The Bristol Gay Scene is vibrant and varied with many venues catering for all tastes – be that a quiet drink with your friends, or a full on cheesy dance marathon.
Venues are around two main areas of the city, just minutes both east and west from the main shopping and tourist districts :
The Old Market Gay Village offers a wide range of venues from specialist venues such as the Bear Bar, Cabaret can be found at The Palace, and good quality food & drink at The Old Market Tavern.
Central Gay Village caters more for the clubbers with the popular clubs QueenShilling & OMG keeping Bent company for those wishing a drink or two ..
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Frogmore Street – Bristol’s “West End”
Frogmore Street, located just off Park Street behind the area known as ‘The Centre’ and the Hippodrome , is buzzing with activity most nights of the week. Lively bars and clubs entice a mixed crowd of revellers looking for a great night out. Head to the Queen Shilling, Bristol’s longest established gay venue, for a great atmosphere on the weekend. Opposite you’ll find Bent and OMG – both providing great music and atomsphere through the week. The Pineapple, further down the street , hosts plenty of great nights and events.
Old Market – Bristol’s Gay Village
Located on the eastern side of the city, roughly between the Cabot Circus Shopping area and Temple Meads Railway Station is “Old Market”, where you’ll find the Old Market Tavern which attracts a mixed and friendly crowd. New pubs and bars in the Old Market area include Proud Bar, The Palace, Bristol Bear Bar and The Retreat. There’s lots of variety provided by these venues so it should’nt be hard to find something to satisfy everyone.
If you fancy sampling the Bristol Gay Scene, why not stay the whole weekend, and take advantage of one of the many hotels located close to the scene.