Love live music? Love homemade food and great beer? Then this new venue in Clifton is the place for you.
On Wednesday, a new piano bar opened in Clifton with pianist Ruth Hammond and trumpeter Gary Alesbrook, who plays for Kasabian and has his own band in Bristol.
Every week from Wednesday until Saturday, the Rainbow Café will stay open and transform into a piano bar, inviting people to come along and listen to live music whilst enjoying some of their homemade sharing platters and a glass of wine.
Stella Harding has run the café for five years, and decided to do something a bit different by transforming the community café into a piano bar in the evening. “My daughter’s friends used to play at Browns on the triangle, and two or three of them just played for a couple of quid a night and would have a free meal and some free drinks and they
really loved it; one of them got spotted by somebody famous there, so that’s what gave me the idea for it I suppose,” she says. “And we just love music; a lot of our clients and friends are musicians so it was a good way of combining my two interests.”
You can get 10% off of everything, and getting 10% off makes it a cheap night out! “The food we’re providing will be sharing plates, so they’ll be cheap as chips. There will be a choice of vegetarian, fish, meat or cheese – a little bit like tapas but not tapas because we’re very traditional with the food we make at Rainbow.
It’ll be good wholesome food that will fill you up without costing you a lot of money,” says Stella. All the food is homemade, so if you’re feeling sick of takeaways and ready meals this is the perfect remedy.
There will be a variety of genres throughout the week, ranging from classical to show bands meaning there will be something for everyone. If you’d like a chance to play, you can email Stella at firstname.lastname@example.org. So grab your friends and head on down to the Rainbow Café for an evening of good food and great entertainment!
By Summer Brooks