Upcoming Events

    May
    17
    Fri
    Once in a Lifetime: The Alternative 80s Night
    May 17 @ 9:00 pm – May 18 @ 1:30 am
    Once in a Lifetime: The Alternative 80s Night

    Twisters Bar’s Alternative 80’s night, Once In A Lifetime, is back on Friday 17th May with DJ’s Ben Howard & Sam Leppard.

    Come along and hear the likes of The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, Killing Joke, New Order, Talking Heads, Japan, Psychedelic Furs, Pixies, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, and many many more.

    As always entry is FREE and May Drink Deals will be available too.

    We open at 5pm and DJs will be spinning from 9pm!

    May
    26
    Sun
    Of All Time
    May 26 @ 9:00 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 am
    Of All Time

    Bank Holiday Sunday, 26th May, is the night where our DJs play nothing but the greatest Twisters anthems ever to grace our decks!

    DJs Ben Howard and Sam Leppard bring out all the genre-hopping, foot stomping, beam-banging, sing out loud anthems that have made Twisters Bar the home of great music in Colchester since we first opened our doors back in 1998.

    Have a listen to our Of All Time spotify playlist for a sample of the music you’ll get to enjoy on the night.
    https://open.spotify.com/user/twistersbar/playlist/2k1yuiMmEUfhjuol9eGbBn

    There’s no work on the Monday so take full advantage of our May drinks deals.

    Bar opens at 5pm, DJs from 9pm-1.30am
    Free Entry.

    Jun
    7
    Fri
    Howard & Huffle’s High Fidelity
    Jun 7 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 1:30 am
    Howard & Huffle's High Fidelity

    High Fidelity (launched 2011) is Twisters Bar’s very own of night of Guilty Pleasures, but there’s nothing guilty about great songs, right?

    It’s the night that people turn up to never knowing what they might get to hear from DJs Ben Howard and Matt Huffle. It’s the night where anything goes!

    Bar opens 5pm – DJs from 9pm – Free Entry
    June drink deals on offer all night too.

    Jun
    14
    Fri
    One Step Beyond – a night of Ska, Mod, 2 Tone, Northern Soul
    Jun 14 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 1:30 am
    One Step Beyond - a night of Ska, Mod, 2 Tone, Northern Soul

    Hey you! Don’t watch that, watch this!

    This night has been on our to-do list for ages, so we’re really looking forward to getting down to One Step Beyond.

    What to expect from our DJs on the night?

    A celebration of 40 years of the 2 Tone label which championed amazing Ska bands such as The Specials, The Beat, Madness, The Selector and many more.

    Reggae tracks that inspired the 2 Tone movement including the originals of A Message To You Rudy, Skinhead Moonstomp and Train To Skaville.

    Mod anthems from the artists of the 60s through to the mod revival bands such as The Jam.

    A dance floor filling selection of Northern Soul and Motown classics.

    Bar opens 5pm, DJs from 9pm, Free Entry all night.
    June Drink Deals available

    Jun
    21
    Fri
    Lust for Life (Rock/Punk/New Wave)
    Jun 21 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 22 @ 1:30 am

    It all kick started in 1973 when CBGB & OMFUG opened in New York and artists such as Patti Smith, Ramones, Blondie, Television, Talking Heads, Heartbreakers, Richard Hell, Suicide, Misfits, Cramps all got their start in the influential bar. CBGB became the legendary birth place for punk rock in the US.

    At Twisters Bar, the above artists along with many many more have become a staple of our DJ sets since we opened.

    Lust For Life, with DJs Ben Howard & Sam Leppard, is a celebration of all things Rock/Punk/New Wave from both the US and UK scenes in the 70s/Early 80s.

    Join us for the launch of this night on Friday 21st June.
    Bar, and beer garden, opens at 5pm. DJs from 9pm.
    Free Entry All Night.
    June Drink Deals Available!

    Jul
    12
    Fri
    Twisters Bar’s BIG INDIE DISCO
    Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 13 @ 1:30 am
    Twisters Bar's BIG INDIE DISCO

    Join us for night of tried and tested indie hits, anthems, and dancefloor fillers!

    Resident DJs Sam Leppard and Sean Rigby will be here on Friday 12th July for a full-on BIG INDIE DISCO.

    July drinks deals will be available and entry is free all night!

    Bar and Beer Garden opens at 5pm, DJs from 9pm – 1.30am.

