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Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Clifton
5 out of 5 stars
Amoeba, Bristol, Clifton, Cocktail
Sal Maxuda

Settle down and get comfortable with the best happy hour in Clifton Village

Cosiness and cocktails are too rarely found together. More often than not, we end up shivering and trying not to slide off a fashionable, unaccountably slippery bar stool. Not so at Amoeba. This is a laid-back lounge bar, where you’ll find good cocktails, a generous, daily happy hour and (of all things!) cushions. 

Spread over three floors, there are soft seats and tables in alcoves, as well as a handy decked terrace out the back: brilliant in the summer months.

And that happy hour? Two cocktails for £9.50 until 9pm every day of the week. Yes, that means Fridays and Saturdays too. There’s a decent list to choose from as well, including mai tais, honeysuckle daiquiris and aviations. The rest of the time, they’re all around the £7 mark.

Feeling relaxed yet? You should be, and you haven’t even seen the beer menu. If you’re indecisive, look away now, because Amoeba packs in beers from around the world, with US, Belgian and UK breweries featuring particularly heavily.

With the latest licence in Clifton Village (a residential-conscious 1am) it’s probably wise to pick your times, unless you’re into hustle and a battle for the bar. Otherwise, you’ll be sure to find this surprising, snug little bar in good spirits.

By: Jonathan Cook


Venue name: Amoeba
Address: 10 Kings Road
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 4pm-midnight; Fri-Sat 1pm-1am; Sun 1pm-midnight
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