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Bristol Nightlife

King Street, Bristol
King Street, Bristol (Photo: Not So Big Media)

Saturday nights draw thousands to the city's bars and clubs, in the Old City and Harbourside areas. There's also a wide selection of restaurants, in popular areas like Park Street and Cabot Circus in the city centre or travel up to Clifton for some of the city's best. Finally, why not take in a show at the Hippodrome or see a concert at the Colston Hall.

Bristol Entertainment Venues

Colston Hall, Bristol
Colston Hall, Bristol

Theatres, concerts and cinemas

Bristol has several large venues which draw visitors form far and wide. The Colston Hall host major gigs and concerts whilst the Hippodrome attracts large scale touring shows. Of note is the Bristol Old Vic, the longest continuously-running theatre in the UK.

Bristol Restaurants

Bristol has a wide selection of restaurants, with many national chains moving into the city. There are though plenty of great independent restaurants too, especially in the Clifton area. Popular dining areas are Harbourside with its outdoor seating, the top of Park Street or Cabot Circus with its modern food court.

Bristol Harbourside

City Centre

The city is full of well known restaurants, bars and clubs. Check out the Harbourside with its outdoor seating or Cabot Circus. Saturday nights are especially lively as thousands of party goers flood into the city centre.

Clifton, Bristol


Whiteladies Road is at the centre of nightlife in the Clifton Area. Here you'll find many restaurants and several bars which are popular for early evening drinking. More restaurants can be found to the west of here in Clifton Village, on Clifton Down Road.

Bristol Pubs, Bars and Clubs

Saturday night is Bristol's biggest night out and thousands from the surrounding area as well as a myriad of stag and hen parties descend on the city centre. The busiest bars and clubs can be found in the Old City area, especially around King Street in the summer, with many in the Harbourside area too.

Revolution, St Nicholas Street, Bristol

City Centre: Old City

The historical Old City area of the city centre is home to many of Bristol's bars. Baldwin Street, Corn Street and St Nicholas Street are very popular, as well as King Street during the summer months.

The Harbourside, Bristol

City Centre: Harbourside

This is the leisure area of the city centre and is packed full of bars, restaurants and the large nightclub Prizym (formerly Oceana). Popular during the day as well as the night. You can cross the harbour using Pero's Bridge to reach more bars on the east side.

Denmark Street, Bristol

City Centre: West End

Leading up to the Clifton area of the city, the West End is the quieter of the main nightlife areas. Park Street is the main road here, with bars and takeaways also hidden away behind on Denmark Street.

Bristol Casinos and Late Night Ents

This section lists the popular casinos in Bristol and also features any other late night entertainment available in the city.

Bristol Nightlife Links