BEST BS3 COCKTAILS

If you're looking for some post-work fizz or lining up something glamorous to kick off a night out then here are the places you should be heading to.

THE OLD BOOKSHOP

Thanks to a partnership with Bristol's own Psychopomp Distillery, The Old Bookshop is worth seeking out if you want to try something a bit different. From 6-11pm Wednesdays to Saturdays and 12.30-10.30pm Sundays you can try some gin-based specials and other cocktails in perhaps the quirkiest venue south of the river.

ZAZU'S KITCHEN

From classics such as Dark n Stormy and Espresso Martini to some exotic in-house blends such as Maple Old Fashioned and Marmalade Sour this wood-floored North Street venue was made for a cocktail moment, especially if you manage to get one of the high seats near the bar.

THE LOUNGE

Bakewell, Chocolate Orange and Blackberry Fizz - not puddings but cocktails at North Street's Lounge, the place where it all started for this Bristol chain which has now spread nationwide. Once evening descends they turn the lights down low and fire up the candles making it a perfect place to unwind with something exotic.