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Red Light, Bristol, Bristol

Red Light

4.2
4.2
33 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
A stark vision in bare neon, yet away from prying eyes, lies a haven for the iniquitous and hedonistic alike. Always audacious, but most definitely on the QT. An adult drinking den in the heart of Bristol. Welcome to Red Light.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 19:00–01:00 Fri, Sat 19:00–03:00

  • Phone number

    0117 929 1453

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Cross Street

    Park Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    College Green

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. FL

    FoodLover

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Very bad service which meant we only stayed for 1 drink and won’t be returning!
  2. g

    gstar

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Excellent service, and a great spot for a date but the drinks were pretty average. We had 4 in total and none of them were particularly special. There are much better cocktails to be found elsewhere in Bristol.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for a unique experience in Bristol. Ambiance, service and menu were spectacular and made the evening so special. Would highly recommend!
  4. JP

    JoshuaP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing venue for high quality drinks. Amazing staff, highly recommended you visit Redlight.
  5. AW

    AdamW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Quirky as you enter by dialling a telephone box. Entering through a graffiti covered door we wee emet by one of the hostesses who showed us to our table. We were left quite a while before our order was taken and waited approximately 15-20 minutes before we received our drinks. We were a party of four and were placed on a table that was rather cramped and seemed to encroach on a couple located on the table next to us. Which you could visibly see made them uncomfortable. The drinks were however extremely tasty and well presented. After finishing our beverages we did not have a host check to see if we would like another. We then had to walk to the bar area to pay our bill. However we were asked if we enjoyed our drinks and the hostess offered much information when asked about other speakeasy's within Bristol. Overall an underwhelming experience but would give it another try due to the ambience and drinks.
  6. L

    Lisa73

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2020

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Nice little hidden place, drinks Menu a tad disappointing but staff welcoming & friendly. Toilets too dark & dingy for my liking, but would visit again.
  7. C

    Cathiep

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time, very friendly, lovely staff & delicious cocktails. Would definitely go again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Cool venue and fun dialling the phone to get in. Only complaint is very over-priced drinks for what you get!
  9. RL

    RachelL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 January 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Nothing like I hoped Decor underwhelming cheap and minimal Drinks weren’t nice Service slow
  10. PB

    PeteB2017

    Bath

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    We were not told prior to reserving a table that there would be a NYE £10 surcharge per person, so an additional £40 on our bill. Very steep and quite underhand if I’m honest. Left a sour taste, from a bar that I used to really enjoy going to.
  11. BS

    BenS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2019

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Quite the most dreadful bar I can ever recall visiting. We were charged £10 a head for entry in exchange for a glass of lukewarm Prosecco, only to be offered a selection of mediocre cocktails presented for sale on a menu created using MS Word 2003. When the drinks did arrive they were served in a selection of washed out jam jars and translucent glasses that must surely have been stolen from my late grandmother’s estate (she died many years ago, but she did enjoy 70s style pyrex tumblers). And the cocktails themselves seemed to have been dreamed up by a selection of inebriated students participating in a ‘wacky’ RAG week challenge. Instead of Old Fashioneds and Long Island Iced Teas, we were treated to a Marmite and malt mash topped with a Malteser. Oh, and a very drunk woman licked my wife’s face. NB You do, though, have to pretend to use a phone to gain entry so, on balance, fifty quid for two cocktails that might have been bought for a fiver at M&S was well worth it.
  12. G

    Gabriel

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2019

    overall2food3service5ambience2
    The bar thought it was cooler than it was. Although well situated and in a excellent space, it was almost empty. The drinks were overpriced at the expense of an ‘experience’ it failed to deliver.
  13. D

    Denisc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Its a nice place but ciuld do so much more and so much better. Would help if they cleaned the toilets. Overall very average experience
  14. L

    Lizc

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Perfect venue for a cosy date night and really loved the entrance. Great service, the waiting staff are lovely and friendly.
  15. CM

