Bristol Open Mic Circuit




 Nova Scotia Pub,

1 Nova Scotia Place BS1 6XJ,

starts 8pm,

no amplification,

£1 admission,

check the website first -


 Golden Lion,

244 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol, BS7 8NZ


hosted by various,

Bar open till midnight.

PA system is set fairly loud -

Free drink for performers.


 Be.In Bristol,

59 Whiteladies Road, BS8 2LY,

hosted by various,

starts from around 8.00pm till 11.00pm

 Free drink for performers.

PA supplied, but you might need to take instrument leads.


 The Gallimaufry,

26/28 The Promenade, Gloucester Rd. BS7 8AL, 8:30-11:30,

hosted by Chuman,

free drink & PA




The Bristol Fringe Open-Mic,

Princess Victoria Street, BS8 4BZ

Starts 8.30pm, ends 11pm,

hosted by various crew of Jelli Records,

such as Jodie Stadden, Brian Inglis, or Steve Parkhouse. PA supplied.


The Star & Dove pub,

75-78 Saint Luke's Road, BS3 4RY

 Hosted by Ben Hopkin,

Starts 8.00pm till 11.00pm.

House PA system used.

House Piano / Keyboard / organ / guitar / bass amps to use, free drink for performers.


 The Stag and Hounds,

74 Old Market Street, BS2 0EJ,

from 9.00pm till midnight,

hosted by Mark 'Howlin' Lord' Legassick,

a free drink for performers, PA supplied.


 The Cross Hands Tavern,

1 Staple Hill Road, BS16 5AA,

starts  8.00pm, (2nd and 4th Tuesday)

hosted by various,

more info on their website - -

£2 entry

No amplification


The Greenbank Pub

Easton, 57 Bellevue Road, Easton BS5 6DP

in an upstairs function room,

8.30 start, Tuesdays, (1st and 3rd Tuesday), - hosted by Barry Golten

 More info on their Facebook group at The Greenbank Open Mic.


 The Old Duke,

45 King Street, BS1 4ER,

hosted by Eddie Martin,

Starts around 9pm.

It's at Welsh Back, opposite the The Llandoger Trow Pub, off Queen Square.

There is a house Piano / Keyboard available for those handy on the keys.


 The Blue Lagoon Cafe & Bar Ltd,

20 Gloucester Road, BS7 8AE

starts around 9.00pm

The host is Lindsay Bullamore (Linzi) ,

Built-in PA system.





128 Cheltenham Road, BS6 5RW

starts 8.30pm

Hosted by Oliver Dennison

Open stage kitted with a house guitar, drums and PA. Piano / Keyboard available to use.


Mr Wolfs,

33 St Stephen's Street  BS1 1JX 

starts 9.00pm,

Hosted in rotation by Al Green - Bobby Anderson - Lewis Creaven

PA supplied


The Birdcage

Bristol, 28 Clare Street, BS1 1YE From 8.00pm till 10.00pm


Hosted by various

PA supplied


The Cat and Wheel,

Cheltenham Road BS6 5QX, Bristol

from 9pm - Midnight

hosted by York Gibson,

free drink for performers,

PA and a friendly welcome always supplied!


Mr Wolfs

33 St Stephens Street

PA included





The Somerville Club,

23 Somerville Road, Bishopston, BS7 9AD, 8.30pm start,

hosted by Richard Craine, 

cheap drinks and raffle,

PA supplied.



Redcliffe, Commercial Road, BS1 6SY

9.00pm start,

hosted by Barry Walsh,

PA supplied,

often free snacks as well, and you might have a video done if you ask.


Kingsdown Wine Vaults,

31 Kingsdown Parade, BS6 5UE,

from 9:00pm until 11:00pm,

hosted by Ben Hopkin,

PA system provided.


 Under the Stars,

the boat moored near Cascade Steps, next to the City Centre, BS1 4QA,

from 9.00pm to 11.30pm -

hosted in rotation by various musicians

PA supplied.


The White Hart Pub,

 (FIRST Thursday)

The Street, Olveston, BS35 4DR,

starts 8:30pm,

hosted by Hamish Orr-Ewing,

PA supplied



30 Stokes Croft BS1 3QD

Hosted By Tobias Jon

Free Drink for performers

Superb sound system supplied, & large stage


The Oxford

Totterdown , Oxford Street, BS3 4RL.

8:30pm - 11pm.

Hosted by Graeme Moncrieff,

free drink for performers,

PA supplied


The Surrey Vaults

8-9 Surrey Street, Avon, Bristol BS2 8PS

from 8.30pm to 11pm,

PA provided.


 The Rec House,

High Street, Twerton, Bath BA2 1DQ, 8-11pm,

Thursdays, monthly, usually fourth Thursday of month,

hosted by Len Liechti.

Easy parking,

excellent stage and PA, house instruments,

all standards welcome.

See The Rec House FB Page for details and monthly updates.



Thursday 18th September,

Host  Welsh Chris.

8pm - 11pm every Thursday.


Cafe Brigstow,

9 Clare Street,

BS1 1XH,

FRIDAY from 8.30pm - 11.00pm,

hosted by various musicians,

free drink for performers.

PA supplied.


 The Dragon Folk Club at The New Inn, Westerleigh, Bristol BS37 8QH,

FRIDAY starts 8.15pm,

Host is Maggie Starkey.


Info -


Pucklechurch Open Mic 

PVSSC club, St. Aldam's Drive, Pucklechurch, BS16 9QQ,

FRIDAY from 8.30pm till 11.30pm,


free drink for performers,

PA supplied,

After entering St. Aldam's Drive take the first left (avoid the 'trick' left that takes you to garages).




 Clifton Wine Bar

3-5, Richmond Terrace, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1AB


FREE DRINK for performers

 7:30pm kick off!


Open Mic at the Fleece

12 St Thomas Street Bristol, United Kingdom  0117 945 0996

hosted by Mark venue

2nd of March

7pm Start.


Open Mic @ Maitreya

86 St. Mark's Road Bristol, United Kingdom 07791 428099

1st & 3rd Sundays

led by James Graham

(Acoustic/ Jazz)

2nd Sunday

led by Anthar (World/ Spiritual)

4th Sunday led by Barney (Trad Folk)




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