Small Bar | Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Small Bar
Excellent based on 22 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

31 King Street
Bristol, Gloucestershire England BS1 4DZ [ print map ]
07709 449708 | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thu 12:00-00:30, Fri & Sat 12:00-01:00, Sun 12:00-00:00

Mayor: downender (5) | Affiliated user(s) here bigbeeruk | Taps: 31 | Bottles: 200

Small Bar

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Beer Available At Small Bar (arranged by most recent)
Siren Undercurrent 91, Tempest Elemental Porter 94, Tempest The Pale Armadillo 78, Hanging Bat Brew Co Fifty Fifty 62, Left Handed Giant Pacific Pale , Beavertown Stingy Jack 81, Boon Oude Lambik 92, Chorlton Dark Matter 73, Vibrant Forest Pale Ale Centennial , Moor Hoppiness 98, Left Handed Giant USPA 86, Left Handed Giant Damson Blackberry Berliner , Left Handed Giant Grapefruit Gose , Six Degrees North Chopper Stout 41, Wiper and True White Clouds 2 , Left Handed Giant / Harbour Saison 80, Rocket Science Comet Tail Hefeweizen , Summer Wine Mosaic Pale Ale 78, Tiny Rebel Rocksteady , Hanging Bat Brew Co Sunís Up 72
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22 reviews for Small Bar
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  84%
 Selection  87%
 Food  75%
 Value  72%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
nubspoole  (1) , England | October 15, 2015
Freaking great bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
jamscoopa  (9) Bristol, England | October 14, 2015
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
Robineggels  (2) , | October 14, 2015
Given the number of trendy place popping up in Bristol, Small Bar still feels like the original and best. Could do with a better book selection in íthe libraryí. I found a copy of twilight on the shelf.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs  (433) Toronto, Ontario | October 2, 2015
2015-09-20. The one bearded staff member here could be John Graham from Church Keyís skinnier English little brother. He was walking through the beers with the very excited female bartender. "Best day ever!!!!" I told her I enjoyed her enthusiasm. The pub itself is cozy, with a couple of large barrels serving as tables in the main bar area, and a more traditional seating area in the side room as well as tables outside. They were hosting a sour beer/Left Handed Giant tap takeover event today as part of Bristol Beer Week. Solid tap list, and some decent bottles in the fridge as well. Nice spot. I came back again the next day and one of the other bartender remembered me. My favorite of the beer spots that I visited in Bristol.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Tim Webb  (336) Bristol, England | September 12, 2015
Bristolís beesí knees. The top contneder on the new King Street Run, full of cask, craft and imported beers - the latter the weakest spot. Great minimalist handpulls. Feels like a classy bar. Staff more enthused than at its two near neighbours. but it is early days. Serves decent enough examples of what passes for food among craftinistas.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton  (793) London, England | September 12, 2015
Excellent place, almost certainly the best spot in Bristol. Great draft selection, lots of local offerings, plus many other UK stalwarts. Loads of stuff in bottle from around the world. Decent pricing, and they also offer a flight of five draft beers for £7.50 (1/3 pours). Very friendly and attentive staff. Nicely laid out area inside, with more seating outside. It looks like they have nice food, although we didnít eat on our venue. The missus had a cup of tea and gave it a rave review.

A must-visit if you are in Bristol.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
WingmanWillis  (589) , England | August 1, 2015
Visited on a Saturday afternoon in August 2015. Itís very trendy with the modern take on the trad venue, all wood and battered settees upstairs and benches downstairs. Wall to wall "beer is cool" folk in the place. Great range of beer. Dispensed by friendly staff. Prices not too bad. Definitely worth a visit as likely to pick up something new. If you bring a variety of Apple products youíll slip seamlessly in the crowd.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown  (155) , Northern Ireland | May 13, 2015
Excellent bar which is not as small as it seems with seating areas outside, next door and above the bar. My favoured spot are the comfy chairs next to the book exchange/library upstairs. Theyíve just installed a brewkit which Left Hand Giant specials will be brewed on, and there are regularly LHG beers available. Tap selection is good and cleary marked on chalkboard above the bar, split by style. Five thirds may be purchased for £8 (£1 supplement >7%) and youíre given bottle caps to trade-in; so you donít need to order all five at once). Decent selection of bottles too with some one-offs available. Again largely UK stuff. It does offer some food but Iím yet to try it. Similar to the Hanging Bat (unsurprising as Bruce was one of the original creators of that setup) but I prefer it as its a bit more pubby.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub  (703) Banbury, England | April 25, 2015
Apr í15 Rating 88. The pub now has a brew kit up and running brewing Left Handed Giant smaller batches. The beer range is extensive and the staff are excellent. Love it.
Apr í14 rating 80. This has opened since our last visit to Bristol and it is a great addition. Itís not so small, there are 2 distinct areas for drinking and even though there is an attempt to make it look old or shabby chic it still needs wearing in. But there is certainly no argument on the beer front, an excellent range of Breweries and styles. A must visit now, King Street is certainly becoming the place to be.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer  (186) London, England | March 28, 2015
Fantastic place, great selection and atmosphere. Probably my favourite on King St.

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