Social Venues

Bristol – European Green City of the Year 2015.

The city centre has also been awarded the Purple Flag as a ‘well-managed and vibrant’ place to visit. Visitors have plenty to see and do during the day, and increasingly more to do during the evenings – including a vibrant selection of gay and gay friendly bars and clubs.

The scene is spread across the town, with the main areas being around Old Market and Frogmore Street.

 

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Bent
Contact: George Mattock
Other 3 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5UX
Website: http://omgbristol.ning.com/page/bent

Lively stylish gay bar with superb funky dance floor. Relaxed no attitude bar.

Categories: LGBT Businesses, Venues
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Bristol Bear Bar
Other 2 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0BH
Website: Visit Website

Bristol Bear Bar is the only bespoke Bear Bar in the UK. A great range of music and the atmosphere created by the friendly and unique clientele attracts people from across the whole of the south of the country.  Open Tuesday to Thursday 7:30-11:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 7pm-2am, Sunday 3-11:30pm.

Categories: Bisexual, Gay men, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Men, Venues
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Horseplay
Other The Cavern Club (Under The Crown) All Saints Lane St Nicholas Market Bristol BS1 1JH Other The Cavern Club (Under The Crown) All Saints Lane, St Nicholas Market Bristol BS1 1JH
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Jockeys PonyM, Bronco and Jim Carna bring you an edgy underground disco with cheap beer and a houseparty vibe, tucked away in a sweaty basement in central Bristol. We play choice cuts of dirty disco, synth, new wave, early house, forgotten pop and a smattering of surprising remixes and re-edits. If it makes the dancefloor throb, we’ll play it. Horseplay is a gay night for gay/bi guys and girls and their friendly friends held at The Cavern Club (Under The Crown) All Saints Lane, St Nicholas Market, Bristol, BS1 1JH | £3 before 12, £4 after – cash only!

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, Venues
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OMG!
Other 3, Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Website: Visit Website

In contrast to the above, OMG is one of the newest gay clubs for LGBT crowds in Bristol’s city centre gay scene, located in the premises of its predecessor, Vibes.  Its sister is the Pineapple, only a minute’s walk from OMG. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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Queer Caf
School c/o Kebele, 14 Robertson Road Easton Bristol BS5 6JY

Contact Email: Queer Caf is a campaigning group working to broaden society’s understanding of gender and sexuality.

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Art and Design, Books, Campaigning, LGBT, Media, Social groups, Social networks, Spirituality, Support groups, Theatre, Venues
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The Edge at W-s-M
Contact: Dan Ciesielski˙·٠•●♥
School 27-28 Alexandra Parade Weston-super-Mare Bristol BS23 1QX
Work Phone: 01934 418641

The Edge is Weston-super-Mare’s only premier LGBT Bar, opposite W-s-M train station, very near near to the town centre and on all main bus routes.   Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the bar is open to LGBT patrons and their friends, while Wednesday is student night ONLY, open to ALL sexual orientations and gender identities.  Opening hours are Wed – Thurs: 19:00 – 00:30 Fri: 19:00 – 02:00 Sat: 19:00 – 04:00  |  Bookings for the LGBT Bar for private functions are FREE OF CHARGE on the other 2 nights and every daytime!   Walk-in singles and couples are warmly welcomed; as are groups and parties, subject to availability.  Street parking usually available and the venue has outdoor seating.

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, North East Smerset, Students, Venues
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The Old Market Tavern
LGBT Contact: Rich
Other 29-30 Old Market Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0HB
Work Phone: 0117 922 6123 Website: Visit Website

The Old Market Tavern in Old Market – also referred to as ‘The Gay Village’ in Bristol, is a traditional pub with a beer garden, conservatory that offers the best of both world: a quiet pub atmosphere in the week and a lively, friendly venue at the weekend. Fabulous old-fashioned Wadsworth boozer with good-quality ales – the best pint of 6X in the city? …one of the busiest lunch destinations in the area, thanks to a small but excellent menu full of good-value homecooked meals and a bargain Sunday roast. Hugely popular with office workers by day and part of Bristol’s thriving gay scene by night. …Warm, friendly, with secluded beer garden and glazed conservatory to make the most of the sun.   Venue Magazine Drinking Out West guide 2006

Bingo night – Thursdays

Late night opening Friday and Saturday

Categories: All Bristol areas, Gay men, LGBT, Venues
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The Palace
Other 1 West St Old Market Bristol BS2 0DF

Under new management from Sept 2012. On the corner of the main strip, in Old Market, is what used to be referred to as ‘The Gin Palace”,  The unusual building is a delight to the senses, including its infamous sloping floor and camp decor. It’s one of the ‘happening’ places in Bristol’s LGBT Village. Drinks promotions, game nights, karaoke and cabaret acts contribute to creating the vibrant atmosphere of  The Palace. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Queen’s Shilling
LGBT
Other 9 Frogmore Street Bristol BS1 5NA
Work Phone: 0117 926 4342 Website: Visit Website

The Queenshilling is the oldest gay bar in Bristol but remains one of the most popular and vibrant venues in the City Centre.  Open Friday 9pm – 4am (£3 charge after 11pm), Saturday 9pm – 4am (£4 charge after 11pm), Karaoke on Mondays  9pm – 2am – No charge.  Visit their website http://www.queenshilling.com or join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Retreat
LGBT
Other 16 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0DF
Work Phone: 0117 955 3085

Another ‘Village Venue’, The Retreat is a large gay bar on the other side of the road, opposite Flamingos, it has comfortable seating upstairs and a basement bar that is intimate but still spacious enough to allow room for maneouvre, even on a busy night. join them on Facebook

Categories: All Bristol areas, LGBT, LGBT Businesses, Venues
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The Village Sauna
Other 19-21 West Street Old Market Bristol BS2 0DF
Work Phone: 0117 330 7719

The Gay men’s sauna in the heart of the Gay Village – Old Market – is currently undergoing refurbishment – under new management. Closed until end of March 2015.

Categories: LGBT Businesses, Men only, Venues
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THORNY
Contact: Jo Bligh
Home Exchange Old Market Bristol
Cell Phone: 07545 870 716
Categories: Music, Venues
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