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10 Nights Out In Bristol For Less Than a Tenner



Low on funds? Getting to the end of the month? Try these 10 nights out in Bristol for less than a tenner.

Don’t stay in! You can have a lot of fun in Bristol for less than 10 quid.

1. Independent Cinema

There are loads of little cinemas in Bristol that are worth checking out. The most famous is The Watershed where you’ll find a variety of great films for less than a tenner.

Another is The Cube Cinema, hidden away in Stokes Croft. There’s a smaller selection but a bit cheaper with tickets costing no more than a fiver.

If you’re after the latest blockbusters you can pop to Scott Cinemas where you’ll be able to see the latest releases for around a fiver as well. Head over to 51 Northumbria Dr, Bristol BS9 4HN for this place.

The Arts House show independent films on a Monday and a Tuesday where entry will cost no more than £3.

2. Bowling at The Lanes

Get yourself down here and bowl the night away. It costs £5.50 per person for a walk in bowl. Bonus. Every Sunday and Monday, pizzas are buy one get one half price.

3. Table tennis & arcade games at Kongs

Most nights of the week you’ll be able to play table tennis for free in this brilliant King Street bar. On a weekend it will set you back a fiver for 30 minutes. There’s also a wide variety of arcade games to try your fancy it.

4. Bagel and a pint at Bagel Boy

You can find these guys just off of Corn Street or on Gloucester Road. Grab the ‘Whole Kaboodle Meal Deal’ to get a choice of – onion rings, homeBBQ beans or home-made ‘slaw and a Samuel Adams lager for £10.

5. See live music for free at The Canteen

There’s live music every night of the week here and the best of all, it’s free! You’ll also be able to eat a very tasty meal usually under a tenner.

6. Watch some cheap theatre at ‘The Wardrobe’

The Wardrobe Theatre used to sit above The White Bear pub up on St Michael’s Hill but they’ve soon to be moving to a new space in Old Market. and is committed to affordable nights out. Previously, tickets were usually no more than a fiver.

7. Rollerdisco and awesome music at the Trinity Centre

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If you book before hand it will cost you £9 (skate hire included), to strap up and roll around the Trinity Centre.

8. Test your knowledge at a pub quiz

There are endless places in Bristol where you can find a pub quiz. Friday’s and Saturdays are unlikely but here are some places Sunday-Thursday where you’ll find entry for just a quid.

Monday: ‘The Flyer’ on Gloucester Road

Tuesday: ‘The Brass Pig’ in Clifton

Wednesday: ‘The Christmas Steps’ on the Christmas Steps

Thursday: ‘The Hare on the Hill’ in Kingsdown

Sunday: ‘The Spotted Cow’ in Fishponds

9. Put away at Crazy Golf

Jungle Rumble in Cabot Circus is open until 11pm. A round of 18 holes will cost you a measly £7.50

10. Improv!

Located just off Whiteladies Road, The Bristol Improv Theatre has a variety of nights that are almost always below a tenner. We recommend the fantastic ‘Closer Each Day: The Improvised Soap Opera’ for a huge barrel of laughs!

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Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol posts, lists, stories, videos and Bristol photos. Sam Gillies spent years in Bath looking enviously at how good Bristol was, before moving to Bristol in 2011 and converting to a Bristol obsessive. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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