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INFLUENTIAL VENUES // ESSENTIAL EVENTS AND PARTIES // monthly guide

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A BRAND NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD BAR SERVING UP GREAT FOOD, DRINKS & DANCING IN THE HEART OF STOKES CROFT. OPEN EARLY FEB 2014. BROUGHT TO YOU BY TEAM LOVE.

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FEATURED VENUES BIG CHILL BAR No 51 is one of the oldest public houses in Bristol, embedded in the core of the cultural quarter of Stoke Croft. We offer a vast selection of spirits, wines, lager and ale to accompany our hand crafted and delicious menu from which we serve food on a daily basis. Open ‘til late, 6 nights a week, whatever you are looking for from a night out, No 51 is sure to deliver.

www.51stokescroft.com 01179 148 048 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP

51 Stokes Croft O2 Academy Big Chill Bar Bunker Cosies Crofters Rights Dojo Elbow Room Escape / Salute! The Fleece The Full Moon Lakota Lanes Lizard Lounge Mbargo Mothers’ Ruin Mr Wolfs Pam Pam Star & Garter Syndicate Woods


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No 51 No 51 is one of the oldest public houses in Bristol, embedded in the core of the cultural quarter of Stoke Croft. We offer a vast selection of spirits, wines, lager and ale to accompany our hand crafted and delicious menu from which we serve food on a daily basis. Open ‘til late, 7 nights a week, whatever you are looking for from a night out, No 51 is sure to deliver.

www.51stokescroft.com wolffmark@hotmail.com facebook.com/51stokescroft Tel: 01179 148 048 51 Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3QP


02 ACADEMY The o2 Academy is one of Bristol’s busiest music venues playing host to major touring acts as well as up and coming artists. We’ve established ourselves as one of the best venues to catch your favourite bands in the Southwest. We are also home to Ramshackle - the biggest weekly Indie night in Bristol - every Friday.

www.o2academybristol.co.uk info@o2academybristol.co.uk facebook.com/o2academybristol Tel: 0905 5020 3999 Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA


BIG CHILL BAR A social hub bringing together a community with a love of quality music, drink and food and a passion for art & design. DJ’s and live music from Tuesday to Saturday plus their Mi Casa pop-up restaurant serves highly rated food every lunch and dinner. Open from 12pm until late Monday to Thursday and 3am at weekends.

www.bigchill.net/bristol infobcbb@bigchill.net facebook.com/the.big.chill.bristol Tel: 01179 304 217 15 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DE


Bunker An essential addition to Bristol’s nightlife scene! Opening 6 nights a week from 9pm to 3am, this is Bristol’s No.1 student venue! Drinks starting at £1.00 are just the standard, queuing is kept to a minimum, big name DJ’s will be regularly attending, Bristol’s best promoters will be on the door, what more could you want?

www.thebunkerbristol.com info@thebunkerbristol.com facebook.com/bunkerbristol Tel: 0117 930 4604 78 Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1QU


COSIES Low expense, no pretence still supplying the alternative, cheap booze, church pews, all set to music from the hippest cats and kittens. There’s no shortage of top DJ’s playing at this legendary little venue. Music wise the remit is mainly Reggae and Hip Hop, Bristol Bass and Funky Stuff with a friendly party vibe for all ages.

www.cosies.co.uk info@cosies.co.uk facebook.com/cosies.bristol Tel: 01179 424 110 34 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8RG


CROFTERS rights Situated in the heart of Stokes Croft, Crofters Rights brings you fine craft beer, exciting street food and a big versatile arts space for the local community. Passionate about beer, we are dedicated to seeking out the finest beers the UK craft beer scene has to offer. Our carefully selected list includes some lovely local beers from Bristol as well as some interesting international beers. www.croftersrights.co.uk twitter.com/Crofters_Rights Tel: 0117 2310079 The Crofters Rights 117-119 Stokes Croft Bristol, BS1 3RW


DOJO Dojo has become one of Bristol’s leading venues for underground electronic music. This intimate venues see’s international DJ’s play to one of the best crowds in the city. A good sound system, dancefloor and beautiful outdoor terrace makes this the perfect small venue. Last entry is now 2am for non members and 4am for members.

www.dojolounge.co.uk dojo.bristol@facebook.com facebook.com/dojo.bristol Tel: 01179 251 177 12-16 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LJ


