Cool and Quirky Bars in Bristol
A haven for mischief, mixology and must-try boozers, this fair city is at the UK's peak when it comes to unique places to drink. Whether you like your cocktails in an elusive, secret lair or prefer sipping on fine wines at an unusual waterside haunt, you're sure to find something to suit your taste in our recommendations of cool and quirky bars in Bristol.
The bright and bold London Cocktail Club has certainly made a name for itself. With opulent decor, vibrant bartenders and a mega menu of wacky tipples - rose petal martinis, Earl Grey sours and cherry old fashioneds - this one has earned its stripes as one of the best cool and quirky bars in Bristol.
The Lost & Found is a glorious Victorian-themed cocktail bar that'll take you to back in time with its antique interiors and unusual alcohol combinations. Enjoy bizarre concoctions with strange ingredients including banana chip-infused rum, jasmine tea syrup and the curiously named Ms. Better's Bitter Miraculous Foamer.
Combining retro consoles with tasty tipples and craft brews, Kongs Of King Street is your one-stop-shop for boozy gaming. Whether you're here for a midweek competition with friends or a late-night dance on the weekends to a live DJ set, you're guaranteed to have a great time.
Home to over 150 different bottles, a spirit school and an attention-grabbing 500-litre retort pot, Bristol and Bath Rum Distillery are seriously upping the city's drinking game. Not only are they a buzzy, late-night choice for drinks with mates but they also put on events throughout the year and host a cracking masterclass.
Four storeys of stunning revelry await you at The Milk Thistle. One of the most unique bars in Bristol thanks to their decadent, vintage interiors, this one's a must-try in the cocktail department with a selection of unconventional ingredients and signature serves on the menu.
Grab your vintage goggles and get ready for a memorable evening at this steampunk-inspired spot. Following the fictional journeys of captain Sebastian Commodore, the fantasy-focussed bar is dotted with various trinkets and shakes up a selection of theatrical cocktails - each with their own backstory.
The Gallimaufry is a real grassroots venue, championing all things local. As well as stocking a large range of local ales and ciders, the bar also supports musicians with regular live music nights and has worked with Bristolian artists to create the majority of their quirky decor.
The Apple's location - set within a converted barge boat - immediately makes it a strong contender as one of one of the coolest bars in Bristol. Add to that its riverside terrace and a mammoth stock of cider, alongside ales, spirits and wines and you've got yourself a top-notch afternoon of alfresco drinking.
If locations are anything to go by, Lido has pipped the top spot for quirky bars in Bristol. Situated only a few metres from an outdoor pool, this gem is serving up the definition of drinks with a view, touting an extensive wine menu of whites, reds, rosés, sherries and Champagne.
Looking for places to drink in Bristol? You could do a lot worse than Seven Lucky Gods, a stylish watering hole inspired by the izakaya bars of Tokyo. Along with sake, beers and spirits, their innovative cocktails will have you slurping on green tea-infused gin, kumquat liqueur and grapefruit sherbert.