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15 Best Clubs In Bristol
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15 Best Clubs In Bristol

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Best clubs in Bristol
Bristol's best for a brilliant night out!

If you’re looking for karaoke bars, jazz clubs, beer gardens or even a nightclub on a boat - yes, an actual boat - then Bristol is the place for you. Apart from having some great universities, Bristol is also known for its great nightlife. Our curated list of the best clubs in Bristol is all that you need to ensure that you never have a dull weekend! 

Lakota

Address: 6 Upper York Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Entry fee:
£15-£50 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

The Lakota nightclub and beer garden is one of the only clubs in Bristol that is considered a local landmark by the Bristol City Council. Lakota has a packed events calendar filled with concerts and even often screens popular football matches for their visitors to enjoy together. Going strong since 1992, Lakota is the place to be if you want a taste of Bristol’s underground music scene. 

The Dojo Bar

Address: 12-14 Park Row, Bristol, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£6-£10 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

If you’re looking for a night of dancing, The Dojo Bar is one of the best clubs in Bristol for you. Dojo is known for its “house nights” where they play a selection of house music for its patrons. The club is a little rough around the edges, but much like Lakota, Dojo also prides itself on representing the city’s underground music scene. 

The Black Swan

Address: 92 Stoke Ln, Bristol BS9 3SP, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£10-£20 (prices vary according to the day and event)

Not only is The Black Swan one of the most happening clubs in Bristol, but it is also a great place for a nice Sunday brunch. The venue is not as big as some of the others on this list, but is quaint, charming and has a lot of character. The Black Swan also has a snug beer garden where you can spend an afternoon with friends. 

Motion

Address: 74-78 Avon St, Bristol BS2 0PX, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£50-£100 (prices vary according to the day and event)

Motion is not only one of the best clubs in Bristol but is also known to be one of the most exciting clubs in the UK. The venue is home to a variety of live events that take place on special days like new years eve, boxing day, and the club even hosts live concerts and music shows from popular artists.   

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Pryzm

Address: The South Buildings, Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5UH, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£10-£20 (prices vary according to the day and event)

If you’re familiar with the nightclub scene in the UK, you may have heard of Pryzm before. This popular chain of clubs has franchises set up in a number of different cities across the UK. Pryzm is one of the more high-end clubs in Bristol, which means it is slightly more expensive than some of the others on this list, but it is definitely worth the price.  

Strange Brew

Address: 10-12 Fairfax St, Bristol BS1 3DB, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£15-£30 (prices vary according to the day and event)

One of the newer clubs in Bristol, Strange Brew opened its doors in 2020 but has since gained huge popularity among the locals. With a maximum capacity of only 330 people, Strange Brew is the perfect introduction to nightlife if the thought of large crowds feels daunting. Apart from hosting music events, the venue also hosts art fairs, workshops, talks and functions as an exhibition space. 

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The Full Moon and Attic Bar

Address: 1 North St, St Paul's, Bristol BS1 3PR, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£5-£15 (prices vary according to the day and event)

One of the most popular clubs in Bristol, The Full Moon is one of the city’s most loved clubs. Located very close to the city centre, the club is very popular among students looking for a fun night out. They boast a wide range of ciders and wines and pride themselves on showing their support for local brewers and promoting them as much as possible. The club has DJ nights every weekend and plays different genres, from Reggae to Techno, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

Thekla

Address: The Grove, East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£6-£10  (prices vary according to the day and event)

Located in Bristol’s harbour, Thekla is definitely one of the most unique clubs in Bristol. The entire venue is located in a cargo ship that hosts music events, DJ nights and a list of other performances. The ship was built in 1958 and then docked in the harbour in the 80s and was then converted into what it is today. With a capacity of around 400, Thekla has been afloat even at maximum capacity, so you don’t need to worry about it sinking on your night out!

Basement 45

Address: Avon, 8 Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£15-£50 (prices vary according to the day and event)

Another one of the underground night clubs in Bristol, Basement 45 is not only great for a fun night out but also for hired events. The club has two private rooms, the Den and the Bijou, that they rent out for smaller parties like stag nights, birthdays, anniversaries and more! Want some DJ lessons? Basement 45 offers you lessons that you can take with professional DJs in a private room with a fully stocked bar. 

The Queenshilling

Address: 9 Frogmore St, Bristol BS1 5NA, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£15-£20 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

The Queenshilling is one of the most popular LGBTQ+ clubs in Bristol. Students of Bristol Univeristy may be familiar with the name, as the club sponsors the university’s LGBTQ+ society. A student favourite, the club has a Student Night every Thursday which allows free entry for students. Want to sing your heart out? The club’s Monday karaoke nights have no entry fee, and the doors are open till 2:00 am every night. 

Cosies

Address: 34 Portland Square, Bristol, BS2 8RG
Entry fee:
£15-£20 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

Cosies is one of the few basement clubs in Bristol and is a great place for anyone who loves reggae. Yes, that’s right! Not many clubs often play reggae music, but Cosies doesn’t shy away from this genre and has a Reggae Sunday every weekend. Cosies also hosts a number of live events and performances so make sure to check their calendar for updates. 

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Lizard Lounge 

Address: 66 Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1QU, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£15-£20 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

Even if the thought of reptiles irks you as much as it does us, don’t let that stop you from visiting the Lizard Lounge. Established in 1997, this is one of the older clubs in Bristol and has 2 separate rooms that play different genres of music. Room 1 is mainly hip-hop and R&B, while room 2 plays rock, pop and indie music. 

Map of the Best Clubs in Bristol

The Loco Klub 

Address: Clock Tower Yd, Under the stone archway, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QH, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£15-£50 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

Located in a brick basement in Temple Meads the Loco Klub is what would perhaps best be described as one of the arts clubs in Bristol. Not an art club in the traditional sense (you won’t be drawing and painting here), the Loco Klub prides itself on of the best places for artists to showcase their talents. From immersive cabarets and immersive theatre to gala dinners and club nights, the Loco Klub has something for everyone. 

98 Club & Karaoke

Address: 72 Park St, Bristol BS1 5JX, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£20-£80 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

One of the more high-end clubs on the list, the 98 Club refers to itself as a VIP nightclub. Why VIP? The venue is located in the heart of bristol and is known for having excellent service and even has a heated terrace garden! It is also one of the best karaoke clubs in Bristol, with five private karaoke rooms that you can book for a fun night out with friends. 

The Be-Bop Club

Address: The Hen and Chicken, 210 North St, Southville, Bristol BS3 1JF, United Kingdom
Entry fee:
£6-£15 (prices vary according to the day and event) 

Last but certainly not least, The Be-Bop Club is one of the only jazz clubs in Bristol. If you’re a fan of jazz, this cosy venue is the perfect place for you. Not a nightclub in the traditional sense, the Be-Bop club doesn't have LED lights and big speakers but instead has a quaint and relaxed atmosphere.

That was all you needed to know about some of the best clubs in Bristol! If you want more information about life in the city, check out our Bristol city guide and our blog on the cost of living in the city. We hope you’ve found this blog helpful and hope you have a great time while you’re in the city. 

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