Taking over the space formerly occupied by Mighty, Great Northern is located in SOMISSPO (a hubcap roll from the freeway) at 119 Utah Street. This 7,000 square foot space offers world class DJs, dancing, live bands, and just about every other sort of performance under the sun.
The Great Northern is making its home in a turn-of-the-century brick warehouse, with 22′ ceilings and huge, beautiful wood beams throughout. There are three bars, including a 30′ all steel main bar and a frozen vodka bar in the back room, several lounge areas, and the latest in projection and lighting design. The sound will be pumped out of the classic Richard Long sound system from 177 Townsend, lovingly restored by Greg and Jake of Ultramagnetic.
Take a good, hard look around. The grand sequel to Monarch is grand indeed, channeling a kind of “future deco” aesthetic. So, chrome and chandeliers and all things art deco meets giant LED projections that flit across the stained-glass design backing the main bar. Not to mention the custom light display on the ceiling that just happens to be from the crew that works with Daft Punk.
But it’s not all lights and Twin Peaks references. First and foremost, you’ll come here to dance to a variety of DJs up to and including the aforementioned Thugfucker, who is spinning tonight and is named Thugfucker. They’re planning massive outdoor block parties, too, in case that’s more your speed. There’s a monster sound system to accompany all of this, of course.
And we haven’t even gotten to the happy hour bar, the batched cocktails and the lady aerialists performing acrobatics from raised platforms.
Where is Great Northern located?
Great Northern is located Soma at 119 Utah Street.
How much is cover charge at Great Northern?
General admission is usually around $20-30 depending on the talent.
How long will I have to wait at Great Northern?
You usually won’t have to wait too long at Great Northern, typically 15 minutes or so.
When is Great Northern open?
The open and close times vary depending on the show. Some shows start at 9, some at 10. Some shows will end at 3, some at 4.
What are the best nights to go to Great Northern?
Fridays and Saturdays are both good. Check the Discotech app to see who’s spinning!
What is the dress code at Great Northern?
The dress code at Great Northern is not too strict. You can get away with jeans and a Tshirt.
Is there parking near Great Northern?
There is a lot of street parking in the area.
How much do drinks cost at Great Northern?
Drinks here are not super expensive.
Who are the resident DJs?
Great Northern features a lot of different underground EDM artists.
What kind of music do they play at Great Northern?
DJs at Great Northern feature mostly underground EDM – think deep house, techno, progressive. etc.
Where can I find an list of upcoming events / DJs at Great Northern?