It’s all about ‘real’ wine at new North Street bar and shop

Kask and you shall receive

Now open on North Street, Kask is a stylish little wine bar that’s keeping it real with a focus on organic, biodynamic and sustainable vinos (what the team call ‘real wines’)

The site is almost unrecognisable from its previous incarnation as 150-year-old pub The Hare (and Leveret, which it also had a stint as before being transformed to Kask). Out go the brass fixtures and dark wood in favour of an altogether lighter and more delicate design, with benches and wine bottles clamped to the walls, like individual works of art. The style here, like the wine on offer, has an organic influence with lots of curved edges, woods, clay and natural-led textures. There’s also a heated garden upstairs, which we’ll have to return and suss out on our next visit.

At the bar (itself a tactile, hand-crafted beauty) you’ll find four wines on tap that change every week or so. A small glass will set you back around a fiver, and punters are also encouraged to refill their own reusable Kask wine from them too.

Adorning the shelves and alcoves is a range of around 100-ish bottles, available to take away or enjoy on-site, and there’s a couple of local beers on the go as well (including Good Chemistry’s Kokomo Weekday, when we visited).

With the promise of a soon-to-be-added deli counter stocked with cheese and charcuterie, Kask is already proving a popular and unique edition to Bedminster’s North Street, offering the chance to try something a little different (orange wine, anyone?). This was the intention of the four owners – two husband and wife teams – Charlie and Natalie, and Henry and Sophie, who saw an opportunity to offer the neighbourhood a novel kind of venue.