Best Cocktail Bars In Bristol

As the temperature drops and the night’s start to draw in there’s no better time to explore Bristol’s cocktail bars. Here is our selection of the best cocktail bars in Bristol.



Her Majesty’s Secret Service (HMSS)

An evening at HMSS is an evening to remember. The experience starts before you’ve even walked through the door, as you are faced with the challenge of locating the hidden premises! Their menu is full of extremely creative cocktail concoctions that not only taste amazing but look just as good. Quite literally an Instagrammer’s dream!


Harvey Nichols

With a vast selection of seasonally changing drinks on offer, created by award-winning mixologists, you’ll never tire of visiting Harvey Nichols’ bar. The venue oozes elegance, with modern décor and excellent service. It’s the perfect excuse to get all dressed up!



The Milk Thistle

This quirky, rustic bar is set in a beautiful historic building. Another secret location, it’s perfect for those who want a cosy evening with a relaxed atmosphere. They offer an array of delicious cocktails, some of which have imaginative and amusing names! This is our favourite choice for an evening out with friends.


Red Light

Red Light offers a modern-day twist on the traditional speakeasy. Its retro décor, dim lighting and jazz music makes you feel as if you’ve gone back in time! The cocktails are also in keeping with the theme, providing a unique interpretation on some well-known classics!



With candlelit rooms and comfy sofas, Amoeba has triumphed in creating the ultimate casual space to unwind in the heart of beautiful Clifton Village. Their extensive list of cocktails makes it easy for even the most selective of drinks connoisseurs to find something to tantalise their taste buds. Perfect for a romantic date night.


Read more of our Bristol favourite spots on the Journal.