Former nightclub in Bristol city center could reopen as new Adventure Bar venue

A chic cocktail bar could replace an old nightclub in downtown Bristol.

Plans have been submitted for Adventure Bar to move into the former Timbuk2 site on Small Street, which also once housed a 24-hour cafe.

The company, which has a series of sites in London and Birmingham, applied to the council for a license to sell alcohol until 3am.

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The bar’s extensive drink list includes Rhubarb and Custard cocktails, Razzle Dazzle, and Rum Bongo, with bottomless themed brunches available by reservation on Saturdays.

A Bristol site would join 11 other sites in Clapham, Shoreditch and Digbeth.

The owners of the channel, +Venture Battersea Ltd, have applied to the council for permission to hold live music and film screenings as part of their premises license.

They have also asked to serve alcohol until 3am Monday to Saturday and until 1am Sunday at the site at 22 Small Street, Bristol, BS1 1DW.

It comes after TimBuk2, a 300-seat venue popular for its intimate nature, closed in 2016 after hosting some of the world’s top DJs, from Hot Since 82 to German techno stalwarts Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann.

Prior to this, the site was home to Native, an underground nightclub that closed in 2009.

More information about Adventure Bar can be found on its website.

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