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Things we love:

That west country accent.

Banksy was born there.

All those skaters!

It’s the original home of Lee Evans.

JK Rowling based her character Harry Potter on a young boy she knew while growing up in Bristol.

Things we wished we’d known:

That hill is crazy steep, wear flats.

It rains 95% of the time because it is in a bowl.

Justin Lee Collins is from there!

The Lido is the perfect place for a swim, remember your swimmers.

The Bristol Downs is the UK No. 1 dogging site. Do not, repeat, do not engage your windscreen wipers.

Best bars in Bristol
Best bars in Bristol
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Copper Jacks Crafthouse
Copper Jacks Crafthouse

Opening out on to Corn Street, Copper Jacks is found right in the thick of one of central Bristol’s most popular drinking areas. On weekends access is gained through a more discreet side entrance, allowing it to exist in its Read More

Goldbrick House
Goldbrick House

Half way up the super steep Park Street you’ll probably find yourself panting and in need of a drink. We’ve got just the place. Two Georgian town houses and one old bread factory have been combined together, creating an awesome Read More

Hausbar
Hausbar

You have to be a committed drinker to come here because it’s quite a trek from the centre, but it’s a journey worth making. Head down the stairs, knock and you shall be received (well hopefully, based on two things, Read More

Hotel du Vin and Bistro
Hotel du Vin and Bistro

Tucked in just off one of the busy roads that runs through the town centre, lies the oasis of calm that is Hotel du Vin, which is one of the finest places to kip in this city. The entrance is Read More

Hyde & Co
Hyde & Co

If you spot the bowler hat then you’ve found the right place. Ideally someone has booked, but either way ring the doorbell and as if arriving to some top secret house party, the door will open to this devious den Read More

Illusions
Illusions

At 1am on a Thursday morning this place was a total game changer. BarChick thought she would just swing by for one more drink… but it turned into a 3am sesh followed by a lot of grimy chicken from over Read More

Red Light
Red Light

Hiding in plain sight, the entrance to Bristol’s newest and sexiest speakeasy Red Light can be found just off Park Street. Find the curious looking payphone in the seemingly abandoned doorway; if the red light is on, then it’s open Read More

The Apple
The Apple

It’s a boat, a bar on a mother f*cking boat! With a name like The Apple you can be sure that there’s a good supply of cider on board to keep most of Bristol well watered. There are Read More

The Birdcage
The Birdcage

A new kid on the block The Birdcage is a bright, airy space filled with everything from deep green and red Chesterfields to Persian rugs and lamps hanging in clusters from the ceiling. Enter in through the wardrobe like doorway, Read More

The Colour Inn
The Colour Inn

This place is pretty unique as far as bars in Bristol go that don’t fall under the speakeasy category. If you see an 80s film like The Goonies being projected onto the street outside, then you know you’ve arrived. As Read More

The Lido Bar
The Lido Bar

If you’re built like David Hasselhoff (and you know it) and you’re looking for a place to take a date, then look no further. Alternatively if you want to check out your date’s bod without having to spend zillions on Read More

The Milk Thistle
The Milk Thistle

Yes Bristol’s got some speakeasies and we’re not talking the usual cocktail lounge in a cupboard! This is the real deal in the shape of a four storey townhouse that does little to hide itself yet sinks subtly into the Read More

The Rummer Hotel
The Rummer Hotel

Don’t try and book a room here (like us) it’s not actually a hotel, although Elizabeth I did actually stay here when passing through, so if you’re into your history then come and get geeky. Alternatively, if rum is more Read More