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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.