Whilst these top 5 lists are not in any particular order, these cocktail bars are some firm favourites of Foozie and we think them deserving of a shout out! If you are looking for inspiration for your next night out, then have a scroll…


The Library

Address: 208 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6


We have long been fans of The Library wine bar long since it opened; it’s packed full of charm and is the perfect setting for a relaxed evening of sipping on your favourite tipple. With big long marble-topped bar being the centrepiece of the narrow and intimate venue, wooden furniture and long benches scattered with pillows make the space cosy and the candlelight adds to this romantic scene. Owner Louise is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to her plonk, and will happily sit and help you choose what you’d like. The Library offers various tasting to do in groups with friends and also a selection of tapas and mezze for you to enjoy with it.


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Bar Buvette

Address: 31 Baldwin Street, Bristol BS1


The ever popular, gorgeous, French inspired Bar Buvette is the perfect central Bristol spot to indulge in vino. The simple yet authentic lay out of the bar, with its simple touches and trinkets, is comfortable and casual, with the hand-picked wines all coming in reasonable whilst still of quality. If anything was going to compliment the wines here well, it would be food, and luckily, Bar Buvette serves indulgent and extremely well done dishes. We’d recommend the cheese toastie (wouldn’t everyone?) but also the Tartiflette when it’s on the menu.


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Le Poivrot

Address: 47 Colston Street, Bristol BS1


This decadent French wine bar sits tucked away just up the road from Colston Hall. Upon entry an impressive, a statement steel bar meets your eyes and you are able to pull up a stool here and swoon over the beautiful blue tiles or grab a table by the large floor to ceiling windows. If you want to get extra cosy of an evening – there is a snug little ‘cave’ corner down a few steps too. A wide selection of wines are on offer here alongside a very tempting menu of seasonal dishes, our stand out has to be the steak tartare with confit egg yolk, simply delicious.


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Corks at Cargo

Address: Cargo, Wapping Wharf


OK so WE KNOW this isn’t technically a wine bar – but you can sit inside and outside to drink plonk here, and we love it because it’s different, so we wanted to include Corks of Cargo. This wonderful little crate is packed to the ceiling with bottles of wine, so is perfect for when you pop in as part of your weekly shop, or stop in after work on a Friday night – the staff are all lovely and happy to help. Corks is great in the summer time, perch on one of their outside benches and sip on your tipple whilst people watching or grab a drink before dinner at one of the other crates.



The Clifton Wine Bar

Address: 3-5 Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8


Tucked away in the heart of Clifton is the Clifton Wine Bar. This cosy gem is finished off with wooden floors, plenty of seating and snug corners and also has a lovely outside garden area for when the weather brightens. With plenty of wines to choose from and a delectable menu; this venue caters for all, whether it is a large group of friends or a quiet drink with your better half.


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