The Milk Thistle

Opening Times
Monday – Thursday5pm – 1am
Friday5pm – 3am
Saturday6pm – 3am
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Quay Head House, Colston Avenue, BS1 1EB
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Why we love it

Referred to as “the flirty younger sister” of Hyde & Co (another great speakeasy by the same folks), we’d consider it more of a classy (but slightly sozzled) great-aunt. This place smacks of timeless grandeur: walls dripping with rich velvet curtains; leather clad armchairs and mahogany propped bar stools; stained glass drenching sultry light over a fabulous array of spirits (they layer three bars across just as many floors). The drinks ain't cheap (great auntie wasn’t either), but they’re expertly crafted and served in style by smart, attentive and discrete mixologists. It’s always La Belle Epoque – so don your smartest stitches, hide the budget and get involved.


Liquidate your assets with an Old Fashioned
Private dining in the attic
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The Milk Thistle is a great place for a few cocktails. The staff are always very welcoming and friendly. The Cotswold's gin tasting was excellent, very informative and definitely something we would do again.


Amazing night, as per usual. Great atmosphere, amazing nibbles and superb cocktails. Staff are always so inviting and happy to help and chat.


Fun and informative evening with excellent cocktails and some cheese/meats/crackers etc to keep us going. Engaging host from Porters Gin with lots of opportunity to try the gin :)


Really lovely venue. But be patient for them to open the door!


Milk Thistle is highly recommend for a posh cocktail and atmosphere!


Lovely cocktails and hosts. Really fun!