Bars in Bristol
Home to the raucous youths and party antics of that Skins show that everyone watched once upon a time, and known for its boozy night life appeal, Bristol is the South West's answer to all that is drinking and dancing orientated. Settle in to cocktail laden pads, underground dens and edgy clubs where the nights run until the early morning. Bristol has it all; a big love for music, alcohol and unique drinking experiences (whether that be in a bowling alley, vintage apparel shop or a smokehouse restaurant specialising in strong tipples). Check out our collection of the best bars in Bristol for your fill of liquor lusting escapades.
Last updated on 28th September 2017
Boasting pale bamboo trunks and Pacific Island heads, Lola Lo brings a touch of the tropical to Bristol. Naturally, the tiki theme extends to the cocktails here, with all of the tropical tipples boasting vibrant flavours - made the finest spirits with the freshest spices and fruits juices. As punters get a few of these punchy concoctions down them, Lola lo boasts a paradisal party atmosphere that's brimming with effervescence.
With wine tasting experiences and bottles by the bucket load, it's no wonder that Veeno is such a popular place in Bristol to catch a glass of wine or three. Head on down for an authentic taste of the grape alongside a delicious selection of authentic spuntini.
This bar in Bristol has it all. Brewhouse & Kitchen not only promises delicious eats and a massive selection of beers and ciders; it also offers its guests the chance to partake in their renowned brewery masterclasses, held on-site, and taking them through all the hoppy tricks of the brewing trade. Nice.
Racks is a refined bar and eatery in Bristol where fine foods and boozy banter reign supreme. The space is styled with a rustic sensibility that evokes countryside charm and elegance, perfect for tucking into gastro grubs. Racks Bar & Kitchen even boasts a cracking outside area complete with wooden deck and parasols for some summer shading.
If you've got a hankering for some Vodka blends or colourful creations in a fun loving party atmosphere then Revolution is your first stop. Rolling out the classic tunes and whipping up cocktails like a fast food drive-through, Revolution host a menu of all cocktails great and small, as well as their 'Shooter Paddles' for those wanting to dabble in something cheeky.
Be At One are royalty in the cocktail industry when it comes to masterful mixology and an incredible lively atmosphere. Digest their hand crafted menu of liquor laced delights toting everything from ice cream concoctions, classics with a spicy twist and spirits from lands far and wide. This Bristol boozer exudes an eclectic glamour with mosaic walls, hanging light features and red furnishings setting off the style.
Looking for a laid-back bar in Bristol that promises tidy bites, top bottles of beer and a fun atmosphere to boot? Head on down to Prince Street as this British brasserie has a delicious roster of plates alongside some of the best drinks in the business.
Sitting elegantly just 15 minutes outside of Bristol town centre and steeped in decades of history, the White Hart is a warm, homely pub in Gloucestershire. Holding onto many of the original features that were built in the 17th century, every corner and room of this pub tells a story and washes you with a calming feeling of serenity. Whether you're curling up with a real ale by a log fire or taking a stroll through the pub's idyllic orchard, you'll be left smiling by it's wonderful charm.
Located in Mercure Hotel, Buttermilk and Maple is an all-day brunch bar and restaurant. Head there for delicious breakfast plates along with cocktails and craft beers.
Specialists in risqué romps and illicit drinking activities is Red Light - Bristol's ultimately lusty bar where a neon 'SEX' sign beckons you downstairs to an underground lair of tempting tipples and cheeky sex appeal. Shrouded in low lights, sex appeal and all the guilty alcohol pleasures you could possibly desire, this cocktail bar in Bristol is a taste of something a little different.
Hyde & Co's older (and slightly better looking, if we're being totally honest) sister brings a parlour of rich leathers, chesterfield sofas and cocktail lounging to Bristol's bar scene. Enter into this emporium of dark varnished woods, vintage memorabilia and taxidermy decorations for a stylised cocktail bar experience. Candles provide the warming ambience and signature spirit concoctions prop up the bar here.
Three storeys of drinking unfolds before you at Amoeba where the bar knocks up plush libations by the boat load. This cocktail bar in Bristol rolls out a big dose of fun loving party tunes come the weekend, stormed by revellers and a thirst mungering crowd looking for a drink and a boogie. Lounge, chat or chug your way round this boozy haven.
A far cry from your standard bar in Bristol or pubbing expedition, Smoke & Mirrors is shrouded in theatrics, fantastical performances and live musical musings. Spend your evening being dazzles by their romping rota of burlesque, magic, stand-up and all manner of exhilarating entertainments. Plant yourself at a low lit table and take in the dark ambience of this lair which beckons the sort of cabaret style of a Las Vegas lounge.
Hausbar is a cavern of cocktail lusting and thirst quenching creations mimicking the European bar scene of Berlin. Demurely lit and oozing a classy, chic ambience, this cocktail bar shakes up a crafty list of liquor laced goodies courtesy of Aurelius Braunbarth. Hausbar is a charming establishment for an intimate drink or some date night shmoozing.
Noir luxe, a dash of modern mixology and a touch of industrial style describe this cocktail bar in Bristol. The Doghouse is much mroe than its name would suggest. Lathered in dark interior design, red sweeping booths and brickwork archways, this Doghouse is a den devoted to cocktail conjuring and chilled out vibes with a wee dance floor to show some appreciation for the DJs.
A kooky cavern with British pride to its name, Her Majesty's Secret Service is a cocktail bar in Bristol for those with thirsty hankerings. From experimental cocktails to twee, kitsch interiors, Her Majesty's Secret Service harks back to the good old days of stiff drinks, bespoke ingredients and cool innards.
Champions of all things raucous, debaucherous and gaming fun, The Lanes is a quirky bar in Bristol that brings together bowling, DJs, dancing and dining all under one roof. Less your typical boozer, more of a hangout turn revellers paradise. Silent discos, international music artists, a bowling alley and outdoor garden terrace all up for grabs? Sign us up.
For something a littler different to your standard drinking and dining escapades, Steak of the Art fuses the bold worlds of food and art to create a space of eccentric features, exciting design and unique style. Paint pouring, horses legs and surreal paintings adorn this eatery where the steak on your plate forms the final art conception. Cocktails are pocket prices here too so why not try your beef surrounded by art?
A colour palate of purple walls and tan leather arm chairs adorn this Rosette stamped venue. Goldbrick House is an iconic destination in Bristol for some fine dining and drinking affairs with a 4 storey townhouse physique exuding historical charm and elegance. Toting an award winning restaurant, dedicated cocktail bar and further cafe/bar area, Goldbrick House caters to every need exquisitely.
Walls decorated with gold gilded mirrors and antique frames are the character features of Flipside Cocktail Club. This romantic little haunt is a space of cocktail luxe and distinctive spirit blends where the low lighting creates an intimate setting of cosy drinking. Cavort to your hearts content in this cocktail bar and enjoy the tunes spun by DJs come the weekend.
Wine and Tapas = winning. Pata Negra is the ultimate fiesta of Spanish flare and sumptuous small plates of pintxos. Sangria, swathes of wine and nifty nibbles are at large in this explosion of rich tastes, flamenco flavours and sassy style. Reserved for those looking for more of a conservative affair, Pata Negra is a bar in Bristol bursting with Latino lusting and liquors.
Southern-style cuisines, classic cocktails and dance floor romps? The Love Inn serves to satiate your liquid hankerings, fill your boots with foods and bring the party tunes for some shape throwing on the dance floor. This sleek venue is ideal for those looking for an all-in-one occasion where the transition between restaurant and dance floor is made with minimal effort.