Have you all melted yet? For those of you able to leave the house once it reaches 25 degrees (damn my feeble celtic ancestry), there’s a shedload of fun stuff going on this month.

From gin buses to beer festivals and carnivals – it’s all going on. The struggle will be deciding what to choose!

Tell me what you got up to over on Twitter, or check out the Events Calendar if you can’t be bothered to scroll through my epic list of lovingly honed food prose.

Martin Miller gin bus

Event highlights

Fancying seeing the sights of Bristol with a gin in hand? The Foozie gin bus is back, and this time with some G&Ts from the excellent Martin Miller’s on Sat 7th. Tickets are £35 (or £120 for 4) and include 4 G&Ts during the 2hr bus tour. There’s also a rum bus coming in August!

I feel like if last year’s food thing of the year was burgers, this year it’s ‘bottomless X’. From bottomless boozy brunches to burgers and BBQ, there are plenty of opportunities to scoff yourself silly this month (and most of them are weekly throughout summer, if you want to try a different one each week, like some sort of weirdo/champion)

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BBQ fun times at Steam

I’m also very excited by the events going on at Corner 77 on Stokes Croft at the moment – it’s trialling a new format, with indoor street food stalls, pop-up residencies and fun little events (including showing all World Cup games) in between.

They’ve got a tap takeover from Bristol Beer Factory on Thu 5th, followed by the mad-sounding Cupping at Corner (coffee tasting, basically) with Extract Coffee on 14th July. Keep an eye to their Facebook page for the latest food vendors and events.

Corner 77 Bristol

Finally, before I get on to more events, here are a few projects which are currently looking for help and well worth your time/money. I wouldn’t ask if they weren’t top notch, innit.

Festivals

It’s not enough that we have St Paul’s Carnival (I’m going to eat my body weight in jerk chicken and curry goat), Bristol Pride, Gromit Unleashed 2 and Harbour Festival this month, there are oodles of other festivals coming to Bristol in July!

Bristol Rum Festival comes to the Passenger Shed on Sat 7th, followed by the Viva Ethical Life Festival and Avery’s Craft Beer Festival on Sat 14th, with the Bristol Thai & Multicultural Food Festival rounding off the month on the 28th.

It’s also the season for good old cider festivals – get yourself along to one of these bad boys:

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St Paul’s Carnival is back on 7th July!

Pop-ups

Who’s where this month?

Hoba Kebab Bristol
Hoba Kebab – hot damn.

Classes & tastings

Learn something new to show off to your mates!

The Spicery Bristol

Newbies

Some new places to pay a visit to…

  • Bikkle Island –  I’ve been hearing A LOT of good things about this place
  • Grow Bar – a new seasonal cocktail bar upstairs at Old Market Assembly
  • Loose Canon – a fun new cocktail bar near Millennium Square
  • Pizzarova‘s latest restaurant is now open on Park St
  • Gambas is a new seafood restaurant in Wapping Wharf
  • Kinkajou is a new cocktail bar in what was Hausbar (RIP)
  • Fed is a ‘small but perfectly formed’ cafe on Gloucester Road
  • The Elmer’s Arms – a new independent pub on Old Market
  • Fermenti is a new range of fermented foods available from Pickled Brisket
  • Deck Cafe is another new cafe on Gloucester Rd already proving very popular

And coming soon…

  • Quay St Diner will soon be opening where Roll for the Soul once stood
  • La Guinguette is a new French Bistro coming to Cheltenham Rd
  • Joe’s Bakery are expanding into what was The Bread Store on Glouc Rd

That’s it for this month; I post news & events throughout the month of the Life Less Organised Facebook page (which you should def follow), or pics of my food adventures on Instagram. Or I’m always up for a chat on Twitter.

If you want more to read, how about…

  1. Bristol’s Best Pub Gardens
  2. Oldies but goodies: 11 Bristol institutions
  3. The 12 best brunches in Bristol
  4. The Vegetarian Guide to Bath & Bristol

Dates for the diary
(or see the Events Calendar)

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