Alchemy 198 is a Bar, Gallery & Events Space set at the heart of Bishopston, known locally as Glos Rd Central. Set over 2 floors this friendly, beautifully decorated bar caters to both locals and visitors to the Gloucester Road, Bristol. We offer a wide range of events, generally free, from live music and comedy to art exhibitions and workshops. Our venue can be rented for parties, launches, weddings, hen parties and other special occasions, either just the Downstairs Gallery or the whole place! We can also sort out live music for you. Just send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our range of local gins, craft beers, fresh coffee and teas are locally sourced wherever possible. We have a great range of creative cocktails ranging from fruity to zesty to classic. We use Cox & Baloney tea infused gins for our house cocktails and serve Bristol Beer Factory Independence, Sulis and North Street Cider on tap.
The idea for Alchemy 198 was sparked by Sarah Thorp who owns Bristol’s well known gallery, Room 212 , a few doors up Gloucester Road. Sarah realised the need for a ‘local’, a welcoming and inspiring space where people, especially women, feel comfortable to meet up with friends or pop in for a drink alone. The main bar and Downstairs Gallery host an eclectic mix of events and happenings, reflecting Bristol’s creative community. We’re always open to ideas!
Open Tuesday, Wedsday, Thursday, Friday 5-11.45pm, Sat 2pm- 12.30am. We open at other times for special events, meetings, workshops etc