Where to Eat and Drink Around Park Street During the International Jazz and Blues Festival

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival is coming up on the 22nd-24th March, and with a fantastic roster of events going on, the Bristol City Centre BID have put together a guide of how to make the most of the festival with dining, drinks and dancing going on around the concerts. Here’s the low down of what to do before and after the events at St George’s and the Anson Rooms… 

The Botanist

Open from 11am until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, The Botanist is the ideal place for some pre or post show entertainment just off the top of Park Street. The menu covers everything from light bites and sharing platters to mains and desserts, and you can get two for £10 on cocktails until 7pm on Friday nights.

Be At One

With happy hour from 4:30 until 8pm every night of the week (or 9pm if you download their Appi Hour app!) Be At One is the go to spot for a pre-event tipple. Conveniently sat on the triangle, in between St George’s and The Anson Rooms, it’s an obvious choice to kick start your evening of live jazz and blues in style.

The Florist

The Florist on Park Street is known for its equally beautiful cocktails and decor, but they now also have great DJ’s (and a live saxophonist) every night of the week! Open until the early hours on Friday and Saturday, and midnight on Sunday, why not pop in for a nightcap after the evening events at St George’s and The Anson Rooms?

London Cocktail Club

Leave your inhibitions and the door and let your fantasies run wild at this Neverland themed cocktail bar. The walls are covered in loud and proud prints and a curious ticking crocodile watches from on high, making for a unique and wonderfully weird environment. Head down on Friday or Saturday after the main events for a unique drinking experience to remember.


If you’re more of an early bird than a night owl, why not squeeze some fun in before you head off to the jazz and blues festival? Browns on Queens Road offer a champagne afternoon tea from 3-5:30 every day, and from just £16.50 per person it’s ideal for a pre-show dinner and drink. Just be sure to book ahead!

Woky Ko Kauto

Before the festival kicks off on Friday you can get a free drink with any ramen dish at Woky Ko Kauto, between 4:30 and 6:30, with their winter early bird deal. Masterchef finalist Larkin Cen’s second Bristol venture also does delicious Asian classics with a modern twist including KFC ramen, pork and apple bao and almond tiger prawn toast.

Pizza Express

Until the 24th March you can get two courses for £10.95, or three for £13.95, at Pizza Express on Berkeley Square, The Harbourside or on Corn Street. Just head to their website to download the code and voila! A tasty treat for before or after any of the events going on at the Jazz and Blues festival!