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GLORIA THREW THE WILDEST PARTIES…

you might not have seen her but she’s always there. Whether it’s a glimpse of her pins in the background of a sordid afterparty snap or a lipstick-stained wine glass on the bar counter. Elusive, loose, and opulent AF. 

Her whereabouts often unbeknownst to others has inspired our #HuntForGloria campaign. To celebrate the launch of Blame Gloria Bristol, we’re offering up an unbeatable opportunity to win COCKTAILS FOR THE NIGHT or COCKTAILS FOR LIFE. 

We’re on the hunt for the Gloria’s of Bristol. Lucky enough to have the name Gloria bestowed upon you or perhaps you know someone who does? Submit your entry via the form below and we will reward you with a night of FREE COCKTAILS on the house. 

Fancy taking it up a level? Change your name by deed poll to Gloria, send us the evidence, and bag yourself FREE COCKTAILS FOR LIFE…yes, you heard correctly. FOR LIFE*.

 

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

 

*Entries close 25.07.2022 12pm GMT. Entrants must provide a valid ID for proof of name. The winner of a night of free cocktails will receive a maximum of 10 cocktails and a table on a night of their choice between 26th July – 26th August. Subject to availability. The winner of free cocktails for life will receive 1 cocktail per week year on year. Entrants must provide proof of name change via an official certificate. Entrants must be over 18. Winners will be contacted via email on 26.07.2022. All entries that meet the requirements will win free cocktails for that night. One winner will be selected for free cocktails for life. Prizes cannot be exchanged.

WHAT BRINGS GLORIA TO BRISTOL?

David Bowie Square

 

Gloria first visited Bristol in 1973

after being called in to save the day when Bowie’s makeup artist left her kit on a flight from Los Angeles…
It was in the green room of Bristol Beacon during his Ziggy Stardust tour that Gloria first introduced Bowie to her famous Flaming Zombie cocktail. David claimed it was like drinking rock in a glass, and legend has it, it remained on his artist rider until his death.
 

 

 It wasn’t until a year later in 1974,

when then-lover, Jimi Hendrix, suggested that, after years of shacking up in dirty motels and so to falling pregnant, they elope to the cobbled streets of Bristol.
They tied the knot in a shotgun ceremony, officiated by good friend, Elton John, in a backroom of the Craywood Casino. The event was followed by a ruckus evening partying at the Granary – packed with cigars, sex and soul from the Avon Cities. Switching out the classic wedding car for a hot air balloon, they vowed from that day forward – “Until death do us party!”

Jimi and Gloria Square

Banksy

 
 
 

Years later in 1993…

when locals started noticing mysterious stiletto imprints in wet paint around the city, did the question get raised. Was Banksy their lovechild?