The Palace in Old Market gay bar in Bristol

The Gin Palace

1 West Street, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS2 0DF | map | get directions |

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Situated in a gorgeous Grade II listed building, The Palace in Old Market (also known as ‘The Gin Palace’ or simply ‘The Palace’) is a staple of Bristol’s gay scene.

A warm welcome is offered to all visitors, who of course must try some of their gin on offer. Theatrical decorations and live drag shows add to the splendour.

weekday: 19:00 - 23:00 / 00:00

weekend: 19:00 - 02:00 / 23:00

venue: bar | features: bar, music, dancing, karaoke, live music | customers: gay

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last updated: 03-01-2018



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  1. Sad

    “Ok lets say you happen to be in Bristol for some reason and you are simply looking for a place to relax on a Friday night don't come here. Its the most telling indictment of what it is to be gay - sad, oppressive, insular, misogynist, not to mention the alcohol soaked carpet. The bartender screamed at me, the place reeks of a provincialism and some kind of parochial cloying small village affair - rubbishing common decency and cosmopolitan sensibility. I left shattered. This kind of place puts down not just what it is to be queer but the very idea of travelling and exploring.“


     on 20-10-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. terri ann stephens

    “Best pub in Bristol.“

     on 11-02-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

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