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#80 of 229 Bar in Bristol


$8 - $12
Bar, Pub, British
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

Our 'guide' took us to this very different pub towards the end of our mini-Bristol day tour as he tends to go for 'out of the normal' beers and pubs. Well this one certainly fits the bill - interesting decor and music, and a matching...beer list. An absolute must for any real ale enthusiast!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 4, 2019

I've never eaten in the Gryphon, but as a music fan and a lover of fine cider this place is a pub I visit a lot as both punter and performer. A real rockers bar with a friendly chilled out atmosphere. It manages to perfectly...straddle the fine line between down at heal sleaze and hip and happening. The graffitti in the gents toilets is well worth reading, and shows that the punters in the pub have razor sharp wit and a sense of humour rarely encountered in the world of pub bog wall writing. Theres a great selection of craft ales and ciders to keep the CAMRA mob happy along with a good showing of wines spirits and soft drinks. However the Gryphons real heart is in the entertainment. Four or five days a week, the upstairs room plays host to some of the best rock, punk and metal bands around, and not the same old tribute bands and cover monkeys either. Oh no, this is a venue that attracts some of the best underground acts from the world over with acts from Peru, Brazil, Japan, USA, Australia and all over Europe appearing along with the cream of what the UK has offer and the best of the local Bristol scene as well. The performance room is tiny however and can get very packed, hot and sweaty, but hell these are metal and punk gigs not the proms!! but I would avise arriving early to a show to make sure you can get in, most live music nights can be packed out. Front of house sound is good, but performers beware, on stage the sound can be a bit muddy, especially for the drummer - but it is nothing that ca't be worked with. Over all a cracking place to hang out, see a band and meet cool people.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 15, 2019

If you're a fan of metal/rock music and like beer this place is just for you! When I was there first time some band rehearsed upstairs, which was a lot of fun! Their collection of beer is good and the prices are quite decent, totally...recommended!More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 26, 2019

Great atmosphere, really great staff. Prices are reasonable and you get to meet some really interesting people

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Brilliant metal bar which rather atypically for a ‘rock pub’ does really very good beer ! I wish I could have stayed longer.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

If you like your metal, just get your arsenic here and enjoy the great music and more importantly, the beer, that’s really what you come for, the music, if you like metal, which I do, is an added bonus 😀😀😀🤘🤘🤘

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Walked in to experience the real ale very helpfull staff a credit to John decided to eat here and tried a burger absolutely fantastic fresh cooked and as described on the menu.note even has a record of all past ales.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Not for everyone but I enjoyed my visit. Friendly staff and interesting people. Artwork on walls was amazing- couldn’t stop seeing different elements each time I looked. Very interesting ‘poems’ written on the walls of the toilet but very amusing.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed April 24, 2018

As a huge metal fan this place never fails to satisfy my thirst for immersing myself in the culture. Great tunes, and great beers!

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Very friendly staff. Know their beers and how to serve them. Know their food. Know their metal. Heartily recommended.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Susan S
December 6, 2018|
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