Top music experiences in Bristol

  1. Number 1 Harbourside

Bristol has a thriving music scene, giving birth to artists as diverse as Massive Attack, Portishead and Roni Size. Number 1 Harbourside is at once a venue and restaurant, and an excellent choice for food and top-notch live music of many genres, from rock to folk, jazz, and even flamenco. If you’re eating, there are plenty of vegan and gluten free options, not to mention snacks and coffee. 


  1. The Old Duke

For live jazz and blues, seek out the legendary Old Duke, located on King Street – other pubs along this city centre street are also worth checking out for their real ale and buzzy ambience.


  1. Start the Bus

This great central Bristol gig venue has an intimate stage area so you get nice and close to the bands you’re watching. It also serves hearty pub food and lots of local beers.


  1. Kobe

Situated on Bristol’s Nelson Street, internationally famous for its street art, Kobe houses five private luxury karaoke rooms for music lovers to sing their hearts out. All rooms are individually designed, sound proofed and feature the best karaoke systems available, with a call button for instant service from friendly staff – pop star treatment guaranteed!


  1. Stokes Croft

Stokes Croft, the “arty bit” of Bristol, is home to a slightly different nightlife experience at the Full Moon Pub and Attic Bar. Creating a festival vibe nearly every weekend, it has an eclectic music policy and showcases a variety of homegrown talent. Low door prices, a brilliant food menu, great sound system and spacious courtyard outside makes it a quirky venue where you might just discover the best British up and coming DJ talent.

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