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

JUNE

Thursday 1st

Viper Jazz Trio 9-11pm

If the phrase ‘hard swinging’ means anything then the Vipers are the ones to know. Boiling down the essence of classic jazz, blues and soul this group bring classy old­ time dance music right back into the spotlight.

Friday 2nd

Moody Will and The Roll Band 9-11pm

Bristol’s most exciting Country Blues group have been busy building a strong reputation for fusing their authentic sound with stellar songwriting and breakneck live shows.

Saturday 3rd

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 4th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 5th

Matt Pauley 8-11pm

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 6th

Greg Williams 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 7th

Sarah Meek 8-11pm

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

Thursday 8th

Millbone & 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.

Friday 9th

Ruby Jazz 9-11pm

This Bristol-based upbeat Swing and Jazz band is sure to get you up and dancing the night away.

Saturday 10th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 11th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 12th

Bay Rum Hounds Duo 8-11pm

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

Tuesday 13th

Jane Williams 8-11pm

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.

Wednesday 14th

Peter Burrows 8-11pm

Quirky and diverse in both his Soul/Jazzy style and repertoire, Peter Burrows always provides an evening that is enthralling as it is entertaining.

Thursday 15th

Los Guanos Jazz trio 9-11

A night of jazz and swing with a latin feel.

Friday 16th

King & Hall 9-11pm

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

Saturday 17th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 18th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 19th

Pete Mathison 8-11pm

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

Tuesday 20th

Bella Collins 8-11pm

The Cardiff Blues Scene’s sultry Empress whose style is as commanding as it is alluring.

Wednesday 21st

Greg Williams 8-11pm

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

Thursday 22nd

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9-11pm

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

Friday 23rd

Millbone and Co 9-11pm

After a cracking debut at the Bootlegger in July, 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 24th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 25th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 26th

Draper and Rowe 8-11pm

Young and exceptionally talented mellow Soul duo.

Tuesday 27th

Jane Williams 8-11pm

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.

Wedneday 28th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 8-11pm

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

Thursday 29th

Simon Parrat Duo 9-11pm

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Friday 30th

Immigrant Swing – 9 till 11pm

Riot Swing Music consisting of blends of Gypsy Swing, Blues, Hip-hop, world-influenced music. Transcending between English, French, Spanish, Italian and other European languages for now...

Thursday 1st

Viper Jazz Trio 9-11pm

If the phrase ‘hard swinging’ means anything then the Vipers are the ones to know. Boiling down the essence of classic jazz, blues and soul this group bring classy old­ time dance music right back into the spotlight.

Friday 2nd

Moody Will and The Roll Band 9-11pm

Bristol’s most exciting Country Blues group have been busy building a strong reputation for fusing their authentic sound with stellar songwriting and breakneck live shows.

Saturday 3rd

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 4th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 5th

Matt Pauley 8-11pm

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 6th

Greg Williams 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 7th

Sarah Meek 8-11pm

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

Thursday 8th

Millbone & 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.

Friday 9th

Ruby Jazz 9-11pm

This Bristol-based upbeat Swing and Jazz band is sure to get you up and dancing the night away.

Saturday 10th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 11th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 12th

Bay Rum Hounds Duo 8-11pm

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

Tuesday 13th

Jane Williams 8-11pm

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.

Wednesday 14th

Peter Burrows 8-11pm

Quirky and diverse in both his Soul/Jazzy style and repertoire, Peter Burrows always provides an evening that is enthralling as it is entertaining.

Thursday 15th

Los Guanos Jazz trio 9-11

A night of jazz and swing with a latin feel.

Friday 16th

King & Hall 9-11pm

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

Saturday 17th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 18th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 19th

Pete Mathison 8-11pm

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

Tuesday 20th

Bella Collins 8-11pm

The Cardiff Blues Scene’s sultry Empress whose style is as commanding as it is alluring.

Wednesday 21st

Greg Williams 8-11pm

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

Thursday 22nd

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9-11pm

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

Friday 23rd

Millbone and Co 9-11pm

After a cracking debut at the Bootlegger in July, 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 24th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 25th

Blues Jam

Starting from 6pm, Bring your musical instrument and start jamming.

Monday 26th

Draper and Rowe 8-11pm

Young and exceptionally talented mellow Soul duo.

Tuesday 27th

Jane Williams 8-11pm

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.

Wedneday 28th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 8-11pm

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

Thursday 29th

Simon Parrat Duo 9-11pm

-

Friday 30th

Immigrant Swing – 9 till 11pm

Riot Swing Music consisting of blends of Gypsy Swing, Blues, Hip-hop, world-influenced music. Transcending between English, French, Spanish, Italian and other European languages for now...

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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