    CazM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    super hard entrance to find, but that's all part of the fun! it was quiet, but that's because we were there early, can imagine this place really livens up later on at night. Fantastic cocktails, reasonable prices and really friendly staff - will definitely be back and absolutely loved it!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Went for a few cocktails for a friend’s birthday. Always love coming here. Never had food so hence the three stars for food. Everything else is always great!
  17. CK

    CharK

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2019

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Brought my sister and brother in law here on Saturday night. I’ve been before and have absolutely loved the cocktails and the atmosphere of the red light. So it was a no brainier to bring the family here to waow them. We arrived having already been out drinking all day, so none the less we where, three sheets to the wind. The cocktails we got where gorgeous although my sister got one she didn’t like but, that was just a taste preference. The service from the guy that looked after us and a girl as well, they where lovely! Will always return and will always bring family and friends when they visit. So thank you for just being you!:)
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived at 11pm, thankfully we booked ahead of time as they were turning people away in front of us! We were taken to our seats by a lovely waitress, and shown the menus. The cocktails were incredible; I simply said to the bartender what cocktails I usually enjoyed, and he came up with the best cocktail I’d ever had. Talent! The ambience was incredible, both my partner and I had a great time! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Bristol!
  19. CK

    CallumK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I have already recommended this place to a few people since going. I had to rate food although I didn't eat. The staff were lovely, drink was tasty, music was a good vibe to the speakeasy charm. Worth a visit past 7pm, made for a cute date stop.
  20. DC

    DanielC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A cool little place just off park Street. Great drinks in an unusual setting.
  21. SM

    SimonM

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 October 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Great secret pub, excellent service and great drinks
  22. EB

    EllenB

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Really nice! Bit pricey but I guess you pay for the experience as well!
  23. BF

    BeverleyF

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great cocktail bar. Quite quirky but that’s why we liked it! Friendly servers and the cocktails were fab
  24. AL

    AmyL

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good strong cocktails, great atmosphere and service.
  25. SB

    SarahB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A cool prohibition style bar. Great service and drinks (we didn’t have any food). The drinks and cocktail menu is a little restricted (no coffee for espresso martinis and no diet mixers) but a great little find and perfect for impressing a date with your knowledge of underground places to go for an intimate late night drink.
  26. JR

    JenniferR

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Red Light kindly held our table even though we were late. My friends and I enjoyed the cocktails our server recommended to us, and the great atmosphere and music made the night special.
  27. ML

    MaisieL

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely service, especially our waiter who was very knowledgeable, chatty and so nice.
  28. J

    Jess

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2019

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a great time at RedLight for our work summer party. Cocktails were excellent! Would recommend.
  29. LA

    LauraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place with great old fashioned cocktails though staff would have made you anything I believe if you wanted a more modern cocktail. Generally all cocktails £10. Really excellent service and we had a great time for my friends hen do. Not a really rowdy typical hen place but a nice classy affair. Excellent service.
  30. SH

    SebastianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place for cocktails, knowledgeable and personable staff, friendly environment. A real gem of a place!
  31. TL

    TomL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Went for some drinks as a group of 5, great service and cool place. Drinks on the pricey-side but they do taste great.
  32. VK

    VickiKing

    Shropshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic time - great atmosphere and cocktails. The very unique entry adds to the experience!
  33. AH

    AliceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 June 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing wee place, handy to town, handy to park street and taxis and transport. Very unique venue with a lovely art deco and old style of delightful cocktails mainly prohibition style. Comfortable chairs, good noise level and ambience with music in the back ground and other customers and simply the best staff. Have to say a big thank you to Ellie the manager who offered us drinks similar to what we were having to allow us to try a different palate and range of thing, she was so friendly and interacted in a professional and charismatic way that incould be back. She gave us a quick run down of other bars and restaurants to try as we had just moved to Bristol and very much made our night memorable. Personal touches with excellent service and decent drinks to boot! Will be returning with friends and family. A big thank you from Alice and Stephen!

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Red Light is rated 4.2 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Park Street

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 19:00–01:00 Fri, Sat 19:00–03:00

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    College Green

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

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