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Cocktail Bars in Bristol
Whether you fancy a classic cocktail or an innovative new creation, we've put together a list of our favourite spots to enjoy a cocktail in Bristol.
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About: With beautiful bespoke cocktails, a stylish interior and spectacular water front views, Aqua Welsh Back is the perfect place for a classic Bellini and a side of olives.
The light and stylish bar opens onto the riverside terrace - allowing you to enjoy heated alfresco drinking all year round.
Try Aqua's classic Bellini and savour this beautiful and iconic Italian peach cocktail, made with Prosecco and juicy peaches.
Signature Cocktail: Classic Bellini
Non-Alcoholic Options: We'd recommend the Sorrento Sunset £3.50.
Address: Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 4RR
Telephones: 0117 915 6060
Hyde & Co
About: Hyde & Co bring the term speakeasy bang up to date with their modern take on the concept.
Handsomely decked out with vintage furniture and a grand piano, the mood is set for an intimate yet raucous evening of cocktails and decadence.
Hyde & Co like to go the extra mile to create unique and exciting drinks, so you'll find a plethora of tinctures, bitters and homemade syrups behind the bar.
Signature Cocktail: Bon Voyage £8.50
Non-Alcoholic Options: Give them your favourite flavours and they'll do the rest.
Address: Upper Byron Place, Bristol, BS8 1JY
Telephone: 0117 9297007
About: Hausbar is the place for those who wish to enjoy well-crafted and realistically priced cocktails in stylish surroundings.
The extensive cocktail list has been created by mixologist Aurelius Braunbarth and boasts both classic favourites and signature cocktails.
This fabulous venue is famed for three things - it's spirits, it's knowledgeable bartenders and it's excellent service.
Signature Cocktail: Classic Mojito
Non-Alcoholic Options: Hausbar's superb bartenders will be more than willing to put something together for you.
Address: 52 Upper Belgrave Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2XP
Telephone: 0117 946 6081
About: Shaken and stirred with equal measures of skill and enthusiasm, Brown's delicious cocktail menu covers everything from the classics to house favourites.
Whether you fancy a martini or a Manhattan, Browns' highly skilled bar tenders can mix a superb cocktail either from their extensive list or to your individual order.
Signature Cocktail: Rhubard & Cucumber Collins £7.50
Non-Alcoholic Options: A selection of 'Softails' available.
Address: 38 Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RE
Telephone: 0117 930 4777
The Milk Thistle
About: Dubbed one of Bristol’s best kept secrets, The Milk Thistle is a decadent speakeasy serving up some of finest cocktails in the city.
Alongside classic cocktails with a twist, the menu features a variety of unique concoctions; including the vanilla infused Diana Ross and the citrus based MT Buck.
To avoid disappointment, booking is essential!
Signature Cocktail: Milk Thistle Daisy £9.50
Non-Alcoholic Options: There’s nothing that The Milk Thistle's expert bartenders can’t create - all you have to do is ask!
Address: Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1EB
Telephone: 0117 929 4429
Flipside Cocktail Club
About: With the tastiest cocktails and awesome party beats from some of Bristol's finest cocktail slingers and DJs in a beautiful setting with a garden, the Flipside Cocktail Club is the ideal place to enjoy some delicious drinks.
Their bartenders are extremely passionate and knowledgeable, and with being awarded the Best Cocktail Bar in Bristol by 365Bristol, we’re sure you won’t be let down.
Signature Cocktail: Kamm Belt £8
Non-Alcoholic Options: Soft drinks are available.
Address: 38 Queen's Road, Bristol, BS8 1RE
Telephone: 01179 466144.
Cox and Baloney
About: If you’re looking for a bar in Bristol where your cocktails can come in teapots and there’s plenty of gin, this is just the place.
A bit unusual, but why not! Here you can enjoy a tipple in a beautiful vintage tearoom setting.
These classy cocktails are carefully designed by the Cox and Baloney team to be full of flavour, they are made with homemade infused syrups and a wide selection of gins from the South West.
Signature Cocktail: Drunken Granny's Garden £9
Non-alcoholic options: A variety of soft drinks available.
Address: 182 & 184 Cheltenham road, Cotham, Bristol BS6 5RB
Telephone: 0117 944 3100