Support Local Music Venues & Bars

Our community of great music venues and bars is the heartbeat of Dot To Dot, and it’s been so tough to see so many struggling over the last year. We’re absolutely ecstatic to be able to head back out on the start of a road to recovery, but sadly many of our great venues don’t have the capacity to serve and entertain quite yet.

Please continue to follow and support the incredible work of the Music Venue Trust. You can donate or pick up some merch right here. It really will make a difference to those venues facing closure.

We’ve put together a quick list of venues that have shared a reopening update, and supported us and have been a part of Dot To Dot over the years, as well as some top tips for how you can book yourself in for a crisp pint of lager or support your favourite venue in another way.



The Mother’s Ruin – Open now, book in your table right here.

The Lanes – Open for courtyard sessions, check out the venue’s socials for more info.

Rough Trade – Open for shopping in store, go get some records.

The Louisiana / Exchange – Support these great Bristol institutions on their Patreon page and get some great rewards for doing so. Check it out here.

The Gryphon – Help save The Gryphon with their crowdfunder here.

The Strawberry Thief – Opening May

Mr Wolfs – Opening May, taking bookings now.

Zed Alley – Opening May 17th

Thekla – Tickets on sale now for a huge reopening week of parties on the boat, get yours here.



Rock City – The Yard Bar is back open and bringing the party. It’s sold out for most of this month, but you can join the waiting list or book for May here.

The Bodega – The new look secret garden is open right now. Book a table.

Jamcafe – Open with an elite range of delicious drinks.

31K – Open, book a table here.

Suede – Open for beer and pizza on a first come, first served system.

Rough Trade – Open for shopping in store, go get some records.

Six Barrels Hockley – Open for takeaway, go get your craft beers!

Peggy’s Skylight – Venue not open yet, but serving #PeggysAtHome takeaway food as ever, Fri and Sat 5-9pm.

Rescue Rooms – Back in full force this May and ready for a big June with the Euros on the big screen. Book your tables here.

The Angel – Opening date not yet announced, but the pub is facing potential closure, donate to their fundraiser here.

Broadway – Open again in May with bar, café and cinema.

Brewdog – Taking bookings from May 2nd.

The Kilpin / Junkyard – Reopening in May



Dive NQ – The terrace is back open for pints, book here.

The Rose & Monkey Hotel – Garden open, DM on Facebook

Brickhouse Street Social – Open for beers, booze, burgers, brollies and benches. To book email here.

Gorilla – Get booked in for May, there is even a new food and drinks menu! Book here.

The Deaf Institute – Reopening 17th May, reserve a table now.

Jimmy’s – Might not be open yet, but you can grab a mini keg of their beautiful beer right here.

RETRO – Not yet open, but kitchen residents This Charming Naan are serving up delicious grub for collection on the weekends here.


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