Cloak

Cloak

Intimate queer-run venue and diy space.


RIP the Cloak and Dagger, long live Cloak! Opening to the public in September 2023, Cloak offers a glimmer of hope for Bristol's venue scene. Queer owned, for everyone, Cloak is run by Sparky (27) and a team of creatives. Cloak is a community space first and everything you see has been done by the penny and by the skills and passion of Bristol's thriving Queer scene.

Upstairs you'll find 'The living Room' as a cafe during the day from 12pm Tuesday-Sunday and 4pm on Mondays - with a full working fireplace! The space hosts local Radical Roasters immaculate coffee blends, local pastries and sweet treats and subs, bagels and more from The Dough Kitchen. With walls covered by local artists and decked in greenery you can sit back and relax or visit their sister store Collectors Cave (with a 20% discount on Cloak goodies with Collectors Cave purchase).

As night falls you'll be tempted to venture to the best kept secret. Downstairs 'The Closet' is where you'll find an intimate venue space, hosting local breweries such as Wiper and True and Arbor, as well as a newly curated Cocktail and Mocktail bar. Surrounded by psychedelic plants, funky lamps and light reactive art you'll find the upstairs vibes have merged into a space of liberation to dance all night long. Powered by Dharma Hifi, whether you're in the mood for the Italia of 'Don's of Disco', some heavy baseline from Foto Sounds or want to zen out with Queer Haus Yoga + Meditation. This unique space has room for every idea, no matter how big or small.

With monthly film screenings from GAY24 to bi-weekly jam nights with Space Jams, get ready to hear and see it all and leave refreshed and connected. This place is guaranteed to feel like home.


What's On At Cloak

Intro to Dungeons and Dragons at Cloak
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workshops & classes
House of Boussé presents: What a Drag at Cloak
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open mic lgbtq+ drag theatre cabaret
Fruits and Loops at Cloak
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workshops & classes
HBS x CDO Presents RAW QUEEN at Cloak
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disco jazz funk soul gospel funk
Questionable Quizzes at Cloak
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comedy pub quiz
GAY24 Film Club: Spring is here & so is Yearning at Cloak
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lgbtq+ film screening film
LUCID at Cloak
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uk garage uk funky drum and bass 140 grime
Jemma Freeman & The Cosmic Something at Cloak
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post-grunge indie rock post-punk art rock freak folk
Vinyl Destination - at Cloak
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techno breakbeat drum and bass jungle happy hardcore

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Our recent recommendations for Cloak

Monthly drop-in for first time questers and level 1 warlocks / witches / nb conjurers. Come get schooled on the fine arts of co-created fantasy, find new blood for your fatigued campaigns or get some help on your dodgy dwarvish accent. Intro to Dungeons and Dragons at Cloak.

An absolute gift of a free entry evening with a selection of overlooked 80s/90s queer cinema curated by cross-continental film club GAY24. Top billing is underground classic Super 81/2 - queercore transgressive Bruce LaBruce’s filthily kitsch self-satire of a down-on-his-luck porn director gone avant-garde. GAY24 returns with Bruce LaBruce's '94 queercore classic Super 8½, screened alongside the shorts Butch Patrol (1990) and Cat Nip (1995).

Freakazoid five-piece caught causing a commotion in the shadows of the alt-queer scene, now stepping into Cloak's spotlight for the launch of their debut EP! The Freakshow channel anti-folk and Slits-esque punk into tumultuous pop bangers to howl along with. Plus prime support from raucous rock oddities The Scuttlers and alt-folk storyteller Sarah Ann Rée. The Freakshow joined by The Scuttlers and Sarah Ann Reé

Sell out warning! Huge appearance from Capo Lee of Tottenham’s nu-skool grime Justice League (inc. JME and Frisco) for Fonzo’s EP launch. Doing damage to all 140 / speedy-G doubters at a handsome £0 entry. OPM006 - Fonzo - Ring Ring Instore Launch Party....

Free entry junglism on a Sunday!? If you know you need it, you need it, and Western Lore can more than provide with Dead Man’s Chest and Elkie taking you on a 4 hour b2b journey til 1am (so you don't even need to pull a sickie). Western Lore Sunday Session residency weekly at Cloak