500 things to do in bristol

Almost all of the things to do in Bristol

Bristol has so many amazing things that you can do and we wanted to create a definitive bucket list for things to do in Bristol. What we’ve ended up with is 100 great things you can do in Bristol and then 5 different ways that you can do them. This gives you 500 things you can do in Bristol, with a multitude of ways to explore this awesome city. Good luck!

1. Visit a Bristol museum

Bristol Museum
Bristol Museum

๐Ÿฆ Bristol Museum, see Alfred the Gorilla and awesome exhibitions

๐Ÿง M Shed, for exploring Bristol through interactive displays

โœˆ๏ธ Aerospace Bristol, see the Concorde and 100 years of aviation history

๐Ÿก Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate, find out how people lived hundreds of years ago

๐Ÿ  Red Lodge Museum, see what life was like in the 16th century

2. Check out a Bristol art gallery or exhibition

arnolfini
Arnolfini Exhibition

๐Ÿ–ผ Arnolfini, to catch a multitude of great exhibitions

๐ŸŽจ Royal West of England Academy (RWA), see over 1700 works of art

๐Ÿ–Œ Centrespace, for interesting exhibitions

๐ŸŽจ Spike Island, catch an exhibition and pop to Emmeline Cafe after

๐Ÿ–ผ Lime Tree Gallery, for contemporary fine art and glass

3. Discover a hidden secret bar

milk thistle

๐Ÿธ Hyde & Co, Bristol’s original prohibition bar

๐Ÿฅ› Milk Thistle, disguised by one of the finest buildings in Bristol

๐Ÿ”ด Red Light, a secret bar with a sexy theme

๐ŸŽฉ Her Majesty’s Secret Service, a hidden bar behind a phone box

๐Ÿ›Ž Kinkajoubar, for some very interesting signature cocktails

4. Visit an old Bristol pub

full moon
Full Moon

โœƒ The Hatchett, Bristol’s oldest pub which is now also vegan – 1606

๐Ÿฅƒ The Rummer, serving some of Bristol’s best cocktails – 1742

๐Ÿšฐ The Coronation Tap, home of world-famous exhibition cider – Mid 1700s

๐Ÿป The Ostrich Inn, has a cracking beer garden overlooking the harbour – 1745,

๐Ÿบ Full Moon, have a drink in the heart of Stokes Croft – 1716

5. Take the kids somewhere

airhop
Airhop

๐Ÿ”ญ We The Curious, for hands-on science and art exhibitions

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™€๏ธ AirHop, bounce around on 140 trampolines

๐Ÿป Wild Place Project, get up close to wild animals

๐ŸŒณ Leigh Woods, for a walk around Bristol’s nature

๐ŸŒฑ Arnos Vale Cemetery, potter through this beautiful space with the kids

6. Watch a play or a musical

tobacco factory
Tobacco Factory

๐ŸŽญ Bristol Old Vic, for the best of Bristol’s theatre

๐Ÿฆ› Bristol Hippodrome, see the bigger shows, musicals & pantomimes

๐Ÿญ Tobacco Factory, a good place to check out smaller theatre productions

๐ŸŽญ The Wardrobe Theatre, a fringe studio venue with regular small shows

๐ŸŽถ Redgrave Theatre, watch some opera and a host of other shows

7. Have a drink on a boat

grain barge
Grain Barge

๐ŸŽ The Apple, Bristol’s one and only cider boat

๐Ÿ•บThekla, a boat that also puts gigs & club nights on

โœจ Under the Stars, where you can eat tapas and sip a cocktail

๐Ÿ›ฅ Grain Barge, hang out on the harbour with a pint

๐Ÿธ Glass Boat, where you can have fancy meal on a boat

8. Eat a tasty Bristol breakfast

Crafty Egg's breakfast
Crafty Egg’s breakfast

๐Ÿž The Bristolian, one of the tastiest in Bristol

๐Ÿฅ“ Source, perhaps the best full English breakfast in town

๐ŸŒน Rosemarino, a multiple-award winning breakfast

๐Ÿณ The Crafty Egg, try a delicious egg based breakfast

โฌ†๏ธ North St Standard, enjoy one of the best set of pancakes in Bristol

9. Hang out with some animals

tortoise
Bristol Zoo

๐Ÿ’ Bristol Zoo, visit the 5th oldest zoo in the world

๐Ÿ˜ธ You & Meow, pet the cats at Bristol’s cat cafe

๐Ÿ˜ธ Bag of Nails, have a pint and pet the cats at Bristol’s cat pub

๐ŸŸ Bristol Aquarium, see the fish swim around

๐Ÿ– St Werburghs City Farm, one of Brstol’s city farms where you can meet animals

10. Indulge in a tasty Bristol dessert

ahh toots
Ahh Toots

๐Ÿง Ahh Toots, sample an absolutely scrumptious cake

๐Ÿซ Mrs Potts Chocolate House, and gorge yourself on all the chocolate

๐Ÿง Oliver’s Ice Cream, for some insanely tasty ice cream and gelato

๐Ÿจ Swoon, absolutely wonderful gelato on Park Street

๐Ÿซ Bar Chocolat, and take away some artisan chocolate

11. Do a Bristol pub quiz

The Shakespeare
The Shakespeare

๐ŸŽญ The Shakespeare, Monday at 8pm in Redland

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Motherโ€™s Ruin, Tuesday at 9pm in the centre

๐Ÿซ The Cadbury, Wednesday at 8pm in Montpellier

๐Ÿฐ The Hare on the Hill, Thursday at 8pm in Kingsdown

๐Ÿบ Old Market Tavern, Pride Quiz (first Sunday of each Month) in Old Market

12. Sip a latte in a quirky Bristol cafe

Fed 303
Fed 303

๐Ÿงธ Playground Coffee and Bar, features lots of board games and a swing

๐Ÿง€ Fed 303, one of the best toasties in Bristol and a host of great sweet food

๐Ÿ Nectar House, help saves the bees by having a spiced nectar latte

โœŒ๏ธ Little Victories, top coffee in the heart of Wapping Wharf

๐Ÿฆ Albatross Cafe, where you can drink great coffee surronded by plants

13. Dance your socks off at a Bristol nightclub

Area 404
Area 404

๐Ÿ›น Motion, former skatepark which is Bristol’s most well-known club

๐Ÿ‘ฝ Area 404, Boomtown’s new warehouse sized night club

๐Ÿธ Lakota, different basey genres in Stokes Croft’s main club

๐Ÿšจ The Island, located in an old police station where you can party in one of its police cells

๐Ÿฆข The Black Swan, a grittier place in Easton with a massive sound system

14. Play a fun indoor game

Whistle Punks
Whistle Punks

๐ŸŽณ The Lanes, where you can go bowling and eat great pizza

๐Ÿ›  Whistle Punks, the urban axe throwing place (it’s a thing)

