If your a soon to be fresher at Bristol then you need to know about these 4 hidden cocktail bars. They are hard to find but once you discover these gems they will be a firm favourite. Bristol is well known for its swanky cocktails and if your a cocktail lover then we challenge you to try all four. Let us know in the comments which one was your favourite.

Our top 4 hidden cocktail bars Bristol

1. Red Light

Cocktail bar bristol - Red Light

Address: 1 Unity Street, Bristol, BS1 5HH

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu 7pm-1am; Fri-Sat 7pm-3am

Blink and you’ll miss this place. Its situated on Unity Street and the doorway is covered in graffiti. A right light and phone box marks its existence. To gain access pick up the payphone, press the button and presto…

The atmosphere oozes 1950s panache with a cocktail list full of classics and new creations. Priced well at £8-£10 a cocktail its not too bad! Its spacious inside with plenty of comfy seating for you to forget about the world and relax.

2. Hyde & Co

cocktail bar bristol - Hyde & Co

Address: 2 The Basement, Upper Byron Place, Bristol, BS8 1JY

Opening Hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 7pm-1am; Fri-Sat 7pm-3am

This is a classic drinking spot.. if you can find it. It lies off Upper Byron Place with only a bowler hat to reveal its location. To get in knock on the door and give them your best smile – they do only let people in they like the look of so act extra friendly! Its a very social place with bar tenders sharing their wealth of cocktail and mixing knowledge!

3. The Ox

Cocktail bar - The Ox, Bristol

Address: The Basement, 43 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1HT

Opening Hours: Changes according to the season, check their website for specifics

This is situated in the old city below Commercial Rooms and was born in 2014. They serve some unbelievable cocktails and the best steaks in Bristol! Pay it a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

4. The Milk Thistle

hidden bars Bristol -The Milk Thistle

Address: Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1EB

This bar is spread over four floors and consists of 1920s furniture. The cocktails are dear but its worth one just to experience the décor. Its classy vibes so get ready to dress up! Even though it’s a secret and one of the best hidden bars in Bristol, it’s pretty big; spread across 4 floors.

If you’re looking for more secret places in Bristol to explore, take a look at our pick of hidden gems in the city.