Cafe Kino

Co-operative cafe with intimate performance space downstairs.


Since its move from Nine Tree Hill onto Stokes Croft, Cafe Kino has continued to build a sterling reputation both as an independent cafe and as an occasional music venue. The intimate events space beneath the cafe has a standing capacity of 65 and has attracted both local musicians and established Bristol promoters Qu Junktions.

What's On At Cafe Kino

26th July Session at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
traditional folk folk experimental spoken word
Inkling presents: Bookclub for Palestine at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
talks workshops & classes
Noah Radley, Tudor Acid, Joe Muggs at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
ambient downtempo electronic electro drone
Peace of Mind Festival 2024 at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
alternative rock soul poetry talks festival
The Kid at Heart Tour - George Croucher at Cafe Kino
— Cafe Kino
pop singer-songwriter

Get a feel for Cafe Kino

Our recent recommendations for Cafe Kino

An absolute gift of a free entry evening with a selection of overlooked queer cinema curated by cross-continental film club GAY24. Featuring electroclash polymath Brontez Purnell’s video mixtapes and Marlon Riggs’s towering 80s essay film on Black gay outsider identity. GAY24 pairs the films of two directors, Brontez Purnell & Marlon Riggs, that each explore the lives of black gay men through coreofilm.

Music crams our modern lives, but how much are we really listening? I mean…realllllllly. Drawing on Pauline Oliveros’ meditative, consciousness expanding practices of Deep Listening, this workshop from Dan Johnson (EP/64) could change your life…… Deep Listening: Pauline Oliveros' Sonic Mediations

Kino basement pastoral! Rosie Brownhill evokes wide open fields and eldritch forests with her piano, penny whistle and fingerpicked paeons. With the dulcet joys of local Lost Maps dream-folker Molly Linen, this is essential escapism FFO: Virginia Astley, Vashti Bunyan, Devon Sproule, Nick Drake. Folk & Improv style music, 3 acts

Ramshackle alt-country meets freak folk in Nile Robinson & The Countrymen. Imagine if Jeff Tweedy, Bob Dylan and Daniel Johnston started a wonky lo-fi side project- we’re here for it. Big FFO: Kurt Vile, Alex G, The Tallest Man On Earth, Diane Cluck, Michael Hurley. Nile Robinson & The Countrymen + Dharma Burns DOUBLE-HEADLINE Cafe Kino for an original folk-country-honky-tonk Revival

Survival, self-expression and punk-fucking-rock! Battling government censorship and consumer culture with bagpipe-wielding Chinese punk trailblazers SMZB, Never Release My Fist documents the Wuhan punk explosion and the sacrifices of living differently under authoritarian rule. The second in our series of screenings "Life of Elsewhere", we present a Chinese punk doc!