โ›ณ๏ธ Jungle Rumble Golf, a place where you crazy golf whilst drinking beer

๐Ÿ•ถ Belong Bristol, where you can take part in e-sports

โฉฅ Laser Fusion, for shooting lasers at your mates

15. Go for a Bristol boat ride

Bristol Ferry
Bristol Ferry

๐Ÿšค Bristol Ferry, ride the ferry along the Harbour

โผ Number seven boat trip, take the boat to Besses for some cream tea

โ›ต๏ธ The Matthew, ride the famous Tudor ship under the suspension bridge

๐Ÿšข Bristol Packet Boat Trip, and boat from Bristol to Bath

๐Ÿ›ณ Avon river cruise, a beautiful cruise to Hanham lock

16. Visit some of Brunel’s Bristol locations

clifton suspension bridge
Clifton Suspension Bridge

๐ŸŒ‰ Clifton Suspension Bridge, see one of the best bridges in the world

๐Ÿšข SS Great Britain, Brunel’s famous ship and one of Bristol’s most famous attractions

โš“๏ธ Underfall Yard & Sluice Gates, where Brunel helped solve the silting problem in Bristol’s harbour

๐Ÿš‚ The Passenger Shed at Bristol Temple Meads, Brunel’s old station which is now a conference space

๐ŸŽฉ Brunel House, a stunning building designed by Brunel in the 1830s which is now student flats (classic Bristol)

17. Explore the various Bristol cathedrals and churches

Bristol cathedral
Bristol Cathedral

๐Ÿ’’ Bristol Cathedral, England’s only hall church Cathedral

๐Ÿ‘ผ St Marys Redcliffe, stunning gothic architecture inside and out

โ›ช๏ธ Clifton Cathedral, Bristol’s main catholic cathedral, which has an odd spire

๐Ÿ˜‡ St. John’s Church, a hidden church that was built into Bristol’s old city walls

โœ๏ธ St. James Priory, a recently restored gothic church

18. View Bristol from up high

Bristol Balloon
Bristol Balloon

๐ŸŽฉ Clifton Observatory, the best way to see the Clifton Suspension Bridge

๐Ÿ•‹ Wills Memorial Building, take a tour and see Bristol 68 metres above Park Street

๐Ÿ—ผCabot Tower, a great way to see a 360 degree view of Bristol

๐ŸŽˆ Bristol Balloons, ride high above Bristol in a balloon

โ›ฐ Dundry Hill, absolutely stunning views of most of Bristol

19. Visit a Bristol market

st nicholas market
St Nicholas Market

๐Ÿง–โ€โ™‚๏ธ St Nicholas Market, lots of independent retailers and great food stalls – Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm, Sunday: 10am to 5pm

๐Ÿญ Tobacco Factory Market, epic food and craft in Bedminster – Sunday 10am – 2pm

๐Ÿ› Bristol Harbourside Market, tasty street food and small retailers – Weds & Thurs 12 – 2.30, Weekends 11 – 4

๐ŸŒฎ Whiteladies Road Market, a farmer and fair trade market with a little bit of everything – Saturday 8.30am – 2pm

๐Ÿค— Finzels Reach Market, awesome street food (perfect if you work nearby) – Friday 12pm – 2pm

20. Buy some Bristol house plants

Wild Leaf
Wild Leaf

โ˜•๏ธ Emmeline, where you can get great coffee and great plants

๐ŸŒฑ Wild Leaf, Bristol’s first exclusively indoor plant shop

โ˜˜๏ธ Fancy Plants, for beautiful indoor plants at good prices

๐ŸŒฟ Old Market Plants, some of the most affordable plants in Bristol

๐Ÿ’ The Mighty Quinns Flower Emporium, beautiful plants and flowers when you’re in Wapping Wharf

21. Belt out a banger at a Bristol karaoke bar

karaoke bristol

๐Ÿญ Lollipop, Bristol’s main karaoke bar where you get your own room as you do karaoke

๐Ÿ˜ธ The Cat and Wheel, a must visit bar to truly experience Bristol with karaoke on a Tuesday and a Sunday

๐ŸฆŒ Stag and Hounds, it’s got karaoke run by former Big Brother winner Pete Bennett!

๐Ÿ˜บ Black Cat, where you can get dirt cheap pints and enjoy karaoke in Bedminster

๐Ÿ‘‘ Queenshilling, for karaoke at a LGBT pub every Monday

22. Watch a movie in one of Bristol’s cinemas

everyman
Everyman

๐Ÿ›‹ Everyman, watch a film on a sofa with a cocktail

๐Ÿ”ฒ The Cube, Bristol’s alternative film venue that’s nice and cheap

๐Ÿ“ฝ Showcase, where you can catch the latest blockbuster

๐ŸŽž Watershed, see a film in this intimate independent venue

๐ŸŽž 20st Century Flicks, a video shop with over 20,000 movies available that you can watch in their screening rooms

23. Take part in one of Bristol’s annual alternative events

bristol naked bike ride
Bristol Naked Bike Ride

๐ŸงŸโ€โ™‚๏ธ Bristol Zombie Walk, spend the day walking around Bristol dressed as a zombie

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Bristol Naked Bike Ride, cycle around Bristol naked for a couple of hours (yes you read that right)

๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธ Bristol Walking Festival, for a healthy walk around Bristol

๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ CrimeFest, the international crime fiction convention

๐ŸŽจ Brystal Maze, a wonderful fancy dress Bristol bar crawl that is taken very seriously by participants

24. See some live music

canteen music
The Canteen

๐ŸŽค O2 Arena, where the bigger bands in Bristol play until it gets its own arena

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค The Fleece, lots of smaller bands, cover acts and alternative nights

๐ŸŽท The Canteen, you can watch free music every night here

๐ŸŽธMarble Factory, a former skatepark with a great sound system

๐Ÿ‘› Exchange, a live music venue that has gigs everyday of the week

25. Boogie at a Bristol music Festival

Bristol Sounds
Bristol Sounds

๐ŸŽธ Dot To Dot, discover new music across multiple venues – May 23rd

โค๏ธ Love Saves The Day, Bristol’s best music festival are having their last ever event at Eastville Park this year – May 23rd – 24th

๐Ÿ”ˆ Bristol Sounds, a series of awesome concerts on Bristol’s Harbourside – June 24th – 28th

๐ŸŒ Tokyo World, weekend of dance and urban music at Eastville Park – September 19th – 20th

