Cool And Quirky Bars In Cardiff

From secret speakeasies and gloriously gold haunts to spots that serve up cocktails in snakeskin boots, this city really has a colourful bunch of places to drink. Whether you're looking for a first date, group adventure or special occasion treat, our guide to Cardiff's cool and quirky bars will have you sipping theatrical concoctions in unique surrounds.

Last updated on 24th June 2022

The Dead Canary

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Indulge your senses at one of the city's most unique bars, where illicit cocktails lie at the heart of the menu. Found off the beaten track, The Dead Canary slings out only the finest handcrafted mixes in cosy surroundings, with regular live music sessions to soundtrack your evening.  

Conspiracy Lounge isn't your average bar, oh no. Found in Cathays, this bustling hangout is decked out with unique artwork, plush seating and warm lighting. Head on over to sink many a drink, enjoy a bit of shisha and kick back to some fantastic tunes.


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This secret bar in Cardiff requires ringing a bell next to a sign that reads 'spirits and remedies' to enter. Once inside, you'll be amazed by the flickering candlelight, cool hip hop soundtrack and stunning selection of drinks created by master mixologists. 

The Libertine

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If you're on the hunt for Cardiff's prettiest bars, then The Libertine is a sure-fire winner. This snazzy city centre haunt offers style with a bit of edge, showcasing floral walls, vintage artwork and tropical indoor plants. And the drinks? They're delicious, heady and go down an absolute treat.

Chance & Counters is perfect for quirky cocktails in Cardiff, sporting a fantastic range of board games to entertain you while you sip. Stocking over 500 classic options to choose from, this joint lets you while away the hours with mates, dates and the like.