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.

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Last updated on 6th June 2024

Alcotraz Bristol: Cell Block Two-Two-Six

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Bristol on Various dates from Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Grab tickets to an immersive drinking experience like no other at Alcotraz Bristol: Cell Block Two-Two-Six. Inspired by Hollywood movies and TV shows, sport an orange jumpsuit, butter up the guards and smuggle liquor past wardens to long-serving inmates who will be whipping up bespoke cocktails with whatever tipples make it through.

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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.


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.  

Seven Lucky Gods

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 Clockwork Rose

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.