10 Places for Great Cocktails in Bristol

Cocktails are great no matter the occasion, from celebrating a special anniversary, your besties birthday, or after work drinks on a Friday. Most people can find a cocktail that takes their fancy, whether it be sweet and fruity, punchy and sour or sharp and strong.

So, if you’re heading to the streets of Bristol for the night and you’re looking for the perfect place to have a cheeky tipple, we’ve got you covered. 

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is a multi award-winning cocktail bar that spans across four floors filled with eclectic decor and incredible cocktails. Here you’ll find a hidden vault, a decadent bar and The Attic, which can be hired for private dinner parties. 

They have a regular menu as well as creative monthly specials. Milk Thistle is one spot to check out for sure.

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The Cocktail Club

The London Cocktail Club, now has two spots in Bristol, up on The Triangle and on Corn Street. They serve up vibes, tunes, and a cocktail menu that is sure to have something to please everyone. From mojitos to punchy iced teas and daiquiris to espresso martinis, they’ve got it all!

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With a playlist that’ll get you up off your seat, Flipside is the perfect place to kickstart your night. As well as a fab cocktail menu they now have a mouthwatering seasonal food menu using local ingredients, so be sure to check that out on your visit to accompany your cocktail of choice.

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Tonight Josephine

Not too far from The Cocktail Club on Corn Street is the brand new bar, Tonight Josephine. Located in cities all across the UK, the sassy late-night cocktail bar has now made its way to Bristol’s Baldwin Street, with a menu consisting of drinks named ‘Peachpie’, ‘AB Fab’ and ‘Hot AF’ to name a few!

Photo: Tonight Josephine

Hyde and Co.

Owned by the same people as Milk Thistle, Hyde and Co. is one of Bristol’s best kept secrets. To get access to this bar, you have to ring a buzzer to an unexpected door on a nondescript street, to where you are then welcomed into the low-lit bar.

This speakeasy cocktail bar serves up award-winning cocktails all within a unique and intimate setting.

Photo: Hyde and Co.

Her Majesty’s Secret Service

The menu at Her Majesty’s is filled with classic concoctions, each with a HMSS twist. On their menu you’ll find unpretentious cocktails with occasional outrageous twists. Located right by Clifton Down Station, this cocktail bar is not one to skip out on if you’re in the area.

Photo: Her Majesty’s Secret Service


If you want cocktails that’ll wow, then you must check out Aluna, a cocktail bar and Pan Asian restaurant located right by Bristol’s Harbourside.

Their adventurous cocktail menu is a molecular paradise. Expect smoke, foam, popping candy and even glow sticks!

They also do a ‘bottomless’ brunch and cocktail masterclasses.

Photo: Aluna

Bronzen Bar

For something a bit more on the chilly side, head to Brozen Bar on St Nicholas Street. Find frozen cocktails made using liquid nitrogen on their menu, such as the ‘Equinox’; brozen vodka, brozen white chocolate liqueur, strawberry, raspberry and lemon.

Photo: Brozen Bar

Gin & Juice

Gin & Juice is exactly what’s on the tin, gin cocktails and plenty of them…

Located half way up Park Street, Gin & Juice is the perfect place to stop off for a post shopping day treat.

On their menu you will find every type of flavourd gin you can think of. From strawberry candy floss and voodoo chilli gin to mulled blackberry and not forgetting your classic G&T. This place is for gin lovers for sure!

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The Bootlegger Bristol

Swing vibes to jazz beats, The Bootlegger is sure to help you kickstart your weekend! They regularly have live music acts so check out their website for upcoming events. And when it comes to cocktails you’ll find signature classics but with a Bootlegger twist!

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NQ64 Arcade Bar

A recent addition to Bristol’s bar scene, this neon-lit hotspot combines retro gaming with a creative cocktail menu, offering a fun and nostalgic twist on a night out. Their game-themed cocktails, like the “Disco Stu Daiquiri” and “Mad Max Zombie,” add an extra layer of excitement to the vibrant atmosphere.

NQ64’s blend of classic arcade machines and inventive drinks makes it a standout choice for both gaming enthusiasts and cocktail lovers. The lively, laid-back environment is perfect for enjoying a nostalgic trip down memory lane while sipping on uniquely crafted cocktails.

To carry on the night, why not check out our list of nightclubs in Bristol that are worth checking out!