Something a Little Different in Bristol

From a cider bar on a boat through to a secret MI6 cocktail bar, there's no shortage of something a little different when it comes to a Bristol night out. Check out our recommendations for the quirkiest and coolest places in Bristol and ditch the 'boring' pronto.

Last updated on 31st January 2020

@ Upside Down House - The Mall, Cribbs Causeway on Various dates from Monday 13th July 2020

One of the best new attractions in Bristol, the Upside Down House is taking up at plot at The Mall on Cribbs Causeway so you can experience the world from an all new angle. Grab your pals and get ready to dance on the ceilings at this quirky city happening. 

Looking for an alternative event? Forget the usual day out and have a go at this quirky escape room, where you'll be able to choose from a variety of games. You'll need your best crew for this one, so prepare for an adrenaline-pumping 60 minutes.

Black Rock Bristol

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Have you ever drunk and old fashioned from a tree? Well, now's the chance, because Black Rock are bringing you one of the most unique whisky experiences in the city. Fronting over 250 bottles of the good stuff, you'll find drams from across the globe, alongside a unique menu of cocktails to get stuck into.

Red Light

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Raucous, debauched and seriously sexy, Red Light has cool and quirky Bristol bar stamped all over it. The secret den serves up luscious libations, hosts fun party nights and has some of Bristol's naughtiest decor.

Steak of the Art is not your average night out in Bristol as it combines amazing art work with world-class steaks. Located on Cathedral Walk, the spot has amazing interiors, including suspended paintpots pouring paint and an illuminated bar.

An oldie on the alternative night out scene in Bristol, Thekla is a rowdy club on a converted cargo ship. Head to the Mud Dock Area for pop club nights out and clothes markets over weekends.

Bristol's bar scene is full of interesting and fun bars, but none are quite as different as The Apple. An old dutch barge has been converted into one of the city's most popular watering holes which serves a massive selection of cider.