Bars in Cardiff

The capital of Wales, and keen bean when it comes to all thing cavorting, it's no wonder that our city is such a buzz with great bars. Whether you're hankering for hand-made cocktails, looking to hunker down in a glamorous drinking den or hoping to be dazzled by by the sweet scent of champagne, we've compiled a list so that you don't have to. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Cardiff, and discover the liquid lush of the UK's 10th largest city. 

Last updated on 30th September 2021

Gin And Bake

1 user review 5

Whether you're on the hunt for someone to enjoy a fruity tipple, an al fresco lunch or an elegant afternoon tea, Gin And Bake is the place for you. Located in the heart of Mermaid Quay, this Insta-ready bar and restaurant is buzzing from dawn 'til dusk.

Mowgli Cardiff

194 user reviews 5

One of the best bars in Cardiff city centre, Mowgli is promising a menu of mouthwatering Indian dishes and signature cocktails to match. From the Masala Espresso Martini to Chai Rum Sling, this chilled spot is a must for any occasion. 

Tiger Tiger Cardiff

566 user reviews 4

Escape to a tropical haven, settle down in a cool, plush lounge for a sophisticated sojourn, or get your freak on in the funky retro Groovy Wonderland with its lit up floors and jazzy surrounds. Choose the biggest, most flexible bar for a night that is guaranteed to keep you entertained.

The Dead Canary

198 user reviews 5

Boasting 'kickass food and exceptional drinks' The Dead Canary strives to be the best bar in the Welsh capital. Never afraid to push the boundaries, the fine folk working here have one goal each and every night to make your experience one to remember.


204 user reviews 5

Expect a glamourous feel to The Pennyroyal when you first walk in. With dimly lit candles and an intimate atmosphere, the bar is great for a date night or a cosy evening with friends. Try their expertly crafted cocktails, all with bespoke names and meanings.

The Potted Pig

1 user review 5

Taking residency of a former bank vault under Cardiff City you can dig in to a menu of seasonal foods foraged from local Welsh suppliers and prop yourself up at the bar, which doles out quite the bespoke store of Gins with every aromatic tone, infusion and scent covered. 

A cutesy independent, sitting pretty on Mill Lane, Pitch is a must-try destination for cocktails and dining alike. With their rustic Scandi-style edge, Pitch makes for a darling evening of seasonably sourced plates, drinking on the patio, lush cocktails and early evening date nights. 

Got Beef

1 user review 5

This cosy, quirky little venue is a great spot for a nibble while you tipple. Expect towering burgers with all kinds of fun ingredients packed in, with chips thrown into the mix between your baps and the tenderest of pulled pork and meat pates.