Great Gin Bars in Bristol  

Dec 21, 2017

Gin is the new in. Hip new bars and trendy tonic specialists have been popping up all over the nation. Nowhere is that more prevalent than in the city of Bristol.

So, pour the tonic, and check out these great gin bars in Bristol:


The original. Set in a converted bank vault, Dutch was Bristol’s first wholly dedicated gin bar, with some 400 varieties on show.

There’s a wealth of choices to work through, from blood orange to tree-bark infused.

Dutch also has a stellar menu of bite-size snacks to nibble on whilst you try to pick something from the extensive drinks menu.

16 West Street, Bristol, BS2 0DF (dutchbar)

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Pump House

Looking out over the River Avon, the Pump House gastropub is the perfect venue for a relaxing riverside G&T.

With 400 varieties of gin on the menu, as well as a host of local beers, brews and wines, spoilt for choice springs to mind.

The expert staff are only ever too happy to help whip up an exotic concoction at one of the best gin bars in Bristol.

Merchants Road, Hotwells, Bristol, BS8 4PZ (the-pumphouse)

Milk Thistle

If any bar celebrates the world of gin, it’s Milk Thistle. Kitted out in Prohibition-era Speakeasy style, this bar is spread over four floors in one of the city’s oldest buildings.

If the regal setting wasn’t enough, the extensive menu is packed with options.

Be sure to try the lemon and pear flavoured “Milk Thistle Daisy”, and the gin, sherry and whiskey mix “Coffin Dodger”.

Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 1EB (milkthistlebristol) 

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Cox and Baloney

A vintage tearoom might not be the first place you’d look for a Bristolian gin specialist, but here we are.

Alongside the more PG fare, Cox and Baloney offer a great selection of teapot cocktails in one of the best gin bars in Bristol.

Match your afternoon G&T with one of the delicious cheeseboards for a really sophisticated afternoon.

182-184 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RB (coxandbaloneytearooms)

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Red Light

Amongst the best bars in the city, if you can find it. This secret speakeasy is marked only by a red neon light above the doorway.

Gaining entry involves answering a phone call in a telephone booth nearby.

Once in the inner circle, there’s a wealth of gin-based beverages to keep you here for the night.

1 Unity St, Bristol BS1 5HH (redlight)

Psychopomp Microdistillery

Bristol’s very own gin microdistillery. With a little bar onsite, Psychopomp is the perfect place for the freshest G&T in town.

There’s even a weekly “Distil your own Gin” class, giving you the lowdown on how to start creating your own at home.

145 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol BS2 8DB (microdistillery)

The Rummer Hotel

Another spot with their own microdistillery onsite. The Rummer Hotel, cocktail bar and fine dining restaurant, occupies atmospheric quarters in Bristol’s Old City.

A wide selection of beverages and a focus on gin means The Rummer Hotel should be first on the list for your next Bristolian bar crawl.

All Saints Ln, Avon, Bristol BS1 1JH (therummer)

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