About

Alchemy 198 is a beautiful bar at the centre of Gloucester Road, Bristol's longest street of independent shops and businesses.

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. You can hold your party, launch, wedding, hen party and other special occasions here, either just the Downstairs Gallery or the whole place! We can also sort out live music for you. Just send your request to alchemygloucesterroad@gmail.com

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.

Film student made this video of Alchemy which gives a small insight https://youtu.be/-T3HDqB4grI

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!

From November we will be offering food, from brunches and lunches to tasty veggie bar snacks. This is a collaboration between ourselves and the Plastic Free Catering Company

Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 5-11.45pm, Saturday 5pm- 12.30am. We open at other times for special events, meetings, workshops etc