Bars in Cardiff

The capital of Wales, and keen bean when it comes to all thing cavorting, it's no wonder that Cardiff 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 of great Cardiff bars 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 3rd July 2018


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Soda is a thriving Cardiff spot where all sorts of drinking escapades can be satisfied. Promising anything from late night revelry with the city's best DJs to laid-back mid-week drinks at Soda's quiz night, this Cardiff gem has all bases covered. Three levels of music, debauchery and lush drinks are waiting to be explored here. 

10 Feet Tall

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A Cardiff nook that oozes classic charm and a dark sort of luxe with rouge washed walls and exposed brickwork. Antique chandeliers hand above the bar and darling drinks are the name of the drinking game. Mixology is nifty here and the music is spread across 3 floors so you can bop, shimmy of shake it to resident DJ tunes or live music sets playing everything from Jazz to Drum and Bass.m

Ten Mill Lane

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A favourite for cocktails, this bar in Cardiff mixes the best in luscious libations, garnished with colourful berries and botanical beauties. Throw some shapes until 3am any night of the week - don't wait until the weekend to shake off your stresses. Get down low with your fave mates in a trendy venue with a buzzing atmosphere, one of the busiest hot spots of the late night bars in Cardiff.

Tiger Tiger Cardiff

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This is one of the best party bars in Cardiff, with amazing spaces to choose from. 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 in Cardiff for a night that is guaranteed to keep you entertained.

Underground cool and industrial style are in abundance down in The Potted Pig. 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. There's also cocktails of other spirits in case Gin ain't your thang. 

Great for alfresco eats in Cardiff, this spacious beer garden with its quaint picnic tables is a great spot for sun soaking. For those (more common) rainy days, grab a plush leather armchair, nestle in and enjoy the funky decor and stag heads jutting out from the walls. One of the best bars for entertainment in Cardiff, enjoy a range of cabaret delights, live gigs and even film screenings.

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. Fine wines and bottled beers are also on the menu so have a drink in a topnotch burger bar in Cardiff.

A feast for the eyes, this bunting-strewn, floral-flecked, cutesie cubbyhole is the perfect sweet retreat for your intimate catch ups, your group gossips and your foodie festivities. Order from this all-veggie menu and discover a world of colourful concoctions and fantastic flavours piled onto your plates. Gorgeous cocktails are also on offer so treat yourself to a tasty tipple in one of the cutest bars in Cardiff.

Perfect for those late night private parties, hit this huge dance floor for some shimmy shaking and body popping. Serving buffet goodies including rustic chips and ciabatta, nibble as you tipple in this great bar with all your favourite people. There are some bargain drinks deals here, with four bottles of prosecco for just £50, so get involved and get your drunk on to the best beats in town.


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Brewhouse is a thriving spot to get your live music fix any day of the week with a great spread of local bands taking to their stage on the regular. Expect a buzzing mix of tunes, super cheap drinks deals and some classic pub style nosh that will satisfy any hunger. Fill your boots on sporting events, DJs, dancing and all manner of night life treats here.