Bocabar at Paintworks

On your first visit to Bocabar, we hope you feel like you've walked into a fairy-lit food and drink lounge heaven! 

We've filled this gorgeous redbrick warehouse with vintage tassel lamps, comfy sofas, local art and interesting artefacts for sale, to complement the creative Paintworks-site spirit.

Now in its seventh year, we're chuffed to say Bocabar is an award-winning independent venue; Netmums Favourite 2011 award and a Bronze from Taste of the West 2012 awards.  We offer locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients in our lunchtime specials, Sunday roasts, deli/tapas counter and gourmet stone-baked Bocapizzas.

At the heart of Bocabar is the 10 ft long bar displaying a selection of local draught beers and ciders, cocktails and wines, alongside Ottolenghi-inspired tapas and salads and delicious cakes.  Free live jazz and world music entertains diners on Saturdays and DJs spin some tunes on Fridays. Our art exhibitions run every 6 weeks so look out on our website ( for the private views when you can enjoy a complementary glass of wine and nibbles.  

Co-owners, Mel and Paul, and the Bocabar team, hope that all your senses will be indulged when you spend some time in Bocabar and that you?ll leave feeling you've been somewhere unique and that you must return for more.



Monday-Thursday, 10.00am-11pm (last orders 10.45pm)
Friday-Saturday 10.00am-1am (last orders 12.45am, no entry after 12-midnight)
Sunday 10.00am-10.30pm.

For downloads of Bocabar's current menus please go to our sample menu page under the Bocabar heading or visit


Unit 3.1 Paintworks
Bath Road
Arnos Vale
Bristol BS4 3EH

Telephone 0117 972 8838