Thekla

40th in Nightlife
2nd in Bristol

Review Breakdown

Venue
Location
Value for Money
Party Vibe
Student Friendliness
Music & Entertainment
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Anonymous

Friendly to students, music matches theme of night and much better value for money than most other local clubs

Anonymous

The venue is great for a good night out. The venue itself is different (on a boat!) and they do 241 drinks on a Thursday (ummmm yes plz). They usually play a good mix of music but mainly alternative rock and pop. Really good place for students, a very young vibe!

Anonymous

Awesome possom, but music can be very samey so wouldn't recommend going every single Thursday, although are 2 for 1

Anonymous

something really different and fun, some of the drinks can be a little expensive but the atmosphere far outweighs this negative. Always have a good night and the nights are certainly varied; from 'Donuts' to Appreciation nights this venue never gets boring. Tickets/admission usually pretty cheap.

Anonymous

Pressure at Thekla on a Thursday is by far my favourite consistent night out in Bristol. 2-4-1 drinks, banging pop-punk, indie and alternative tunes, great atmosphere.

Anonymous

Great venue, really unique being on a boat and always feels big enough. It's not one of those places where they let in far too many people. I've had good experiences there clubbing and seeing live music. Nice bar staff and reasonable drinks prices. Only thing that could be improved up in cleanliness and general upkeep if the premises. Other than that a really great night!

Anonymous

Thursday nights are brilliant, drinks a bit pricey but still a great night out! Can't talk about other evenings as never been. Music is good and so is the atmosphere

Anonymous

I love that the club is on the boat , it just feels interesting every time you go! although it does cause constant issues with the toilets. I love thekla thursdays as they play great sing along tunes from childhood and drinks are cheap. I don’t think I ever been thekla on the weekend tho, but they seem to have interesting events and gigs for every taste!

Anonymous

Very student friendly during the weekdays, Thekla Thursdays are a big night! And there are regular event nights, my favourites being Carnival, and Bump & Grind. The place consists of mainly locals on the weekends. Drinks aren't too expensive (think there is a 2 for 1 deal sometimes) and entry fees are't extortionate.

Anonymous

Good club, provide a completely different atmosphere to others as it’s on a boat making it special. Very friendly towards students but could do with some cheaper student drink deals, as it’s fairly expensive. Music is good as there are many genres played on different nights of the week

Anonymous

Cool location on the canal with a great smoking area. Security guards are calm and friendly. Different nights and events on for everyone.

Anonymous

Good unique venue but the drinks can be expensive. There are loads of different rooms with different music for people with different music tastes.

Anonymous

Thekla is a great club. There are different music nights, it always has a good atmosphere, and the venue is really cool! The queues can be a bit long on the weekend, and the drinks can be a bit pricey but overall thekla is a good student night out.

Anonymous

We usually go on a Thursday, and drinks are 2 for 1 which makes for a super cheap night out! Throughout the week they have music nights for everyone.

Anonymous

Good location near town centre, cheap drinks and really good music, not your typical club party vibe, more like a pub with a disco dance floor and it's all on a boat

Anonymous

Nice venue and holds good student nights but the queue to get in can be long on some nights - some nights can be quite busy and therefore takes a while to get a drink, but that's the same as any busy club really! It's in a good central location and the fact it's on a boat is fun !! Had some good nights here

Anonymous

Atmosphere and music are great - something completely different the fact it is on a boat too. The smoking area is perfect and nicely decorated with the lights. The only complaint would be the toilets as they tend to smell slightly of sewers but I would imagine that's because it's on a boat. Prices for drinks aren't too bad either.

Anonymous

Very good venue. Offers different kinds of music. Is in a very good location and very interesting that it is on a boat. Tickets are reasonable price. Nice smoking room. Good nights out there.

Anonymous

It's a shame Thekla will soon be shut down because it is a staple of Bristol nightlife. The drinks are cheap (2 pound Jaegerbombs) and the music is decent, particularly on Thursdays. Not to mention the fact that they often get in great musicians to perform there, recently Rex Orange County. Entry is a good £5, free before 11. Standard. Also.... it's on a boat!

Anonymous

Great for students especially 2 4 1 drinks on a Thursday and cheaper entry than most places, although sometimes smells a bit weird

Anonymous

Go to thekla with my flat a lot. First of all its a boat which instantly makes it better the security aren't overly aggressive unlike some other places in bristol as well as this the barstaff are friendly and give fast service. Finally the venue itself is great with an open dancefloor downstairs that provides plenty of space to party.

Anonymous

Fun idea but very expensive. The cocktails are nice but for students not very well priced. Toilets are clean and smoking area is in a cool place

Anonymous

Exciting venue with great nights + 2for1 drinks on Thursdays. Only problem is the harassment, and while the majority f the time the security sort it out, sometimes they don’t believe you and you have to leave to avoid sexual harassment or just aggressive behaviour.

Anonymous

Very good overall venue. Themed nights make it an interesting experience! Thursdays are my favourite due to the genre of music played. 2 for 1 drinks also add to the hype, making the entire night a great one. Live music too in a venue with a fair bit of space and cool decor. Partying on a boat is a highlight too.

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