Date Night in Bristol
On the hunt for first date ideas? Maybe somewhere new to surprise your other half? This city is full of romantic bars and restaurants that are sure to go down a storm, with everything from intimate pubs through to fancy cocktail joints. Check out our pick of the best places for a date night in Bristol and get ready to turn up the charm.
A romantic restaurant in Bristol, No. 4 Clifton Village is bound to impress that someone special with its delicious food and gorgeous decor. Housed inside a former Georgian manor, the spot has an AA Rosette, intimate wine bar, charming dining room and a number of secret gardens for those summer months.
Take your sweetheart to the beautiful Square Club and you'll get to enjoy the vibrant flavours of the West Country in a romantic setting. With seasonal produce and fresh ingredients at the forefront, each dish at the award-winning restaurant is a delight - and it's not bad on the looks front either.
Combining stunning views with tasty fare and great drinks, Riverstation is a no-brainer for dates in Bristol. Not only does the harbourside restaurant give you the choice of sitting in their lush dining room, outside on their waterside terrace or upstairs on their balcony, but they also serve up weekend brunch, lunch and dinner.
Is your crush a games fanatic? Maybe just a lover of all things retro? Then Kongs of King Street is the place for you. A fun option for a night with your date, the bar has a host of arcade games, ping pong tables and craft beer aplenty. Time to flex your Pac-Man muscles...
This steampunk-inspired bar is quaint and cute in equal measures. Guaranteed to break the ice as soon as you enter, The Clockwork Rose is ideal for a first date in Bristol as it'll immerse you into a fictional world, complete with quirky cocktails and wacky trinkets.
As one of Bristol's worst kept secrets, The Milk Thistle is always a popular choice for an evening out in the city. Touting a winning combo of sexy decor, seriously good cocktails and lots of cosy little corners, it's not hard to see how it's earnt its reputation.
Adorable interiors, roaring fireplaces and regular live music nights: The Christmas Steps is perfect for a laidback date night. The historic pub also has a selection of craft beers and ales sourced from local breweries on tap, as well as a weekly quiz and hearty Sunday roast.
After something a little different for your date night? Smoke & Mirrors is a brilliant comedy club in the heart of Bristol that's bound to have you both in stitches. Tuck into pizza as you watch a line-up of witty comedians and get to know each other between acts. Their Monday comedy night, A Bunch Of Japes, showcases rising talents if you're after a weekday event.