Best cocktail spots in Bristol

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Best cocktail spots in Bristol

written on 11/05/2022 9:50am

Explore the city while sampling its cocktail collection with these top cocktail spots in Bristol. If you have any recommendations for cocktail spots in the city that we've missed, let us know on Twitter!

Blue Lagoon

Priding themselves on serving some of the finest cocktails on Gloucester Road, the Blue Lagoon has a great collection of cocktails which are always made to an excellent standard. Their cocktail menu is available all week, with 2 for 1 available Sunday-Thursday between 5pm-11pm (excludes Bank Holiday and large scale events). Enjoy a cocktail or two throughout May with live music events weekly and open mic nights every Wednesday!

The Blue Lagoon also has a selection of food menus and take table bookings online, so visit their website for more info or to book a cocktail night with them!


Walk into the end of the prohibition era and enjoy some soulful music with freshly made, classic cocktails – but with a twist. The Bootlegger is bursting with class and atmosphere, with music that will make you want to get up and dance, without even having a cocktail first. 

Their menu consists of over 90 freshly prepared cocktails, using locally sourced fruits and botanicals. But if you’re still stuck for choice after scanning through their selection, speak to one of their bar tenders, who will be happy to knock something else up for you! 

Their Happy Hour, which allows you to mix and match on 2 for 1, is available Sunday – Friday 5pm – 7pm and Saturday 5pm – 6pm. Visit their website for their menu or to book a table.

The Dirty Bird

Located in the heart of Clifton Village, The Dirty Bird cocktail and gin bar is new to the scene from 2020. But they have already made a huge splash, becoming a popular and extravagant cocktail bar in the Village. If you want somewhere to go for style and substance, then Dirty Bird is your place. With their cool interiors and tropical cocktails, it’s the perfect place to go to party.

Check out their Instagram for some aesthetically pleasing cocktails or visit their website to view their menu and book a table. 

Be At One

Not only does Be At One in Clifton have one of the best cocktail selections, with everything from a classic Cosmopolitan to a Tropic Like It’s Hot, they also have some of the best customer service around. If you want to enjoy a cocktail where the staff are having as much fun as you, then this is the place to be. With their expert knowledge of mixology along with their flare and passion, you can see that they love what they do and this goes into each drink they make. You’re guaranteed to have a great time and leave wanting more.

With a cocktail menu of over 90, including alcohol free options, you’re sure to find something to please the whole group. Enjoy 2 for 1 on the same cocktail during their Happy Hour, Sunday – Thursday 4:30pm – 8pm, Friday 3pm – 7pm and Saturday 3pm – 6pm. Visit their website to view their menu.

Turtle Bay

If you haven’t been to Turtle Bay for a cocktail, then you’re in for a treat!This Caribbean restaurant offers great food, drinks and music that really makes you feel like you’re on holiday. With flavours from the Caribbean, Turtle Bay stocks a selection of rums and has a cocktail menu packed with a punch. Although not all of their cocktails are made with rum, this is the featured flavour and will soon turn anyone who isn’t a rum lover.

With 2 for 1 cocktails every day, visit their website to view their menu or to book a table.

The Square Club

The Square Club in Clifton’s Berkeley Square is a members’ club established in 1999 for creatives. The Square Club is made up of a boutique lounge, award-winning Square Kitchen restaurant, Lower Deck Cocktail Bar and fully heated and covered outdoor Secret Garden.

Although you do have to be a member to enjoy their cocktail bar, it is also accessible to all Berkeley Square Hotel and Berkeley Suites guests and Square Work members! The lower deck cocktail bar and secret garden are the perfect areas to sit and enjoy some of their classic cocktails or ‘secret serves’ after a long day of work or exploring.

For information on their memberships or to view their menus, visit their website here.

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