๐ŸŽธ Simple Things, awesome music across multiple venues – October TBC

26. Have some wine and have a good time

Averys Wine Cellar
Averys Wine Cellar

๐Ÿท Averys, where you can go wine tasting in a cellar

๐Ÿท Kask, great new place where wine is on tap

๐Ÿท The Clifton Cellars, book a wine course and learn about wine

๐Ÿท Veeno, posh wine bar serving good Italian food

๐Ÿท Le Vignoble, delicious wine and tapas with a different selection each month

27. See Bristol Street Art

greta street art
Greta on North Street by Jody

๐ŸŽจ Upfest, Europe’s largest street art festival where you can witness live street art being created – May 30th – June 1st

๐ŸŽจ Banksy, Bristol’s famous street artist has various spots for you to check out

๐ŸŽจ Street Art Tour, get guided around Bristol’s famous street art locations

๐ŸŽจ See No Evil, discover the remains of one of Europe’s largest street art projects on Nelson Street

๐ŸŽจ Graffiti Workshop, learn how to create street art

28. Go to a Michelin star restaurant

Pony & Trap
Pony & Trap

๐Ÿฅ˜ Casamia, a wonderful multi-course tasting menu with 9 tables

๐Ÿ Wilks, scrumptious modern British food on Chandos road

๐ŸŒฎ Paco Tapas, Michelin Star rated tapas (try saying that quickly)

๐Ÿ– Bulrush, absolutely delicious modern British food

๐Ÿ— Pony & Trap, stunning pub in Chew Manga run by famous Bristol chef, Josh Eggleton

29. Pop into one of Bristol’s awesome indie shops

that thing
That Thing

๐Ÿงฅ Fox + Feather, quirky homeware and clothes

๐Ÿ’ Fig, for handmade jewellery, homewares, arts and textiles

๐Ÿ’ƒ That Thing, great street wear, vintage clothing and festival wear

๐ŸŽจ CoLab, art, clothes and handmade items

๐Ÿ‘• Sobey, where you can get awesome vintage gear

30. Demolish a Bristol pizza

Pizzarova
Pizzarova

๐Ÿ• Flour & Ash, for beautiful pizza and ice cream

๐Ÿ• Berthas, for some insanely tasty sourdough

๐Ÿ• G Brothers, for organic pizza in Easton

๐Ÿ• Pizzarova, for tasty sourdough in multiple locations

๐Ÿ• Napolita, for awesome Napoli style pizza

31. Check out a micropub

micropub
The Wooden Walls Micropub

๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ Drapers Arms, the original micropub on Gloucester Road

๐Ÿค— Chums, a pint with some fun locals on Chandos Road (don’t be too loud)

๐Ÿบ Snuffy Jack’s Ale House, for a micropub in Fishponds

๐Ÿšช The Wooden Walls Micropub, for a micropub on Staple Hill

๐Ÿ›’ Lyons Den Micropub, for a micropub in Kingswood that used to be a charity shop

32. See a film in a unique location across Bristol

bristol film festivals
A film at Aerospace Bristol

๐Ÿ The Matrix, for watching this masterpiece in the Planterium

๐Ÿš‡ A Fistful Of Dollars, to see a Western in Clifton College Chapel

๐Ÿท An American in Paris, as you drink all the wine from Averys Wine Cellar

๐Ÿšข Master & Commander, and watch this Russel Crowe film on the SS Great Britain

โœˆ๏ธ Catch Me If You Can, for watching next to a concorde at Aerospace Bristol

33. Enjoy a tasty Sunday roast

Bank Tavern Roast
The Bank Tavern

๐Ÿง The Bank Tavern, where you can get the UK’s best roast (if you’re lucky enough to get a table)

๐Ÿ’š The Green Man, a tiny pub with some great ales and a terrific roast

โฃ๏ธ Yurt Lush, probably one of the only places you’ll get a roast in a Mongolian Yurt

๐Ÿ”‘ The Lock Up, absolutely tasty roast in East Bristol

๐Ÿ— The Hillgrove, a roast that you can get later in the day (after 4pm)

34. Laugh at some live comedy

hen and chicken
Photo: Hen & Chicken

๐Ÿ˜‚ A Bunch of Japes, cheap stand up comedy (ยฃ3.50) every Monday night at Smoke and Mirrors

๐Ÿฆ Riproar Comedy Club, comedy every Saturday at Pryzm

๐Ÿ“ฆ The Comedy Box, regular comedy at the Hen & Chicken

๐ŸŒด Bristol Comedy Garden, where you’ll find big comedians once a year – June 3rd to 7th

๐ŸŽญ Closer Each Day, the ongoing unscripted Improvised Soap Opera – March 23rd – June 15th

35. Take a stroll through one of Bristol’s parks

Eastville Park
Eastville Park : @zjfsutton

๐Ÿฐ Castle Park, a great place to eat your lunch overlooking Finzels Reach

๐Ÿ‘ธ Victoria Park, huge park in Bedminster you can walk around

๐ŸŸ Eastville Park, this park is nice and big and also has a pretty lake

๐ŸŽˆ St. Andrews Park, beautful park where you will see families on one side and a host of minirigs and crackers going off on the other

๐Ÿ—ผ Brandon Hill, beautiful views of Bristol and Cabot Tower

36. Take part in some volunteering in Bristol

Windmill Hill City Farm
Windmill Hill City Farm

๐Ÿ›ถ Clean Up Bristol Harbour, get out on the boats and help pick up litter from around the harbour

๐ŸŒณ Edible Bristol, tend the community gardens around the city and get involved with events

๐Ÿ– Windmill Hill City Farm, volunteer at the cafe, help with the animals, in the garden or at events

๐Ÿค— Helpfulpeeps, an app where you can share your time, skills and knowledge with those who need it near you

๐Ÿ• The Cinnamon Trust, help with dog walking and pet sitting for the elderly

37. Eat some tasty Bristol tapas

Pata Negra
Pata Negra

๐Ÿฅƒ Bar 44, for beautiful dishes and great G&Ts

๐Ÿฅ˜ Bravas, tapas with one of the best fried aubergines you’ll ever eat

๐Ÿฅ™ Pata Negra, for tapas with a touch of cheeky chic

๐Ÿ› El Rincon, for reasonably-priced food and a friendly atmosphere

๐ŸŒŠ Gambas, for a more seafood focused tapas

38. Go for a scenic bike ride

Bristol Harbour Loop
Bristol Harbour Loop

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Bristol to Bath, cycle 13 miles traffic free along this scenic route

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Ashton Court Loop, where you can see some stags as you cycle

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Harbour Loop, cycle around the historic Bristol harbour

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Clevedon, cycle from Clifton to Clevedon

๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ Strawberry Line, cycle through Thatcher’s orchards and have a pint of cider

