Bootleg Social

Blackpool’s best rated bar and live music venue. Bringing together good people, good music, good beer & good times.

Bootleg Social is an independently owned and run late bar and live music venue located in Blackpool town centre. The venue prides itself on being a bit of a hidden gem of Blackpool feeling more like a place you would find in a vibrant city than a seaside town. It’s worlds apart from the places catering for stag and hen do’s and boasts a friendly and relaxed environment at all times, whilst being a hive for local talent and creativity.

Bootleg opened its doors in Decemeber 2014 with the aim of being an alternative music venue, nightspot and creative space for the local residents and like-minded visitors to the area. Six years in and we can proudly say that we have met that aim and will be continuing to do so for years to come.


Venue Specifications

Useful information for anyone looking to hire Bootleg for an event.

Capacity – 330
Door Policy – 18+ after 10pm.
Dressing room – Small storage room can be used as a backstage area
Accommodation – Flat above venue that sleeps up to 8 people.
Production Office – No
Shower – Available in band flat above venue.
WIFI – Yes
Loading/Parking – Load in from rear (Back Topping Street) no venue parking, pay and display car park to the rear and on street parking at front of venue.


Up-to-date technical specifications about the venue, sound, lighting and in-house equipment can be found in our venue pack. Download it below:
Bootleg Venue Pack 2020


Venue Accessibility

Information about accessibility and inclusivity at Bootleg.

Our team do everything we can to make Bootleg as accessible and inclusive as we can. Due to being located in the basement of an old building, which is only accessible via a 1m wide stairway, we are unfortunately inaccessible to some disabled people. However, we will do our upmost to accommodate all customers to the best of our ability so please make sure to get in touch with us to discuss any accessibility requirements prior to your visit.

As a venue we offer a queue jump service for people who cannot stand for long periods of time, can offer reserved seating, and also offer free +1 tickets for any customers that require personal assistance.

Please contact us prior to attending if you would like to utilise one of these services or have any suggestions of additional services we can offer.