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BBB - Bristol Bear Bar

2 West Street | Old Market, Bristol BS2 0BH, England
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Guaranteed a good night.

My husband and I have been here a few times and always have a good night. Everyone is welcome... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mona129
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Great friendly bar but needs to decide what it is

I really like this pub, I always drop in for a couple when I’m in town visiting family. They really... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
stripeydelius
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Brighton
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Bristol Bear Bar (BBB) is the first and currently only, purpose built bear bar in the UK. Steve and the team welcome everyone to an attitude free and friendly bar. Open Tuesday to Sunday you'll find the bar in the heart of Old Market at the crossroads where Old Market Street becomes West Street. The venue has been awarded "Best Bar" in most of the annual Shoutout LGBT awards; thanks to our customers and staff creating a great relaxed atmosphere.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“gay bar” (2 reviews)
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2 West Street | Old Market, Bristol BS2 0BH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I have been here a few times and always have a good night. Everyone is welcome, everyone is friendly, the music is fab, and there’s no attitude. Love it!

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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely comments!

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I really like this pub, I always drop in for a couple when I’m in town visiting family. They really make an effort to do something a bit different in a time when gay pubs are become so generalised that it’s hard for them to...More

3  Thank stripeydelius
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments! We try to keep an eye on things but if ever someone doesn’t know how they should be behaving do let one of the staff know. We will always try to ensure everyone has a good time and respects our LGBT+...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Great bar and great staff Always worth a visit Very friendly Good music and Good drinks Nice location

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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review it’s always nice to get such positive comments!

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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Me and a group of friends went here at the weekend after being disappointed with a local bar and in need of a fun night out. We were a bit apprehensive that we wouldn’t be that welcome, being a group of tipsy ladies but we...More

2  Thank Nicola H
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We’re glad you had a great time at BBB where everyone is welcome!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

To "outsiders" the Bristol Bear Bar can be a scary place. Full of large hairy gay guys in check shirts (when they can keep them on) it's the kind of place you think that if you go in, then you will be be lucky to...More

2  Thank Rachael Y
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We couldn’t sum up BBB any better than this! Thanks for your comments.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Its a short walk from town, I came here on Sunday evening. I had diet coke with ice and lemon cost £2, There were playing classic music there is a very big sofa there. Great place to chill out. I be back again soon!!!.

2  Thank rajesh4cat
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

It looks like you came on our popular "Showtunes Sunday"! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited Bristol twice in the past month and on both occasions friends and I visited 'BBB'. The place may be small in square footage compared to many bars in the area but it is soooo worth a visit! BBB has great friendly bar...More

2  Thank Garnic124
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Hi! Great to hear how you liked it at BBB - we hope to see you back again soon :D

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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

One of the best gay pubs in Bristol,I went there with my gay friends,we had so much fun,owners are amazing,price really good... Overall we had amazing time overthere :) im lady but for me wasnt any problem and no akward situations :)

3  Thank AgataS1
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2016

Glad you liked BBB! Ladies are always welcome as you found out :D

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

I came here a lot of times, Only thing was there no sign of there opening hours. I came at 3,5,7,9PM. There open at 10.30pm very at late at night. I had diet coke with ice. I did ask for lemon which there didn't have...More

2  Thank rajesh4cat
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hi sorry we weren't open - our opening times are displayed under the posters outside on West Street, here on TA and on Facebook. We open at 7pm Tues to Sat and 5pm on Sundays.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

Definitely recommends this bar...Really like this place...The owner/bar staff are really nice with a sense of humour...the atmosphere is relaxed..loads of laughs and banter...drinks at a reasonable price...not only will go again but it will become my niche...

3  Thank sof k
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Carl W, Public Relations Manager at BBB - Bristol Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks for your comments! See you soon.

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Nicola H
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Yes everyone is welcome at BBB, it's an attitude free bar for the LGBT+ community, their friends and allies.
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