Best 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. 

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Last updated on 21st May 2024

Alcotraz Cardiff: Cell Block Nine-One

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cardiff on Various dates from Sunday 21st July 2024

Who would've thought one of the best bars in Cardiff would be prison? In the heart of the city lies Alcotraz: Cell Block Nine-One, an immersive secret speakeasy dishing out orange jumpsuits and a life being bars. Smuggle liquor past the warden to the 'serving' inmates for a bespoke cocktail delivered to your cell.

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The Cardiff Townhouse - Coppa Club

Located in what was once the iconic David Morgan department store, The Cardiff Townhouse can be found right in the heart of the city. The stylish space spans across two floors, from the relaxed cafe downstairs to the swish bar and lounge above, as well as a sunny outdoor terrace that's perfect for the summer months. Whether you're in the mood for fresh coffee or creative cocktails, you can pair it with a delicious menu of chalk stream trout with rainbow chard, hand-stretched sourdough pizza, slow-cooked beef ragu pappardelle and more.

NQ64 Cardiff

Add a little extra entertainment to your evening antics over at NQ64 Cardiff. Found in the city centre, this quirky spot boasts neon walls covered in graffiti, not to mention a fabulous range of retro arcade and console games. Topping it off? A menu of themed cocktails.

The Eli Jenkins

If you're on the hunt for fun-loving bars in Cardiff Bay, The El Jenkins has heard your call. With trendy interiors alongside a tropical plant-doused beer garden, it's ideal whatever the weather. Plus, it boasts HD sports screens, cracking drinks deals and killer scran.

Boho Club

Get your groove on, sip on some creatively designed cocktails, and make memories with all your best mates at Boho Club on St Marys Street. This sleek venue is situated below the Cardiff Market and dishes out sick beats on the regular courtesy of its state-of-the-art sound system—everything from house to R&B to keep you grooving till the wee hours.