Head to the Old Fishmarket in Bristol's city centre to find Revolution, a bar that specialises in vodka. It's not all cocktails and shots; the bar also has a crowd-pleasing and affordable menu.
City Centre Bars in Bristol
Whether you've been shopping til you drop at Cabots Circus, working hard near Queen Square or visiting the University, Bristol city centre will have a bar for you. The area is rammed with places to stop for a drink, from charming independent bars through to better known chains; read our recommendations for places to drink in central Bristol and find the perfect match for you.
Modern, stylish and affordable, Pitcher & Piano has garnered a reputation across the country. In Bristol, the bar has a found a home not far from the water; check it out during happy hour, when cocktails are 2-4-1.
Traditional and low-key, this Bristol pub is a city centre gem which serves dishes such as fish and chips and cracking pies. The Horts will also help you refuel with a long list of fine wines and of course, a pint of Young's beer.
Boasting an enviable harbourside location, Riverstation is a charming space from day to night. Tuck into breakfast classics and seasonal dishes for dinner, all paired with expert-crafted cocktails, thirst-quenching wines and ice cold ales.
Found yourself in Bristol city centre and looking for an ice-cold pint? Step up The Prince Street Social as the central bar brings all sorts of hoppy goodness to the area. Try one of their beers, which is brewed just round the corner, and if you're feeling peckish, tuck into a hearty menu of British cuisine.
An undoubtedly cool haunt in the centre of Bristol, BrewDog is a hub for those grabbing pres, after-work drinks or chilling with mates. Stop over and explore their 20+ craft brews on tap, wide array of bottles and cans in the fridge and menu of drool-worthy sourdough pizza.
Not all of Bristol's central bars are on land, The Apple is a converted Dutch bar that's been turned into one of the most popular cider bars in the city. If you can't grab a seat on the boat, the venue also has outdoor seating which is perfect come summer.
Small Bar is a must for all beer lovers in Bristol. Referring to their love of supporting local and small breweries, the spot serves pints in 2/3 pints, to ensure that every glass is fresh and enjoyed to the maximum.
While it might be a little on the swankier side, Graze Bar and Chophouse does have a 30-seater bar if you're looking for a Bristol city centre bar that's a little more low-key. Glug on Bath Ales and munch through a menu of meaty plates.
Your first challenge is finding this city centre bar in Bristol. Once you have uncloaked the secret bar, however, prepare for a wonderland of delights, from mixology masters through to taxidermy-filled rooms.
Located in a former banking hall, The Cosy Club is a more unique find in Bristol's city centre. Expect grand marble columns, vintage portraits and a seriously slurpable cocktail list.