Opening Times

We are currently operating reduced opening times during Covid / summer as follows:

Monday > Closed (except events)

Tuesday > Closed (except events)

Wednesday > Closed (except events)

Thursday > Cafe / bar open 12pm - 11pm
Friday > 12pm - 3am

Saturday > 12pm - 3am

Sunday > Closed (except events)

For opening and set times for specific events please see our Headfirst page and social media. 

Frequently asked questions


We are currently taking table bookings for our weekend bar nights for up to a month in advance via our headfirst page

Accessibility & Equal Access

We are fully wheelchair and ambulant disabled accessible, including: - Step-free, level access throughout - Dedicated wheelchair user WC - Additional ambulant disabled WC - Lowered bar serving point - Allocated wheelchair viewing areas available on request We offer free tickets for carers attending with disabled customers and are more than happy to reserve a seat or a space for a wheelchair if you need it. Please email Please note that our toilets are gender neutral with both sit-down and stand up facilities. Two WCs are also separately partitioned for use solely by those identifying as women. Events are a mix of seated and standing. Seats can be provided for predominantly stand-up events on request. Lights during performances can be dangerous to those with epilepsy or a history of seizures. If you suffer from these and would like to attend please notify us in advance and we will cease their use. However Strange Brew is no way liable for any harm or distress this may cause. If you have any additional access requirements, email and we’ll be happy to help.

Inclusion & Safe Space Policy

We strive to provide as balanced, safe and comfortable a space as possible, so everyone can have fun and be themselves. We welcome all people from all backgrounds. We do not tolerate and will take action against racism, misogyny, homo/trans/femmephobia and any other forms of discrimination or prejudice. Please respect people's space and look after each other. If you feel uncomfortable or have any concerns whilst visiting please speak to a member of bar staff, security or promotion team, who are all trained in our safe space policy. Anyone seen or reported for not respecting this policy this will be questioned and/or asked to leave. Please note some event promoters may also wish to impose their own safe space policies over and above ours. These will be advertised in advance on social media and at the venue entrance. We reserve the right to refuse access anyone who we feel may pose a threat to others’ enjoyment and comfort. In the interests of maintaining a balanced audience we may turn away large single-sex groups at some events. Please try not to use your phone on the dancefloor and do not interrupt performers when they are playing. Assume DJs do not take requests, unless advertised! This policy is printed at the entrance to the venue.


Those who pledged to our Crowdfunder are set up as Strange Brew members and have been sent information on how this works. Members can access advance tickets for selected events via Headfirst Bristol, and drinks deals on selected nights. New memberships are not available. Existing members can send any queries about membership to

Bookings & Event Hire

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Lost Property

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A cloakroom is available at higher capacity events at £1 per item.

Travel & Parking

Address: 10-12 Fairfax Street Bristol BS1 3DB We are in the city centre and encourage people to visit by foot, bike or public transport where possible. Cycle parking is available at the end of Fairfax Street and may be welcome inside on some occasions. If coming by car, ample paid parking is available upstairs in the NCP Car Park (All Saints Street).