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The Smuggler's Ball - NYE at The Milk Thistle

The Milk Thistle

This New Year’s Eve, prepare to take a step back in time, as the team at Bristol's best-loved speakeasy take you on a whirlwind tour through the colourful history of The Milk Thistle itself. Ladies and gentlemen, we present...The Smuggler’s Ball!

Beginning in the mid-1800’s, you'll be whisked through the ages, via the means of performance, cocktails and costume, as The Milk Thistle throws another of their legendary New Year’s Eve parties. This year's will be a historical extravaganza, fit for the lords, ladies, rogues, pirates and other colourful characters who have passed through our doors over the centuries. 

Having begun life as the Merchant’s House, The Milk Thistle has hidden many secrets through history. With rumours of smuggling, clandestine meetings and hauntings, you'll be able to discover all of the weird and wonderful happenings from bygone ages with a night of live music, DJs and dancing until the small hours. Expect the champagne to flow as easily as the tales of what’s happened behind The Milk Thistle's closed door over the decades!

For just £35 you can join enjoy a decadent night of music, dancing and cocktails, kicking off at 9pm and taking you all the way through till 3am. You'll be treated to three historically inspired cocktails in your ticket price, as well as all-night-long entertainment. As with all of the best parties at The Milk Thistle, the night will be fancy dress, so dust off your glad rags, channel your inner Victorian high-class society member, and celebrate New Year’s Eve with what’s sure to be the most opulent evening in town!

Refund Policy: refunds up to 2 weeks before the event.

Why we love The Milk Thistle: You can't really get more cool than the Milk Thistle. Hidden away in the city in some of Bristols most historic buildings its the flirty younger sister of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co. Spread across 3 floors with a unique interior if you want a huge choice of cocktails, this is your place to go. We recommend The Milk Thistle Daisy – Tanqueray Export Gin, lemon juice, spiced pear syrup, topped with fizz.

How to claim: Purchase through Wriggle now and turn up during the specified window of opportunity. Introduce yourself as a Wriggler, show your code and indulge.

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