When it comes to a proper night out with all the lads, there are few better places in the UK than the rejuvenated city of Bristol. But before you even start discussing potential venues for your night, it’s important to get the essentials right. Here’s the definitive guide for planning the best night out in Bristol.
1. Assemble the strongest possible squad
Nobody likes a liability who passes out at 8pm and has to be carried from bar-to-bar for the duration of the night out. With that in mind, it’s imperative that you get together only your strongest group of mates. It’s going to be a long night, so no lightweights allowed.
2. Strong pre-drinks venue
You’ve assembled your squad, now it’s time to begin the night. And what better way to begin than with a few beers?
If you’re a group of students, then the only pre-drinking venue you’ll know is at home with some Smartprice lager and maybe a cheap bottle of vodka. However, with the average cost of a pint in Bristol being around £2.96, it’d be a shame not to take in one or two of the quieter bars to kick things off. Just remember to take it easy: don’t be the person who hits the pre-drinks too hard. Never be that guy.
3. Don’t stay in one place for too long
Staying in the local all night may be cheaper, but it gets boring and we all know variety is the spice of life. If you love nothing more than a booming nightclub then SWX, with its 1,800 capacity, is the place for you.
As soon as that gets a bit too much and you fancy winding down with some cheesy ’80s classics, head on down to Pop World. To get there, just follow the sound of Spandau Ballet.
The Thekla, one of the city’s oldest and best loved clubs, is also worth visiting. Located down by the Mud Dock, it is undoubtedly one of Bristol’s most unique venues for a lads’ night out.
If you prefer everything to be in one location, then Pryzm is the place for you. The £5 million venue contains five themed bars, two small clubs and a restaurant to line your stomach.
4. Head on down to the casino
There’s nothing better than popping into a casino for a few drinks and a sensible flutter with your mates.
Bristol has plenty of venues to choose from. Whether it’s Genting, Rainbow or Grosvenor, all of these casinos promise a great night of gambling.
Even if you’re not a big gambler and don’t really know what you’re doing, just polish up on the rules before you head out.
If you are trying to learn to play blackjack here are some tips and if you’re trying to learn to play roulette, just pick a number or a colour and hope for the best.
5. Look after each other
The most important thing on any night out is to stick together and look out for each other. Don’t let your mate pass out and fall into a bush or put all of his money on black in the casino.
Stick together, look out for each other, don’t drink too much and Bristol promises to be an unforgettable lads’ night out.