City Centre Bars In Bristol

In an area filled with craft beer dens, cocktail spots and charming independent boozers, you're spoilt for choice when it comes to places to drink. But sometimes with so many options, it can be hard to know where to go. That's why we've scoured through the many watering holes in the hub of all the action to come up with a definitive list of the best city centre bars in Bristol. 

Last updated on 29th June 2022

Searching for places to drink in Bristol? O'Neill's is a lovely boozer in the city centre and it's giving you everything you need for a good sports viewing. Enjoy pints, scrumptious burgers and a buzzing ambience, all while catching every second of the latest match.


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House in a listed Mauretania building in the middle of the city on Park Street, Java is top spot for delicious cocktails and scrumptious food. Whether you fancy a buzzing atmosphere or a quiet VIP experience, they've got you covered.

The Bristol Stable

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Nestle along Harbourside, The Bristol Stable is your go-to for craft ciders, fresh sourdough pizza and live music. They even host regular tastings where you and your friends can try eight different brews accompanied by mouthwatering slices to keep you fuelled up.

Revolution Bristol

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Head to the Old Fishmarket in Bristol's city centre to find Revolution, a party bar that specialises in all things vodka. Their fruity cocktails will whisk you away to a sunnier setting whilst daily happy hours make for a wallet-friendly sip. Once Friday hits, the place comes alive with music and late-night revellers.

The Horts

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If you're after an easy-going place to drink in Bristol city centre, The Horts is for you. The traditional pub has a mega list of wines, spirits and beers, as well as a classic menu of comfort food favourites if you should get peckish. What's more, they've even got a 36-seater cinema where they screen regular sports events.

The White Harte, Bristol

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A cool Bristol sports bar, The White Harte is making sure you stay watered, fed and entertained. Along with pool tables and HD Tvs screening all the latest matches, you'll find American-inspired grub and real ales.

If you're after a quirky bar in Bristol city centre then The Clockwork Rose will suit you down to a tee. Not only are the drinks wacky and theatrically presented but the steampunk-inspired interiors will transport you into the fictional world of Sebastian Commodore, a mythical airship captain.

Small Bar is a must for all beer lovers in Bristol. In keeping with their dedication to support local and small breweries, the rustic joint pours drinks in 2/3 pints, to ensure that every glass is fresh and enjoyed to the maximum.

Not all of Bristol's central bars are on land. Meet The Apple: a converted Dutch barge that's been turned into one of the most popular cider haunts in the city. Can't find a seat on the boat? There's also outdoor seating which is perfect for the summer months.

Situated underneath King Street, The Beer Emporium is a cool basement bar and craft brew haven. Spend an evening tasting a range of international and locally-sourced ales and stouts in the cosy den. Like what you tried? Buy some sips from their award-winning bottle shop.