Bristol Freshers Week: Five best bars and clubs for students to visit - according to Tripadvisor reviews

Freshers Week is upon us - and if you’re after legendary nightlife, you came to the right city

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Freshers Week is upon us and you’ve no doubt landed in Bristol ready to soak up the incredible nightlife the city has to offer.

If you like night on the town, you’re certainly in the right spot - Bristol’s nightlife is some of the best in the country with a myriad of huge clubs and glamorous cocktail bars to choose from.

Or if you prefer to bond with new friends over a chilled pint, games and all-you-can-eat pizza, there’s something for the quieter types, too.

Of course, you don’t need to be in your first year at University to enjoy the bars and clubs of Bristol - here are five of the city’s best, according to Tripadvisor.

1: Brozen Bar

  • Where: St Nicholas Street, Bristol city centre BS1 1TP
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Best for: ‘Niche’ cocktails, friendly staff, fun masterclasses with friends

“Incredible sorbet cocktails, really friendly staff and overall great experience. A must-go.”

“Absolutely amazing bar, pretty much my favourite in Bristol. The cocktails are incredible.”

“Wow! What can I say… speechless. Fantastic cocktails and great company.”

“Amazing cocktails and service. Raspberry daiquiri with white chocolate was a favourite… with a spoon.”

You can find out more on Tripadvisor.

2: Felson’s Cocktail Lounge and Stick Hall

  • Where: 1st floor, 40 Corn Street, Bristol city centre BS1 1HQ
  • Best for: 2-4-1 cocktails, pool tables, live sports

“Great atmosphere, great pool tables and service. Came for an unexpected night out and and had a great time.”

“My go to place for a proper good night out. Love the nice, chilled vibes of the venue.”

“Went for a spontaneous drink with some mates and think I’ll now be a regular.”

“The perfect place to get together, have a few drinks and play a game or two of pool.”

You can find out more on Tripadvisor.

3: Flight Club  

  • Where: 41 Corn Street, Bristol city centre BS1 1HQ
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Best for: Social darts and games, unlimited pizza, snazzy decor

“The way the darts were set up works so well, there are different games you can play and they have cameras that work out your points for you.”

“Really cool decor, really fun games and great cocktails too.”

“Fun entertainment and DJ played some banging tunes from across the decades.”

“Would absolutely recommend this venue to anyone looking for a different night out in Bristol.”

You can find out more on Tripadvisor.

4: The Dirty Bird

  • Where: 10 King’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AB
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Best for: Classy birds, cocktails al fresco, hidden gem

“A quirky bar with lovely staff in the heart of Clifton village. The gin and tonic was served beautifully in nice glassware.”

“An amazing find, the garden definitely feels like you get sent to a place in Greece.”

“Was great to find this gem up in Clifton, lots of space, smiling faces and great drinks.”

“Quirky little bar with plenty of extra outside seating if no room inside. Decor is great, staff were friendly and efficient.”

You can find out more on Tripadvisor.

5: Crying Wolf

  • Where: 37 Cotham Hill, Redland, Bristol BS6 6YJ
  • Rating: 5 out of 5
  • Best for: Music fans, a late night tipple, arty atmosphere 

“This is a great place for music fans with cult psychedelic artwork and an excellent playlist.”

“Great atmospherics thanks to the decor that manages to be artful yet unpretentious.”

“Good thing this pub wasn’t around back when I was a student, ‘cos I would have done a lot less studying.”

“We turned up at midnight without a booking and they were happy to sit us.”

You can find out more on Tripadvisor.