THE BANK OF STOKES CROFT
(Scroll down for listings, or here’s some back ground first) –
Currently the creative epicentre of Bristol, Stokes Croft now has a new place for all those hardworking arty types to properly unwind. Housed in the former Allied Irish Bank this new music and food hotspot hasn’t actually traded as a bank since the 1970′s, however it still maintains the original vault which now houses a very cosy snug and the original nightsafe amongst other original features, it also has a secret walled garden out the back. The bar aims to be a great addition t to the already thriving social scene on this once downtrodden strip of Bristol.
Open until 4am every weekend the Bank of Stokes Croft aims to serve up a diverse and cutting edge music policy with DJs such as rising stars Housework, Pardon My French, s and Dutty Girls, alongside more established hedonists like Buoyancy, Go Go Fandango, Hot Buttered Soul, and many others. Expect to hear anything from boogie to Dubstep , from 80′s hip hop to reggae, and from 60′s soul to the latest undergroud house.
Food will also be high on the agenda at the new Bank of Stokes Croft and in keeping with our pub The Spotted Cow, local sourcing and quality ingredients are important. The menu is based on simple dishes made well served simply in bowls so expect anything from a Moroccan Tagine to a Lancashire Hot Pot via a Goan Fish Curry or a French Bouillabaisse served up with plenty of fresh bread. Adding to this a full brunch menu will be available every weekend with breakfast from 11am. Also we have a great selection of traditional stone baked pizzas, all at the rather splendind price of just £5.50!
The new bar aims to become a welcome addition to Stokes Croft and is actively involving local designers and artists in the design and artwork of the bar. Local artist Simon Mills has decorated the vault with his trademark doodling alongside many of Bristol’s best loved urban scrawlers including the legendary Paris. As we all know unless you’re Banksy artists normally don’t have much money but they generally like eating and drinking and have exceptionally good taste, so surely a bank that serves great food and drink is better than a regular one where you pay bills and other boring stuff.
The Bank of Stokes Croft
84 Stokes Croft
Sunday – Wednesday 11 – 1
Thursday – 11 – 2
Friday – Saturday – 11 – 4
Happening Soon at The Bank:
THE BANK LISTINGS DEC 2011
Friday 2nd December
SIP THE JUICE
After a little rest Sip the Juice is back blazing all things Hip Hop. We’re starting to warm up that Christmas spirit by rolling out the big guns with this months very special guest..MR THING!!
Saturday 3rd December
SHANTI CELESTE, ALEX GOLDSWORTHY & FRIENDS
Bringing you the House sound of Stokes croft all night long. Join in.
Friday 9th November
The Dutty Girls are back again. Expect the same usual Dutty Bass music policy; bass music, house, moombahton, garage, drum & bass, 90s RnB and more!
Saturday 10th December
DONUTS X IDLE HANDS
A collaborative party from two of Bristol’s finest independent retailers.
Friday 16th December
MONSTERPIECE presents DJ DEREK
The Bristol icon will be playing an eclectic mix of vintage Reggae, Ska, Rock steady and Soul. Supported by The Disco 2 playing a mix of Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop for your aural delight
Saturday 17th November
PARDON MY FRIENDS
PARDON MY FRENCH DJ’s
An evening of Disco, some complementary French cheese, House and free baguettes with a light spreading of Boogie, Italo and Pop. Sacre Bleu!
Friday 23rd December
THE BANK XMAS – WISHING ON A STAR
Very special guests Fresh 4 Sound System (Krust & Flynn) Vs Smith & Mighty Sound System (Rob Smith & Peter D). As well as Feel the Real honchoes Pato & Christophe to warm things up. Gonna be HUGE!!
Wednesday 28th December
CLUB DAVE XMAS PARTY
Suffering from cabin fever, desperate to get out the house? or just wanna continue the festive fun?? Come on down to Club Dave’s Christmas cracker.
Friday 30th December
WUK UP! – HEATWAVE CREW
Soundsystem vibes with the Heatwave crew. Expect Reggae, Dancehall, Ragga and Bashment.
Saturday 31th December
DJ MONEYSHOT & FRIENDS
7th Rackabeat & Barlow
Chai Wallahs’ festival residents and Riddim Fruit recording stars, Rack & ‘lo, get Winterval up and running with their patented back to back crackalack attack.
Support from Solid Steel don and Peep This! dick, DJ Moneyshot.
Reggae special featuring the wickedest tunes from the Love ‘n Harmony selector, live and direct from Cardiff, where he’s pretty much got that whole sh*t on lock.
Support from Flipzilla’s Roy Strong.
Oh my days, exclusive Xmas AV show from the cinematic sample slayer himself. Will he cut doubles of Jingle All The Way? Or rock a beat over Santa Claus: The Movie? Only if you’ve been good B-Boys and girls.
Support from Peep This! mastermind, DJ Moneystocking.
EFA PLUS GUESTS
An exploration into the warmer spectrum of electronic music from Dubstep to Garage, House to Hip hop. Music provided by Bristol based label Pollen with residents EFA plus regular special guests.