Cocktail Bars in Cardiff

The humble pint and the wholesome glass of wine; let's be honest, those guys have got nothin' on a cocktail. From mixology classes and the best speakeasy bars in Cardiff to hidden plots, and some of the most unique concoctions in the business. Whether yours is an ice-cold pina colada, a humble Old Fashioned or an end-of-the-night Espresso Martini, check out of recommendations for the very best cocktail bars in Cardiff. 

Last updated on 11th August 2021

The Dead Canary

198 user reviews 5

One of the most unique cocktail bars in Cardiff and a stunning plot for some of the finest mixology in the business, Dead Canary is as eclectic as they come. Not only boasting brooding and vintage interiors, the cocktails are a roaring mix of classics and creative concoctions from truly skilled hands. 

The Alchemist Cardiff

1 user review 3

No cocktail round-up would be complete without the addition of the beloved quirky cocktail chain; The Alchemist. Located in the heart of Castle Quater, this low-lit venue is offering experimental takes on your favourite sips. Don your lab coat and goggles as you enjoy smoking gin-flavoured bubble baths and DIY colour changing conjury. 


186 user reviews 5

This trendy cocktail bar is located behind the 'Spirits and Remedies' sign, so just give the bell a ring and before you know it you'll be sipping on expertly blended concoctions from a team of knowledgeable mixologists while dancing in your seat to the achingly cool playlist. 

Old Havana Cardiff

174 user reviews 4

A taste of Cuba in the heart of Cardiff, Old Havana is a cocktail bar and restaurant serving up Central American-inspired tapas dishes and punchy concoctions. Known for their huge rum selection, opt for an El Castro and enjoy a generous measure of Havanna Club mixed with red vermouth, orange bitters, and sugar syrup - not one for the faint-hearted. 

Vivo Latino

1 user review 5

This independent bar and eatery amps up the carnival vibes on the weekend when Cardiff locals and visitors alike arrive en mass to fiesta the night away. Inspired by the cusine of Latin America, Vivo Latino's menu is a fusion of Mexican, Brazillian, Cuban and Peruvian dishes, all to be washed down with a round of their signature pisco sours and caipirinhas. 

Lab 22

1 user review 5

A discerning space and one of the best cocktail bars in Cardiff, Lab 22 simply can't help itself when it comes to mixing and muddling some of the finest in the city. From private parties to birthday events, head on down for a roster of unique infusions and drinks that tease with creativity and style no matter the weather outside.