Two 19-year-old Bath men have appeared before city magistrates charged with attacking a 32-year-old man who suffered serious head injuries.
Luke Richardson, of South View Road, and Aaron Schofield, of Armes Court, are accused of assault causing grievous bodily harm and violent disorder.
Mr Schofield is also charged with assault causing actual bodily harm to another man.
They were remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on 20 August.
Police said the man who was attacked in the alleged incident in Quiet Street is in a critical but stable condition at Frenchay Hospital, near Bristol.
Four other men from Bath were arrested and bailed.