HMSS Bristol

Red Light and HMSS topped the winners’ list at this year’s Bristol Cocktail Week Awards, voted on by the public and the trade. Red Light, which was opened two years ago by bartender Richard Tring, was named Bristol’s best cocktail bar and best bar team in the awards on Sunday. HMSS (pictured), or Her Majesty’s …

Bristol Cocktail Week logo

Pop-ups, competitions, tastings, master classes and other events are lined up this week for the fifth annual Bristol Cocktail Week. Over 50 bars around the city are taking part in the celebration which runs from today until October 25. It culminates on Saturday at the Bristol Masked Cocktail Ball, featuring cocktails, live music, street food, …

HMSS logo

The team behind London’s Cocktail Trading Co bar and consultancy have revealed details about their new bar opening in Bristol later this month. Her Majesty’s Secret Service (HMSS) will be a cocktail bar and “punch house” specialising in “highly creative, fun and experiential” cocktails – “at an exceptionally reasonable price”. The 80-capacity venue is due …

Walkabout Bristol

Intertain is investing £500,000 in the refurbishment of its Walkabout in Bristol alongside introducing new food and drink menus. The renovation of the Corn Street site includes the creation of additional bars and the redesign of the main bar into the Reef Bar where screens showing undersea and beach footage will evoke a Great Barrier …

bristologist

An award-winning chef is stepping behind the bar at a new Bristol venue with the ambition of creating “the most innovative cocktails in the city”. Christian Abbot (pictured), who reached the final of MasterChef the Professionals in 2013, is developing drinks at The Bristologist in Corn Street which was opened by James Sleeman and head …

meatliquor leeds

Meatliquor, the restaurant specialising in top-quality street food and cocktails, is to continue expanding in the UK with plans for a new site in Bristol. Founders Yianni Papoutsis and Scott Collins, who opened the original Meatliquor in London in 2011, will open their first west of England site in Stokes Croft, north of Bristol city …

popworld birmingham

Stonegate Pub Company is continuing roll-out of its late-night Popworld concept with the launch of a new club in Bristol. The latest Popworld opens downstairs from Irish bar Molloy’s in Baldwin Street tonight (November 28) after a “substantial” investment, with special guests Bradley McIntosh and Tina Barrett of SClub. It will be the 12th site …

Beerd Bristol

Beers and seasonal hot drinks are being served up for thirsty skaters at a pop-up run by the team behind Bristol bar Beerd (pictured). The Après Skate Bar opens today (November 27) as part of the Clifton on Ice experience in Clifton Village in Bristol, running until January 4. The bar in Clifton Down Road …

bristol cocktail week award red light

Red Light, the late-night drinking den opened a year ago by bartender Richard Tring, was the biggest winner in the Bristol Cocktail Week Awards. It triumphed in three of the four categories, gaining the titles of best all-round bar, the bar with the best atmosphere and bar with the best cocktail list. Richard (pictured above …

Bristol Cocktail Week 2014

Bars are preparing to celebrate Bristol Cocktail Week this month alongside a new search for the city’s favourite bars. Now in its fourth year, the festival brings together bars, bartenders and cocktail fans for events and promotions from Monday October 20 to Sunday October 26. New for this year, people can buy £5 wristbands that …