THE ELBOW ROOM Lively but laid back, both urban and urbane, ‘Purple Haze’ meets purple baize with two fantastic eight foot pool tables and walls decorated with graffiti by some of the nation’s finest artists. Open until late every night with free entry. A great place to hold a party for up to 100 guests with your own bar, DJ equipment, toilets and dance floor.

www.theelbowroom.co.uk bristol@theelbowroom.co.uk facebook.com/The-Elbow-Room-Bristol Tel: 0117 930 0242 64 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JN


ESCAPE & SALUTE Escape and Salute are situated together on Park street. Providing early evening pleasure which transforms into a party paradise later on. Great atmosphere, music and drinks deals all in one place. DJ Bilen and guests will be hosting you evenings to ensure each party rocks more than the last. Open till late on the weekends.

www.escape-bristol.co.uk info@escape-bristol.co.uk facebook.com/escape.bristol Tel: 0117 925 4500 50 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5JN


THE FLEECE Legendary live music venue previously hosting the likes of Oasis, The Strokes, Goldfrapp and Bloc Party. The venue hosts live music 7 nights a week and with new club nights coming soon The Fleece is a must for music lovers and students. The in-house promotions team are also responsible for promoting many gigs across the city in other venues so follow us on Twitter and Facebook to receive updates on our upcoming gigs.

www. thefleece.co.uk info@thefleece.co.uk facebook.com/fleecebristol Tel: 0117 945 0996 12 St. Thomas Street, Bristol, BS1 6JJ


THE FULL MOON The Full moon pub, Attic bar, with its Moonshine bar and Shisha bar are all the on the same grounds. This really is a hub for all nightie activities from events, parties, drink and food. To add to this there is also a backpackers hotel which adds an international vibe to a great night out. What more could you ask for?

www.fmbristol.co.uk info@fmbristol.co.uk Tel: 01179 245 007 1 North Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol, BS1 3PR


LAKOTA Situated in a converted warehouse, hosting a wide range of underground events. It now welcomes a larger crowd of people owing to the mix in music styles on show. The club covers 3 storeys, 4 dance areas, a huge balcony. Lakota also boasts a massive outside smoking area. Lakota remains one of Bristol’s big players.

www.lakota.co.uk info@lakota.co.uk facebook.com/lakotabristol Tel: 01179 232 225 6 Upper York St, Bristol, BS2 8QN


THE LANES Rapidly establishing itself amongst the ranks of city’s most respected music venues. As well as playing host to both international and local live music and clubnights, The Lanes also offers round the clock bowling, an Italian style pizzeria, karaoke, a vintage shop and even a bed for the night. All in a genuinely laid back atmosphere.

www.thelanesbristol.co.uk info@thelanesbristol.com facebook.com/lanes.bristol Tel: 01173 251 979 22 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE


LIZARD LOUNGE The legendary Lizard Lounge, located on Queens Road, continues to be the ultimate student party venue during the week leading up to the ever popular weekend party nights. Playing the very best in classic party tunes, chart and anthems the atmosphere is second to none! Don’t forget our famous cocktail jugs, shooters and special offers!

www.lizardloungebristol.co.uk lizardloungebristol@hotmail.co.uk Tel: 01179 497 778 66 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1QU


MBARGO Popular with locals and students and is consistently busy 7 nights a week. Fact! With seriously low drink prices and a consistently lively atmosphere every night of every week. Fancy some unpretentious good old fashioned merriment followed by dancing the night away into the wee hours of the morning? Mbargo it is then!

www.mbargobristol.co.uk info@mbargobristol.co.uk facebook.com/Mbargobristol Tel: 01179 253 256 The Triangle, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1ER


THE MOTHERS RUIN Bright Red, behind the market on St Nicks street, a three floor mad funhouse that specialises in super sweaty aural delights of Rock n Roll, Pop and Disco. We pride ourselves on being Free to enter nearly every night, without compromising on our entertainment. Upstairs or downstairs you won’t be going anywhere quite like here!

mothersruinbristol@gmail.com facebook.com/The-Mothers-Ruin Tel: 07546 082 009 7-9 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UE


MR WOLFS Wolfies is the place for live music and late night party. It’s the place you’ll get the opportunity to see up and coming bands, to bust some moves on the dance floor, to watch talented artists paint live, to hear some quality musicians come together and jam their hearts out. We are open 7 nights a week and look forward to seeing you soon....

www.mrwolfs.com wolffmark@hotmail.com facebook.com/MrWolfs Tel: 01179 273 221 33 St Stephens Street, Bristol, BS1 1JX


Every Monday

GET UP

A Commercial mix of House, Garage and Old School

Every Tuesday

nE w niGhT

Coming soon. All will be reveal in next months Nitelife

Every Wednesday

VARSiTY

The biggest post match party, providing a wild party that is everyone’s favourite night out. Moving over to Pam Pam is the first step in Varsity becoming bigger and better than ever!

