“I had a great night out in Bristol” is a phrase you hear over and over again when chatting with people who pass through the South West’s largest city. Whether they’ve ventured here to catch a favourite band play, sample the underground club scene or hop between quirky pubs and bars, Bristol caters to all when it comes to nightlife.
Many Bristol club nights have a casual air to them. That said, there are also upmarket cocktail joints and swanky bars aplenty if you’re in the mood for a more sophisticated affair. Here’s a taste of the clubs, pubs, bars and music venues on offer by neighbourhood.