Calling all socialites! If you haven’t heard about Flipside Cocktail Club then where’ve you been hiding? It’s only been voted the best bloomin’ cocktail bar in the whole of Bristol’ [365Bristol] Flipside is situated along Whiteladies road in Clifton, so if you think your night will be progressing on to something a little heavier you needn’t have far to walk to the nightclubs on Park Street. Probably the closest thing you’ll get to sunny Marbella right here in Bristol, Flipside’s tasty cocktails and open space bar will have you feeling like you could just step right on to the beach. Now, if they’d just install some UV lights we could even get our tan on too.
Flipside’s chic, slightly minimalist and modern design keeps it simple, the front opening on to the street for an airy and super spacious feel. A great spot if you feel like people-watching with some conveniently placed tables and chairs lining the front too. For that holiday vibe, head to the smoking area; there’s a marquee in the corner and beach umbrellas to protect you from the sun or lets face it, the rain - hello England. Twinkly fairy lights keep the area inviting even into the evening time and there’s even a box of blankets to take with you if things get a little nippy. The best feature of all though – deck chairs for simply lazing about. You’ll definitely get the feeling of being by the beach here, except there’s no pesky sand finding its way into all manner of uncomfortable crevices. Hurrah.
Music: Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Ambient, Lounge
Dress Code: Smart/Casual
Train Station: Clifton Down
Address: Flipside Cocktail Club, 109 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2PB
An eclectic mixture of urban beats are played here at Flipside; including Hip Hop, Funk and Soul, however the music is at such a volume so you could easily chat over it and be heard. All the focus seems to be on the drinks here, which we guess we should’ve expected considering it’s literally in the name. But nonetheless, we were taken aback by the impressive choice of cocktails and a grandiose selection of spirits dominating the bar – this place would put any alcohol enthusiast’s drinks cabinet to shame. Expertly crafted drinks are prepared with care and garnished to perfection by some equally good-looking bartenders, we must say. From fruit to fizz, all tastes are catered to, and you won’t even have to tighten those purse strings too much with 2 Cocktails for £10 Mon to Thursday (and ‘til 7pm on Friday). We recommend all you Breaking Bad fans opt for the Heisenberg lemonade, served in an authentic scientific beaker and bluer than.. Well you know what they’re getting at.
Come rain or shine this bar has that summer feeling year round. Ideal for day or night time drinking and only a stone’s throw away from a multitude of other bars and clubs, this place is perfect for socialites looking for a good place to unload the week’s gossip.They also offer some pretty mean-looking cocktail making (and tasting) masterclasses for all those that wish to master the art of mixology, so keep your eyes open for that sign-up sheet. You’re gonna want to get up close and personal with those yummy bar-staff. Flipside would also be a great choice for private functions, with its own mezzanine for hire. Decorated with giant champagne-bottle lamps (it’s all about those little touches) and lined with comfy sofas, all very open and ideal for chatting with your party guests. Glamorous, yet understated classy-cool.
If you’re looking for a taste of summer then look no further than Flipside. Learn to blend the perfect Porn Star Martini or just saunter around with a lovely glass of chilled white, Flipside is prepared for whatever tipple you’re on the lookout for. With fresh and fruity drinks all served in an environment of ultimate sophistication, Flipside is an upmarket, timeless combination of classic and contemporary making it perfect for all ages. Well, all ages over the legal drinking age that is. This isn’t really prime baby territory, unless your baby happens to be particularly into gin, although we hope it’s not. With all that being said, we guess we’ll uh… see you on the Flipside?