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. It’s fantastic to have reached the next step on our road to recovery, with loads more great venues reopening, however some still 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 as they help us #ReviveLive. 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 – Back open & following strict SD rules. Call 0117 926 5978 or email: to reserve a table

Exchange – Support both Exchange and The Louie  on their Patreon page and get some great rewards for doing so. Check it out here.

The Gryphon – Back open now! Book a table here. Help save The Gryphon with their crowdfunder here.

The Strawberry Thief – Reopening 18th May, bookings open now right here.

Mr Wolfs – Back open! To book your table call 0117 929 089 (Lines are manned 10am – 6pm most days) .

Zed Alley – Open! To book call 01454 877518 or email.

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

SWX – Opening 25th June, tickets now on sale for opening weekend.

The Fleece – Reopening this June.



Rock City – The Yard Bar is back open and bringing the party, tickets here.

The Bodega – Back open with a new look secret garden. Book a table.

Rescue Rooms – Back open! Book a table on the patio here or check out for a load of events.

Stealth – Sit down sessions starting up, tickets here.

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.

The Playwright – Open again. Table bookings here.

Six Barrels Hockley – Back open, head on down.

Brewdog – Back open, table bookings here.

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 – Back open, pop in for pints, but the pub is also facing potential closure, donate to their fundraiser here.

Broadway – Open again on 19th May with bar, café and cinema.

Brewdog – Taking bookings from May 2nd.

The Kilpin / Junkyard – Open again!



Albert Hall – Back with loads of great events! Check out what the guys have going on at their website.

Gorilla – Back open now, there is even a new food and drinks menu! Book here.

Night & Day – BAck open for walk ins. Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday – 2pm until late. Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday – midday until late.

Soup -Back at it this week, 12 till 11.30pm everyday. Walk ups, no need to book.

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

Gullivers – Not open yet,  re-opening date coming soon as they can.

The Castle Hotel – Not open yet,  re-opening date coming soon as they can.

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

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

The Peer Hat – Back open Wednesday to Sunday! Walk ups only.

The Venue – Back open, book here.

The Whiskey Jar – Back open 5-12! Outdoor & indoor seating. Head down for a cocktail or two!

The Deaf Institute – Open again, 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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