Beer Emporium | Bristol, Gloucestershire
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Beer Emporium
Excellent based on 17 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: downender (9) | Affiliated user(s) here marcoTBE, drinkwithpaul | Taps: 24 | Bottles: 380

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Beer Available At Beer Emporium (arranged by most recent)
Milk Street Zig Zag 74, Delirium NoŽl 96, Ilkley Mary Christmas 59, Vibrant Forest Black Forest Porter , Heavy Industry Diawl Bach , Brightside Underworld , Hawkshead Lakeland Gold (Cask) 72, Rothaus Hefeweizen 72, New Bristol Beer Du Jour 46, New Bristol Super Deluxe Stout , Peters KŲlsch 39, Siren Broken Dream (Jim Beam Barrel Aged) 98, Celt Experience / Saint-Germain Page 24 í613 Annťesí 90, Tempest Saison Solaire , Strands Russian Imperiar Stout , Strands Irresponsibly , Beerd Mantis , Collective S„o Gabriel Handwerk All-Day IPA 63, Arbor / Indy Man Brew House Lemon & Lime IPA , Buxton American Rye 86
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17 reviews for Beer Emporium
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  82%
 Selection  90%
 Food  72%
 Value  74%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Boudicca  (805) London, England | January 31, 2015
The Beer Emporium was rather unexpected. Itís in a basement and occupies two long barrel vaults - not the kind of place youíd expect a beer geek bar to be but it works very well. Itís 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. Thereís 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  (98) , 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 doesnít even have this. Why not?
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (669) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | January 5, 2015
We (me & Loz) visited here on Saturday 3rd January 2015, after Cornubia and Small Bar. The bottle shop was also open and we visited there after a beer downstairs. This place has some wonderful arty carved wood furniture both upstairs and leading down to the cellar bar. The vaulted cellar bar is very continental europe in look and you could easily be sat in a bar Brugge or Munich. As you enter the downstairs bar the vaulted brick cellar stretches ahead away from you and there is a further room off to your left and beyond this also to your left appears to be the kitchen. The bar runs about two thirds of the length of the first room and has a great selection of beers both on keg and handpump dispense, however I think that the choice was better at the Small Bar if I am being critical. The barman, who we had met briefly the day before stood outside his bar was very friendly and happy to offer up whatever beers we fancied trying. Interestingly XT and Animal were also well represented here so it would appear that the XT boys have clearly done a Bristol run recently as they were also at Cornubia and a couple of other places that weíd been to over the last couple of days. I think that the staff were very good but perhaps not quite as knowledgeable as the guys across the road at the Small Bar. I noted Rodenbach Grand Cru on tap which I was quite impressed with as I donít often see that available in Belgium. I liked this place as did Loz, it has had a lot of money spent on it and the owners look like they are in this for the long haul, doing the cellar bar type thing I think is less likely to become dated as exposed brickwork is a far cry from the Brewdog or hip look of others so I think that is a good move. I just think a tweak here and there with the range and look at what Small Bar and others are offering and they will really be hitting all of the right notes. Three great bars in Kings Street, the Beermuda Triangle I here Bristolians are calling this area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Beese  (64) Watford, England | November 25, 2014
Popped in here twice, while in Bristol. The first time was on a Friday evening. When I arrived, the small basement bar area was packed with nowhere to sit, but after a few hours some tables had freed up. The whole layout is rather constrictive and as you walk in the bar is immediately to your right. Because of this lack of space, it can be a bit difficult to queue up and not get in peoplesí way. Massive bottled selection, with a heavy lean towards Belgians. Draught selection was ok, but there seemed to be a lot of taps not on the first time I went. Food was ok, but pretty expensive for what it was. when I came back the second time, the bar wasnít actually open, but the barman was already there, so he opened up early (which was very nice of him). This was a Monday and there were quite a few more beers on. They do sell thirds, but will tend to only offer them for stronger beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v  (111) Lille, France | November 11, 2014
Visited on Monday 10th November 2014. In the centre of Bristol, you will find the place on a cellar. Really clear and clean.The place is big enough and clear for a downstair place without windows. The ambiance was calm and cool maybe because of a Monday (notes: there is a discount of 15% on beer tap every Monday). The selection is really nice and good on cask and tap, with great British beers. On fridge you will find also an amazing selection of beer from Europe. I donít know the price but itís a must to try. Really good place.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer  (154) London, England | August 10, 2014
Great selection, lots of beers on tap and in bottles. Downstairs seating a bit dark, has a few tables outdoor during summer. Bottleshop as well.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
whimbreltits  (27) , England | August 8, 2014
Really nice place with great beer and my burger was excellent. On the expensive side.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
boropaul  (17) , England | July 19, 2014
as the name says...been twice at dinner time, quiet, good bar guy with good knowledge, great selection, loads and loads of bottles upstairs, beer quality was excellent both times, open till 2 am most days, great for shift workers. Found a craft beer on tap from NZ, superb it was too. Local and worldwide beers on tap, nice place
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub  (536) Banbury, England | April 8, 2014
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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (458) Croydon, England | January 9, 2014
As you enter Beer Emporium you are confronted with a small beer shop - compact, but well-appointed. Nothing particularly hard to find, but Orval was only £3, so canít complain! Downstairs is the multi-room cellar bar, broadly like something you might find in Prague or Belgium. There is one very long bar with a wide selection of malty beverages. I think I counted 12 casks and 15 keg on offer. Quite a lot of tasty local options available from the likes of Arbor, BBF and Wiper & True. In addition there is plenty of World-wide craft beer on keg and bottles. Friendly and knowledgable staff. A very nice place indeed.

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