Basement 45 opened on Friday 27th February 2009. Located on Fogmore Street (underneath the Banksy on Park st) it was known formerly as the Mandrake.
The club is laid out over one level ,and, as the name suggests was originally used as cellars and Basements for the town houses on Unity street. For those that frequented the Mandrake at any point over the last 40 plus years that it has been open, you will have no doubt been struck, as we have by the character of the buildings and fantastic layout of the club.
We have fully updated the fixtures and fittings (particularly the toilets) as part of a thorough refurbishment. We have also updated the bars, DJ Booths, dance floors, seating and entrance way.
Basement 45 has a capacity of around 300 and has 2 bars and 2 dance floors. Musically the club is diverse with Fridays and Saturdays showcasing the best Bristol promoters and club nights playing host to the cream of national and international DJ's. recent guests include Skream, LTJ Bukem, Alix Perez, Commix, Icicle, Marcus Intalex, Quantic, Benga, Katy B, Friction, D:bridge & Instra:mental, Spectrasoul,Laofah, Hatcha & Crazy D, Boogaloo crew, raiden, meth, Jakes, Remarc, Mensah, Jubei, Logand, Total Science, Ray Kieth, Appleblim, Lenzman, Logistics, Scratcha DVA, Klute, Ed Rush, Ulterior motive, S.P.Y, Break, Twisted Individual, Callide, Drumsound, bassline smith, Mickey Slim, Basskleph, M-zone, Kelevra, Young Punx, Randall, Ink, Loxy, Vicious circle, Foamo, Addison's groove, rockwell, DJ Krust, Bryan Gee, D double E, Plastician, Rustie, James Blake, Joy Orbison, Slipmatt, Cyantific, Phace, Todd Edwards, Caspa, Wookie