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El Rincón


We are a cosy Spanish bar nestled on the thriving North street in Southville, Bristol. Established around the year 2007, 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.

Monday and Tuesday

The bar is closed as we are teaching Spanish in the bar on these evenings here


Its a bit of a mixed bag but the 1st Wednesday of the month we host The Spanish Club, a hub for all like minded learners. It's free to pop in

The 2nd we open for Backgammon and chess games

We host a regular Poetry and Spoken word evening too on each 3rd Wednesday of the month with tickets online and on the last one there's a quiz. with ten teams of 4, again tickets online and the prize this month is a wheel of Manchego

‘Thursday Music Gigs’

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

Tickets and the line up available now from our website.

Serving tapas from 6pm, no table reservations just walk in with your ticket details.

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.

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The Spanish Club

1st Wednesday of the month,

A hub for everyone interested in Spain and it's rich culture.

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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, including the brilliant Cuffy and Kevin Byrne on guitars, and Jimi Can on percussion, plus dancer Aneta Skut. Expect music of craft and passion, in the most perfect setting outside Spain itself. 

Advance tickets online £5.50


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

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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! Wednesday 29th June - SOLD OUT

Hosted by  Nik Tanner

Doors open 6pm, with quiz from 7pm


Under the Red Guitar - poetry evening 

                                          20th July

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

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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.


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!


Spanish Tuition

All of our on line classes are now in progress if you'd like to join in on new dates then do drop us a line

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

Classes are now held in our bar and drinks are available to purchase. Once a month we host a meet up night for  our students to further studies, make cultural exchanges and help each other out

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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