Best Bars in Bristol

Best Bars in Bristol

There is nothing better this time of year then enjoying a good pint of beer or G&T in a great classically British pub. Here at Obis360 , we have put together some great bars local to the Bristol area where you can wet your whistle this Winter.

The Milk Thistle

Website: Milk Thistle Bristol

It’s likely that even some of the drinkers in the White Lion pub next door might not know that the Milk Thistle contains four floors of decadent excess. If you don’t like wood panelling and taxidermy, look away now. Each level has a different function, with a ground floor cocktail bar, first floor private members’ lounge and various function rooms including private dining with chefs from sister restaurant The Ox. If you’re here with a group of friends, try the Milk Thistle punch or selection of Trappist beers made by monks in monasteries across Europe. 

The Milk Thistle is located at Quay Head House Colston Avenue Bristol BS1 1EB

Hyde & Co

Website : Hyde & Co

As secrets go, a secret room within a secret bar is probably as secret as you could get. Hyde & Co may be just off the Clifton Triangle, one of Bristol’s busiest nocturnal thoroughfares, and surrounded on almost all sides by kebab shops, but if you didn’t know it existed, you might walk by it blissfully unaware of the delights within. Cocktails dominate but are most certainly not the only drinks here, with bottles of Wild Beer and Burrow Hill cider both making the short journey from Somerset.

Hyde & Co is located in The Basement, 2 Upper Byron Place Bristol, BS 1YJ.

Small Bar

Website : Small Bar

Look above the bar at Small Bar and after the list of IPAs, stouts, blonde beers and the like, you’ll see an extra category: crazy shit. Don’t expect beers of any less than ten percent abv here, and be thankful that you can choose to drink whatever unusual delight you have ordered in a bespoke one-third glass. Bar is the brainchild of Bruce Gray, who managed the first BrewDog bar in Aberdeen before letting love get the better of him and following his wife to Bristol.

Small Bar is located at 31 King Street Bristol BS1 4DZ.

Left Handed Giant Brewpub

Website : Left Handed Giant Brewpub

Those commuting home through Castle Park now face a new challenge: getting past this magnificent boozer without stopping for a half (or three). Left Handed Giant is an acclaimed Bristol brewery who’ve opened their first bar-pub across the water from the park at sharp-looking development Finzels Reach. The eye-catching bar was crowdfunded by 1,500 online backers, proving the beer-maker’s cult status, and you can taste all of their brews here while admiring the city go by.

Left Handed Giant Brewpub is located at Hawkins Lane , Finzels Reach , Bristol BS1 6EU.

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