One of the most difficult things about visiting a new city is knowing where to go for the best time. Whether you’re looking for that perfect special occasion restaurant, the best cup of coffee in town, or the liveliest bars and clubs for a night out, it can be easy to go wrong when you’re out of your usual territory.
To help make your planning a little easier, we bring you our picks of the best nightlife in Bristol. Armed with these insider tips, you can relax and focus your attention on the drinks menu.
Choosing the best area for your night out
Bristol is a large and vibrant city, with different things happening in its several unique areas. The one you choose for your night out will depend on your idea of a good time.
•The Waterfront is one of the city’s most popular areas, with views and busy restaurants and bars
•King’s Street is home to several traditional pubs, perfect for laid-back, cosy drinks
•Millennium Square hosts some of the city’s swankiest cocktail bars
•Park Street is where you’ll find nightclubs open until the early hours
The best pubs and bars in Bristol
With so many great daytime spots, traditional pubs, and swishy cocktail bars in Bristol, it can be difficult knowing where to start. Here are some of the best bars and pubs in Bristol to help you along:
For cocktails in Bristol, try:
•The Gold Bar at Bristol Harbour Hotel
•Be at One Bristol
•The Square Kitchen
•The Milk Thistle
•Hyde & Co
•The Clockwork Rose
Looking for a cosy English pub? Head to:
•The Barley Mow
•The Cottage Inn
•The Three Tuns
•The Bank TavernThe Golden Guinea
If you’re ready to turn your night up a notch, visit one of these Bristol nightclubs and get moving with the locals:
•Be at One
There’s also a great LGBT+ nightlife, which centres around Frogmore Street and Old Market, the city’s gay village.
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