Park Row club that's as popular now as it was nearly a decade and a half ago
For Bristolians of a certain generation, Dojo Lounge will always be synonymous with illicit nights using an older sibling’s ID. That fact alone is a testament to the club’s staying power; it's been open for more than 13 years, nestled away secretively between shops and hairdressers on Bristol’s trendy Park Row, where many legendary Bristol clubs have come and gone (RIP, Level).
The longevity is compounded by the music on offer. With drum ’n’ bass vibes pretty much every Friday night, Dojo manages to stay true to its roots as one of Bristol’s primary proponents of underground music, with resident nights from promoters Intrigue and Foundation:Bristol on offer each month.
The club’s small, low-lit interior reinforces this subterranean vibe; it feels like it was made for these nights, with the large outdoor area offering plenty of chance to cool down and chill out whenever the bass gets too much. If D&B isn’t your thing, Saturdays should prove more enticing. Geared towards the less underground end of the spectrum, Dojo’s Saturday parties offer a decent selection of house music, ranging from deep to techy, from promoters such as Deepmasters and Turbo Disco.