid homage to the Greek and Macedonian communities and have preserved many of the Club's historic artefacts. The venue will feature Greek music and cuisine, as well as provide a stage for emerging inner west artists. I was thrilled to attend the Club's soft launch in December and look forward to the stage lighting up next month with inner west bands. Hopefully, The Great Club will be joined by even more exciting new venues, with Inner West Council advocating for the NSW Department of Planning to scrap the requirement to submit a DA approval to host live music. It's clear that if you're looking for a great night out, there's no better place than Marrickville, and The Great Club.