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.

Last updated on 14th June 2022

The Florist Bristol

299 user reviews 4

Craving something a little different in Bristol? A beautiful venue with floral decor and plush pink seating, The Florist is a fab spot for those after a good Instagram photo and aesthetically-pleasing cocktails to match. Plus, they sling out afternoon teas and gorgeous brunches.

Be At One Bristol

316 user reviews 4

Oreo themed cocktails? Happy hours? Over 150 cocktails to choose from? It's hard not to love a bar like Be At One Bristol. Hailed for weird and wonderful concoctions alongside late nights and a buzzing party atmosphere, the venue is the gift that keeps on giving.

Lola Lo Bristol

53 user reviews 4

For one of the best bars in Bristol, Lola Lo is a tiki-themed palace that'll transport you to sunnier shores. A go-to for carefree nights of dancing 'til the early hours, this party playground boasts stunning cocktails, banging tunes and plenty more. 

Mall Clifton Bristol

141 user reviews 4

One of the best rooftop bars in Bristol during the warmer months, Mall Clifton is a great shout for drinks. Sit outside in its secret garden while you bask in the sunshine, sink pints and tuck into a killer menu of British pub grub.


2 user reviews 5

Situated on Park Street, Java is an excellent place for your watering hole needs. Whether you're here for a club night with friends or in need of a quick catch-up with your girls, it's supplying sublime drinks - think espresso martini cocktail trees.

The Bristol Stable

633 user reviews 4

Fronting exposed brick walls, an open kitchen and gorgeous hanging plants, this is hands down one of the best cocktail bars in Bristol Harbourside. They also sling out wood-fired pizzas with unique toppings, from pineapple to smoked salmon and burger sauce.

OMG Club

5 user reviews 3

One of the city's best gay clubs, OMG offers some top-tier drag acts, alongside a slew of creative concoctions. With an LED dancefloor and fun games, it's no wonder why it's an absolute banger four days a week.

Featuring beautiful concoctions, vibrant decor and a stunning outdoor terrace, it's no surprise that Bambalan is one of the coolest 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.

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. 

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.  

When it comes to quirky nights out in Bristol, Smoke & Mirrors are coming up trumps for entertainment. Get yourself a bottle of wine from the bar and settle in for an evening of live performances that range from cabaret and music to burlesque. 

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.