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.
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.
Nestled on St. Mary Street over in the city centre, O'Neill's is a fantastic spot to wet your whistle with a delicious tipple or two, with beers, wines and cocktails on offer. In the way of entertainment, you'll find sports screenings, live music and banging DJs.
A pretty Sri Lankan spot in the centre of town, Coconut Tree are serving up much more than tasty plates of hoppers and kotthu. Head over to Mill Lane where their friendly bar staff can whip you up some stunningly good cocktails made with their signature coconut flower nectar liqueur.
Heralded for their stunning concoctions, lush libations and unique mixes, this haven for glamorous bevvies also promises a top notch dose of late night partying. Dirty Martini is perfect for all your needs whether it be the perfect date night or girls night on the town.
Famous London haunt The Cocktail Club has landed in Cardiff, with dreamy drinks, infamous masterclasses and some of the best parties in store. Better yet, with bottomless brunch soon on the cards too, this is your one-stop shop for a helluva good time.
One of the most innovative cocktail bars in Cardiff, The Alchemist fuses talented mixology, technology and little splash of enchantment to create an eye-wateringly impressive menu. From colour-changing concoctions to VR tipples, they're pushing the cocktail into exciting new realms.
A seriously slick haunt on City Road, Conspiracy Lounge is the Cardiff bar you need to check out. From the cool artwork lining the walls to the plush booths and sultry lighting, there's a lot to love about this place. It also has a fantastic selection of cocktails, milkshakes and shisha.
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.
Found at the centre of the action in the heart of the city, Tonight Josephine is the sassy cocktail bar you won't be able to miss. Fronting bold, glamorous decor and wickedly wild cocktails, this is a cracking spot for your girls' night outs, hen parties and so much more.
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.
Famed for their happy hours, it's cocktails that make Be At One shine. From their rowdy bar staff and unique cocktails down to their late nights and their roaring parties, this is a gem on the Cardiff bar scene.
Club 29 is bringing some of the best in live music, late-night DJs and affordable beer to Cardiff, including bottomless disco brunches come the weekend. Better yet, the menu throughout the week will keep you filled up with hearty American fare like burgers and loaded fries.
A party hangout in the ever bustling St Mary Street, Yard Bar and Kitchen is a corker of a destination for affordable boozing and laid back fun. From live music and sports, to cocktails, craft beer and brekkie, plus the space for many a private party, catch the antics for a top night out.
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.
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.
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.