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El Rincón

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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, grilled artichokes, red peppers. croquetas and a tarta de santiago for afters. All priced at £5 a dish

We're now serving lovely Margaritas, Sangria for the summer, 

Deservedly popular trio of  Pippa Marland (vocals, saxes and Irish whistle), Rob King (acoustic guitar and bodhran) and Paul Bradley (vocals, electric and acoustic guitar). Bristol-based, the band have recorded six albums and toured internationally. Their music mixes jazz and Celtic themes, in original songs, Irish traditional pieces, and carefully-chosen cover versions that channel the spirit of Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison. "Glorious...Gorgeously haunting" (Time Out)        

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'Flamenco Sundays' in 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. 

Performance 2pm - 4pm, doors open at 12pm

Advance tickets online £7.50 and on the door £8.50

Tapas, sherry, cerveza, cocktails y cake served.

Please note audience numbers are relaxed, so table sharing, standing and perching on stools quite possible. Doors open at 12pm


Almost every Thursday we host live music, so an advance ticket is required and as they're so goood they're usually all sold out before you get to the door. So check out our listing and enjoy the tunes! 

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, please note these events are busy so perching, standing and sharing table with others all goes on.



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, doors open from 6pm. 

Please feel welcome to drop in on your own, with your amigos or pets, it's a relaxed evening with no plans or structure just a bar doing it's thing! x


WEDNESDAY's in the month

1st     Chess and Backgammon night

2nd   Games night with Toyville of North Street (free entry)

3rd    Under the Red Guitar Poetry evening  (ticket required)

Last  The El Rincon quiz  (ticket required for team of 4)

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CHESS AND DAVE nights in the bar from 6pm. We're limited on bards so bring one if you can. 


GAMES NIGHT - How excited am I to work with Toyville and host a board and card games night in the bar. One can only imagine, come down and join us.


There will be a featured poet each month and open mic slots, with MCs  hosted with 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:

Featured poet and fiction writer Taylor Edmonds 21st June!

THE QUIZ returns once again on the last Weds in the month 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



Open for walkins, we can hold private fiestas to for private hire and events. So please do check ahead.


Drop in for tapas and cerveza, opne from 6pm

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On the occasional Sunday walk in for tapas, croquetas, cocktails, a tarta de santiago and cafe con leche with brandy, vino, Estrella Galicia, sangria y mucho mas!!

Ring ahead if you want to make sure we're open.

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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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Learn Spanish at El Rincon

We are currently renovating our Spanish workshop and class space at El Rincon. Drop us your details and we’ll be in contact as soon as we’re ready to offer drop in workshops and Spaniosh classes for all levels, ages and abilities.

Please feel free to drop down to 'Spanish Amigo' night on a Tuesday evening to say Hola and have a cjhat about what you need.

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Fill in the form to regester your interest, we will certainly get back to you when we have information regading new classes and workshops at El Rincon.


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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.

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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Please note we no longer take table reservations, we're walkins only now all through the week.

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298 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU

0117 939 3457

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