This beautiful bar in Bristol exudes period charm. Inspired by fictional muse Elizabeth E. Lightfoor, the heavily Victorian-themed venue has numerous bespoke cocktails - we'd recommend Mortianna's Garden with gin, elderflower liqueur, briottet lychee, apple and lemon juicer.
Beautiful Bars in Bristol
What a city - Bristol is absolutely brimming with beautiful bars. From Clifton Village to Old City, Gloucester Road to Queen Square, there's an Insta-worthy haunt around every corner. Whether you're looking for a stylish cocktail bar, cool craft beer joint, quirky pub or perhaps a more nautical-themed tipple, we've comprised a list of Bristol's most aesthetically appealing watering holes. Cameras at the ready.
Let your fantasies run wild in this Peter Pan-themed bar, featuring flamingo-covered walls, bold-patterned prints, and an ornamental crocodile. It's loud and garish and so much fun. The cocktails are equally opulent with highlights including a rose petal martini and earl grey sour. They also offer happy hours every Tuesday-Saturday.
This stylish waterside venue, located alongside the city's iconic harbourside, provides the perfect backdrop to enjoy a drink or two and watch the world go by. With sweeping views from the restaurant, balcony and terrace, the Pontoon Bar's drinks menu includes espresso martinis, kir royales and bellinis.
It's not hard to see why No.4 Clifton Village is award-winning. Set within a stunning Georgian Mansion, the intimate wine bar and restaurant remains true to its historical heritage. Its secret walled gardens also make it a popular venue for weddings and summertime soirees.
Located in a 1800s Grade II listed former bakery, this one is picture perfect pretty. With floral themes running throughout, the building's original high ceilings, wood panelling and original orangery roof all add to the bar's beauty. Order from a selection of botanical cocktails, wines or an extensive ale inventory.
The Cosy Club is definitely one of the most beautiful bars in Bristol, if not the country. Housed within a former banking hall, the bar has kept many of its traditional features and awnings, with tables placed amongst stunning stonework, marble flooring and decadent taxidermy. Come for the impressive views, stay for the delicious drinks and food.
Set on a beautifully converted barge boat, this cider bar is ideal for a sunny day. Named 2014's Cider Pub of the Year, the venue also has an outdoor terrace and offers over 40 different ciders, as well as a range of spirits and wines. They also have their own 8.4 ABV 'Old Bristolian' strong cider available. You have been warned.
The epitome of luxe, this super stylish cocktail spot has been designed with a green and gold colour scheme - we're talking rich green walls, low hanging golden lights and multiple ornamental mirrors and frames. The cocktails and accompanying canapes are equally luxurious with highlights including a peach and green tea collins and pineapple margarita.
The craft beer bar may have small in its title but its selection is anything but. With over 31 taps, Small Bar aims to showcase some of the best and freshest beer from around Bristol's local South West regions. The venue has a cool and relaxed feel with exposed brick, wooden floors and comfy leather seats.
This one is definitely up there as one of Bristol's quirkiest views. Located at the water's edge of Bristol Lido, the beautiful bar and restaurant is a fusion of old and new - housed within a Victorian building but featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary furniture.
Located along St Stephen's Street, this beautiful Bristol bar is one for the steam-punk lovers. Laced in fantasy, the bar takes customers on a journey as they follow the fabled journeys of Captain Sebastian Commodore. Each cocktail has its own accompanying backstory whilst trinkets from the captain's journey are featured throughout the venue.
Housed in one of the city's most historic buildings, The Milk Thistle is a fun, prohibition-style pub. Think dark green and oak-panelled walls, rich-hued Chesterfields, an exorbitant amount of taxidermy and equally quirky, period-themed features throughout.
The Gallimaufry's ethos is sustainability - working as much as possible with local breweries. The Bristol bar also champions local art with the majority of their decor created by various artists, including the venue's mosaic bar and various wall murals.
This bright and spacious venue, located in the Old Vic, looks like a Grand Designs success story. Set against the beautiful theatre facade, the spot features an impressive wine, beer and cocktail menu. It also has a great kitchen and is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.