Bristol’s great nightlife certainly doesn’t go unnoticed. But if you’re looking to have a good night that isn’t so messy or wild, then go and hit up a cocktail bar. From classy to casual, you will definitely find a perfect bar to spend some time with your friends. Here are 10 of the best cocktail bars in Bristol.
Address: 37 Triangle W, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1ER
Love to bust out some dance moves whilst sipping on a few cocktails? If so, the London Cocktail Club needs to be at the top of your bucket list of places to go in Bristol. Every night the bar loudly pumps out the latest tunes to give you the feeling that you are in a club, and their interior is also decked out lavishly with ornaments including a crocodile statue on the wall. The bar’s cocktails are just as lively as the venue, with some drinks decorated with flowers and lolly pops. Make sure to snatch some bargains – 2 cocktails for £12 – with their happy hour every day until 8pm.
Address: Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5UH
Pitcher & Piano is the perfect cocktail bar for those who prefer somewhere classier to drink. The bar is furnished with sleek and stylish furniture, creating a chic atmosphere to make you feel a little boogie. Despite this, their cocktails are reasonably priced and the drinks menu offers more modern and exciting options to choose from. These include Bakewell Bliss containing double cream, UFO with dry ice and Flossy Bop served with candy floss.
Address: The Grove, Bristol BS1 4RB
Looking for a cocktail bar with an exquisite view? Then head down to Riverstation. Situated right by the Harbourside, visiting the bar is a great way to appreciate a riverside view whilst indulging on some cocktails. What’s more, the outside balcony is beautifully lit up at night, making for a romantic date night spot when the weather is pleasant.
Address: 109 Whiteladies Rd, Redland, Bristol BS8 2PB
Furbished with a lustrous green and gold interior, the Flipside Cocktail Club is a super chic venue to enjoy a few cocktails. Situated on Whiteladies road, it’s fantastic location allows anyone to quickly pop into the bar; so there’s no need to worry about having nowhere to go when making last minute plans. Their menu consists of cocktails with various fun names such as the Cuban Missile Crisis with Havana rum, orange and blackberry liqueur, mint, passion fruit, vanilla and lime. Be sure to go during their happy hours on Monday to Thursday to get 2 for £10.
Address: 59-63 Baldwin St, St Nicholas Steps, Street, Bristol BS1 1QZ
If you go and wonder into the Old Fish Market, surprisingly you will find the cocktail bar Revolution. With its wooden interior and mezzanine, the bar gives off a cosy and chilled vibe. So if you want to go for some cocktails but don’t fancy going through the fuss of dressing up, Revolution is the place for you. The bar even serves classic comfort foods, elevating your causal drinking experience to new levels. Don’t forget to go during their happy hours every day until 9pm.
Address: 87-89, Park St, Bristol BS1 5PW
For those rum lovers out there or if you just enjoy your drinks on the strong side, try out Bristol and Bath Rum Distillery. A relatively new cocktail bar which popped up at the top of Park Street amongst many other bars, its in a prime location for those going on a bar crawl. What makes Bristol and Bath Rum Distillery stand out is – as the name suggests – the vast number of spirits and in particular rums they offer. Their menu consists of over 150 rums from all around the world and this speciality means that they also host rum making classes.
Address: Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2PH
Concealed behind a mysterious black door you will discover Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Despite being located out of the city centre in Clifton Village, this cocktail bar is just as quirky. Once you enter you are transported into a secret den, enabling you to feel as if you are spending the night like a true spy. Their menu also brilliantly fits the theme as it is disguised as a travel passport with all the drinks representing various locations in the UK, including a Twister cocktail for Blackpool.
Address: Unit 1b, 8 Millennium Promenade, Bristol BS1 5SZ
Positioned by the Harbourside, the independent bar Loose Cannon certainly matches its vibrant surroundings. Despite being amongst many other cocktail bars, the Loose Cannon stands out for its unique drinks based on pop culture and political references. A personal favourite was a Brexit cocktail served in a marmite jar – bringing the forbidden topic to the forefront daringly!
Address: Podium Level, Colston Tower, Colston Street, Bristol BS1 4XE
It is undeniable that on a hot summers day there is no better place to have a cocktail than on a rooftop terrace. Bambalan easily has one of the best rooftop terraces in Bristol, giving you a panoramic view of the city. The bar gives off a relaxed atmosphere; so you will be sure to feel like you are on holiday sunbathing by the pool. What’s more, to add to the holiday vibes, they offer Mediterranean food and tropical cocktails.
Address: 43 St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1TP
Last but certainly not least, you have the Brozen Bar. Brozen Bar is a one of a kind cocktail bar as its drinks are mixed with liquid nitrogen for you to enjoy in a dessert form of either gelato or sorbet. Indulge in your favourite ice cream flavours with a splash of alcohol – what more could you ask for? A cocktail bar that you will certainly not find elsewhere, be sure to check it out.
Whether it’s a scenic view or a lively night out with some quirky cocktails, these bars all have something distinctive to bring to the table. So if you love your cocktails, make sure to go and explore these cocktail bars as you won’t regret it!