The Urban Standard

Opening Times
Sunday - Wednesday 10am - 11pm
Thursday - Saturday 10am - 12am
Casual DiningPub££

0117 942 4341
35 Gloucester Rd, Bristol BS7 8AD
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Why we love it

Slick and stylish, The Urban Standard plays a smooth game. Taking inspiration from the industrial-chic feel of New York's Lower East Side, this drinking den is a haven of hedonism.

The dim lighting and subdued decor allows the striking artwork - much of it by Bristol-based artists - to shine. Despite its small size and galley layout, it has a couple of corner tables for cuddling up in over a couple of cocktails. Social folks can hop upon a high-top stool and appreciate a bar jam-packed with quality spirits, plus a fine selection of craft beer on tap. The cocktails are pretty potent, made with fresh and funky ingredients, and a great way to kick-start a night out.

The menu moves away from the well-worn burger and chips combos, and while this favoured combo can be relished, don't be quick to overlook the Sharing Plates (the "All of the Meat" platter is a board heaving with beautifully-cooked meats). There's also a range of lip-smacking Small Plates - such as Fried Whitebait, Vietnamese Prawns and Muhammara.


The truffled macaroni cheese - who said mac 'n' cheese was simple?
Order a Gin Dilla. Just trust us
Spot the original thistle-painted tiles, thought to have survived renovation since 1931

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Amazing event. The guy delivering the workshop was knowledgable and funny, making it an all round great experience. The rum was also delicious


Really yummy food, we got the chorizo mac and cheese too which I'm obsessed with!


The deep fried mac n cheese is YUM


Good place to start the night off! Or more appropriately for a first date - cosy and modern with a great selection of cocktails


Great food in a chilled out venue!


The sunday roast was amazing, the staff very friendly, nice quiet and cosy atmosphere I absolutely recommend !