Here you have a list of the best places in Bristol to go clubbing…have fun!



City centre

Motion isn’t just Bristol’s biggest night club, it’s regularly mentioned as one of the very best in the world. With an enormous main room at the heart of a complex of smaller spaces and outdoor areas, Motion has so much to offer!



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Regarded by some as Bristol’s ‘other’ big club, Lakota offers the same multi-room space as Motion, just on a smaller scale. It doesn’t attract the same top-level DJs, but makes up for it by showcasing some of the best upcoming talent in the city.


The Black Swan


This is very much a party venue, The Black Swan’s focus is firmly on the harder style of dance music with semi-regular promoters including Mongrel, Twilight of The Tiki and Monster Bass. The Black Swan sits alongside Lakota as a key venue for hard late-night raving.



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Cosies is one of the city’s most legendary party spots. A wine bar by day, when night falls Cosies transforms into one of Bristol’s best clubs.

Entry is usually under a fiver and the busy bar goes late.

A long-standing focus on all things dub-wise and bass heavy means this tiny basement venue has become synonymous with the sound-system culture that lies at the foundation of the Bristol club scene.




There aren’t many cities in the world that can boast a nightclub on a boat! Originally brought to the Mud Dock area back in 1982 as a floating theatre and art gallery, the Thekla became a nightclub in the early-90s, providing a platform for early performances from the likes of Massive Attack! You can really find entertainment of every sort, including cabaret, comedy, plays, musicals, and poetry events.

This is the perfect place to chill out in the summer on the decks, but it can also be an excellent venue in the winter time as it gets quite crowded, especially when a band is playing.


West End

Dojo is nestled away secretively between shops and hairdressers on Bristol’s trendy Park Row, where many legendary Bristol clubs have come and gone. With Drum ‘n’ Bass vibes every Friday night, Dojo manages to stay true to its roots as one of Bristol’s primary proponents of underground music



Mbargo is a favourite among hundreds of Bristol students, and it’s no surprise given that they’re open seven nights a week until late, offer some of the best drinks deals and prices in the area and play a constant stream of feel-good party tunes from start to finish. Part of the infamous Bristol Triangle, Mbargo’s is certainly one to check out if you’re new to the city.