Movin' in the Market:

Navigating Old Market's Top After Dark Venues


Bristol’s After-Dark Anthem: A Guide to Old Market’s Hottest Music Spots


Welcome, party enthusiasts and music mavens, to the pulsating heart of Bristol’s nightlife – the vibrant and eclectic neighbourhood of Old Market!

If you’re on the hunt for the perfect harmony of beats, vibes, and an unforgettable night out, you’ve just stumbled upon the ultimate guide to the best music venues and clubs in the area.

Brace yourself for a sonic escapade where the bass resonates, the dance floors pulsate, and the fun continues until the early hours. Luckily, we have a selection of serviced apartments in Old Market for those times when a cosy pillow is more appealing than another round…


Brace yourself for a nightlife journey like no other at Motion Bristol – the unrivalled beacon of Bristol’s after-dark adventures since 2006!


Step into a realm where superior lighting and sound systems merge to create a dynamic atmosphere that’s nothing short of legendary.


Motion is not just a nightclub; it’s a state-of-the-art masterpiece, designed to give each guest an unforgettable experience, making it the ultimate ‘it’ party destination in Bristol.


The Exchange

Step into a world where rhythm and innovation collide in a venue that boasts not one, but two electrifying event spaces – a 250-capacity dancefloor utopia and an intimate 60-capacity gem.


The Exchange doesn’t just promise a night out; it guarantees a thrilling and diverse program seven nights a week, ensuring there’s always a beat for every mood and tempo.


Having burst onto the scene in August 2012 as a Live Music/Club Venue, The Exchange has since become a legendary space that has witnessed the magic of musical titans like The 1975, Haim, George Ezra, Rag n Bone Man, and a plethora of other awe-inspiring artists.


BBB (Bristol Bear Bar)

Get ready to unleash your inner bear at the one and only Bristol Bear Bar (BBB) – the UK’s first and finest purpose-built bear bar, right in the heart of Old Market!


BBB is not just a bar; it’s a warm and welcoming sanctuary where everyone is invited to shed their attitudes, embrace the vibe and come along to their live music events featuring talented DJs who spin an eclectic tapestry of tunes. From funky beats to soulful melodies, there’s something for every ear and every paw.


And guess what? Bristol Bear Bar isn’t just bear-approved – it’s been crowned “Best Bar” in numerous local Shoutout LGBT awards, a testament to the stellar blend of fantastic customers and staff who create a laid-back atmosphere like no other.


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The Old Market Assembly

The Old Market Assembly has firmly established itself as a prime destination for the best acts from Bristol and beyond. Picture this: a musical carnival where Hip-Hop collides with Afrobeat, House dances with Latin, and every note adds a splash of vibrant color to the night.


The beats are just as diverse as the crowd it attracts, and the stage transforms into a dazzling realm for frequent drag and cabaret nights, adding an extra layer of fabulousness to the already vibrant atmosphere.


Definitely check out there ‘Assembly Nights’ – a weekend extravaganza that brings you exciting, energetic, and diverse live events, creating an accessible, friendly, and carefree nightlife haven for all of Bristol’s music-loving residents and visitors alike.


Dare To Club

Dare to step into a world where the beats are bold, the atmosphere is electric, and the night is yours to conquer at Dare To Club – Bristol’s ultimate destination for those ready to take a walk on the wild side!


Nestled in the heart of the industrial quarter of Old Market, this fully licensed haven is not your ordinary nightclub…


Dare To Club stands as a unique venue in Bristol, proudly celebrating a spectrum of events that cater to all, from Straight and LGBTQ+ to Gay Only, Trans, Dance, and Music Parties.


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