Cool and Quirky Bars in Cardiff

Elusive and hidden, or loud and brash, whatever it takes to make a bar, Cardiff has a blend of the best of them. From notorious speakeasy nooks and neon filled haunts, to elusive cocktail bars and themed nights out, check out our recommendations for the most cool and quirky bars in Cardiff, and let your weird and wonderful side unfurl. 

Last updated on 1st October 2020

Ten Mill Lane

26 user reviews 4

One of the most unique bars in Cardiff, Ten Mill Lane is something of a hybrid hang-out in the city. Not only known for their creative cocktails and penchant for unusual flavours, they're also coming at you with some of the best partying and DJs in the bizz.

The Dead Canary

197 user reviews 5

Indulge your senses at one of the city's most unique bars as The Dead Canary boasts cocktails and leisure the likes you've never seen before. A stunning and elusive spot for quirky drinks and charming nights, let The Dead Canary be your guide on a night out.


90 user reviews 5

This hidden bar 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 mixers. 

Looking for a unique place to drink that screams with cocktail luxury and party charm? Don your finest outfit and head to the Lab. Not only are they pushing the boat out when it comes to cocktail creativity, they promise a fun-filled night of dancing to boot. 

The Cambrian Tap may be one of the most casual ways to drink in the city, but that doesn't mean it isn't cool. Coming at you with some of the best craft beer in the business alongside rustic interiors, this place is the perfect place to drink the afternoon away.

Feast on pizza and great drinks at this groovy Cardiff cocktail spot. With sleek botanical-inspired interiors, and plenty of beetle-inspired artwork, it's one of the best bars in the city to get your sip on, with classic concoctions given a cheeky makeover.

Looking for one of the best hidden bars in Cardiff? A lair of speakeasy interiors and prohibition inspired cocktails? Then you've come to the right place. Secretive, interesting and elusive, head on down on Saturday nights for an experience to remember.