39. Drink some gin in Bristol

pscyhopomp

๐Ÿ’ช Pump House, make your way through over 600 different gins

๐Ÿคช Psychopomp, check out a microdistillery and bar and have some homemade gin

๐Ÿฅƒ Weber & Tringโ€™s, enjoy some gin that you can take home

๐Ÿธ Bristol Spirit, gin in a quirky and unique space

๐Ÿน Bristol Dry Gin, a Bristol distillery bar that have tasting session on a Friday or Saturday

40. Drink some craft beer

Craft Beer
Left Handed Giant

๐Ÿบ Beer Emporium, and drink craft beer in a vaulted cellar

๐Ÿบ Moor Beer, for some tasty crafty beer in a small tap room

๐Ÿบ Left Handed Giant, a huge Bristol brewpub overlooking Finzel’s Reach

๐Ÿบ Fierce & Noble, where you can visit a tap room and take a brewery tour in St Werberghs

๐Ÿบ Bristol Craft Beer Festival, sample hundreds of different beers at this festival – June 12th – 13th

41. Go for a swim

Clifton Lido
Clifton Lido

๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Clifton Lido, a beautiful 24m outdoor pool that’s heated all year round

๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Portishead Open Air Pool, a open air pool that’s heated with green energy

๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Clevedon Marine Lake, a beautiful massive sea water pool that’s 250m long

๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ Henleaze Lake, a former quarry that’s now a beautiful lake you can swim in

๐ŸŠโ€โ™€๏ธ Bristol South Swimming Pool, a simple pool you can go swimming in

42. Watch a Bristol sports team

Bristol City FC
Bristol City FC

โšฝ๏ธ Bristol City FC, ‘The Robins’ who play at Ashton Gate in the Championship

โšฝ๏ธ Bristol Rovers FC, ‘The Gas’ who play at the Memorial Stadium in League One

๐Ÿ‰ Bristol Bears, Bristol’s rugby team who are flying high in the Premiership

๐Ÿ Bristol County Ground, you can see Gloucester Cricket and a host of different international matches here

โ›น๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Bristol Flyers, Bristol’s basketball team who play at the SGS WISE Arena

43. Eat some Pasta

Pasta Loco
Pasta Loco

๐Ÿ Pasta Loco, amazing pasta that is Bristol’s best

๐Ÿ Zanky’s, wonderful, Sardinian style pasta

๐Ÿ Pasta Ripenia, beautiful stuffed pasta from the sister restaurant of Pasta Loco

๐Ÿ Ciao, great pasta that you can have in the centre of bristol

๐Ÿ Molto Buono, a family run Italian with good pasta

43. Learn something new

The Wave
The Wave

๐Ÿ„โ€โ™‚๏ธ The Wave, an inland surf destination where you can learn to surf all year round

๐Ÿน Square Club, become a cocktail making pro with this cocktail masterclass

๐ŸŽท Headwind, a Bristol based woodwind & brass store where you can learn saxaphone

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Bristol Language School, a school where you can learn more than 12 languages

๐ŸŽค Bristol Folk House, a wonderful place where you can be part of a Bristol choir

44. SIT IN A BRISTOL BEER GARDEN

the grace garden
The Grace

๐Ÿ“ The Farm, a huge St Weburghs garden and a stones throw from the city farm

๐Ÿ‘‘ Royal Oak, a garden which is almost bigger than the pub itself

๐Ÿ„ The Spotted Cow, one of Bedminster’s biggest pub gardens

๐Ÿน The Grace, big Gloucester Road garden with a huge selection of drinks

๐Ÿ”” The Bell, a slightly ‘gritier’ pub garden but great none the less

45. Sample a very well made coffee

full court press
Full Court Press

โ˜•๏ธ Full Court Press, they take coffee very seriously here and it shows

โ˜•๏ธ Small St Espresso, great cafe with a glorious espresso and tasty Bristol-made breads, cakes and pastries

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee + Beer, have a beer after you’ve had a well crafted coffee

โ˜•๏ธ Sweven, incredibly crafted coffee on North Street

โ˜•๏ธ Coffee Nation, pick up some beans whilst you get your coffee

45. Unleash your inner geek

Kongs of kings street arcade machines
Photo: Kongs of King Street

๐ŸŽฒ Chance & Counters, Bristol’s main (and best) board game cafe

๐Ÿƒ Replay Bristol, a smaller board game cafe that also has table tennis

๐Ÿ•น Kongs of Kings Street, awesome bar with arcade machines, table tennis and table football

๐Ÿ‘พ 8Bit Planet, a place where you can play retro games or buy some collectibles

๐Ÿ”– Excelsior! Bristol, comic book shop on one side and board games on the other

46. Embark on a Bristol pub crawl

The Cottage
The Cottage

๐Ÿป Harbourside crawl, see some cracking views as you stop in The Ostrich, The Orchard, The Cottage, The Nova Scotia, The Pump House and The Grain Barge

๐Ÿป Gloucester Road crawl, the most ambitious with The Golden Lion, The Grace, The Flyer, The Cider Press, Gloucester Road Ale House, The Hobgoblin, The Gallimaurfy and The Prince of Wales

๐Ÿป Stokes Croft crawl, take the edgier route around Bristol at The Full Moon, The Bell, The Canteen, The Crofters Rights, The Hare on the Hill and The Hillgrove

๐Ÿป North Street crawl, a more residential crawl at The Coronation, The Steam Crane, Kask, The Old Bookshop, and The Spotted Cow

๐Ÿป St Michaels Hill crawl, drink around a steep hill at The Highbury Vaults, Beerd, The White Bear, The Robin Hood, The Green Man and The Colston Arms

47. End a night out at one of these legendary Bristol takeaways

Jason Donervan
Jason Donvervan

๐Ÿ• The Grecian, fantastic pizza and the best garlic mayo in town

๐Ÿฅ™ Jason Donervan, one of the most legendary kebab vans in Bristol

๐Ÿ— Slix Chicken, Stokes Croft institution that you need to expereince at least once

๐Ÿ— Miss Millies, Bristol’s fried chicken that beats KFC

๐Ÿฅ™ Taka Taka, delicious Greek wraps & Magic Rolls

48. Bristol’s Best Burgers

Squeezed Burger Restaurant Bristol
Squeezed

๐Ÿ” Squeezed, voted the UK’s best burger chef and it shows

๐Ÿ” Ooowee Diner, deliciously dirty burgers across Bristol

๐Ÿ” Asado, fantastic South American style burgers

๐Ÿ” Hubbox, award winning burgers complete with a host of good cocktails

๐Ÿ” Burger Theory, creative and tasty burger place that also host a bottomless burger sessions

