Beer Emporium | Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Beer Emporium
Excellent based on 24 ratings
Type: Bar

15 King Street
Bristol, Gloucestershire England BS1 4EF [ print map ]
0117 379 0333 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Mon-Thu 16:00-02:00, Fri 12:00-02:00, Sat 11:00-02:00, Sun 12:00-00:00

Mayor: Grumbo (4) | Affiliated user(s) here marcoTBE, drinkwithpaul | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 380

Beer Emporium

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Beer Available At Beer Emporium (arranged by most recent)
Grey Trees Black Road Stout , Boss Bronze , Arbor The Ego Has Landed , Mad Hatter Mojito Saison 48, Alpenwald Weiss , Alpenwald Lager , Otley O2 CroesO 50, Brass Castle Northern Blonde , Siren / Omnipollo / Niklas Johansson Life is a Peach 96, Mad Hatter Drink Me Smoky Bacon Banana 56, Blue Monkey Centennial IPA , Lervig Lucky Jack 79, To Øl / Ølrepubliken Total Hubris 92, Tapstone Voodoo Juice , New Bristol Oolala 66, St. Bernardus Extra 4 80, Milk Street Zig Zag 74, Delirium Noël 95, Ilkley Mary Christmas 59, Vibrant Forest Black Forest Porter 83
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24 reviews for Beer Emporium
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  80%
 Selection  85%
 Food  73%
 Value  73%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
jamscoopa  (9) Bristol, England | October 14, 2015
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs  (434) Toronto, Ontario | October 4, 2015
2015-09-20. Cave like basement reminds me a lot of a place in Quebec City, with almost the exact same sort of architecture and brick decor. Dancey soundtrack makes me think it may get much busier in the evening. Felt pretty empty early on a Sunday evening. It’s at least at a reasonable volume, which is nice. Staff was friendly. Bartender chatted with me as he finished his pre-shift dinner. About a dozen taps and a dozen casks so there’s a decent selection, with a good number of bottles and cans as well. Enjoyed some Arbor, Moor and Wiper & True beers today. Nice spot overall. I would come back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g  (18) , England | September 18, 2015
Fantastic cellar bar. Lovely cosy feel, pleasant music playing. Beer selection is good - appoc 12 kegs taps and 12 casks. Nice place to spend an evening. Would definitely come back.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Tim Webb  (336) Bristol, England | September 12, 2015
Cellar bar and ground level beer shop that has nowhere like 380 bottles on sale downstairs but still nudges ahead of the Volley next door. Suffering from popularity and taking its eye off the ball. Can get chaotic when busy.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton  (798) London, England | September 12, 2015
Great venue. Excellent range of beers on cask, with definite emphasis on local breweries. Good stuff on keg and in bottle as well. Fair pricing. And, they offer flights. My server admitted to me that it was her first shift, and I could have guessed based on how she operated; but the other servers seemed a bit more on-the-ball. The lower-ground level bar space brings to mind a cave - if you’re tall then mind your head at the margins. But the effect of the space is powerful, and I found it to be one of the more compelling drinking locations I’ve ever found myself in.

An overall great place. Given its proximity to Small Bar and the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, you should certainly try to take it in along with the other two.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (594) , England | August 1, 2015
Visited on a Saturday afternoon in August 2015. Cellar bar with a decent array of cask and keg. A lot if beers were put on as we arrived forcing us to stay for more. Beer was all well looked after. Prices not too bad. Nice feel to the place with brick arch vaults going on. Reasonable bottle selection. Think this is the weaker of the 3 venues overall but still worth a look in
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown  (155) , Northern Ireland | May 13, 2015
Spacious subterranean bar with great beer selection and decent food. Small bottle shop upstairs but all beers on extensive menu available to take away. Good range of beer both locally and further afield. Generally quiet enough to find a seat but may be busier at dinnertimes. Ideal to combine with visits to small bar and TFRNV
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub  (705) Banbury, England | April 25, 2015
Rating ’15 64. The Bottle shop was open on this visit, hurrah, good choices, but I am rating the pub part of the establishment. Much of what I said before stands although it really is quiet and lacking atmosphere.
Rating ’14, 72. The pub itself is in vaulted cellars below the never opened bottle shop, we visited 3 times in the week and it was never once open! There is an almost monastry like atmosphere in the cellar, quiet and reverent. The bar carries a mixture of Cask and Kegged beers with a decent range, although the quality left a little to be desired on our visits. Certainly worth a look but it never became a favourite for us.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | January 31, 2015
The Beer Emporium was rather unexpected. It’s in a basement and occupies two long barrel vaults - not the kind of place you’d expect a beer geek bar to be but it works very well. It’s open late but was all very civilised when we were there for a nightcap or two, with no rowdiness or drunkenness. A good place with a nice beer selection. There’s also a small shop upstairs but it was closed when we were there. (Visited 16 December 2014).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
tdtm82  (112) , England | January 5, 2015
Visited in December. Great diverse range of Belgian beers and UK offerings. Really ncie atmosphere and knowledgeable bar staff. Reminded very much of bars on the continent. Some of the best Belgian selection in the uk. The shop was not open when I visited but I would like to visit again. Value was very reasonable as well. Another mention is late opening hours which is fantastic. London doesn’t even have this. Why not?

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