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 26th May 2020




Lola Lo Bristol

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One of the quirkiest bars in the city, Lola Lo is a tiki-themed palace that'll transport you to sunnier shores. A go-to for a carefree night of dancing till the early hours, this party playground boasts stunning cocktails, banging tunes and plenty more. 

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 Bristol

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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.

Black Rock Bristol

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Expanding from its London site, Black Rock brings some of the world's best whiskies to Baldwin Street. With over 250 bottles to choose from, their expert bar staff are on hand to help you choose your poison, alongside whipping up some truly unique concoctions. 

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. 

When it comes to quirky nights out in Bristol, Smoke & Mirrors have you covered on the entertainment front. Get yourself a bottle of wine from their bar and settle in for an evening of live performances that range from cabaret and music to burlesque. 

Pata Negra

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Delicious mouthfuls, regional vinos and warm-toned furniture... Pata Negra is bringing a slice of Spain to Clare Street. A great pick for your next date night, the tapas and wine bar will see you sampling a variety of different bottles and nibbling on authentic small plates like croquettes, patatas bravas and grilled prawns.

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 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.