Clifton Bars in Bristol

Clifton Village is one of Bristol's prettiest spots, bursting with Victorian Charm, independent shops and stunning views from the iconic Brunel Suspension Bridge. The upmarket area also just happens to boast some of Bristol's best watering holes, whether you're looking for a cosy pub to while away a drizzly day, or a buzzing cocktail bar for a first date, Clifton comes up trumps. Stuck for choice? Luckily we've done the legwork and picked out the very best spots in this beautiful Bristol suburb.

Last updated on 17th September 2019

Racks Bar and Kitchen

59 user reviews 4

A well-loved spot for both Clifton locals and visitors to the area alike, Racks Bar and Kitchen is known for its unique decor and wine-cellar setting. The cosy bar regularly screens sporting events and hosts summer BBQs on its sunny outdoor terrace. 

Lola Lo Bristol

35 user reviews 3

One of Bristol's favourite late-night haunts, Lola Lo is regularly frequented by the city's student population along with those in search of a place to drink and dance the night away. Inspired by Polynesian culture, this tiki bar offers a huge menu of fruity concoctions as well as plenty of photo op moments, perfect for the 'gram.

Not too far from Clifton Suspension Bridge, Amoeba is a chilled spot for low-key cocktails. Decked out in comfy soft furnishings, twinkling candles and low-hanging pendant lights, its cosy atmosphere is the perfect spot for a romantic date night.

The Coronation Tap is world-famous for its unbeatable selection of cider, whether you like the good stuff on tap, fruit-infused, or out of a bottle, this place has got you covered. The team here also offer masterclasses and tasting sessions as well as an annual festival which celebrates all things apples. 

Clifton's worst-kept secret, Her Majesty's Secret Service is a hush-hush cocktail bar serving up creative concoctions good enough for Queen Lizzy herself (apparently hers is a Dubonnet, but we won't judge if you stick to a mojito). Visit this MI-6 themed bar on a weekend for a buzzing atmosphere and experimental tipples. 

Flipside Cocktail Club

1 user review 5

This vintage-inspired cocktail club has dreamy interiors worthy of a picture-perfect Pinterest board. Settle into one of the dark and brooding nooks and get stuck into their extensive cocktail list. Your go-to not on the menu? No problem, one of the expert in-house mixologists will be happy to whip up whatever takes your fancy.

Dating back to the 17th Century, The Albion has a history that is intertwined with Clifton Village. Now a elegant and contemporary pub, the Grade II listed building offers the perfect spot to enjoy some proper pub nosh and huge range of real ales. 

This family-friendly restaurant is best known for its high-quality Spanish tapas, but it also offers a huge range of drinks, inspired by the Mediterranean. From Gin Tonicas to a wide list of carefully curated wines, this spot is the perfect place for an early-evening aperitif.