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The Old Duke

Open Now: 12:00 - 01:00
Open today: 12:00 - 01:00
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A Jazz Lover's Delight

A friend and i spent the evening listening to The Blue Shirts here. They are a group of six guys in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Live music spot!

So cool that this place has live music almost every night usually without a cover. They are listed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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“live jazz”(19 reviews)
“the pub”(18 reviews)
“king street”(10 reviews)
The Old Duke is a music venue situated on the cobbled King Street in the heart of Bristol. Named after Duke Ellington, the pub has become world famous for it's live traditional, New Orleans inspired Jazz music. More recently the pub has added Blues...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
45 King Street, Bristol BS1 4ER, England
+44 117 401 9661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and i spent the evening listening to The Blue Shirts here. They are a group of six guys in their 70s and have been performing in Bristol since the 70s (as pictured in the bar). This is a must-see location for live music...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So cool that this place has live music almost every night usually without a cover. They are listed as jazz but the night we went it was more delta blues. Still, very cool spot. Support live music!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Just great to be able to visit a small music venue with real musicians really enjoying playing. The place was packed when we were there but it was still comfortable and the atmosphere was friendly. Nice bar staff and good drinks.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brucestalker1
Reviewed 8 December 2018

This was a very jolly evening, not too crowded managed to get a seat with an excellent selection of beer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank T F
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Saw this pub and decided to pop in for a pint , live music venue , quite busy for an early Saturday evening. Card payments £10 or over so be prepared with cash. Good pint of cider and ale

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Judith130969
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

It was Halloween weekend when we visited so plenty of costumes about. This little pub gets very busy but as there is a flow of people you can get a place to sit if needed by waiting. The free live jazz is very good, staff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ruthlou
Reviewed 27 October 2018

went on a Wednesday afternoon and the place was deserted. Guess its much omre an evening venue. Good beer and friendly service.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jan R
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was Such a good night out with good music that makes everyone smile. Staff friendly. Great atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kazuk43
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Always good music and atmosphere - try to see Eddy Martin when he's there. If Blues and Jazz are your thing..be there!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank pagoda2014
Reviewed 5 October 2018

A popular venue, close to the city centre and harbourside, that has regular music throughout the week.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ArthDrwg
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