Whether you’re planning your own Bristol bar crawl, or in search of a new favourite watering hole, Bristol offers a plethora of bars to try and choose from. This city assuredly has some of the more quirky and curious bars and pubs in the UK, so here are 6 of the best bars in Bristol for you to enjoy.

1. London Cocktail Club Bristol

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Address: 37 Triangle W, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1ER

If you’re looking for whimsical and wild cocktails, London Cocktail Club is for you. The venue can be found on the Clifton Triangle and features fanciful décor alongside an experimental cocktail menu. The Bristol London Cocktail Club does serve classic favourites on its cocktail menu such as long island iced teas and espresso martinis, however, the real pull-factor for this bar would be the more unique beverages on offer. Namely, their rose petal martinis are a stand-out, as well as their jam jar daiquiris.

2. The Lanes


Address: 22 Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2LE

For anyone who is a fan of bowling, The Lanes should not only be considered an affordable and entertaining bowling alley, but also a terrific bar. With tasty menu items such as loaded nachos available, as well as a selection of great drinks, this bar-come-bowling alley would definitely provide a night of entertainment for any group of students looking to kick back after a difficult week of studying.

3. The White Harte


Address: 54-58 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH

The White Harte can be found very close to UoB’s Wills Memorial Building, and stocks some particularly satisfying ciders alongside quintessential pub tipples. This student favourite also holds ‘Pancake Tuesdays’ – where you can get silver dollar pancakes for 25p each – and ‘Wing Wednesdays’ – when you can nab yourself a cheap but delicious plate of discounted chicken wings. Truly delectable!

4. Smoke and Mirrors


Address: 8 Denmark St, Bristol BS1 5DQ

Comedy and theatre fans will love Smoke and Mirrors. The theatre-bar serves an amazing selection of real ales, as well as fresh, top quality eats such as their stone-baked pizzas. If you are someone who prefers a bar experience that isn’t dominated by techno music and sticky floors, Smoke and Mirrors pairs its refreshments with excellent live entertainment.

5. Kongs of King Street

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Address: 13-15 King St, Bristol BS1 4EF

Kongs of King Street provides an eclectic mix of retro gaming systems and a fantastic bar atmosphere. From table football to Mortal Kombat, Kongs is bound to suit all gaming tastes, and alongside the entertainment they serve up a smashing range of ales and beers on tap. In particular, they serve their own APA – Silverback #2 – which is certainly worth a try.

6. Mr Wolf’s


Address: 32 St Nicholas St, Bristol BS1 1TG

For any music-loving Bristol student, Mr Wolf’s has been known to provide brilliant nights showcasing live bands. The St Nicholas’ Street venue hosts some of the best nights out in the city, as well as providing a great cocktail menu. In terms of food, Mr Wolf’s serve up some terrific noodle dishes for those feeling a bit peckish. Though, the main attraction of Mr Wolf’s is undeniably the ecstatic party atmosphere of the live music nights.