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Awesome venue for gigs

Great acoustics, great vibe, no seating (for the gig but some upstairs), decent bar, wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Very good for a gig.

Saw Slaves here and they were great. Very different and a great smaller venue to catch an up and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Graham H
Burnham-On-Sea, 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank AnnaliseE4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 21 August 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

Thank Olivia_Smart
Reviewed 27 July 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!)

Thank DC10-AC30-FAC319
Reviewed 22 July 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.

Thank utdminiman
Reviewed 19 May 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

2  Thank Natalie F
Reviewed 7 May 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

Thank Chloé B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

A great venue to see a band Very good bar and friendly staff An intimate venue where you are really part of the show

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

I love this place very cool club. Music is great Saturday pop/cheese reasonable drink prices and entry toilets were clean too. Thursday night is great too with indie rock music 2 for 1 drinks great night. Can be quite student filled but it is bristol...More

1  Thank Sadhbh T
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I went here for the first time on a Thursday for an indie club night. Had a great time! Last night I went to see the magic gang and it was great. My friend and I were up in the balcony which was so cool...More

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Response from Albia-Newton | Reviewed this property |
Not advisable
7 September 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).