Banco opened in June 2006. The premises had most recently been used by the YMCA who had occupied the space when Lloyds Bank closed their branch there. Lloyds’s sandstone frontage still remains. Banco arguably has the most character of all ‘the Lounges’ with high ceilings, cornices and an unusual trading space.
Banco Lounge is situated in the very 'up-and-coming' suburb of Totterdown, which is famed for its tightly packed streets filled with colourful houses.
Banco’s beer cellar is housed in the old bank vault, complete with original safe door. (Sadly there’s no cash left. We searched. A lot.)