The Southbank Bar - Nottingham City

The Approach is a big bar in the city centre providing high quality live entertainment, sport, food and of course drink.

During the day there’s a comprehensive menu put together by award winning chefs without the wallet emptying prices, loads of seating, a decent wine list and, within reason, children are welcome.

By night the approach plays host to the city’s most popular live acts such as Roy de Wired, Joe Strange, Richie Muir and Kris Ward

Sundays are the property of the legendary Just The Tonic Comedy club that has run for nearly 15 years and played home to luminaries like Johnny Vegas, Noel Fielding, Daniel Kitson, Ed Byrne and hundreds of others.

There’s also the added bonus of sky/itv sports on a big screen and several quality plasma screens, check the website for fixtures.

Opening Times:

Monday............11am - 11pm
Tuesday..........11am - 12pm
Wednesday....11am - 1am
Thursday.........11am - 1am
Friday...............11am - 2am
Saturday..........11am - 2am
Sunday.............11am - 12am

Food served mon – sat 12 – 8pm
Sundays 12 – 6pm
Sundays just the tonic comedy 7.30 – 9pm

Regular events:

Monday – open night mic for bands, singers, nutters etc

Tuesday - A mix of private promotions, parties, bands or champions league football, 

Weds Solode featuring Richie Muir, cheap booze for students and indie dance ditties

Thursday 4 Down 1 To Go! only Friday left so take advantage of great special offers and free live music

The amazing, the legendary, the incomparable Roy De Wired with a supporting act, the city’s most popular live act, he’s very, very, very popular

Saturday Joe Strange Band powerhouse covers and eclectic versions from the second-hardest working man in show business plus support

Sunday Just The Tonic Comedy Club, quite simply a legendary institution of British comedy, see the famous, the soon to be famous and the no chance of making a living but trying very hard.

Upcoming events

12-18 Friar Lane
0115 950 6149
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