The Square Club was founded in 1999 as a Private Members Club in Bristol for the creative industries encompassing arts, media and music. Just prior to the millennium, with Bristol booming as a catalyst for creative industries in the South West, Hilary Lawson, post-realist philosopher, founded the club, to create a unique and dynamic environment for like-minded creative professionals to meet, collaborate and propel their ideas forward.
Today, The Square Club thrives on the same ethos. Wealth and status carry no merit here. Instead, membership consists of people with one key thing in common – a creative soul. The Square community encompasses over six hundred of Bristol’s innovators, and is the only members club for creatives in the city.
Unlike other members’ clubs, The Square stands out with an all-encompassing services offer. Connected with the Berkeley Square Hotel, members get discounted accommodation on top of their other club benefits. Members of the club have use of the space to network, relax, socialise and host their own private or public events.
The Square itself has an events programme running throughout the year, hosting a range of events from poetry nights to workshops and tastings to live music. It also presents high-profile guest speakers such as Michael Eavis, Joe Boyd and Marcus du Sautoy. The Square is a community and it’s this family culture that makes its members stick around for the long term!
The Square is equipped with a boutique lounge, award-winning restaurant The Square Kitchen, the Lower Deck cocktail bar, and an outdoor Terrace – the hidden gem of Clifton that offers al fresco charm. Next door, the club has opened a recent hot-desking and co-working office space, Square Works, which has added to the club’s clout with state of the art creative studio spaces and fully equipped conference suites.