Black Jacks - Live Music Venue

at 8-9 Quay Road, Barbican , PL1 2JZ

The story of Black Jack Davey First built in 1864 this former wharf building was used as a net and pot store covering 3 floors and 6 individual stores. A dark and mysterious figure used to frequent one of the stores on the uppermost floor. You could see chinks of light through the closed shutters as he worked away, forcing bitumen into the weave of thick hemp rope. BLACK JACK DAVEY as he became known due to his blackened apperance, had journeyed over from the Emerald Isle. Some say to avoid the gallows and others say to mend his broken heart, due to being forbidden to marry his childhood sweatheart Molly Mallone because of a conflict of religions. Black Jack Davey turned to drink and eventually ended his own life one dreary winters evening. Ironically tripping over one of his own well worked ropes on the quayside keeping a large trawler close to her moorings. He fell into the harbour after cracking his head on the way down. He was dragged out and taken to the Naval hospital but he never regained consciousnedd and died at the age of 46. In 1999 the property was purchased for an undisclosed sum by a trust and converted into 6 studio flats on the upper floors. The lower floor was a book shop, bike shop, clothes shop and as these all failed was finally converted into 'Smokey Joe's' after the famous 70's Tramp from Telegraph Hill near Exeter. It was then refitted into "Black Jack 's" in 2009 by its present owner. Black Jacks Hooley House is now known for being a 'Live Music' venue, with live music on Friday's & Saturday's . Please see the -Events- page for full listings of bands/acts playing.

Black Jacks - Live Music Venue
8-9 Quay Road, Barbican
Plymouth PL1 2JZ
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: Chris 07714001991

Opening time

  • Wednesdays: 20:00- 01:00
  • Fridays: 18:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 18:00- 02:00
  • Sundays: 18:00- 01:00


Services Black Jacks - Live Music Venue provides
Black Jacks - Live Music Venue specialties

Big thank you to everyone who came to are great litte club at the weekend you make it what it is thank you to the sound you smashed it lads thank you to my staff & thank you to my great door staff the small club with a big nite out!!!!

Published on 2015-03-16 08:15:16 GMT

Big one on the 27th of March all kicks off with the football England live on big screen 7.45 kick off then live on stage rite after rockfella what a great start to your pay weekend this one with be and we hope to have some sun by then

Published on 2015-03-16 08:12:57 GMT

It's Mother's Day so when you have took mother out for the day come to the after party!!!! With your pal dj big al from 8 to late super Sunday club!!!!! Party Motown disco tracks you name it we play it hope all mums have a great day hope to see you later

Published on 2015-03-15 10:30:34 GMT

The sound live tonite from 9.45 free entry!!!! Not to be missed!!!! Hope to see you all

Published on 2015-03-14 18:06:31 GMT

Dj big al tonite lets ave it 8 till late

Published on 2015-03-13 12:19:53 GMT

Your weekend starts tomo with dj big al from 8 till late if you had a long come down a dance your ass off!!!!

Published on 2015-03-12 16:03:11 GMT

This weekend kicks off with dj big al 8 till late Saturday nite live is the top band the sound from 10pm then Mother's Day Sunday with dj big al Motown disco and party tracks from 7.30 till late hope to see you all free entry all weekend the small club with the big nite out!!!!!

Published on 2015-03-09 23:52:47 GMT

Black jack Davey live from 10.30 tonite sun is out!!! It's Friday!!!! And free to get in hope to see you all

Published on 2015-03-06 09:21:03 GMT

This weekend Friday blackjack Davey from 10.30 Saturday dj big al on from 8 till late then super Sunday club!!!! Free entry all weekend hope see you all the small club with the big nite out

Published on 2015-03-04 10:18:38 GMT

Wud like to thank everyone who came to are litte club at weekend it's you who makes it what it is a great nite out!!! Thanks to the staff and door staff and to black jack Davey & supersonic who played live hope see again this weekend

Published on 2015-03-02 09:13:34 GMT

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Published on 2015-02-28 16:45:45 GMT

This weekend pay weekend live for you Friday is blackjack Davey on live from a later time of 10.30 then Saturday nite live from 9.30 are supersonic not to be missed!!!! Free entry!!!!! All weekend oh then big Sunday club with dj big al is back hope you have great week hope to you at the weekend!!!!

Published on 2015-02-22 23:55:17 GMT

Supersonic live on 28th of feb pay weekend not to be missed!!!! Free entry!!!!! 14th of March The sound!!!!! Live free entry!!!! Not to be missed!!! 28th of March live rockfella!!!! Free entry!!!!! The club of love bringing you the best in live bands the small club with the big nite out!!!!!!

Published on 2015-02-16 12:42:34 GMT

Dj big al Friday Saturday & Sunday from 8 till late all weekend free entry!!!! Want to see you rip up the dance floor

Published on 2015-02-12 18:30:22 GMT

So the weekend line up for you plymouth is Friday nite from 9.30 black jack Davey kicks off your weekend Saturday nite is all 90s nite dance indie & pop tracks all nite from 8 till late with dj big al then to end your weekend super Sunday clubbbbb from 8 till late with dj big al hope to see you all in the club of love

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