Everyone in Bristol is a DJ, or nearly everyone at least. (As we know, Bristol was recently identified as the UK city with the highest concentration of DJs, bands and musicians.) So of course we’re all more than ready for a party at the weekends. People from across the South West and beyond come here specifically for a big night out.
So it’s no surprise that Bristol is considered one of the best cities for a night out in the UK. That’s according to a recent study that set out to reveal the best locations for a night out anyway. They did this by analysing the number of nightclub events per 100,000 people in 30 cities across the UK. Which saw Bristol take bronze and come in a highly respectable third place.
According to Betway, there are 16 nightclub events per 100,000 people in Bristol, a whole two more than Birmingham which came fourth. The Indie rockers of Leeds, who came second, only had 17 nightclub events. So if Bristol is looking to climb the rankings to the second spot, we only need our promoter to plan two more parties!
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll be claiming the top spot anytime soon. Manchester finished in the number one spot with (an unbelievable) 60 nightclub events per 100,000 people. Yeah, we’re not really sure how they achieved that either. When do the people of the UK’s Second City find the time to go to all these events?
What’s more surprising is that London, the UK’s so-called party capital, finished an underwhelming 11th place! So these rankings might not be all that they’re cracked up to be. They also say nothing of the quality. From the old warehouses of Bristol’s mega-club Motion to the docked floating boat nightclub Thekla, the hipsters haven of Strange Brew and the (somewhat intimidating) techno pub Black Swan, we know Bristol is one of the best cities for a night out.