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 23rd July 2021


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Looking for stunning cocktails and a slick bar in Cardiff? You've come to the right place. Located in the heart of the city centre, Pennyroyal is bringing you expertly-created tipples, low-lit interiors and over 300 spirits to choose from. Perfect for after-work drinks, date nights and everything inbetween.

Mowgli Cardiff

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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. 

The Dead Canary

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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.

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. 

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. 

Front runners in Cardiff's cocktail scene, Lab 22 is the destination to visit if you're looking for some of the most creative concoctions in town. From prohibition inspired classics and flambé favourites, to unique mixes and hand-made potions, the level of mixology here is undeniable.