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Great venue for a gig

Quirky little venue; drinks very cheap compared to other venues we’ve been to in Bristol! Sound and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Great Venue

A great venue for smaller bands. The view is good, the sound is great and the atmosphere is... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2019
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Thekla is a world-famous, award-winning live music venue and club space on board a converted German cargo ship, moored in Bristol's Floating Harbour since 1984.
The Grove | East Mud Dock, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
+44 117 929 3301
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky little venue; drinks very cheap compared to other venues we’ve been to in Bristol! Sound and atmosphere spot on. Only thing that bothered me was the state of the toilets - standard for a venue that doubles as a nightclub I suppose but the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

A great venue for smaller bands. The view is good, the sound is great and the atmosphere is perfect. I have been here multiple times and enjoyed each occasion. One of my more favoured music venues

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Chrislikesholidays
Reviewed November 8, 2018

One of the best student nights out in Bristol. Love being on a boat that's also a nightclub. Bonkers, sweaty, out of town but cool, great atmosphere and great concept.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KLMath100
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Great acoustics, great vibe, no seating (for the gig but some upstairs), decent bar, wheelchair friendly if you call in advance (apparently).

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Saw Slaves here and they were great. Very different and a great smaller venue to catch an up and coming band up close. Nice bar, friendly staff and service is reasonable, it’s always busy to be fair. Seeing Dr Feelgood here soon and very much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Graham H
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Came here for a gig by Lucky Chops - a band which consists of trumpets, saxophones, trombones and drums. I was worried when I saw the venue that it would be too small or not be able to handle the jumping around and general craziness...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Olivia_Smart
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Non stop bands and silent disco during the harbor side festival. Who would have thought a metal echo chamber would sound so good (but it does!)

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018

Always filled with good music and great people. Not filled with pumped up jerks like a lot of other clubs in Bristol. Staff, security and people are all really friendly and chill.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank utdminiman
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to a lot of places for a night out but this was one of the best by far. Such a quirky boat with a buzzing atmosphere all night. Me and a friend went to see mungo hifi and traveled from the midlands to...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank 577natalief
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Went to watch Justin Nozuka on April 25th at Thekla; By far, one of my favorite concert venues. Didn't expect to be so close to the stage. Staff is friendly, nice atmosphere. The only thing which bothered me is that it sort of smelled like...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
Not advisable
September 6, 2018|
Response from utdminiman | Reviewed this property |
03:30AM Thursdays £4 Saturdays £5 (£7 after 12) However, you can find reps on Queen Square on the night who will give you tickets for Saturdays to get in for £4 + a free shot (before 12).