About Us

bar humbug has been the relaxed and friendly heart of Bristol’s Whiteladies Road for the last 19 years, so we must be doing something right!

The ethos is to keep things low-key, informal and welcoming.

The wines are well-sourced, there is an interesting and comprehensive array of spirits and the cocktails are superbly and elegantly presented. Alternatively, just sit and enjoy a cold beer - either way, we’re happy, but more importantly, we want to ensure you are too.

We are open from mid-afternoon through to the late evening and in summer what could be better than watching the array of fascinating people as they stroll past, from one of the few sun terraces on the strip.

Or, if you’re not enjoying the two weeks of our great British summer, you can pull up a chair next to our popular real log fire. Should you still want to brave the cold, however and remain stoically outside, then blankets are avaiable too along with our garden heaters.

Images from the bar!

Bar Humbug

Outside seating

The fire



The bar

The back



The heart of Whitleadies Road


The bar

Bar for hire


Saturday nights

Busy at the bar

Great wine too