Student Bars In Cardiff

Students work hard year-round and deserve amazing nights out that don't cause as much stress as final exams. That's why we've taken it upon ourselves to compile all the best student bars in Cardiff, leaving you with the fun part – going out and enjoying them. Whether you're looking for budget-friendly drinks or bars with great atmosphere and service, you're guaranteed to find several terrific venues for you and your mates on our list.

Last updated on 17th February 2021




The Cardiff Stable

321 user reviews 4

Nothing screams on-the-go student like a good slice of pizza and a cold drink to wash it all down. The Stable in Cardiff has delicious sourdough pizza and an impressive bar of more than 80 ciders locally sourced from the best producers of the South West.

Old Havana Cardiff

85 user reviews 4

Located in the heart of the high street, Old Havana is a one-stop-shop for all things Cuban. Think thirst-quenching cocktails ice cold beers and a range of snacks and nibbles. The perfect place for warming up before a night out, think cheap and cheerful.

With food and drink deals, a buzzy atmosphere and live sports screenings, Gassy's is a brilliant bar for students in Cardiff - and located just a stone's throw away from the campus. Whether you fancy a cheap dinnertime meal or a raucous bottomless brunch at the weekend, this is the place for you.

Shoreditch Cardiff

563 user reviews 4

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Sometimes the hardest part about being a student on a night out is trying to receive decent service. Shoreditch Cardiff recognizes that students want to have fun, too – just as much as anyone else – and has a welcoming and friendly staff to make your experience that much better. With daily happy hours from 4pm-10pm at 50% off and late openings until 3am, this Cardiff bar is suited for any student looking for an easy-going night.

Looking for an alternative night out? Metros is your place with its basement full of three bars and a dance floor for you to rock out to metal, pop and indie music. Dirty cheap drinks and a large 18-21 population make it an atmosphere for all Cardiff students looking to let off stress and take in a night of hot, boozy fun.

WOW Bar, one of Cardiff's best gay clubs, throws the ultimate student night every Wednesday 4pm-2.30am. Live DJ'd music, night-long free entry, and drinks starting from £1 make it an unbeatable night for all students seeking an extravagant affair.

Students need more places to laugh than behind their professors' backs. The Glee Club in Cardiff is a comedy club that offers food, drink and laughs for discounted prices with student vouchers. Enjoy a show for £6 and get food and your first two drinks for £2 off each. You may also catch this venue on a special event night where you can watch burlesque shows or a live musical performance from a touring artists.