Bars in the Castle Quarter

Soaked in rich history and beautiful architecture, Cardiff's Castle Quarter is undoubtedly one of the busiest and most iconic areas in the city. With plenty of restaurants and cosy cafes, it's the many bars and clubs that's really setting this spot apart from the rest. Sitting in the shadow of the castle you'll find some of the most 'devil-may-care' spots in this bustling area. To help you sort through the lot, we've compiled a useful list of the best bar and clubs in the Castle Quarter, offering Cardiff's locals a great night out on the town. 


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Based just a stone's throw away from the iconic Cardiff Castle, Revolution bar is one of the biggest hitters in town, serving delicious cocktails and presenting massive club nights to the city's huge populace of party-mad revellers. Their team of bartenders really let their imagination run wild when it comes to creating new and exciting concoctions, infusing a range of spices and fruits with the finest international spirits. Hosting some of the biggest local DJs come the weekend, the bar serves up everything you could ever need on a night out. 

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The name Shoreditch Cardiff bounces around the UK's nightlife scene and immediately induces a smile on most faces. Cardiff's venue is no different. Something of a legend in town, this bar in the Castle Quarter always offers frivolous nights out, bursting with incredible DJ sets and serving some of the best drinks in town. Easy going and yet living life to the full, this is one late night bar in Cardiff well worth checking out.

Though primarily specialising in serving hearty British dishes using the finest local ingredients, the Potted Pig is no slack when it comes to serving up great drinks. Alongside a vast selection of craft beers, fine wines and local brews, the impressive spirits selection - particularly the gin - allows the mixologists behind the bar to curate a cocktail menu full of intriguing combinations and daring twists. 

Well known in Cardiff's nightlife circles, Clwb Ifor Bach is a live music venue and club that celebrate its Welsh identity with pride. Rumour has it that they used to only let clubbers into their venue if they could speak Welsh. Now inviting some of the best touring bands and up-and-coming artists to perform on their stage, and regularly throwing wonderfully wild club nights, it's definitely a highlight of Cardiff's Castle Quarter. 

The Gatekeeper is old favourite for Cardiff's hard working populace. Part of the famous JD Weatherspoons brand, the venue offers a stress free, laid back evening of delicious food and drink at wallet friendly prices. Framed by enticing deals and alluring offers, you'll be able to sink into a comfy chair with your favourite, ice-cold pint and a warming plate of gastro-pub comfort food. 

Hoping to transport its guest to the sun-drenched streets of South America's bustling cities, Revolucion De Cuba is cocktail bar and restaurant that's full of character and vibrant zeal. Showcasing some of the finest rums they can get their hands on, guests can enjoy a selection of cocktails while tucking into a stomach pleasing selection of classic South American treats; think burritos fit to burst and delicious seafood dishes.