Bars in Bristol

A hub of all things eating, drinking and entertainment, this South West city is abuzz with quirky watering holes to suit all imbibers. Fancy a cocktail in an underground den? A craft pint whilst watching some live music? Check out all these and more in our collection of the best bars in Bristol.

Last updated on 5th January 2021




Lola Lo Bristol

36 user reviews 3

Boasting pale bamboo trunks and tiki vibes, Lola Lo brings a touch of the tropical to Bristol. But it's not just funky aesthetics and summery tunes you're in for; the party bar also whips up a range of fruity tipples, made using the finest spirits and freshest spices. 

Veeno Bristol

280 user reviews 5

With guided tastings and bottles by the bucketload, it's no wonder that Veeno is such a popular place to enjoy a glass of wine or three. Head on down to this wine bar in Bristol for an authentic sip alongside a delicious selection of spuntini. 

Racks Bar and Kitchen

67 user reviews 4

Racks Bar and Kitchen is a fun and family-friendly boozer in Clifton. Spend an afternoon here watching sports on large HD TVs and sinking pints or tuck into gastro pub grub on the outdoor terrace which features parasols during the summer months and heaters during winter.

The Lanes

148 user reviews 4

Championing all things raucous, debaucherous and gaming, The Lanes is a quirky Bristol bar that brings together bowling, DJs, dancing and dining all under one roof. It's less your typical boozer, more of a hangout turned revellers paradise. 

Be At One Bristol

248 user reviews 5

Be At One are royalty in the cocktail industry, housing masterful mixologists and a lively atmosphere. Try their handcrafted menu of liquor-laced delights, featuring everything from frozen concoctions to classics with a spicy twist.

Trade G&Ts in a bog-standard boozer for heady mixes in a whimsical setting at London Cocktail Club. The den is immersing you in a sultry Peter Pan-themed world with the help of eccentric decor, low-lit snugs and a watchful crocodile.

The Bristol Stable

633 user reviews 4

Purveyors of homemade sourdough pizzas and cider, The Bristol Stable have got you covered for cheesy slices and fruity brews. Offering up tasting boards and buckets of scrumpy, the Harbourside hangout also plays host to a regular lineup of talented musicians.

Red Light

1 user review 5

Red Light are specialists in risqué romps and illicit drinking activities. Shrouded in low lights, sex appeal and all the guilty alcohol pleasures you could possibly desire, this underground gem is a taste of something a little different.  

The Love Inn

1 user review 4

The Love Inn serves to satiate your liquid hankerings with its range of rum-fuelled tipples and seasonal sips. You can also fill your boots with food from the regularly changing kitchen resident and bop to live beats at this Stokes Croft playground. 

Black Rock Bristol

10 user reviews 5

One of the best bars in Bristol, Black Rock is giving whisky lovers the ultimate experience. Shimmy over to Baldwin Street where you'll be able to sample some of the 250-strong collection of bottles, alongside a range of stunning cocktails and snacks.