The 1970s disco scene in New York was one of those “if you remember it, you really weren’t there” moments in musical history. Clubs like Studio 54, Paradise Circus and The Loft were at the heart of Manhattan’s vibrant, hedonistic and inclusive movement – all of which have inspired Bristol’s latest cocktail bar and nightclub offering, Death Disco.
Coming from the Hyde & Co Group – you know, the guys behind some of the city’s best cocktail bars like The Raven and The Milk Thistle – Death Disco opened last Friday (December 8). This is the group’s 10th venture, which also includes steakhouse The Ox steakhouse, Mediterranean-inspired Bambalan; Asian-inspired restaurants Seven Lucky Gods and Four Wise Monkeys; and the pizzeria Flour & Ash.
Like all of Hyde & Co’s Bristol offerings, Death Disco is a totally unique addition to the city. Described as “the cocktail bar, music venue and nightclub you didn’t know you needed”, the new spot is bringing together avant-garde cocktails at the bar with an ever-changing host of resident and guest DJs on the dancefloor.
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, you’re now welcome to pop in and experience laid-back table service, or to park yourself at the bar – although booking is advised. You’ll also be able to jump on the dancefloor to boogie the night away to an eclectic mix of house, disco and funk. We’re hoping to see some big-named DJs at the 180-capacity venue in the future… (which is also available for private hire).
It says: “Death Disco is not just a venue; it’s a subversive sanctuary where the spirit of the ’80s meets the unapologetic chaos of the present. Throw caution to the wind and usher in the new year in a whirlwind of defiance, decadence, and unfiltered euphoria. This is not a party; it’s a rebellion at Death Disco.”
You’ll find Death Disco at Crusader House, St Stephens Street BS1 1EL. To learn more head here.