Hyde & Co

Bars and pubs, Cocktail bars Cotham
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Hyde & Co

Speakeasy-style venue that doesn't deploy the theme subtly – check out the bookcase for access to the hidden private room

As secrets go, a secret room within a secret bar is as secret as you might get. Hyde & Co may be just off the Clifton Triangle, one of Bristol’s busiest nocturnal thoroughfares, near a magic bar and surrounded on almost all sides by kebab shops, but if you didn’t know it existed, you might walk by it blissfully unaware of the delights within.

When Hyde & Co first opened, the front door was at the back, making it even harder to find. To help just a little bit, there is a now a small illuminated sign with a bowler hat. After ringing the doorbell and making your entrance, you walk past what looks like a bookshelf. Behind that is the secret private room, which even your Time Out correspondent has never been inside so who knows what mysteries lurk within.

A piano in one corner isn't just for decoration and is often put to good use. Cocktails dominate but are most certainly not the only drinks on offer, with bottles from Wild Beer Co. and Burrow Hill cider both making the short journey from Somerset.

By: Betty James


Venue name: Hyde & Co
Address: 2 The Basement
Upper Byron Place
Opening hours: Tue-Thu & Sun 7pm-1am; Fri-Sat 7pm-3am
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Staff Writer

The bar in which I discovered I liked martinis, which is truly a double-edged sword. The excellent drinks menu offers plenty more interesting options than just the classics, and they're all made by charming staff who are more than happy to help you choose your poison. And even though it's silly, I admit to enjoying the doorbell-ringing.