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The Trinity Centre, which recently announced that its future has been secured, is one of the city’s most unique live music venues and welcomes an array of live bands and DJ nights.
At the other end of the stretch there’s Exchange, which is currently trying to become the city’s first community-owned music venue..
On top of that both The Old Market Assembly and The Stag and Hounds are also home to live music, so across the four venues there’s most definitely something to appease everyone’s musical tastes.
West Street Kitchen, spearheaded by Millie Driessen and Nathan Harber, not only does fantastic coffee but it also has a menu of wholesome grub with the added bonus of marvellous cakes from talented baker Millie.
Then you’ve got the aforemen- tioned cheese toasties at No 25a and some of the finest bread money can buy from The Assembly Bakery, not to mention the numerous treats on offer from lunch specialists Tiffin Time and indulgent cupcakes from The Drunken Cupcake.
Old Market embodies Bristol’s independent spirit, with no chains in sight and indie businesses popping up all the time. Recent openings include The Drunken Cupcake and printers Live Ink, who moved from London to make Old Market their new home earlier this year.
The final say
Old Market might not be an obvious choice for such a list, but the area has come a very long way. The once forgotten corner of Bristol city centre has been quietly on the rise, and just like that it has become a vibrant, foodie, interesting neighbourhood.
The future of The Trinity Centre has been secured