49. Find some of the best wraps in Bristol

shake wrap and roll

๐ŸŒฎ Shake Wrap and Roll, delicious wraps such as the legendary Onion Bhaji

๐ŸŒฎ Matina, found in St Nicholas market for a Kurdish flastbread that is absolutely wonderful

๐Ÿ‘‘ Falafel King, Middle Eastern wraps with bread that is so good they export all over Bristol

๐ŸŒฎ Biblos, awesome wraps that are a fusion of Middle Eastern and Caribbean cuisine

๐ŸŒฎ Cedars Express, absolutely glorious Lebanese style wrap

50. Do some stag & hen do activities

Totally Wiped Out
Totally Wiped Out

โœ‡ Go Karting, and see who’s the fasted in your party

๐Ÿ”ด Totally Wiped Out, to try and defeat an inflatable based obstacle course

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽจ Paintballing, for proving who’s the best at shooting paint

๐ŸŽฉ Butler in the Buff, and enjoy a scantily clad bloke serving you food

๐ŸŽจ Life Drawing, to see who can draw the best picture of a naked person

51. Pick up some new dance moves

Bristol Dance Experience
Bristol Dance Experience

๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™‚๏ธ Dance Music Collective, dance lessons throughout the day and evening at Hamilton House

๐Ÿ’ƒ Salsa Souls, salsa dancing at Bristol Latin Dance School

๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ Funk It Up Dance, known as the best place to learn Street Dance

๐Ÿ•บ Bristol Dance Experience, ballroom dancin to unleash your waltz skills

๐Ÿ Bristol Gaga masterclass, a rainbow rhythms type of dance at The Island

52. Check out the free Bristol festivals & Parades

bristol balloon fiesta
Bristol Balloon Fiesta

๐Ÿ St Pauls Carnival, amazing parades, sound systems and goat curry from a BBQ in someones garden – July 4th

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ Bristol Pride, Bristol’s pride day which features a colourful parade and music – July 11th

โ›ต๏ธ Bristol Harbour Festival, Bristol’s annual maritime festival – July 17th – 19th

๐ŸŽˆ Bristol Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s largest annual meeting of hot air balloons – August 6th – 9th

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿฆฐ Redfest, free community music and arts festival in East Bristol – TBA August

53. Eat some ramen

Ramen Ya
Ramen Ya

๐Ÿฅ˜ Wokyo Ko, ramen from one of Bristols best in multiple locations

๐Ÿฅ˜ Ramen Ya, delicious ramen on Gloucester Road

๐Ÿฅ˜ Yakinori, a ramen fix when you’re on Park Street

๐Ÿฅ˜ Bento Boss, for ramen after you’ve done the big shop at Sainsburys on Clifton Down

๐Ÿฅ˜ Tuck Tuck, ramen right in the centre of Bristol

54. Play table tennis

battle of the paddle
Batte of the Paddle

๐Ÿ“ The Ping Pong Parlour, weekly ping pong session in Easton

๐Ÿ‘‘ Kingswood Leisure Centre, for a game when you’re in Kingswood

๐ŸŒณ Montpellier Park, where you can have a game in a pretty park

๐Ÿป Bearpit, for a game whilst people skate around you

๐Ÿšฃโ€โ™‚๏ธ Battle of the Paddle, connect with different bristol businesses over a game of table tennis

55. Eat and drink your way around Wapping Warf

box e
Box-E

๐ŸŽ Box-E, incredible food from this talented team who have a Michelin Bib Gourmand

๐Ÿฆ‰ The Athenian, home of delicious souvlaki and Greek wine

๐Ÿท Pigsty, proper hog based food

๐Ÿฅฉ The Pickled Brisket, Bristol’s one and only salt beef bar

โš“๏ธ Harbour & Browns, chuffing good brunch, lunch and dinner

56. Have a sit in a beautiful Bristol garden

University of Bristol Botanic Garden
University of Bristol Botanic Garden

โ˜˜๏ธ Ebenezer Pocket Park, a reclaimed spot on North Street that’s perfect for reading a book

๐ŸŒบ University of Bristol Botanic Garden, a world of beautiful plants even prehistoric ones

โ›ช๏ธ Bristol Cathedral Gardens, beautiful garden next to the cathedral

๐ŸฆŒ Ashton Court Estate, wonderful sunken gardens by the mansion

๐ŸŒธ Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Gardens, great views of Avon Gorge with lots of rare plants

57. Eat and drink all the food at a bottomless brunch in Bristol

Pieminster
Pieminster

๐Ÿพ Brace & Browns, the original prosecco brunch in Bristol – Saturdays

๐Ÿคด Prince Street Social, bottomless brunch that also features beer and cider – Saturdays

๐ŸŒญ Clifton Sausage, sausage based brunch with unlimited Bloody Marys, Prosecco or Bucks Fizz – First Saturday of the month

๐Ÿฅง Pieminister, brunch based around pies, prosecco, cocktails or beer – Saturdays

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Muino, Spanish based brunch that is just absolutely delicious – Saturdays

58. Go for a climb

The Climbing Academy
The Climbing Academy

๐Ÿ“ธ Flashpoint Bristol, for bouldering for all abilities near Temple Meads

๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ Avon Gorge, an epic view of Bristol… just make sure you know what you’re doing

๐Ÿง—โ€โ™‚๏ธThe Climbing Academy, for bouldering in BS5

๐Ÿง—โ€โ™€๏ธ Bloc, for Bristol’s biggest climbing center, found in BS2

๐Ÿ“Redpoint Bristol, for bouldering in BS3

59. Have a sizzling steak

the ox
The Ox

๐Ÿ‚ The Ox, and get the fantastic early evening deal

๐Ÿ„ The Cowshed, for one of Bristol’s longest-running steak houses and butchers

๐Ÿบ Pasture, for a glorious steak from great chef Sam Elliot

๐ŸŽจ Steak of the Art, for a mammoth steak place in the centre

๐Ÿฝ Chomp, and enjoy an incredible steak from this former food truck turned restaurant

60. Drink some cider

cider press on gloucester road

๐ŸŽ Thatchers Tour, where the most famous cider is created at Mrytle Farm

๐Ÿบ Cider Press, 32 draft ciders are available in this Gloucester Road bar

๐Ÿด Stable, features a host of different ciders and pizzas on the Harbourside

๐ŸŒณ The Orchard Inn, old pub that has been selling cider on the premises for over 180 years

๐Ÿ›’ Bristol Cider Shop, great shop where you can pick up some cider to take home with you

61. Do some Yoga

Yoga Brunch Club
Yoga Brunch Club

๐ŸณYoga Brunch Club, enjoy yoga and a tasty brunch in a beautiful space

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Trika Yoga, for Bedminster based yoga

