Blame Gloria cocktail bar hits Small Street, Bristol this summer

Introducing a new late-night cocktail offering to the party goers of Bristol!

Following the success of two London cocktail bars, Blame Gloria is due to open a third site in Bristol this summer on 15 July, with bookings being taken from 8 July. 

Blame Gloria provides a late-night cocktail offering where people can let loose until 3am. The new bar promises to provide an eccentric and super opulent venue, taking inspiration from 1980s groupie culture, acting as a fantasy playground for the rockstars of the era.

Blame Gloria will take over the former Timbuk2 site, a venue offering low arched ceilings, giving a sense of intimacy to a capacity of up to 400 guests. Its extensive list of cocktails, including the signature Sugar Daddy and the colour changing cocktail, Karma Chameleon, will bring the party goers of Bristol back time after time.

For those in proximity of the area, Blame Gloria’s Happy Hour offering creates a perfect hot spot for after work drinks. Running seven days a week, visitors will receive 2-4-1 cocktails on the full menu.

Founder of Blame Gloria, Tom Kidd says “Gloria always threw the wildest parties, she still does, and we can’t wait to bring her to Bristol.

“With our London bars already hugely popular, we’re thrilled to be branching outside of the capital and what better city to do so than the cultural hub of Bristol. The venue poses the perfect layout for Blame Gloria’s eccentric interiors offering a hot spot like no other for the people of Bristol.”

And there’s more: Blame Gloria will be offering a night of free cocktails for all Bristol’s Glorias on their launch night. All they’ve got to do is apply through the website:

For those who don’t hold the name Gloria, but know of one, there will be the option to sign a friend or relative up. With a plus one allowed, it’s a party for all!

For those struck on the prize and are prepared to take it one step further, Blame Gloria is offering a lifetime worth of free cocktails for those willing to change their name by deed poll. Yes, that’s a cocktail every single week, in exchange for a rather glorious name!

To celebrate the launch of their new bar, the mixologists behind the magic at Blame Gloria are giving BPL readers two exclusive recipes for their favourite cocktails – the Razzle Dazzle and Zombie…


Glass: tiki
Ice: 2/3 crushed
Procedure: Working mix and cap
Garnish: Pandanus leaf, passion fruit flamer

1 oz Havana Especial
1 oz Mount Gay
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine
1/4 oz Falernum
2 dash Absinthe
1 dash Angostura Bitters

Razzle Dazzle

Glass: Chilled coupe
Ice: N/A
Procudure: Shake and double strain
Garnish: Pink glitter stencil

3/4 oz Passoa
1/2 oz Absolut Blue
1/2 oz Archers
1/2 oz Lemon juice
1/2 oz Sugar syrup
1 oz Pineapple juice

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