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 Lost & Found is a glorious Victorian-themed cocktail bar that'll take you to back in time with its antique interiors. Enjoy unusual alcohol combinations made using strange ingredients including banana chip-infused rum, jasmine tea syrup and the curiously named Ms. Better's Bitter Miraculous Foamer.
With opulent decor, skilled bartenders and a mega menu of wacky tipples, London Cocktail Club has certainly made a name for itself. Spend an evening sampling jam jar daiquiris and Bramley apple smashes and you'll see why it's regarded as one of the best cool and quirky bars in Bristol.
Home to over 150 different bottles, a spirit school and an attention-grabbing 500-litre retort pot, Bristol and Bath Rum Distillery is seriously upping your drinking game. Not only is it a buzzy, late-night choice for tipples with mates but it also puts on cracking events and masterclasses throughout the year.
Kongs of King Street is combining retro consoles with tasty tipples and craft brews, making it 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.
If you fancy something a little different for your night out, head over to Flight Club Bristol. The Old City haunt is not your average bar, featuring their new version of social darts, as well as intriguing interiors, delicious bar snacks and plenty of boozy bevs.
Lido has pipped the top spot for memorable watering holes - excuse the pun. 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.
Four storeys of stunning revelry await you at The Milk Thistle. One of the most unique bars in Bristol thanks to its decadent, vintage interiors, this one's a must-try in the cocktail department too with a selection of unconventional ingredients and signature serves.
Featuring beautiful concoctions, vibrant decor and a stunning outdoor terrace, it's no surprise that Bambalan is one of our favourite cool cocktail bars in Bristol. Hungry? Grab a few plates from the tapas-style menu and enjoy grilled tiger prawns, fried squid, artichoke hearts and focaccia.
The Apple's location - set within a converted barge boat - immediately makes it a strong contender for the coolest bars in Bristol. Add to that its riverside terrace and a mammoth stock of cider, ales, spirits and wines and you've got yourself a top-notch afternoon of alfresco drinking.
Grab your vintage goggles and get ready for a memorable evening at Bristol's only steampunk-inspired haunt - how's that for quirky nights out? The fantasy-focused bar is dotted with various trinkets and shakes up a selection of theatrical cocktails, each with its own backstory.
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.
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 supports musicians with regular live music nights and has worked with Bristolian artists to create the majority of their quirky decor.