Discover five of the best secret venues in Bristol. From floating restaurants to underground bars, this city is full of the unexpected.
Bristol is certainly known for being a quirky city, so we’re showcasing the best of their alternative venues available to hire for private events. Helping you to choose the perfect under the radar space for your next special occasion, birthday party, or even an unconventional wedding day.
1. Milk Thistle
This atmospheric, speakeasy-style cocktail bar couldn’t be cooler. Ticking all the boxes where it comes to unusual and (relatively) undiscovered, Milk Thistle’s charming Vault space provides the perfect private hire location. Celebrate your engagement party in style at this sultry nighttime destination. Find out more about Milk Thistle, here.
The Glassboat certainly provides an unexpected spot for a slap up meal, so why not go one step further and surprise your guests by hiring one of their two spaces. Opt for open-plan opulence in the Main Restaurant space or dig a little deeper and celebrate in the charming Lower Deck. Find out more about private hire options at The Glassboat, here.
This stylish city venue offers cosy interiors and a relaxed atmosphere. Keep things casual with a get together with your nearest and dearest in their Speakeasy room. It even provides an ideal space for creative meetings. Much better than the standard hotel boardroom, we’re sure you’ll agree! Find out more about The Speakeasy at Racks Bar and Kitchen, here.
This underground venue is housed below the Passenger Sheds at Bristol Temple Meads Station. Today it’s an exciting arts venue with tons of event potential. Think theatrical events and atmospheric evening parties. This is the ultimate blank canvas space. Find out more about The Social Club at Loco Klub, here.
Spoke & Stringer Cafe is an unassuming little space that ‘thrives on adventure and escapism’, as reflected in their bicycle covered walls. Tucked away in a stone arch near College Green and Bristol Cathedral, this lovely little cafe couldn’t be cuter. Find out more about Spoke & Stringer Cafe, here.
Still can’t decide between these secret venues in Bristol? We’ve got plenty more to offer when it comes to private hire in Bristol on the VenueScanner website.