The Dancing Goat was a bawdy tavern in Silverymoon.[1][2][3]


The Dancing Goat was found on the right side of the Moonway in Northbank, just after one crossed the Moonbridge from the southern half of the city.[3]


The tavern had a revelry-filled dance floor. The rest of the establishment contained dimly lit hallways and upstairs rooms.[2]


The Dancing Goat was busy, noisy, and full of raucous entertainment twenty-four-ten. It was not a place for peace and quiet.[2][3] It catered to single folk hoping to flirt or find a partner, and professional escorts often went there too.[2] Unfortunately, it also tended to attract pickpockets and other rogues.[3]


The tavern had a surprisingly good selection of beverages, with literally hundreds of vintages stored in its cellar.[3]


The Dancing Goat had been in business since at least 1358 DR.[1] At some point after 1372 DR, the tavern burned to the ground in a fire. A new tavern, the Son of the Goat, was rebuilt in its place and carried its predecessor's traditions of bawdiness.[4]


A secret door somewhere in the tavern was said to connect with a network of subterranean passageways beneath the Silverglen and leading ultimately to Harper Hall.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Paul Jaquays (1988). The Savage Frontier. (TSR, Inc), p. 32. ISBN 0-88038-593-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North. (TSR, Inc), p. 177. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Ed Greenwood and Jason Carl (July 2002). Silver Marches. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 0-7869-2835-2.
  4. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 147. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  5. Ed Greenwood (1993). The Code of the Harpers. (TSR, Inc), p. 87. ISBN 1-56076-644-1.