10 Best Things To Do In Bristol At Night

things to do in bristol at night

There is plenty of things to do in Bristol in the evening, and some things are even more fun in the evening than they are during the day. With all kinds of taverns and theaters to visit, travelers of all kinds will find something to do. If you’re planning a visit soon, there are plenty of amazing hotels that will fit all kinds of budgets, such as hotels under 100 USD and hotels with free parking. So choose one, and check out these best things to do in Bristol at night.

1. Brandon Hill Park

Brandon Hill Park, Bristol
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Stevekeiretsu used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Brandon Hill, also known as St Brandon’s Hill, is a hill close to Bristol City center, between the districts of Clifton and Hotwells, in southwest England. One of the best things to do here is to take the kids for an evening picnic and enjoy the outside world. This is a great place to enjoy nature as it truly is, and it is open at all hours.

Brandon Hill Park

Address: BS8 1, Bristol, UK

Website: Brandon Hill Park

2. Milk Thistle

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Like the sound of alfresco cocktails with us? Four weeks today we’ll be making it happen! Our outdoor terrace was so...

Posted by The MilkThistle on Monday, March 15, 2021

This bar gets pretty exciting when the evening hits on the weekend. The staff is polite but when they get busy keep in mind that they have to tend to more than just one person or group. This bar is a great place to spend some quality time with a spouse or a group of good friends. The atmosphere is just so pleasant that one can’t wait to get back here.

Milk Thistle

Address: Quay Head House, Colston Ave, Bristol, UK

Website: Milk Thistle

3. Cosie's

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A good time doesn’t always have to be expensive. Cosie’s is a great place to go for a great night out. Great drinks and a great atmosphere, one shouldn’t overlook Cosie’s simple but small place. Sometimes the smallest places are the best places. There are good drinks and some good food here so be sure to check it out when in Bristol.


Address: 34 Portland Square, Bristol, UK

Website: Cosie’s

4. Tobacco Factory Theatre

Editor's Note: There's no photo available at the time of writing

Despite its name, the Tobacco Factory Theatre is actually a café and bar that visitors can go to enjoy a nice evening. They have different events almost every night that they are open, ranging from comedy shows to musical acts. This is a great place to have a beer with a few friends because they can enjoy a few laughs while here. Definitely check out what events are happening before deciding to go as the acts change from night to night.

Tobacco Factory Theatre

Address: Raleigh Road, Bristol, UK

Website: Tobacco Factor Theatre

5. The Beer Emporium

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

On Wednesday we drink tripel karmeliet The Beer Emporium bringing you awesome Belgian Beer since 2013 #welovebeer #kingstreetBristol #kingstreetbeer

Posted by The Beer Emporium - Bristol on Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Obvious from its name, there is a lot of beer to try here at the Beer Emporium. The place has a great atmosphere as well because it’s just so friendly and bright. There is a lot of different beer here but keep in mind that drinking too much is still a sign of bad manners, just like it is in American culture, so be aware of how much you’re really drinking.

The Beer Emporium

Address: 15 King St, Bristol, UK

Website: The Beer Emporium

6. Bristol Hippodrome

Bristol Hippodrome Auditorium Interior
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Mike Hume used under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Bristol Hippodrome is just as unique as its name. This is a performance theater for travelers who enjoy the works of theater productions. It’s a good habit to check their main website to see what is happening here before making a trip here, and tickets can be bought online for those performances so visitors know they will get a seat. Performances have been known to make the audience gasp out loud and cry a few tears as they are such amazing performances.

Bristol Hippodrome

Address: 10 St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol, UK

Website: Bristol Hippodrome

7. The Old Duke

Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Stephen Burnett used under CC BY-SA 3.0

One of the oldest pubs in Bristol, The Old Duke gives visitors a sense of the past with their old decorations and attitudes in the bar. A great place to visit on a weekend evening, this jazz bar has a friendly staff that is always ready to help those that walk into the door. They have refreshing adult beverages and some great entertainment. They are always having gigs that range from jazz bands to old rock bands that are fun to listen to. They aren’t popular names that are here but that’s what makes them so cool.

The Old Duke

Address: 45 King St, Bristol, UK

Website: The Old Duke

8. The Bootlegger

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

An independent bar and kitchen that opened in 2014, The Bootlegger is a great club to go to when travelers are looking for a quaint bar with good drinks. The selection of spirits and mixed drinks is a long list so don’t feel obligated to drink them all. Their food is prepared fresh, so no need to worry about where the food is coming from or how long it’s been in the freezer. Between good food, yummy drinks, and a fun atmosphere, The Bootlegger is one of the best places to eat that visitors should not miss out on.

The Bootlegger

Address: 233 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, UK

Website: The Bootlegger

9. The Bank Tavern

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The Bank Tavern on Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Another pub in Bristol that visitors will love to visit is the Bank Tavern. The name may sound odd but the place is warm and welcoming when customers walk in the door. Actually, visitors can choose to sit inside or outside in this tavern. When customer choose to dine outside, they get to experience everything in Bristol firsthand. They definitely have some unique dishes here too. Something called a Pigs ear Terrine is on the menu and as weird as it sounds, it must be tried if they have it that day. The staff is friendly and the experience will leave travelers wishing they could go back just once more.

The Bank Tavern

Address: 8 John St, Bristol, UK

Website: The Bank Tavern

10. The Shakespeare Tavern

The  Shakespeare Tavern
Source: Photo by Geograph user Thomas Nugent used under CC BY-SA 2.0

The Shakespeare Tavern is a fun place to go no matter the time of day, but at night they have different events for their customers to enjoy while they have a drink and a meal. Different events include zombie themes for Halloween, trivia nights that everyone can enjoy, and when the Rugby World Cup is going on, they all place bets and customers can win different prizes if their team wins. This tavern is very customer friendly and they even allow dogs into the building. So check out The Shakespeare Tavern when in Bristol!

The Shakespeare Tavern

Address: 68 Prince St, Bristol, UK

Website: The Shakespeare Tavern

Bristol is full of culture

Bristol Floating Harbour by night. - geograph.org.uk - 34164
Source: Photo by user Martyn Pattison used under CC BY-SA 2.0

There are a lot of bars and taverns in the Bristol area, but there are also some great concert halls that will provide any traveler with quite a performance. When people travel here, they will not be bored in any way. So choose among the best places to stay and discover the best of what Bristol has to offer. Once you’ve had your fill, you could also take on day trips from the city.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.

Get Trip101 in your inbox

Unsubscribe in one click. See our Privacy Policy for more information on how we use your data

My name is Samantha Kern, and I have my Bachelor's Degree in English, which I'm using to pursue a career in writing. I've had a love of traveling since I was younger. My family would go to the...Read more

 Want to contribute as a Local Expert?
Explore Bristol City Centre
Good things are meant to be shared!