    Jul
    20
    Sat
    The Twisters Soul Train
    Jul 20 @ 9:00 pm – Jul 21 @ 1:30 am
    The Twisters Soul Train

    Join us on Saturday 20th July for the return of Twisters Soul Train.

    All the big hitting soul tracks with added funk and disco from the golden age of Soul Train.

    DJ Dave Mansfield will also be throwing in rare funky cuts and tracks that you didn’t know you loved!

    DJs from 9pm – 1.30am, Bar and beer garden opens at 5pm.

    July drink deals will also be available all night.

    Oct
    4
    Fri
    Lust for Life (Rock/Punk/New Wave)
    Oct 4 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 1:30 am

    It all kick started in 1973 when CBGB & OMFUG opened in New York and artists such as Patti Smith, Ramones, Blondie, Television, Talking Heads, Heartbreakers, Richard Hell, Suicide, Misfits, Cramps all got their start in the influential bar. CBGB became the legendary birth place for punk rock in the US.

    At Twisters Bar, the above artists along with many many more have become a staple of our DJ sets since we opened.

    Lust For Life, with DJs Ben Howard & Sam Leppard, is a celebration of all things Rock/Punk/New Wave from both the US and UK scenes in the 70s/Early 80s.

    Bar, and beer garden, opens at 5pm. DJs from 9pm.
    Free Entry All Night.
    October Drink Deals Available!

    Oct
    11
    Fri
    Good Vibrations: The Best of the 50s and 60s
    Oct 11 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 12 @ 1:30 am
    Good Vibrations: The Best of the 50s and 60s

    Good Vibrations returns to Twisters Bar on Friday 11th October!

    The 1950s and 1960s provided us with some of the greatest music ever recorded, so join us for a night of amazing tunes via DJs Sean Rigby and Sam Leppard, along with exquisite drinks and good vibes.

    Expect to hear the likes of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, The Temptations, The Kinks, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and many more!

    Bar and Beer Garden opens at 5pm.
    DJs from 9pm.
    Free entry as always!
    October Drink Deals available.

    Oct
    18
    Fri
    Caught By The Fuzz – Britpop Night at Twisters Bar
    Oct 18 @ 9:00 pm – Oct 19 @ 1:30 am

    Britpop Nights at Twisters Bar are all about celebrating the greatest music and releases from the Britpop era.

    On Friday 18th October we’ll be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 25th anniversary of the release of Supergrass – Caught By The Fuzz.

    Join us to celebrate this album and all things Britpop.

    Also expect tracks from bands such as Elastica, Oasis, Pulp, Sleeper, Charlatans, Ocean Colour Scene, Kula Shaker, Blur and many more via DJs Sam Leppard and Sean Rigby.

    Bar and Beer Garden opens 5pm, DJs 9pm.
    October drink deals available.
    Free Entry!

    Opening Times
    Monday - Wednesday: 5pm - 11pm
    Thursday: 5pm - Midnight
    Friday: 5pm - 1:30am
    Saturday: 5pm - 1:30am
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    Sunday, October 20th, 2019 at 1:01am
    Fill your craft beer boots tonight at Twisters Bar with a Wild Beer Co Pogo. A fruity pale ale with flavours and aromas of tropical fruits, oranges and guava. This one is silky and refreshing! Bar and Beer garden are now open with DJ Sam Leppard on the decks from 9pm. https://t.co/jkiE2ZWH0d twistersbar photo
    Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 1:01am
    You can grab a jug of White Russian and listen to DJ Sean Rigby at Caught By The Fuzz - Britpop Night at Twisters Bar tonight! Bar and beer garden are now open and DJ is on at 9pm! https://t.co/MKnVIS7tVh twistersbar photo
    Friday, October 18th, 2019 at 1:01am
    Thursdays are meant to be spent in the company of one of our Twisters Remix cocktails. We're Recommending our Pear and Pomegranate Sour created from Gin , Pear Vodka, Fresh Lemon shaken with sugar syrup and fresh pomegranate topped with Soda. https://t.co/eeqctfh7xn twistersbar photo
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at 6:14pm
    britpopmemories: 25 years ago today Supergrass released their debut single Caught By The Fuzz. Single of the week in the NME. https://t.co/k7PA7ol7Pi - We'll be celebrating this tomorrow at Twisters Bar at our Britpop Night - Caught By The Fuzz Special https://t.co/Vl6Nsi3zRD twistersbar photo