Every Thursday

PROhiBiTiOn

Prohibition brings a taste of the 1920’s to the speakeasy that is Pam Pam. Sneak down to this intimate venue for a night of debauchery and Electro swing vibes. With live acts appearing regularly this is a club night like no other in town and will leave holes in the soles of your feet after a night on the unique porcelain dancefloor.

Every Friday

PAM PAM Pam Pam is Bristol’s newest and freshest late night destination. The former Joe Public has been given a fantastic new refurbishment that has to be seen. Luxurious and funky surroundings offer you the chance to party in style to a weekly line up that is second to none. We invite you down to Clifton’s hot new venue.

ThE wEEKEnD PART 1 DJ Matty playing the party vibes and the music you love. £5 Entry

Every Saturday

ThE wEEKEnD PART 2

The highest quality late night atmosphere and party vibes with great DJ’s playing the music you love. Come down, get involved and live it up. £5 Entry

Every Sunday

RUDEnOT TO

www.pampam.co.uk salon@pampam.info Tel: 0117 973 1249 3 Queens Avenue, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1QU

Free entry to all bar, restaurant, door staff etc. Proof of employment will need to be shown for free entry... Come down, get involved and live it up. £2 Entry


MONDAYS PAPA SMURF – REGGAE / DANCEHALL

TUESDAY / WEDNESDAYS R KING DUB DANCE HALL FOUNDATION STEPPERS Rub a Dub Roots

THURSDAYS BEEFY HYTAL – ROCKAS ROOTS & CULTURE

MONDAY - THURSDAY 9pm TILL 1.30AM FREE ENTRY ................................................................................

FRIDAYS 9PM - 3.30AM 3rd, 10th,20th - dutty ken REGGAE DANCE HALL // £3 AFTER 12pm

17th, 24th, 31st - skylion ROOTS REGGAE DANCE HALL // £3 AFTER 12pm

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SATURDAYS 9PM - 4AM 4th, 11th DUTTY KEN STAR AND GARTER The world famous Star & Garter has been owned by the legendary Dutty Ken with his unique reggae dancehall blend for almost two decades. Offering bargains from taps, through the fridge right up to top shelf, the party atmosphere promotes positive vibes from all who make this journey to part of Montpelier’s Bohemian quarter.

DANCEHALL // £3 AFTER 12pm

7th NYTRO SOUL, REGGAE & MORE // £3

25th RAY MIGHTY & ANDY SCHOLES £3

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SUNDAYS - live music ................................................................................

HAPPY HOUR 9pm TILL 11PM dj.flora@yahoo.co.uk More on Facebook Tel: 01179 405 552 33 Brook Rd, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5LR

Bitter £2.20 Pint / Top Shelf £1.50 Cheap Doubles. Ales and Cans Pool Table / Backgammon / Darts / Cards / Dynamos Stargarter Facebook For Info


Syndicate As soon as you walk through the doors you are immediately taken into a world of your own! You’ll find dancers on podiums, robots and creatures on stilts crawling around the massive dancefloor! If raving till morning isn’t your cup of tea, you can always chill in Syndicate’s 2nd room, filled with luxurious seating and a unique bar area. With amazing lights, 2 lasers and a sound system to blow your socks off.

@syndicateclub Tel: 0117 945 0325 www.thesyndicate.com 15 Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2JY (Map C3)


THE WOODS The Woods has been going strong for over five years. We have one of the biggest spirit selections in Bristol, not to mention a massive selection of bottled beers. When it comes to weekend no bar does it like us, open till 4am on Friday and 6am on Saturday where we work through all the different types of music possible until the early hours.

www.thewoodsbar.co.uk info@thewoodsbar.co.uk facebook.com/TheWoodsBristol Tel: 01179 250 890 1 Park Street Avenue, Bristol, BS1 5JN


Nitelife January 2014  

Bristol's free guide to influential venues, essential parties and events.

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