Famous music venue closes with immediate effect

By Stuart Stone contact

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End of an era: Having hosted acts including Nirvana, Biffy Clyro and the Arctic Monkeys, the Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for good last week
End of an era: Having hosted acts including Nirvana, Biffy Clyro and the Arctic Monkeys, the Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for good last week
The Bristol Bierkeller closed its doors for the last time on Thursday 8 February after developers of the All Saints Street site didn’t include the popular music venue in its regeneration plans.

The venue, which has hosted big name music acts in the past, including the Arctic Monkeys, the Stone Roses, and Nirvana’s first UK gig, announced that it would be moving upcoming gigs to other venues in the city.

Not part of plans

A Facebook post seen by The Morning Advertiser​ announcing the closure read: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the closure of the Bristol Bierkeller as of today.

“The owners of the building we are housed in have decided to re-develop the whole site, and sorry to say we are not part of their plans.

“We are in the process of moving most of our gigs to other Bristol venues with all original tickets valid, look out for announcements. Otherwise if you need to get a refund for any shows please go to the place of purchase.

“This is a very sad time for all of us at the Bierkeller, there have been some historic gigs over the years including the first UK show for Nirvana…Royal Blood, Biffy Clyro, Arctic Monkeys, Janes Addiction, Tool, PJ Harvey, Stone Roses, Cage the Elephant, Pixes, Ash, Fear Factory, Nile, Sleaford Mods. It goes on. Plus all the great theatre, comedy and club nights. But that’s it. All done.

“Thanks to everyone for all your support, the Bierkeller.

“Feel free to leave a comment with a great gig you saw at the Keller and we will produce a hall of fame poster for people to download.”

At the time of writing, the post had been shared more then 5,000 times and had received nearly 6,000 comments from former revellers expressing their sadness at the site’s sudden closure.

Bristol Bierkeller is the latest in a growing list of small music venues to close across the UK and follows sites such as Manchester’s Roadhouse and the Cockpit in Leeds.

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