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The Woods

Bars and pubs, Bars West End
4 out of 5 stars
The Woods, Bar, Bristol
Sal Maxuda

Late-night drinking den with kooky decor and a huge selection of whiskies to choose from

Whisky is the drink of choice at The Woods, a near-legendary after-hours drinking den just off Park Street. When other bars start battening down the hatches for the night, Woods is just coming alive – unlike the butterflies, moths and assorted animal skulls that make up most of the decoration on the walls.

The bar is split into three distinct areas – you can either prop up the bar downstairs, sit back in the Chesterfield sofas upstairs or head outside to a small courtyard area. There are some 50 Scotch malts to choose from, alongside selections from America, Ireland and Japan. Elsewhere, there's a whisky-heavy cocktail list, or an impressive selection of beers, including bottles of Innis & Gunn's rum cask brew.

By: Betty James


Venue name: The Woods
Address: 1 Park Street Avenue
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-2am; Fri 5pm-4am; Sat 5pm-6am
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