Bristol is a city of culture. So, it should come as no surprise that it has some pretty cool bars. Whether you're yearning for a pint or looking for an expertly crafted cocktail, here is where you should go:
Black Rock Bristol
Black Rock Bristol is a bar that features a giant, six-ton oak tree centrepiece with a whiskey maturing in its belly. Cocktails here are short and strong.
Head on down to the harbourside, and you'll eventually stumble across Loose Cannon. As the name implies, the bar likes to do things a little differently. It is famous for its crazy garnishes and pop culture references.
This bar on Park Street is a survivor of Bristol's prohibition laws and remains one of the city's most hidden cocktail establishments. Those in the know go here for the rich mahogany and warmly lit tables. Bar staff make all drinks expertly, right in front of you.
Before you can even get into Red Light on Park Street, you'll need to pass through a bunch of grubby telephone boxes leading to the bar below. Here you will find a cavernous venue, excellent for large groups.
Hidden in one the finest historic buildings in the old city The Milk Thistle is the flirty younger sister of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co.
Milk Thistle pride themselves on being purveyors of the finest cocktails in the city of Bristol, and with four floors, including a cocktail bar, lounge, and private function rooms we’re also the perfect place to host a truly fabulous party!
With a reputation as one of Bristol’s best-kept secrets we promise to provide a decadent escape for those in the know who are looking for good food, good drinks, good company, and most of all, a good time!
But hey – don’t take our word for it – come in and try us for yourselves!
If you're looking for somewhere to take Instagram snaps of your night out, The Clockwork Rose in Bristol is the perfect venue. Offering a heady mix of decorations, it immediately draws you in and makes you feel welcome. Be warned, though: some of the cocktails are downright insane.
The Rummer is perhaps the most famous bar in Bristol. Located in St Nicks Market, this establishment is a favourite haunt for wedding parties. Head downstairs, and you'll find a cavernous basement club with micro gin distillery.