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธBristol City Yoga, for some Stokes Croft based yoga

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™‚๏ธUrban Yoga, for a free taster session to see if you fancy it

๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ Curvy Girl Yoga, for those size 16 and above

62. Bristol’s Best bakerys

East Bristol Bakery
East Bristol Bakery

โค๏ธ Harts Bakery, amazing artisan bakery goods just outside of Temple Meads

๐Ÿ’“ Pinkmans, absolutely scrumptious bakery goods on Park Street

๐Ÿฅ–Joe’s Bakery, a great bakery that’s been in place on Gloucester road since 1990

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ East Bristol Bakery, award winning bakery in Easton

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ Farro Baker, awesome bakery in St Pauls

63. Drink some whisky

Black Rock
Back Rock

โ—พ๏ธ Black Rock, Bristol’s main whisky bar with a tree where old fashioneds are brewed

๐ŸŒณ The Woods, late night whisky drinking venue with more than 400 different types of whisky

๐Ÿค The Cross Hands, pub in Fishponds with a good selection of whisky

๐Ÿพ Corks of Cotham, a shop where you can pick up some whisky for a late night drink at home

๐ŸฅƒBristol Whisky Appreciation Society, where you can get together with other whisky lovers for tastings

64. Eat some sushi

7 lucky gods sushi
7 Lucky Gods

๐Ÿฃ 7 Lucky Gods, for wonderful sushi and more in Wapping Wharf

๐Ÿฃ Nomu, for eating sushi and drinking a cocktail

๐Ÿฃ Noa Sushi, for sushi when you’re looking for something different to eat in Clifton

๐Ÿฃ Fujiyama, to munch on some sushi and then do some karaoke afterwards

๐Ÿฃ Obento, for more karaoke and sushi

65. Do some work in a co-working space

Desklodge
Desklodge

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธRunway East, and work in a trendy space with a great cafe (TrueStart)

๐Ÿ”ด Redbrick House, for working in a spot that is not-for-profit

๐ŸŒด Desk Lodge, to work in one of the coolest and most plant filled spaces

๐ŸFuture Leap Hub, for space for environmental start-ups, businesses and not for profits

๐Ÿ  Hamilton House, for one of the cheapest spots in Bristol

66. Have a pint on a rooftop

Bambalan
Bambalan

๐Ÿ‘จโ€โœˆ๏ธ Royal Navy Volunteer, a rooftop bar complete with astroturf and a TV for sports

๐Ÿฆ White Lion / Avon Gorge hotel, features one of the best views of Bristol overlooking the Clifton Suspension Bridge

๐Ÿ“ Bambalan, come for the good food, stay for table tennis and great views of Bristol

๐Ÿ‘ด Old Market Assembly, where you can see a show downstairs and have a pint upstairs

โš“๏ธ Mud Dock, a place you can get your bike fixed and then have a drink overlooking Bristol’s Harbour

67. Have a cocktail

the florist
The Florist

๐ŸŒธ The Florist, cocktails in a beautiful place building on Park Street

๐Ÿ• Filthy Thirteen, and have one of the best cocktails in Bristol

๐Ÿฅพ The Bootlegger, for a great cocktail where you can a good boogie afterwards

๐Ÿ† Gold Bar, for an expensive but darn great cocktail

๐ŸŒน Clockwork Rose, an awesome steampunk-themed cocktail bar

68. Go inside Bristol’s buildings you can’t normally enter on open doors day

bottle yard studios
Bottle Yard Studios

๐Ÿ—‘ Bristol Waste Company, see how Bristol sorts its recycling out

๐Ÿข The Robinson Building, and have a look at an old converted Victorian factory

๐Ÿถ The Bottle Yard Studios, and check out this huge film and TV studio where Crystal Maze, Broadchurch and Sherlock was made

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica Street Studios, to have a look at one of the biggest art studios outside of London

๐Ÿš‚ Clifton Rocks Railway, and check out this old Victorian railway by the suspension bridge

69. Sample some BBQ

Spitfire BBQ
Spitfire BBQ

๐Ÿ– Low and Slow, insanely tasty pop up that you can find in St Nicholas Market

โœˆ Spitfire, big old smokehouse looking out over the harbour

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Casa Brasil, all you can east Brasilian BBQ

๐Ÿ’ˆ Smokehouse Saloon, a smokehouse in Winterbourne

๐Ÿน Bare Grills, great dirty food and some incredible shakes

70. Show off your talent at a Bristol Open-mic night

Blue Lagoon gloucester road

๐Ÿฆ The Lion, ‘Word of Mouth’ which features pizza – Tuesday, 7.30pm

๐Ÿณ Blue Lagoon, for an open mic where you get a video of your performance after – Tuesday, 9.30pm

โ˜€๏ธ Rising Sun, hosted by Al Green where you get a free drink if you perform – Wednesday 8.30pm

๐Ÿบ Mr Wolfs, ‘The Gin Jam’ where if you sign up you get free noodles – Wednesday, 8.30pm

๐Ÿ‘‘ Kingsdown Vaults, ‘This Next Act’ which results in each performance being released on podcast – Sunday, 8pm

71. Try your hardest at a Bristol escape game

hell in a cell
Hell in a Cell

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Escape Hunt, one of the biggest escape rooms in Bristol

๐Ÿ”’ Locked In A Room, one of the original Bristol escape rooms

๐Ÿ”‘ Riddlr Escape Rooms, has a zombie apocalypse game

๐Ÿšจ Hell In A Cell, a horror-based escape game (not wrestling)

๐Ÿ’ก ClueHQ, has three great escape games

72. Get some vegan food

Koocha
Koocha

๐Ÿฅ™ Koocha, glorious mezze that’s good enough to convert a meat-eater

โ˜•๏ธ Cafe Kino, vegan cafe and community space

๐Ÿ” Oowee Vegan, devastatingly dirty vegan food on Baldwin Street and Picton Street

๐Ÿฅ˜ Suncraft, tasty plant-based food from the team behind the Gali

๐ŸŒฑ Eat Your Greens, brilliant cafe during the day and eatery at night in Totterdown

73. Buy a record

Rough Trade
Rough Trade

๐Ÿ’ฝ Rough Trade, a place for picking up records and then maybe watching some music afterward

๐Ÿšจ Wanted Records, great place for selling your records

โ™ณ Plastic Wax Records, Bristol’s oldest record shop

๐Ÿ™Œ Idle Hands Records, premier place for dance records in Bristol

๐Ÿ˜ƒ Friendly Records, you can buy a record and then have a pint in their bar afterward

74. Sample some street food

Alp Mac
Alp Mac

๐Ÿง€ Alp Mac, for one of the few places in Bristol to get mac n cheese – Finzels Reach

