A venue for the discerning drinker, The Milk Thistle is the sister of Bristol’s original Prohibition bar, Hyde & Co.

Spread across four floors and hidden in plain view right on the city centre The Milk Thistle is a haven of stunning architecture, eclectic decor and exceptional cocktails. The venue includes a clandestine hidden vault, a decadent lounge bar, and The Attic; a stunning dining room and bar ideal for private dinner parties, all in addition to The Parlour bar, which serves up some of the best cocktails in the city.


Our regularly changing cocktail menu is full of twists on classic cocktails and unique concoctions. With some of the best bartenders in the city there’s nothing we can’t create – all you have to do is ask!


Whether you’re looking to host an exclusive party, corporate business event or private dining event, we have just the space for you. Our expert bartenders are on hand to ensure that your event goes off without a hitch.


Whether it’s a Gin tasting, Rum Club or an immersive night of sheer escapism, we love events. Take a look to find out what’s coming up in our events calendar…


Hidden below street level is our Whisky Vault, hosting a huge range of outstanding whiskies from all around the world. Available for private hire and tastings, it’s the perfect hidden hideaway for very exclusive imbibing!


Please note our maximum table size is 8 people. We cannot split tables, however we have 3 private function rooms available. PS... If we are fully booked why not try our mysterious sister venue, The Raven!

For private & corporate events contact Jo at [email protected]


We proud to be part of the Hyde & Co Group. Find out more about our other award winning venues.

The Milk Thistle
Quay Head House
Colston Ave,
Bristol, BS1 1EB