Hours of business
Monday to Thursday – 5pm til 1am
Friday – 5pm til 3am
Saturday – 6pm til 3am
Sunday – Closed
Please respect that our close time is the time we request you leave the premises, we would gratefully appreciate if these rules are adhered to.
We advise calling ahead to avoid disappointment 0117 929 4429
- Private Dining
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
About Milk Thistle Cocktail Bar & Private Dining
We pride ourselves on being purveyors of the finest cocktails in the city, and with four floors, including a cocktail bar, lounge and private function rooms we’re also the perfect place to host a truly fabulous party!
With a reputation as one of Bristol’s best kept secrets we promise to provide a decadent escape for those in the know who are looking for good food, good drinks, good company, and most of all, a good time!
But hey – don’t take our word for it – come in and try us for yourselves!
Looking for a venue, look no further. For private dining and for hiring of our rooms please contact our team for availability.
We recommend booking in advance so please contact our team for availability. As you would imagine we get booked up so if you are unable to keep to your booked please call ahead as we will only hold your table for 15 minutes before releasing.
Brilliant host and fabulous cocktails
Nice looking place to start the night
Very nice evening.
Great for a special occasion
Lovely drinks, fun atmosphere and thoroughly recommended.
This was our second visit to the Milk Thistle and unfortunately it will be our last. We arrived and were seated quickly, however due to there being two parties of people behind us and the acoustics of the room, neither of us could hear each other... We asked to be moved and were told all other tables had been reserved and it would be loud anywhere as it was a busy night (great service)... Therefore, we left after 10 minutes without ordering a drink. I had purchased a gift voucher for the evening for £20 which is now unused and I would like to think you'd refund... This was a suprise for my Fiancee's Birthday and as you can probably tell I was extremely let down by yourselves. Fortunately, Bristol has a great night life scene and we found another couple of bars which we had a great night in!
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, unique decor- highly recommended
I reserved a table for myself and two friends. We were celebrating our joint birthdays. When we came to order our second cocktail, we were told we couldn’t as we would have to vacate our table in 10 minutes. This came as a complete surprise to me- I had no idea that we would only have the table for an hour, and it did rather spoil our birthdays
We were served by a waitress called Mia (sp?). She was excellent, and even took time out to show us the other rooms. Please pass our thanks to her.
Hired a private room for my sisters hen and everyone had the best night. We had our own bar and the service was brilliant, staff all so lovely! Food was fab too. Would definitely recommend for private function!!
Second time at Milk Thistle and I love this place! They were a few staff down when we were there on Saturday, but the waitress did everything she could to make sure there was minimum impact - she must have been exhausted! Deserves a medal!
Unbelievable afternoon in splendid surroundings. The staff are knowledgable, engaging and cheery and made my daughter’s 21st a memorable occasion. I would highly recommend the cocktail masterclass. These guys are awesome!
Fantastic atmosphere and service - had a great night!
When just downstairs is open, seating is impersonal and uncomfortable in places - being sat in front of the hearth feels like being in a weird doctor's surgery and less comfortable than one.