๐ŸฅŸ Ah-Maโ€™s Dumplings, delicious dumplings – Finzels Reach, Tobacco Factory

๐Ÿ• Wood Chop Pizza, Bristol’s best street food pizza – Harbourside Market, Temple Quay, Finzels Reach

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Los Hermanos, scrumptious hot sandwiches – Harbourside Market, Temple Quay

๐Ÿญ For Mice and Men, sensational cheese toasties – Tobacco Factory, Temple Quay, Finzels Reach, Harbourside

75. Go for a stroll in some of Bristol’s most well known areas

gloucester road

๐Ÿ›ฃ Gloucester Road, the longest stretch of independent shops in the UK

โฌ†๏ธ North Street, lots of independent shops and awesome street art from Upfest

๐ŸŽจ Stokes Croft, infamous area of bristol with street art, bars and classic gentrification

โ›ฐ Totterdown, beautiful colourful houses and wonderful cafes

๐Ÿ‘ธ Clifton, poshest area of Bristol with some top restaurants and shops

76. Shop in a vintage shop

rhubarb jumble

๐Ÿšจ Loot Vintage, vintage needs if you’re passing through the bearpit

๐ŸฆŠ Urban Fox, retro clothing at the top of Corn Street

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Uncle Sam’s, American style retro shop on Park Street

๐Ÿคช RePsycho, Gloucester Road’s premier vintage shop

๐Ÿ‘ข Rhurbarb Jumble, vintage clothing mostly from the 1950s to 1970s on North Street

77. Pamper yourself at one of these spas

Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa
Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Ton Poh Thai Spa, a Thai spa with a number of treatments

โš“๏ธ Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, underground spa in the center of Bristol

๐Ÿ‘‘ Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, a glorious spa right next to Bristol’s Cathedral

๐Ÿ˜ The Berkeley – Crescent, place with lots of in-room treatment before heading to Cabot Tower

๐Ÿ› Backwell House, where you can get an indulgent treatment in your own room

78. Find yourself a book

Storysmith
Story Smith

๐Ÿ† Beware of the Leopard, Bristol’s oldest book retailer in St Nicks

๐Ÿ“– Story Smith, beautiful shop on North Street where you can have a coffee

๐ŸฅŒ Bloom and Curll, a friendly little bookshop that’s tucked away on Colston Street

๐Ÿ“˜ Hydra Books, a co-op and meeting space found in the basement of Cafe Kino in Stokes Croft

๐Ÿ“• Books for Amnesty, a great charity on Gloucester Road

79. Drink some rum

The Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery
The Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery

๐Ÿฅƒ Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery, by far Bristol’s biggest rum bar

๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Caribbean Croft, rum-based drinks and a host of great Caribbean food

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Revolucion de Cuba, a big place where you can drink rum and watch some salsa

โ˜„๏ธ Loose Cannon, for rum from a cocktail bar just off of Millenium Square

๐Ÿน Weber and Trings, a tasting room where you can spend the evening trying rum

80. Do some crafts

Klin Workshop
Klin Workshop

๐Ÿต Klin Workshop, workshop where you can do pottery painting

โ˜•๏ธ Farahway, a wonderful arts and craft cafe

๐ŸŽป Bristol Folk House, a place where you can learn almost any craft that you wish

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Creative Space, a creative workshop with lots of craft courses

๐Ÿงฆ Bristol School of Sewing & Textiles, a great places to learn how to crochet, knit or spin your own wool

81. Sample some seafood

salt and malt
Salt and Malt

๐Ÿง‚ Salt and Malt, delicious fish and chips in Wapping Wharf

๐Ÿก Loch Fyne, sea food in the center of Bristol

๐Ÿฆž The Spiny Lobster, known as one of the best seafood restaurants in Bristol

๐ŸŸ Fishers Restaurant, seafood in the heart of Clifton Villiage

๐Ÿ›ฅ The Jetty, award-winning seafood & grill

82. Take part in a big run

Great Bristol Half
Great Bristol Half

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ Great Bristol Half Marathon, and race around Bristol on the September 27th

๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ Great Bristol 10k, to race around Bristol on May 3rd

๐Ÿ’จ Bristol 5k Race For Life, for getting together and running in aid of cancer research on June 28th

๐ŸŽฝ Park Run, get together with other like-minded runners each Saturday and run 5k

๐Ÿ›€ Bristol to Bath Marathon, and run your way over to Bristol’s posh cousin

83. See a Christmas lights switch on

Wapping Warf Christmas Lights
Wapping Warf Christmas Lights

๐ŸŽ  Cabot Circus switch on, for the one with a semi-famous celebrity

๐ŸŽค Clifton Village switch on, for a posh switch on with a carol singers show

๐ŸŽ„ Wapping Wharf switch on, for a family-friendly switch on with good food

๐Ÿ› The Mall, Cribbs Causeway switch on, for a switch on with a massive winter wonderland

๐ŸŽ… Portishead switch on, for a switch on complete with a Father Christmas procession

84. Learn a combat sport

West Country Boxing
West Country Boxing

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and pick up this grappling-based martial art

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Muay Thai, for learning a striking based combat spot

๐ŸฅŠ Boxing, for a more traditional combat sport

๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ Taekwon-do, and learn a hybrid Karate & Kickboxing approach

๐Ÿฅ‹ Karate, for learning the most famous martial art

85. Learn to cook in Bristol

Eatchu
Eatchu

๐Ÿ Little Kitchen, and learn how to make fresh pasta

๐Ÿ• Pizza Workshop, and learn how to make pizza

๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ My Thai Kitchen, to cook authentic Thai food

๐ŸฅŸ Eatchu, and make the best gyozas in this masterclass

๐ŸŒญ Ruby and White, and spend the day making sausages

86. Shop in a zero waste shop

ethical shop

๐ŸŒฑ Zero Green, Bristol’s first zero waste shop on North Street

๐ŸŒณ Preserve, zero waste shop on Gloucester Road

๐Ÿ—‘ Zero Waste Pantry, zero waste shop on Broad Street

๐Ÿ’š Simply Green, zero waste shopping in Nailsea

๐Ÿฅฌ Scoopaway, not technically a zero waste shop but close to it with what you can scoop on Gloucester Road

87. Forget about meat at a vegetrian place

๐ŸŒด Root, for a fancy vegetarian meal from one of Bristol’s best chefs

๐Ÿ’— Beets n Roots, for a juicery and organic eatery in Cotham

๐Ÿ’ Flow, for absolutely delicious plant-based food in the bearpit

๐Ÿ‘‘ Fi Real, have delicious plant based Caribbean food

๐Ÿฅ™ Eat a Pitta, and grab a very well made falafel from a multitude of locations

