Red Light

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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 for business baby. Booking ahead is definitely recommended, this place is a secret everyone will want to share.

Inside it's all sex and cocktails; flatteringly low lights and bygone decor will make you feel like you’ve found yourself in a real life Prohibition den. Sit by the bar and enjoy the eye candy or schmooze in one of the more intimate booths. The closed-door approach means that Red Light is able to create a certain atmosphere, you’re bound to start imagining yourself as a character in a film noir.

The boys behind the bar sport crisp shirts and slicked hair (they’ll show you their suspenders if you ask nicely) and the girls are just as glam as the retro pin-ups decorating the walls. As descendants of The Milk Thistle, one of Bristol’s first speakeasies, they’ve definitely got a unique vision when it comes to making cocktails, which are divided into categories such as Fortified and Aromatised and Eye openers and Bracers. Go for the bartender’s recommendation but expect bitters and plenty of vermouth. If you fancy a classic, they’re available as house, hip and daddy-o, depending on your preference or budget. Definitely something to keep in mind, as you’re going to want more than one round!

30/06/2014

ADDRESS

1 Unity St, Bristol BS1 5HH, UK Tel: +44 117 929 1453

OPENING HOURS

Monday 19:00 - 01:00
Tuesday 19:00 - 01:00
Wednesday 19:00 - 01:00
Thursday 19:00 - 01:00
Friday 19:00 - 03:00
Saturday 19:00 - 03:00
Sunday closed

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