Launch night for Alchemy 198
NEW Gloucester Road bar, Alchemy 198 launched on Saturday 17 November packed out with a crowd from the local community and artists.
Live bands played in large downstairs gallery including 12 piece ukulele band and Bossa Nova singer, Cathy Jones.
The building was originally the Venus bar, at one time including a Greek restaurant in the basement, which ran for over 30 years. Room 212 owner Sarah Thorp bought the premises and has plans to organise events and exhibitions in both the ground floor bar and basement chill out area.
The walls are decorated with beautiful original art by well known Bristol artists, curated by 212 Productions.
Local bar staff include artist Jamie Gillman who created the controversial Bristol Bear.
Sarah says: “We plan to hold events here including a Winter Solstice singalong on Dec 21 and the Almanac Supper Club on Dec 12. We're having an artists' party during the Glos Rd central Christmas street party on Dec 6.”