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Prison Cocktail Bar in Bristol

Bristol’s ultimate immersive cocktail bar experience.

In the heart of Bristol’s thriving city centre is a top-secret immersive experience like no other. Step into Alcotraz Bristol – a covert cocktail speakeasy where rule-breakers are welcomed with open arms. Do the crime, smuggle liquor past the Warden, and settle in for a night in the clink with bespoke cocktails and your favourite deviants.

"An amazing immersive experience to do in Bristol. Brilliant actors and well made cocktails! For a special occasion or to just have fun with your mates this is a must. "
Graziano Google
"A must do in Bristol!! We had the best experience. The set up, actors and drinks were first class. Remember to smuggle that contraband in! "
Joanna Google
"I had been to another Alcotraz so this was my second time and it was possibly even better this time. The actors really do make this a super fun & immersive experience. Highly recommend."
Amy-Louise TripAdvisor

What to expect

Get ready for a devious and interactive encounter of the criminal kind, where you’ll live and breathe an exciting theatrical and immersive prison cocktail experience. Alcotraz Bristol – also known as Cell Block Two-Two-Six – is Bristol’s only speakeasy cocktail bar that will truly transform your nights out.

Once convicted, you and your fellow inmates will be led into an exciting world of mischief by an infamous bootlegging gang running things from the inside. Your instructions are simple: smuggle in a liquor of your choice, practise your poker face, and get past the Warden. Should you succeed, your contraband will be transformed into a series of delicious, bespoke cocktails. There are no menus in prison; once you make it to your cell, a fellow inmate-turned-mixologist will create something criminally delicious to suit your tastes.

Beyond the booze, get ready to immerse yourself in the Alcotraz story. You’ll be swept away in this immersive event featuring first class actors, mind-blowing real jail cells and prison radio, all designed to ensnare your senses and transport you to another world.

Become an inmate, the janitor, or even the mole in one of our incredible stories – we can’t tell them without you!

Whether you’re here for a hen party with a difference, celebrating another rotation around the sun, heading out for a quirky date night, a far less boring corporate team building event, or a private hire – your cell and jumpsuit awaits.


So much more than a bar…

There’s no shortage of bars or places to drink in Bristol, which is why Alcotraz offers something completely different. While our skilled and highly trained mixologist can make a mean cocktail with whatever liquor you manage to smuggle inside, they’re a dab hand at making mocktails, too!

You won’t just take your seats at a table in some crowded bar; our impressive sets are highly detailed replicate jail cells, and you’ll be on set, in character in your very own jumpsuit. And from the second you enter, everyone you see within Alcotraz is a professional actor, dedicated to bringing you the best immersive experience possible with truly amazing entertainment. No two nights here are the same, and the storylines will play out with you as our main characters. 

Whether you want to get fully involved and plot to take down the Warden, or you simply want to sit in your cell and watch the show play out, there’s something for everyone at Alcotraz!

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Visiting Hours

Closed for visitors

Closed for visitors

19:05 – 20:50

19:05 – 20:50

19:05 – 23:15

12:00 – 23:15

16:40 – 18:25


1 All Saints Street, Bristol, BS1 2LZ

How to get there

However you choose to enjoy your night out in Bristol, it’s quick and easy to make your way to Alcotraz for a night behind bars that you’ll never forget.

By train

Joining us in Bristol by train? Cell Block Two-Two-Six is just a 20-minute walk away from Bristol Temple Meads train station, or six minutes if you hop in a taxi.

By car

If your journey to us involves a car, there’s plenty of car parks within walking distance of Alcotraz Bristol, including:

  • NCP Bristol Rupert Street
  • NCP Bristol Nelson Street
  • JustPark
  • YourParkingSpace


For processing and conviction, we recommend that you wear light clothing as you will be required to wear a standard-issue Alcotraz orange jumpsuit (provided) for the duration of your stay.

Your experience will last 1 hour 45 minutes, and inmates will be provided with their own orange jumpsuit for the duration of their time behind bars.

Our standard-issue Alcotraz jumpsuits cater to all inmates, with sizes ranging from XS to 4XL. Please note that you are free to wear your jumpsuit as you wish to make it more comfortable, such as tying the arms around your waist.

The inmates you come across behind bars are highly skilled mixologists, and they work best with smuggled spirits. But, if you prefer wine or beer, this can also be served to you… If you can get it past the Warden.

Alcotraz operates a closed bottle policy, meaning we will not accept any bottles previously opened. Please only bring new, unopened and sealed bottles.

Inmates get approximately 4 personalised cocktails delivered by our expert mixologists, using the liquor you smuggle in with you. All liqueurs, bitters, syrups and other ingredients that go into making your gang delicious cocktails are included in the ticket price, so all you need to bring is the liquor of your choice.

Alcotraz is an immersive experience where guests get absorbed into a storyline that is brought to life around them through characters including the Warden, the Guards and inmate Cassidy - all played by actors.

Those that really want to get involved will soon be trying out their American accent and telling the Warden what they are in for!

Those that would prefer to sit back and enjoy are welcome to do that too, whilst enjoying personalised cocktails in this unique and fun world.

Alcotraz may be an immersive experience, but is not scary. We have actors working inside the prison who help bring to life a fun, lighthearted experience for guests. However, if at any time guests do not act respectful and polite towards actors and the venue then they run the risk of their experience being cut short.

If drinking isn't your thing, don't worry. The Alcotraz experience is exactly the same for non-drinkers as a huge part of your time behind bars is the immersive storyline that unfolds around you where you can interact with the storylines and the actors. For those not drinking liquor, there is no need to smuggle anything in and instead, you will receive x 4 expertly crafted mocktails included within the ticket price!

Our Bristol Cell Block is fully wheelchair accessible. If your party is attending with a wheelchair user, please contact us after your booking with your booking number.