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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.

Bar
“Draught and bottled brews, plus BBQ burgers and dogs, in a craft beer bar with rustic-style decor.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Let your competitive spirit take over at Kongs. If vintage arcade games such as stone-cold classics Street Fighter II or PacMan aren’t your style, give your wrists a workout on the table football table or don your coolest headband on the table tennis table where a ricocheting shot could end up behind the bar. Lagers are not frowned upon here with an international selection that includes Sierra Nevada from the USA, Affligem from Belgium and Birra Moretti from Italy. Ciders on tap are Thatchers Gold and Symonds.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This stylish, 17th-century townhouse pub with stripped floors offers craft beers and gastropub food.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“Trip Advisor says, "Tucked away just beyond the Harbourside, Queen Square is a lovely tranquil place to escape to for a picnic and some people watching. The Georgian buildings set around the square are simply stunning"”
  • 6 locals recommend
Plaza
“A magnificent Georgian park area in the heart of Bristol, surrounded by trees and cobbled streets. Nestled amongst Bristol's Harbourside and Old City areas, Queen Square is a popular retreat for nearby workers and visitors to the city who are looking to relax. The square also regularly hosts outdoor theatre, concerts and other major events, all against the backdrop of the magnificent Georgian town houses that dominate views across the square.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Beer everywhere. There are literally hundreds of choices in the ‘Emp’. Don’t be fooled by the small bottle shop on street level. Three vaulted cellars downstairs play host to more beer than anywhere else in Bristol. An ever changing selection comes from all four corners of the globe as well as closer to home, often in the shape of breweries including Wiper & True and Ashley Down, who share premises in St Werburgh’s, and Towles from Easton. Belgian beers are celebrated every Wednesday, with 10% off and 250 bottles from which to choose. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Mud Dock cafe has great views out over the harbourside and is a good place for coffee/evening meals. But more importantly it's the best place to park if you're embarking on a walk around the harbourside. 2 hours in the machine will give you enough time for a leisurely walk.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“Catch the Ferry around Bristol. No doubt one of the best ways to see the city. Sometimes they do a booze cruise, warning though, these have been known to get messy. No not telling !”
  • 5 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The Bristol Comedy Garden is held once a year on Queen Square. This year from 6th - 10th June”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“a cool alternative to congested roads, when commuting between Hotwells area and Temple Meads / Quay areas (weekdays, thru the year). Daily from April thru Sept, wk/ends and Winter.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“Beautiful Georgian square, great place to relax when sunny! Good brunch to be found close by at Spicer and Cole!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“A bar and restaurant with excellent food and near the buzz of the city centre/King Street”
  • 1 local recommends
Establishment
  • 1 local recommends