There’s almost too much to do as Bristol Hipster

We’ve all seen them. Riding their fixy through Stokes Croft, dropping their laundry off @ At The Well, picking up a soya latte from Cafe Kino, popping in for a cheeky haircut at Shambarber before cooling down with an organic scrumpy from the Canteen. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with that! The hipster places in Bristol are actually pretty good, sometimes you just need some alternative Bristol tourist information and here you can discover a whole 55 different hipster things you can do in Bristol.

1. Park your penny farthing outside of the Apple Store

 2. Stop for a drink in the Spotted Cow

3. Visit the Hipster dog

4. Get your laundry done At The Well in Stokes Croft

5. Pick up a soya latte or a vegan milkshake from Cafe Kino in Stokes Croft

6. Pop into the Canteen and get a little bit of work done… or play a quick game of Table Tennis on a break.

The canteen terrace bristol

It’s also a pretty 1 of the pretty good places to eat in Bristol

7. Get the latest cut from the lovely folks at Shambarber. It will probably only take 13 minutes of disco and you’ll be ready for Shapes in the evening.


 8. Shop in That Thing. Now moved… down the road in Stokes Croft

shop dutty

9. Pick up an Ackee from Bear Fruit Bristol. That or just 5 fruits for a quid

Bear Pit Fruit Stall

10. Grab some Mexican food from an old Bristol bus and exclaim ‘isn’t the Bearpit just the cultural centre of the South West’?

Bearritos Bus

11. Paul Kalkbrenner bonus: Squeeze in a quick game of table tennis in the middle of the Bearpit

Bear Pit Table Tennis

12. Try on some wares in Loot 

loot shop front

13. Grab a Flat White from Small St. Espresso

14. Sip a black coffee from Full Court Press. From an Aeropress of course

15. Go absolutely mad with the street food choice at St. Nicholas Market

16. Admire the latest exhibition at The Arnolfini

17. Try the 4 way sampler of craft beer at BrewDog… or these ones

18. Munch on 241 burgers at Start The Bus… but only on a Tuesday


20. Get one of the finest steaks in Bristol at The Ox.

21. Pop into Wiff Waff on Baldwin Street. Grab a skinny macchiato and blast a child at table tennis

22. Do some yoga, and play more table tennis at Club Haus – Welshback

club haus bristol

23. Drink one of the 8 ciders on tap at The Apple

The Apple Bristol

24. Play some Street Fighter 2 and yes… more table tennis at Kongs of Kings Street

Kongs Table Tennis Bristol

25. Sample some of the finest Azerbaijani jazz at the Old Duke

26. Drink a tiny but very strong little craft beer at Small Bar

27. Pop up to St. Michaels Hill, on the way grab a vanilla frappuccino from the Workhouse Cafe

28. Eat a pizza and sip a craft beer from Beerd. There’s even some with gherkins on!

29. Munch on a homemade sausage roll in The Highbury Vaults sexy garden

30. Get a British Banger from the Clifton Sausage

31. Drink some ridiculously strong cider from the Coronation Tap… you won’t remember what happened

32. Have some of the ‘coolest’ beer in town at Zerodegrees

33. Go this secret little place called Hyde & Co

34. Hey have you heard about this other secret place called The Milk Thistle?

35. Yep, but there’s an even more secret place called Redlight

36. Pick up a copy of Crack Magazine and find out the latest about post nu wave dub-techno

37. Like the Crack? Well pop down to Christmas Steps and take the Crack Music quiz

38. Eat, Drink & Dance it up at the Love Inn

40. Find a night where Shapes are playing. Bosses of Bristol’s house music, their nights rival anyones in Bristol

41. Go to one of the many In:Motion nights this season

42. Do a Just Jack night. Halloween is always recommended

43. Have a look at your fellow bearded barmen at the Old Bookshop and this squirrel

44. Eat chicken wings and play Bristolian lingo bingo at Foozie’s Bingo Wings

Bristol Bingo Wings

45. Eat a horse burger from M.J. Dalton Butcher at the top of Gloucester Road

exotic burgers bristol

46. Drink in a bath on Stokes Croft, because after all bars are overrated these days

Man in a bath in Stokes Croft

47. Dance on Turbo Island, preferably to the latest Levon Vincent release

The brilliance of Turbo Island captured in one photo

48. Watch an underappreciated masterclass of a movie outside at the Bristol Bad Film Club

troll 2 guy

49. Have a lovely wheat beer and some sexy meat at Urban Standard

50. Even though you’ve already been to Shambarber, pop into ‘Mack Daddy’s and make sure you’re still looking flyMack Daddys

51. Buy a sexy jumper with a wolf on it from Repsycho

repyscho gloucester road

52. Go to Brewers Droop and pick up some more brewers supplies for that home brew you’ve almost run out

brewers drop

53. Bagels. Just loads of bloody bagels from Bagel Boy. Did we say bagels?

bagel boy Gloucester road

54. Admire the different tones of the Bristol art at the Fifth Wall

Clifton Suspension Bridge Art

55. Have a pint and pet some cats at Bag of Nails in Hotwells

Cats at Bag of Nails

God speed little hipsters, run free and enjoy Bristol!

Sam Gillies, the founder and editor of Best of Bristol. Purveyor of numerous Bristol lists, guides & videos. Most likely found attempting to find interesting street art across Bristol and other cities.

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