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El Rincón


We are a cosy Spanish bar nestled on the thriving North street in Southville, 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 and private hire of our intimate venue. 

We’re reservation free, keeping it friendly and accessible to everyone at all times of the day.



Come play chess, backgammon, or Perudo or just have a beer and a tortilla.

We host the occasional pop up events here too for example:

Our ticketed evening for poetry on 18th May, 15th June, 20th July.


‘Thursday Music Gigs’

Our intimate ‘Tiny Gig’ series with audiences capped to 25.

Tickets and the line up available now from our website.

Serving a full tapa from 6pm.



Friday night

As we’re now officially a Tapa bar and not the restaurant of old, you can just rock up for a beer, sit where you want and eat our lovely tapas where you choose.

(If we happen to be hosting a live band, we do ask for a five pound contribution)


Saturday / Sunday

No fixed hours, we are a Spanish bar after all and therefore love the sun, the siesta y la fiesta.


Trumpeter, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and mi grand amigo. Check out all Pete Judge's projects, bio and live gigs here

The Tiny Gigs series.

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.


Please note: all gigs are ticketed with advance ticket booking essential as audiences capped to just 24.


We do make a cracking Tortilla de Patata here at El Rincon, if you want us to make you one then let us know. They cost £25 and serve about 8. 
Just drop us a line with as much notice as possible por favor
Ideal for events, picnics and parties

That's right! We have a quiz. Teams of four, £10 to enter them - you get a little selection of tapa nibbles, then get them question right, win the prize. Simple!

Hosted by  Nik Tanner

Doors open 6pm, with quiz from 7pm

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Under the Red Guitar - poetry evening 

                                          18th June   

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: undertheredguitar@hotmail.com


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!

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It was a toss between a Dungeon and Dragon workshop or a Spanish bar. I'm fortunate now to return to one of my favourite hobbies.


Spanish Tuition

Our new face to face classes begin on the 6th June, Monday at 6pm for complete beginners, a beginners improvers at 7.15 and Intermediates at 8.30pm

All classes have a maximum of 8 students and run for 6 weeks at a cost including all material and support of £100.

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Fill in the form to regester your interest in enroling on our beginners course and we will get back to you ASAP


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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.

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298 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU

0117 939 3457