Live Music, Craft Beers and Bristol's Best Cocktails.

 

Exceptional cocktails and craft beers in Bristols only accessible Speakeasy

Two Happy Hour cocktails for £10

All Night Sun - Thursday • Fri - Sat 1600-2100

The Bootlegger

Live Music and Blues Jam Sessions

The Bootlegger

JULY

Monday 3rd

Jane Williams 9:30-11:30pm

One half of South Wales’s finest Guitar and Vocals duo Omega Two, “Jukebox Jane” is just as entertaining when flying solo and please feel free to make a request she’ll probably know it and definitely doesn’t bite.

Tuesday 4th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 5th

King and Rowe 9:30-11:30pm

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Thursday 6th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine will delight you with her beautifully classic and soulful voice.

Friday 7th

The Cocktail Twins 9-11pm

For that perfect ambience, the expressive soothing vocals with contrasting piano & vocal repertoire allows The Cocktail Twins offer a natural and soulful jazz sound to impress and entertain.

Saturday 8th

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 10th

Matt Pauley 9:30-11:30pm

Royal Welsh College graduate and South Wales cocktail bar favourite Matt Pauley applies his brilliant Trumpet playing and Striking vocal talents to popular classics from the Jazz, Blues and even Pop Greats.

Tuesday 11th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 12th

Pete Mathison 9:30-11:30pm

AKA Junior Hacksaw and former accompanist to Ray Davies of The Kinks, Pete Mathison is a sublime Blues Vocalist/Guitarist.

Thursday 13th

The Bay Rum Hounds 9:30-11:30pm

Harmonica and Guitar duo, playing Blues, Ragtime, gospel & swing.

Friday 14th

Hiding From Girls 9-11pm

Classic “Dirty as Hell’ Blues trio featuring South Wales top Blues guitarist Luke Doherty.

Saturday 15th

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 17th

King and Hall 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz and Blues duo featuring vocals, harmonica, trumpet and excellent guitar.

Tuesday 18th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 19th

Jane Williams 9:30-11:30pm

One half of South Wales’s finest Guitar & Vocals duo Omega Two, “Jukebox Jane” is as entertaining when flying solo.

Thursday 20th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine will delight you with her beautifully classic and soulful voice.

Friday 21st

Millbone and Co 9-11pm

Millbone & Co are back with their exciting brand of jazz and blues. Led by trombonist Dave Millington and joined by the awesome Damian Cook on saxophone.

Saturday 22nd

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 24th

Sarah Meek 9:30-11:30pm

Highly trained in both composition and Jazz improvisation vocalist/Pianist Sarah Meek is one of Cardiff’s most stylistically diverse and entertaining solo acts.

Tuesday 25th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wedneday 26th

Simon Somerset Holmes 9:30-11:30pm

He usually plays a mix of Country, Folk, Blues and Soul on an acoustic guitar with some foot stomping percussion and the occasional cazoo.

Thursday 27th

Pete Mathison 9:30-11:30pm

AKA Junior Hacksaw and former accompanist to Ray Davies of The Kinks, Pete Mathison is a sublime Blues Vocalist/Guitarist.

Friday 28th

The Flash Pans 9-11pm

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Saturday 29th

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 31st

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Monday 3rd

Jane Williams 9:30-11:30pm

One half of South Wales’s finest Guitar and Vocals duo Omega Two, “Jukebox Jane” is just as entertaining when flying solo and please feel free to make a request she’ll probably know it and definitely doesn’t bite.

Tuesday 4th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 5th

King and Rowe 9:30-11:30pm

-

Thursday 6th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine will delight you with her beautifully classic and soulful voice.

Friday 7th

The Cocktail Twins 9-11pm

For that perfect ambience, the expressive soothing vocals with contrasting piano & vocal repertoire allows The Cocktail Twins offer a natural and soulful jazz sound to impress and entertain.

Saturday 8th

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 10th

Matt Pauley 9:30-11:30pm

Royal Welsh College graduate and South Wales cocktail bar favourite Matt Pauley applies his brilliant Trumpet playing and Striking vocal talents to popular classics from the Jazz, Blues and even Pop Greats.

Tuesday 11th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 12th

Pete Mathison 9:30-11:30pm

AKA Junior Hacksaw and former accompanist to Ray Davies of The Kinks, Pete Mathison is a sublime Blues Vocalist/Guitarist.

Thursday 13th

The Bay Rum Hounds 9:30-11:30pm

Harmonica and Guitar duo, playing Blues, Ragtime, gospel & swing.

Friday 14th

Hiding From Girls 9-11pm

Classic “Dirty as Hell’ Blues trio featuring South Wales top Blues guitarist Luke Doherty.

Saturday 15th

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 17th

King and Hall 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz and Blues duo featuring vocals, harmonica, trumpet and excellent guitar.

Tuesday 18th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 19th

Jane Williams 9:30-11:30pm

One half of South Wales’s finest Guitar & Vocals duo Omega Two, “Jukebox Jane” is as entertaining when flying solo.

Thursday 20th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine will delight you with her beautifully classic and soulful voice.

Friday 21st

Millbone and Co 9-11pm

Millbone & Co are back with their exciting brand of jazz and blues. Led by trombonist Dave Millington and joined by the awesome Damian Cook on saxophone.

Saturday 22nd

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 24th

Sarah Meek 9:30-11:30pm

Highly trained in both composition and Jazz improvisation vocalist/Pianist Sarah Meek is one of Cardiff’s most stylistically diverse and entertaining solo acts.

Tuesday 25th

Greg Williams 9:30-11:30pm

Jazz , Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wedneday 26th

Simon Somerset Holmes 9:30-11:30pm

He usually plays a mix of Country, Folk, Blues and Soul on an acoustic guitar with some foot stomping percussion and the occasional cazoo.

Thursday 27th

Pete Mathison 9:30-11:30pm

AKA Junior Hacksaw and former accompanist to Ray Davies of The Kinks, Pete Mathison is a sublime Blues Vocalist/Guitarist.

Friday 28th

The Flash Pans 9-11pm

-

Saturday 29th

RESIDENT DJ

Resident DJ spinning from 9pm. Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Monday 31st

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Live Music

Rock n Roll

Swing

Blues

Jazz

Bluegrass

Northern Soul

Our Story

Cradled at the top of Cheltenham Road, you will find The Bootlegger, an independent, family run business welcoming all who look for a friendly company, good conversation, and an amazing selection of Liquor. The Bootlegger is a bar for all times, a place without pretence. Our liquor, our service and our music are inspired by Prohibition-era traditions but also offer the very best of contemporary modern America. We believe that a bar is what its patrons and community make it, which is why we serve true, well-crafted cocktails, Beers and Ciders all within a live music environment. We are excited to be part of the Bristol community and welcome you all to come and feel at home in our bar.

Prohibition was a sad time in history when beer was banned, it lasted 14 years! On December 5th, 1933, the 21st Amendment was signed repealing Prohibition and restoring sanity and permitting the consumption of beer again! The Bootlegger continues to celebrate this momentous occasion today and every day.

Live Music and a great atmosphere are at the heart of the Bootlegger. We build on the very best of the 1920s and 30s swing and jazz scene and also offer more modern influenced Blues, Jazz, Soul and rock n roll.

Relax.Live.Enjoy.DRINK

The Bootlegger
The Bootlegger
Bristol Bootlegger
 

House Rules

 
House Rule #1

Do not talk in a loud tone - speak easy.

House Rule #2

All drunkards will be dealt with by management.

House Rule #3

Service will ALWAYS be exceptional - If not, tell us and we will deal with it.

House Rule #4

Unlike other Speakeasy bars we do not have a secret door bell and will welcome ALL well behaved clients.

House Rule #5

Do not leave establishment with alcohol - remember this is a dry city!

House Rule #6

No limit on drinks if you can hold your liquor.

 

Liquor

The Bootlegger offers over 90 cocktails all freshly made with natural ingredients. No pre mixing here ! Our limitless selection includes our signature Bootlegger selection as well as classic drinks from the Prohibition era. We also offer some excellent local and international Ales, craft beers and Ciders and an almost limitless range of spirits. If you are feeling adventurous why not try our shots, including the New York inspired Pickle Juice and Jamesons!!

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The Bootlegger

Happy Hour

All night Sunday - Thursday and Friday - Saturday from 1600-2100

2 cocktails for £10

Free Entry

Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Live Music and Swing DJ

Prohibition Prosecco

Monday - Wednesday

£11.95 all night

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THE BOOTLEGGER
233 CHELTENHAM ROAD
BRISTOL
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