We are a cosy Spanish bar nestled on the thriving North street in Southville, Bristol. Established around the year 2007, making us now the oldest Spanish bar in Bristol. Specialising in the traditional food and drinks of Spain accompanied by some of the finest live music from the UK and beyond. We also offer Spanish classes, accomodation and private hire of our intimate venue.
We’re reservation free on all evenings, keeping it friendly and accessible to everyone at all times of the day.
Simple tapas at El Rincon
A tortilla de patata, olives, chorizo, salchichon, manchego with quince, boquerones, grilled artichokes, caramelised peppers. croquestas and a tarta de santiago for afters. All priced at £5 a dish
Super Sunday Music - Tango del Mar, 26th March
Very classy tango trio, comprising Spanish-born folk singer Cristina Serna-Benezet, classically trained Bristol-based violinist Carola Hengstenberg, and, special guest for this gig, the highly-regarded London-based Argentinian guitarist/composer Javier Fioramonti. Connected by their love of beautiful melodies, haunting beats and moving lyrics, their music covers a wide range of tango songs, and some instrumental pieces, with an emphasis on the music of mighty Astor Piazzolla. Highly recommended, for listeners and dancers alike!
Live Flamenco at the bar
We're delighted to announce the return of 'Flamenco Sundays' to the Tapas Tardis. The 'grupo de casa' will feature some of our much-loved regular musicians.
Expect music of craft and passion, in the most perfect setting outside Spain itself.
Our event on 19th March is now SOLD OUT
Tickets for performance on Sunday April 16th on sale below
Performance 2pm - 4pm, doors open at 12pm
Advance tickets online £7.50 and on the door £8
Tapas, sherry, cerveza, y cake served.
Please note audience numbers are relaxed, so table sharing, standing and perching on stools quite possible. Doors open at 12pm
Thursday ‘Tiny Gig’s
From Folk to Jazz, Flamenco to Classical and much more besides our tiny gigs are a diverse set of shows, however what unites them is the talent and warmth of the performers. A rare chance to see some outstanding acts up close and personal.
All tickets at £10 plus booking fee with all sales online
No tickets required, no reservations needed, just walk in take a drink and order some tapas or a slice of Tarta de Santiago
Live music from 2-4 pm, tickets online. Doors open from 12pm
Trumpeter, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and mi grand amigo. Check out all Pete Judge's projects, bio and live gigs here
AUDIENCE NOISE - WE KINDLY REQUEST THAT CONVERSATIONS BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM DURING PERFORMANCES
THIS IS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE MUSICIANS AND YOUR FELLOW GUESTS. THANK YOU!
Spanish Amigos - Tuesday Nights
Evenings for like minded people to come in for a Hola in the bar, ideal if you love Spain, the language, it's wine, cerveza, the weather and meeting new amigos
Tapas served and Estrella poured.
We'll be hosting pop up flamenco events, sherry and wine tastings, information about our Spanish classes / workshops and encouraging the game of Perudo.
Wednesday Events open 6-10pm, bar and tapas served
Under the Red Guitar
Join us in the warmth of El Rincon for a monthly poetry evening. There will be a featured poet each month and open mic slots, with MCs Lizzie Rascal and Bobi Notlaw, otherwise known as The Spoke poets Elizabeth Parker and Robert Walton.
Tickets must be bought in advance and doors open 6.30pm.
For an open mic slot (limited number available), please email: email@example.com
Muneera Pilgrim - 19th April will be presenting a selection of poems from her brilliant debut collection,
‘That Day She’ll Proclaim Her Chronicles’, and other work
Please remember not only are you coming to a venue to enjoy the artists, poets and performers but also to support the little independent too so please feast on our tapas and drinks and enjoy our Spanish bonhomie.
Tickets available from 15th March at 12pm
Our monthly quiz returns once again in March
Wednesday March 29th, starting at 7pm.
Teams of four, 6 rounds and an on going picture round, it's £10 to enter and the winning team get a Spanish goody bag.
Hosted by Nik Tanner
Tapas and bar open till 6 - 10pm
Colin Smith & his boggling any-tune-you-can-think-of (pop, jazz, classical, film & TV themes, prog rock, etc etc) thinking-person’s karaoke. An absolutely spectacular evening guaranteed, with jaw-dropping turns-on-a-sixpence aplenty.
Next date is 5th April, defo not to be missed!!
Open from 11am till sundown for tapas, croquetas, a basque cheese cake and cafe con leches with brandy
Live music will be back every Sunday afternoon from 2-4 pm, tickets will be available online and at the door too.
Our first Comedy noche on the last Sunday of the month will begin on March 26th at 7pm, more details about all our gigs will be available pronto/
Keep em peeled....
Hire us all to yourself!
We are now taking bookings for your private events and special occasions. We will provide live music in the style of your choosing and a fantastic traditional Spanish buffet
View our deal for more info and get in touch to arrange a date.
Y pasa un buen rato con nosotros!
Learn Spanish at El Rincon
We've been teaching Spanish since 2007, we offer classes at the moment to adult beginners and beginner improvers.
Our classes are a mixture of face to face and online classes, they take place at the bar with me.
We will be offering more new classes very soon, but please do pop down to Spanish Amigo night on a Tuesday evening to say Hola and have a cjhat about what you need
All of our beginner classes in March are now full.
Fill in the form to regester your interest in enroling on our beginners course and we will get back to you ASAP
A clean and comfortable one bedroom two storey accommodation, ideally positioned for exploring the vibrant city of Bristol. Situated in the heart of Southville on a street populated with cafes, bars, indoor market, quirky shops, independent theatre and brewery and much more besides. Only a short walk to the stunning Ashton Court Estate and Bristol Harbour. This little haven provides the perfect base to get away relax, unwind and enjoy what this great city has to offer.
We're all booked up till April 2024, so for all all enquiries after this date do please get in touch.
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298 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU