What's On in Bristol
Looking for something unique to do in Bristol? Knocking down the door of cool events and roaring parties in the South West? Then we've got news for you, it's all right here. From alternative events and Bristol club nights, to live music, pop-up moments and more, this green and glorious city boasts some of the best nights out in the business. Check out our recommendations for the best events in Bristol.
It goes off each and every Friday night at Bristol's tiki wonderland, where you're invited to get firmly into the Mix. DJ Roger Paul oversees a packed out dance floor, where he drops an eclectic playlist that covers everything from commercial to your favourite chart floorfillers. You'll get complimentary entry if you're through the door before 11pm, and there's half-price cocktails on offer until 11.30.
Descarga takes place at The Golden Lion on the first Thursday of every month. Along with great local musicians, the event lets you show off your salsa moves or join in with jamming should you fancy.
Stand-Up for the Weekend is Hen and Chicken's long-running comedy weekend that takes place every Saturday. The joint has been known to host huge names, so keep an eye out on listings to catch your favourite comedian.
If you follow a diet that restricts dairy, gluten or sugar, head down to the UK's first ever Free From Festival. Whether you're looking for treats for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one, this event is jam-packed full of ingenious solutions and tasty snack alternatives, as well as gluten-free booze!
Head down to The Mall at Cribbs Causeway from November and you'll find this novel attraction waiting for you. See what the world looks like from the other way up as the Upside Down House arrives in Bristol for the ultimate Instagram opportunity.
Brought to you by the legends at Thekla, a night dedicated to pop princess Taylor Swift is coming to Bristol. Get those red lips ready for an entire evening singing your heart out to non-stop TayTay tunes and extended mixes, because she'll never go out of Style.
Hankering for hops? Partial to a pint? Then why not try one of the most unique beer tasting events in Bristol? It's all aboard the HMS Hops as guests get to indulge in some of the best beer in the business at this tasting afternoon. Croon over craft beer and try some of the best Taprooms in town at this truly unique event in Bristol.
Never have a quiet night in on Monday again as The Queenshilling host their weekly karaoke night. The lively little spot has a choice of more than 20,000 songs; so no matter what you're tune, they will most probably have it.
In what might be the best bargain ever, The Mother's Ruin pub quiz is putting your knowledge to the test, feeding you a curry and letting you party, all for the princely sum of £1.
Riproar Comedy has been entertaining Bristol for decades; taking place every Saturday night, the comedy club has moved to Pryzm. There's still a line-up of three brilliant comedians each night, only now you can dance until the early hours.
Forget what you know about nights out in Bristol because Ultimate Power is taking things to a whole new level. The power ballad favourite is bringing you big tunes from the likes of Toto, Bon Jovi, Bonnie Tyler and much more and you won't want to miss out.
As one of Bristol's biggest nightclubs, you can expect good things from Pryzm. It gets even better on Fridays when entry is £2, there's a selection of £2 drinks and three rooms of DJs.
Get yourself down to King Street Brewhouse for a night of noggin scratching, cash prizes and craft beer. The weekly Sunday night quiz only costs £1 to enter and is also a great excuse to indulge in a roast dinner before the weekend is over.
Looking for love? Pink Lobster is here to help match up single femmes with this fun and social evening. Taking place at The Florist, the event will include ice breakers, games and goodie bags, along with the chance to chat to other single women.
Takeover at PRYZM is for those who want to get all dressed up and make the most of their Saturday session on the town. With a variety of different clubbing areas all churning out party classic hits, expect to hear an eclectic mix of commercial dance, classic house, RnB gold and underground exclusives, and yes there is a space dedicated to pop, party and guilty pleasures. Come in good time for 10pm to take advantage of the 2-4-1 cocktails.