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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.


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

Live Music:

We’re taking a break from live music until October, butthe bar will be open for tapas and drink as per usual

From October 6th, our Thursday ‘Tiny Gig’ evenings return, capped to 30 guests, offering a unique and intimate setting for some of the best musicians from Bristol and further afield.

All tickets at £10 plus booking fee with all sales online


From October 14th, ‘Fiver Fridays’ return, when you’re very welcome to drop in and we only ask for a £5 contribution to a great night. It may well be just bench and table sharing or standing room only as audience numbers are more relaxed

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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. 

Sunday 14th August

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 standing, table sharing, and perching is necessary so arrive early for the pick of the bunch


Please note: all gigs are ticketed with advance ticket booking essential as audiences capped to just 30


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

Back by popular demand, our 2nd quiz in 15 years. It's teams of four, £10 to enter on Wednesday 28th September.

Hosted by  Nik Tanner

Doors open 5.30pm and the winners receive the Spanish hamper.

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Under the Red Guitar - poetry evening 

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


Wednesday 21 September 2022
Caleb Parkin, Bristol City Poet 2020 - 22, has poems in The Guardian, The Rialto,
The Poetry Review and was recently a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Poetry
Please. He won second prize in the National Poetry Competition 2016, Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 and other shortlists. He tutors for Poetry Society, Poetry School, Cheltenham Festivals, First Story, Arvon and holds an MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes (CWTP). Debut pamphlet, Wasted Rainbow (tall-lighthouse)and collection This Fruiting Body (Nine Arches Press, October 2021). In 2022, he’ll publish a new pamphlet with Broken Sleep and his collected City Poet work.


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 and meet up

New Spanish Classes

We'll be hosting an informal fun open night here at El Rincon bar to chat about our new Spanish classes, their dates, times and content etc on Weds 3rd Aug from 6pm. Our new class dates will begin from the week commencing 22nd August until 26th or 27th September for all Spanish levels.

Currently we offer beginner, beginner refresher and an intermediate class, there's a maximum of 8 student in each class, they run for one hour a week over 6 weeks and cost £100

We will also have a flamenco guitarist, tapas and the bar will be open till 10pm, so bring amigos f you want too' If you're unable to make it and would like further information then please do get in touch

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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