88. Tuck into a tasty curry

Nutmeg
Nutmeg

๐Ÿ› Urban Tandoor, one of Bristol’s best curries that is also known for its phenomenal service

๐ŸŒฐ Nutmeg, a posh curry (well it is Clifton) that is very tasty

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ Brunel Raj, one of Bristol’s oldest restaurants

๐ŸŒด Pipal Tree, Punjabi curry in BS5 that’s the highest rated on Trip Advisor

๐Ÿฅ˜ Thali, a tiffin based curry in Easton

89. See a fireworks display

bristol fireworks
Jim Cossey

๐ŸŽ† Downend fireworks, Bristol’s biggest fireworks display – Downend

๐ŸŽ‡ The Chantry, fireworks night in Thornbury

๐ŸŽ† Bishop Road Fireworks Extravaganza, fireworks night in Bishopston

๐ŸŽ‡ Victoria Park, big bonfire night with a Guy Fawkes competition – Bedminster

๐ŸŽ† St Ursula’s E-Act Academy Fireworks Celebration, fireworks display set to music – Westbury-on-Trym

90. Watch a drag queen show

๐Ÿณ Ultimate Hun Drag Brunch, brunch hosted by international drag artist Alyssa Van Delle at Bambalan

๐Ÿ’ƒ Cabaret Sundays – Drag With No Name, features a new drag queen every Sunday at OMG on Frogmore Street

๐Ÿ›Œ Eat Sleep Drag Repeat, home of RuPaul’s Drag Race artists in Bristol

๐ŸŽค Drag Idol 2020, drag talent show that should be taking place in April/May at OMG on Frogmore Street

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽค Bristol’s Big Drag Pageant 2020, a big drag spectacle as drag performers compete in 4 rounds – Old Vic

91. Jazz night

The Gallimaufry

๐Ÿ‘‘ Old Duke, bar on King Street that has jazz on all the time

๐ŸŽท The Gallimaufry, one of Bristol’s best bars with jazz nights every Thursday

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŽค The Bristol Fringe, Clifton bar with jazz on every Wednesday

๐Ÿ‘ˆ LeftBank, Stokes Croft pub that normally has jazz on a Friday

๐Ÿฆ Golden Lion, Gloucester Road pub that has regular jazz nights

92. Go out for a Student night in Bristol

Ramshackle
Ramshackle

๐Ÿ‘ Propaganda, Bristol’s long standing student night at the Fleece each Saturday

โ›“ Ramshackle, Bristol’s biggest student night at the 02 Academy each Friday

๐Ÿ  Basement 45, more basey type of night

โš“๏ธŽ The Anchor, cheap boozer with a student night on a Thursday where pints are ยฃ2

๐Ÿš€ Gravity, a classic student night club on the triangle

93. Play skittles in a pub

Duke of York
Duke of York

๐Ÿคด Duke of York, St Weburghs based skittles session

๐Ÿฅ“ The Masonic, where you can enjoy skittles before taking part in a meat raffle

๐Ÿงฒ Horseshoe, skittles in a Downend pub

โ›ต๏ธ The Ship, skittles in Redcliffe

๐Ÿš‚ Railway Tavern, skittles in Fishponds

94. Stay in a quirky space

Towed Town Caravan
Towed Town Caravan

๐Ÿจ Brooks Guesthouse, stunning airstream style caravan

๐Ÿš Towed Town Camping, beautiful inner city kitsch caravan park within a warehouse

๐Ÿ’ Camp Baboon, where you can glamp and stay overnight with exotic animals of Wild Place Project

๐Ÿšข Kyle Blue, an awesome hostel that is on a boat

๐ŸŽณ Rock & Bowl Hostel, cool hostel with loads of discounts at The Lanes

95. Take part in a murder mystery

Avon Valley Railway
Avon Valley Railway

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Mercure Bristol North The Grange Hotel, murder mystery in a 19th-century manor house

๐Ÿš‚ Avon Valley Railway, murder mystery on a steam train

๐Ÿซ Cadbury Hotel, murder mystery served with a lot of tasty food

๐Ÿจ The Gables Bristol, murder mystery break in South Gloucester

๐Ÿšข Murder Mystery Dinner, murder mystery on the SS Great Britain

96. Experience a different Bristol evening out

Alfresco Disco
Alfresco Disco

๐Ÿ•บ Alfresco Disco, one of Bristol’s best parties always in a unique spot in Bristol.

๐ŸŽฑ Bristol Bingo Lingo, a mad confetti-filled bingo party

๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ Pro Wrestling Chaos, good old fashioned British wrestling

๐Ÿ›น BUMP Rollerdisco, roller skate around a rink to disco music

๐Ÿ•ดSmoke & Mirrors, a place to watch magic all evening

97. Buy some Bristol art in a Bristol art shop

little shop

๐ŸŽจ Room 212, interesting art on Gloucester Road

๐Ÿฐ The Little Shop, great shop on Cheltenham Road

๐Ÿ”ฅ Blase Studio, a collective of 9 Bristol-based artists

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ Independent Design Collective, a collective of Bristol designers on North Street

๐Ÿ–ผ Upfest Gallery, street art based art that you can buy

98. Have afternoon tea

Hotel du vin
Hotel du Vin & Bistro

๐Ÿ‡ Hotel du Vin & Bistro, for an indulgent afternoon tea in a beautiful hotel

๐Ÿฅ‚ The Last Word, and have afternoon tea with all the prosecco

๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ The Lido Restaurant, come for the afternoon tea, but stay for the pool

โ˜•๏ธ Lost & Found, to have afternoon tea with all the finger sandwiches

๐Ÿœ No. 4 Clifton Village, and have a quintessentially British afternoon tea

99. Go to a food festival

Bristol Foodies Festival
Bristol Foodie Festival

๐Ÿฅ˜ British Dal Festival, all the Dal you could eat and learn about across Bristol – March 21st to 31st

๐Ÿธ Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, food festival with Bristol’s best vendors – May 2nd to 3rd

๐Ÿ“ Wing Fest, an actual chicken wing festival – May 8th to 9th

๐ŸŒฎ Foodies Festival, UK’s biggest food festival on the Downs – May 15th to 17th

๐ŸŒฏ Bristol Food Connections, fantastic food festival that takes over the city – June TBA

100. Go shopping

Cabot Circus
Cabot Circus

๐ŸŽช Cabot Circus, Bristol’s main shopping area in the center

๐Ÿ  Cribbs Causeway, a massive shopping center in North Bristol

๐Ÿ› Clifton Village, has a load of nice shops and hidden gems

๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Steps, a number of independent shops where you can a pint after

๐Ÿž Park Street, a big old hill that you can treck up and down as you browse the shops

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