Our Favourite Magic & Comedy Bars In Bristol & Bath
There’s plenty of activities on offer when you’re looking for ways to spend an evening in Bristol or Bath but if you’re planning a big night out, sometimes it’s worth looking for something a little bit different.
Luckily, we have a few tricks up our sleeves.
We’ve waved our West Country wand and conjured up this list of the best magic and comedy bars in Bristol and Bath that’ll leave you laughing, open-mouthed with amazement or maybe even both.
The Best 5 Magic and Comedy Nights in Bristol and Bath
Illusions Magic Bar, Bristol
Magic and music, cocktails and karaoke; Illusions is no one trick pony. This independently owned bar opened over 10 years ago to bring something a little bit different to Bristol city centre.
Open Wednesday to Saturday every week, it offers free magic shows throughout the evening from both in house magicians and guest illusionists from Clifton, Canada and everywhere in between.
Entry is free and seating areas are available for reservation with the option of prosecco and your own private magic show at your table.
Smoke & Mirrors, Bristol
Smoke & Mirrors is home to some of the most exciting live magic and comedy that the city has to offer.
The venue is open throughout the week, but really comes to life on Fridays and Saturdays for the House Magicians’ Comedy and Magic Show.
If you’re looking for Bristol activities to entertain you in the evening this should be near the top of your list. Tickets are available through the venue’s online box office and we’d recommend booking in advance as the shows often sell out.
Sleight Bar, Bath
Tucked away in the basement of The Ale House, Sleight Bar is the place to be for an evening of close-up magic and cocktails.
Open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, the bar hosts magicians who will leave even the most sceptical of people scratching their heads.
If you’re looking for Bath activities that are a little bit different for a stag, hen or birthday party, Sleight is great for groups. Private seating is available to hire which includes a free bottle of bubbly on arrival as well as a private magic show at your table.
If you ask anybody from Bath for the best place to catch a comedy show, they’ll all tell you to head to Komedia. The venue has a calendar that’s packed full of comedy, music and cabaret and is also home to the best comedy night in the city.
Krater Comedy Club welcomes an eclectic mix of comedians from across the country every Saturday.
Line ups often feature famous faces alongside fresh new talent, so you’re guaranteed to find something to make you giggle.
The Comedy Box, Bristol
The Comedy Box hosts a variety of familiar faces from the comedy circuit alongside some of the most exciting up-and-comers from the UK and further afield.
With shows scheduled throughout the week, it’s worth checking out their website if you’re trying to find Bristol activities for after work.
As well as their mid-week entertainment, their regular comedy night, ‘Stand Up for The Weekend’ takes place on Saturday evenings. It showcases some of the brightest talent in Bristol guaranteed to keep you laughing all the way until Monday.
Whether you’re visiting the South West or you’re just looking for something to do on your doorstep that’s a little bit different, there’s plenty of evening entertainment full of wit and wizardry that’ll make your night out in Bristol or Bath both memorable and magical.