Dareshack is a creative studio fuelled by micro baking and speciality coffee.

Set in a 2600 sqft multi-purpose space in central Bristol, just around the corner from St. Nick’s Market and Castle Park, we’re bringing people together in a safe place where ideas can be conceived and nurtured. A place for thinking, for daring. Dareshack is a start-up rooted in the belief that hospitality and entertainment can connect people, evoke feelings and spark change.

Being an independent business, we operate with a local focus and work with proximate artists and creatives in every capacity – from developing live experiences to art installations and events.

Dareshack’s food and drink is locally sourced and crafted by hand. Our speciality coffee is roasted by Bristol’s own Triple Co and teas by Canton. We’re proud to be part of the Real Bread Campaign making bread better for us, the community and the planet. From fresh pastries to doughnuts and cakes, everything we create in our kitchen is skilfully baked. When you enjoy our products, you’re contributing to reinvestment back into the arts, helping us generate more opportunities to collaborate with and commission creatives in Bristol. This is something we can all truly be a part of – and be proud of.

Our journey

As one of the many start-ups hit hard by the Coronavirus pandemic, we had to reshape ourselves. Prior to lockdown, we were gearing up to take over the premises and consolidate a project we’ve been working tirelessly towards since May 2019.

Although the entertainment side has been temporarily compromised, we were running on momentum and didn’t want to stop so we decided to gather the resources we had and bake artisan bread for delivery, connecting with people in the simplest and back to basics way.

We are now halfway through the original plan and want to evolve as a Bristol city centre destination where our arts space, micro bakery and coffee bar work in conjunction with one another.

The
other
side of
the wall

The
other
side of
the wall

COVID-19 changed us all. And for a moment we thought life would go back to normal and that there was a side we could all pass onto. And we all wondered when that would be. Call it the ‘new normal’ or not, here we are. We learned, we adapted, we shifted priorities.

Fortunately, we do have ‘dare’ in our name and we will continue to believe, and work hard, to expand our new shop to the other side, where at the heart of Dareshack, is our studio space – a hub for devising new work, testing ideas and hosting live experiences.

Fortunately, we do have ‘dare’ in our name and we will continue to believe, and work hard, to expand our new shop to the other side, where at the heart of Dareshack, is our studio space – a hub for devising new work, testing ideas and hosting live experiences.

Until then, expect art installations, talks, workshops and COVID-safe artistic experiences and plenty of the best sourdough bread, artisan cakes and speciality coffee and tea you can find in Bristol city centre.

Fortunately, we do have ‘dare’ in our name and we will continue to believe, and work hard, to expand our new shop to the other side, where at the heart of Dareshack, is our studio space – a hub for devising new work, testing ideas and hosting live experiences.

Until then, expect art installations, talks, workshops and COVID-safe artistic experiences and plenty of the best sourdough bread, artisan cakes and speciality coffee and tea you can find in Bristol city centre.

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