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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Indie Movie Theatre
“We love the Cube! The Cube is a small alternative community-run cinema / music / arts venue. Small, quirky with a great mix of entertainment through the week and weekend. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bistro
“Rewarded with a Michelin star in the guide 2019. Good food in an unassuming surrounding. Booking recommended.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“The best tucked away proper pub around Stokes Croft / Kingsdown border, lovely original interior, amazing ales and great food, also lovely secluded garden.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Sometimes lively, sometimes laid-back pub with a hidden garden area for smoking (tobacco etc!)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Lounge
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“This distillery and bar produces our favourite local gins. Located on the beautiful (but quite steep) St Michaels Hill in central Bristol, this small but perfectly formed bar produces great G&Ts and martinis. We love their unique seasonal gins too which have a limited run. Come here before dinner at Pasta Loco (just round the corner) and you’re all set for a perfect Bristol night. You can also have your favourite bottle delivered home via their website. Seriously, it’s great gin!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Premise
“Magical cosy volunteer-run venue, recently bought for posterity with the help of those nice people at the Lottery, the Cube is a cinema, theatre and music/performance venue, famed for its archetypally Bristol subversive streak and generally pushing boundaries. The warm acoustic is possibly the best in town for intimate music performances. They even make their own Cola.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Bespoke decor and a vast drinks range signals your arrival at Beerd, one of the first craft beer bars in the South West and part of the Bath Ales pub estate”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Pub specialising in local craft brews, offering big-screen sports & varying street food menu.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Amazing Gujarati Indian cuisine cooked by a lovely family. Note: takeaway only. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“My favourite local convenience store. They stock good somosas and orangina :)”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“A traditional British local pub, serving great beer. Atmospheric wood panelled bar and lovely outdoor covered space”
  • 2 locals recommend
Convenience Store
“Great medium sized local supermarket a 7 minute walk. Stop and have a pizza or beer from one of the local independent bars while you are there!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Small pub with a posse of regulars. Serves Pie Minister Pie and Mash and small selection of hand pull ales. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Another one to escape to when it all gets a bit hectic on Stokes Croft. Great brews and friendly locals. ”
  • 1 local recommends