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

MAY

Monday 1st

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.

Tuesday 2nd

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 3rd

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.

Thursday 4th

Bleuenn Shaw & the Acoustic RoadShow 9-11pm

TBC

Friday 5th

Immigrant Swing 9-11pm

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...

Saturday 6th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 7th

Blues Jam

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

Monday 8th

Sion Dafydd Dawson 8-11pm

The styles that Sion covers are as diverse as the instruments he can play. Blues to folk to pop, Guitar to Cello to Bass. Perfect Cocktail accompaniment.

Tuesday 9th

Toriah Fontaine 8:30-11:30

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

Wednesday 10th

Pete Mathison 8-11pm

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

Thursday 11th

Millbone & 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.

Friday 12th

Moody Will & The Roll 9-11pm

Expect an upbeat,authentic Country Blues, and Rock & Roll sound. The fantastic duo stand out from the crowd with soulful vocals, skillful blues guitar work & a sound that takes you from Chicago to The Mississippi Delta all in one evening.

Saturday 13th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 14th

Blues Jam

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

Monday 15th

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 16th

Toriah Fontaine 8:30-11:30

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

Wednesday 17th

Greg Williams 8-11pm

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

Thursday 18th

Groovelator 9-11pm

Groovelator finds freedom and elation in the groove, with repertoire taken from funk and soul classics, pop hits, sizzlin' fusion, gospel and jazz.

Friday 19th

The Man from Funkle 9-11pm

A very versatile 4 piece band playing everything from classic Old School funk & soul to modern pop...All done in a unique funk vibe that is The Man from Funkle.

Saturday 20th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 21st

Blues Jam

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

Monday 22nd

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 23rd

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 24th

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 25th

Ruby Jazz 9-11pm

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

Friday 26th

Harmonica Nic 9-11pm

Improvised originals and interpretations of anything from Bowie to BB King! Join us for an eclectic night of Jazz and Blues with a unique twist.

Saturday 27th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 28th

Blues Jam

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

Monday 29th

The Bay Rum Hounds 8-11pm

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

Tuesday 30th

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wedneday 31st

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.

Monday 1st

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.

Tuesday 2nd

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 3rd

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.

Thursday 4th

Bleuenn Shaw & the Acoustic RoadShow 9-11pm

TBC

Friday 5th

Immigrant Swing 9-11pm

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...

Saturday 6th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 7th

Blues Jam

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

Monday 8th

Sion Dafydd Dawson 8-11pm

The styles that Sion covers are as diverse as the instruments he can play. Blues to folk to pop, Guitar to Cello to Bass. Perfect Cocktail accompaniment.

Tuesday 9th

Toriah Fontaine 8:30-11:30

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

Wednesday 10th

Pete Mathison 8-11pm

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

Thursday 11th

Millbone & 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.

Friday 12th

Moody Will & The Roll 9-11pm

Expect an upbeat,authentic Country Blues, and Rock & Roll sound. The fantastic duo stand out from the crowd with soulful vocals, skillful blues guitar work & a sound that takes you from Chicago to The Mississippi Delta all in one evening.

Saturday 13th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 14th

Blues Jam

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

Monday 15th

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 16th

Toriah Fontaine 8:30-11:30

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

Wednesday 17th

Greg Williams 8-11pm

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

Thursday 18th

Groovelator 9-11pm

Groovelator finds freedom and elation in the groove, with repertoire taken from funk and soul classics, pop hits, sizzlin' fusion, gospel and jazz.

Friday 19th

The Man from Funkle 9-11pm

A very versatile 4 piece band playing everything from classic Old School funk & soul to modern pop...All done in a unique funk vibe that is The Man from Funkle.

Saturday 20th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 21st

Blues Jam

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

Monday 22nd

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 23rd

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 24th

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 25th

Ruby Jazz 9-11pm

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

Friday 26th

Harmonica Nic 9-11pm

Improvised originals and interpretations of anything from Bowie to BB King! Join us for an eclectic night of Jazz and Blues with a unique twist.

Saturday 27th

RESIDENT DJ

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

Sunday 28th

Blues Jam

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

Monday 29th

The Bay Rum Hounds 8-11pm

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

Tuesday 30th

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wedneday 31st

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.

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

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The Bootlegger
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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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