Cool and Quirky Bars in Bristol

Spotted something unusual going on in Bristol recently? It was likely at one of these bars. A haven for mischief, mixology and must-try boozers, this fair city is at the UK's peak when it comes to hipster hotspots to drink. Whether you like your cocktails in an elusive, secret lair or you prefer the tiki tidings of a South Pacific plot, check out our recommendations for the most cool and quirky bars in Bristol.

Last updated on 8th November 2019




Grab your vintage goggles and get ready for a memorable evening at this eccentric steampunk-inspired cocktail spot. Following the fictional journeys of captain Sebastian Commodore, the fantasy-focused bar is dotted with various trinkets from the captain's travels and serves a section of especially concocted cocktails - each with their own backstory. 

The Gallimaufry is a real grassroots venue, championing all things local. Stocking a large range of Bristol ales and ciders, the bar also supports local musicians with regular live music nights and has worked with various Bristolian artists to create the majority of their quirky decor - from the spot's eclectic wall murals to its beautiful mosaic bar.