The Granary Club

51 Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol, BS1 6HQ

Tel: +44 (0) 1174 680 033

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The reopening of Bristol's historic "The Granary Club" is a significant cultural milestone, seamlessly merging architectural charm, musical legacy, and sustainable practices. Originally constructed in 1869 in the Bristol Byzantine style by architects Archibald Ponton and William Venn Gough, the building served as a grain store before transforming into the renowned musical venue, The Granary Club, from 1969 to 1988.

The architectural allure of The Granary Club, rooted in the Bristol Byzantine style, sets the stage for a venue that has played a pivotal role in the city's history. Over 1500 bands, including iconic acts like Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath, and Queen, graced its stage, solidifying its status as a musical mecca. Additionally, it earned a place in British comedy history, notably featuring in the classic scene from Only Fools & Horses where Del Boy famously falls through the bar.

Under the leadership of Ben Porter, recognized for "The Best Bar in Bristol" at sister establishment Harbour House, The Granary Club's bar takes on a contemporary edge. The carefully curated selection features wines and beers sourced from local providers, aligning with a commitment to supporting regional businesses and fostering community ties.

What sets The Granary Club apart is its commitment to sustainability, notably reflected in its zero waste practices. The bar's cocktails incorporate zero waste essences, showcasing an eco-conscious approach that resonates with modern preferences. This dedication to sustainability positions The Granary Club as not just a cultural hub but a forward-thinking establishment attuned to evolving environmental concerns.

In essence, The Granary Club's reopening signifies more than architectural revival; it's a celebration of Bristol's vibrant culture, musical heritage, and a commitment to a sustainable future. With a rich history hosting over 1500 bands, the venue continues under Ben Porter's leadership, offering a diverse selection that champions local businesses. The incorporation of zero waste practices in cocktails further elevates its appeal, inviting both longtime enthusiasts and a new generation to partake in a cultural legacy that echoes through Bristol's heart.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Bank HolidayClosed

* Tuesday- Saturday 5pm- Late

Further Information


  • Bar

Establishment Features

  • Independent Business

Key Features

  • Unique venue


  • Food Waste Policy
  • In-Season Led Menu
  • Locally Sourced Produce
  • Locally-sourced produce
  • Plastic-Free
  • Reduced Plastic Use

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted


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