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8 Places to See Free Live Music in Bristol



Live music for free in Bristol

Bristol has many places to see live music in Bristol pubs for big bands and DJs but it can take a toll on how many Bristol Pounds you’ve got left to spend. Never fear though, there’s 7 places in Bristol where you can regularly see free live music in Bristol.

1. The Canteen

This Stokes Croft institution is one of only 2 venues to have music every single night in Bristol…. and it’s completely for free!

Hamilton House, 80 Stokes Croft, 0117 923 2017, live music nightly

2. The Gallimaufry

The GallimaufryThe Galli is a bastion of great free live music in Bristol with a generous blend of Folk, Jazz, Boogaloo, Blues & Alternative sounds.

26/28 Gloucester Road, 0117 942 7319, live music every night of the week

3. Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon gloucester roadJust down the road from the Galli, you’ll find free music here most days of the week. Plus the bonus of 241 cocktails Thursday to Sunday.

20 Gloucester Road, 0117 942 747, free live music 7.30pm most nights

4. No. 1 Harbourside

One of the much nicer bars in the centre of Bristol. You’ll find lots of night of stompin’ live music and dance. The food is pretty tasty to!

1 Canons Road, 0117 929 1100, free live music Wed & Thur from 9.30pm, Fri & Sat from 11:00pm,

5. The Old Duke

One of Bristol’s longest running venues, it’s been a bastion of King Street for years now. It’s jazz here most nights of the week and it is awesome.

45 King Street, 0117 927 7137, free live music 8.30pm nightly

6. Golden Lion

golden lionGloucester Road is full of good venues for free music. At the furthest up you’ll find the Golden Lion. All sorts of music here from funk and swing to charmingly good rock.

244 Gloucester Rd, Bristol, free live music every day apart from Fridays.

7. Coronation Tap

Clifton’s legendary, centuries-old cider house, home of the infamous Exhibition (try it but not too many), and award-winning live music venue!

8 Sion Place, Clifton, 0117 973 9617, live music on Sundays and Tuesdays are free.

8. Left Bank

Found in Stokes Croft, at the Leftbank you’ll find a mixture of music from Roots, Jazz, Blues, Soul and many more.

128 Cheltenham Rd, Bristol BS6 5RW

8. Eldon House

Eldon House in Clifton and among other things have a selection of varied local music acts playing every Sunday (and assorted other evenings) all with free entry.

6 Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BT

More: Free things to do in Bristol 



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


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