The Mother's Ruin

Opening Times
Monday - Saturday5pm - 2am
Sunday8:30pm - 12:30am
BoozingAfter Work ClubAlcohol£

0117 329 0143
The Mothers Ruin, 7-9 St Nicholas Street
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Why we love it

Not one for the faint-hearted, The Mother's Ruin on St Nicholas Street is a proper rocker pub that's brimming with rough-around-the-edges, no frills charm, a buzzing atmosphere, live music, and good drinks. Your shoes will stick to the floor, your ears will be ringing from the music, and you might just come away with a burning desire to only wear leather and studs. WE LOVE IT.

For music lovers, The Mother's Ruin has been a Bristol institution since its inception in 2007. The music here is varied and plentiful: think heavy metal gigs, rock nights, indie, electro and new wave evenings, and Saturday club nights. The drinks offers are great too - make sure you get there in time for Happy Hour, and settle in for the night.

As if all that wasn't enough, on Tuesdays when it's quiz night, the lovely bunch at The Mother's Ruin dish out FREE curry, keeping your brain power high and your bellies fuller. What's not to love?


Live music
Free curry at quiz nights
Old-school dive bar atmosphere

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Very good value, great live music!


If you like Indie /Punk get down there


Friendly staff, had long conversations regarding the music.


Mother's Ruin is a top notch rock bar. Good local cask ales, fun atmosphere, frequent excellent live music. Really really good place!


Great place, great atmosphere, loads of fun!


Don't go on a weekend night as music is too loud to talk