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SXW is called a super club and rightly so as it offer you a super experience of clubbing in king style. It has a huge dance floor with the best DJs to give you that much more space for dancing, considering that it is jam-packed most of the time. There is a VIP area for the sophisticated party-goers too. Not surprisingly, it is a popular venue among students and youngsters.
Whether you call it a lounge, a bar, a club or just the Dojo, this progressive underground venue attracts the kind of crowd who want to escape the typical townie clubbers and enjoy more individual, less commercial, surroundings. Everywhere is painted in the deepest, darkest red, giving it a funky and unique look. Thankfully air-conditioned, the dance-floor is usually teeming by midnight to disco/funk/house and old school hip-hop sounds. With the roof terrace opened on Friday and Saturday nights, offering clubbers a bit of breathing space, and regular drink promotions, this venue is definitely one for the discerning clubber.
Situated in the city center, Basement 45 is a haven for heavy music lovers. It hosts lots of performances each week and is popular among the locals.It can house about 300 people and also has a sleek bar, DJ booths and two dance floors, where crowds shake a leg till exhausted. For a weekend full of fun with music and drinks, nothing can be better than Basement 45.
The infamous Thekla is one of Bristol's oldest clubs located inside an iron ship moored in the harbor. Do not expect super-club glam, do not bother dressing up and definitely do not look for any frills. However, what you can expect is top music; downstairs the live acts and DJs get the dance floor moving and upstairs is often more lively. Hosting various nights, from jungle to break beats to garage and funk, the crowd attracted is a good mix. This is the only club in the city where you can gaze out of portholes at swans asleep on the water below!
Despite being one of the best known party places in Bristol, you may well miss this venue if you don't know where to look. Set well back from the main bus route to town, the only factor setting it apart from surrounding buildings is the metal sign facing the street. Inside, the decor is nothing dramatic either, but the events held here (famed nationwide) are what gives this club its ooomph! With four bars, a balcony overlooking the dance floor, a capacity of 800 and attracting the best national and international DJs and the liveliest of clubbing crowds (only the trendiest of you need apply, naturally) you cannot go far wrong no matter which night you hit the dance floor here.
La Rocca is a basement nightclub that is ideal for those who like their party to last all night long. This club provides a fun environment in which to spend the night dancing away to the DJ's tunes. There are two bars on-site from where you can enjoy drinks at cheap rates. From Sunday to Thursday La Rocca functions as an entertainment venue where you can host private events of any kind, provided your group consists of at least 50 people.
Stepping into this intimate tiki bar and club is a bit like being transported to a tropical party. In addition to daily dance nights, the bar organizes two-hour-long tiki cocktail masterclasses, where in-house bartenders teach students how to make popular drinks. Dance and DJ nights are usually organized around a beach theme and run nearly every night of the week. The cocktail menu is a sight to drink and behold, with dozens of classics alongside unique creations, like the Easter Island Surprise and Daddy Moai.
A warehouse given a paint and some styling turns into the neat club, Motion. The club is well-known in the vicinity for its live events, guaranteed to be a good time. Featured on the world club list by DJ Magazine, Motion is going places. It has four rooms for live events, all with varying capacities to accommodate every kind of event. They also have a terrace and a riverside garden for private hire and is open all night long. All events are ticketed and prices vary.