The Apple's location - set within a converted barge boat - immediately makes it a strong contender as one of one of the coolest bars in Bristol. Add to that its riverside terrace and a mammoth stock of cider, alongside ales, spirits and wines and you've got yourself a top-notch afternoon of alfresco…
If cider is a West Country institution, then the Apple is its spiritual home. Come the summer and its outside seating area is invariably packed. Come the winter and hunker down for the night with a drink of mulled cider in hand under a heater or a blanket. If you think the floor beneath your feet is…
Almost a must-visit if you're in Bristol but only if you like cider. They have tons of different ciders on tap and on the weekends they have a pop up pizza shop right outside serving delicious pizza cooked in a real pizza oven!
Bustling cider pub on 2 floors of a moored boat with bench seats on the cobblestone quayside.
“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.”
“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. ”
“Still one of the best burgers in town. Expect hipster service and beer choices and rather good food. It gets busy so you may have to wait for a table and enjoy a drink on King St, but it is worth it.”
“This restaurant has a really cool vibe, with funky mid-century furniture, strong cocktails and outdoor seating its a great place to stop for a coffee and read the papers. They have vegan options on the menu but we have found they are really happy to modify and go off-menu with anything we like! Well recommended.”