Thekla

40th in Nightlife
2nd in Bristol

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Location
Value for Money
Party Vibe
Student Friendliness
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Anonymous

The venue and location is lowkey quite sick. Pretty popular night out for a Thursday, only real place to go on that night tbh. However the main let down is the music. It's all indie-rock so it's pretty horrific to listen to. Would only recommend going if you like indie rock. If you do, you'll love it

Anonymous

I’ve only attend a few nights at Thekla and every time I felt like I was babysitting everyone person there. Drink prices were reasonable which results in very drunk people and that always brings unwanted attention from guys and girls. In my opinion Thekla relay to much on gimmicks to get people to attend, and that to me takes away from the music.

Anonymous

So before I get into this I want to make something clear... Stuffing a boat with 400+ people is a good Idea on paper but when there are too many people you can't move and there's just nowhere to dance. I loved Thekla when I first came to uni, it was amazing, the music was spot on and the crowd was your happy go lucky students just arriving to uni. As time went on it became clear that there was never really much going on here. Sure the drinks were "Cheaper than most places" with their deal of 2 for 1 on a thursday but is that deal even worth it? Now I'll start with the drinks. They have a nice selection of gins, rums, whiskeys. Now they use a house vodka (Moonshine I think) which is in my opinion awful considering they sell it for the same price as a Smirnoff... The cocktails are watered down and the cost of just a shot is nightlife robbery. The toilets are a joke and the security couldn't care less about being there even if they wanted to.

Anonymous

The bar itself is on a boat which is brilliant to any drunk mind and the music is good with a couple of rooms and the smoking area on the deck is very cool. It's a shame the club will be closing!

Anonymous

Good venue with decent events all year, however drinks and entry are expensive! Decent amount of drinks available at the bars with friendly bar staff. Overall an okay night out.