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 20th November 2023

Alcotraz Cardiff: Cell Block Nine-One

@ Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cardiff on Various dates from Sunday 10th December 2023

For quirky place to have a drink or two, head to prison, or more specifically: Alcotraz: Cell Block Nine-One, an immersive, theatrical speakeasy inspired by Hollywood movies and TV. Smuggle liquor past the eagle-eyed warden to hand to the 'serving' inmates who will make you a range of bespoke cocktails.

NQ64 Cardiff

If you're looking for a unique bar in Cardiff city centre that offers that little extra edge, you've found it over at NQ64. The brilliant drinking den is home to a range of retro arcade games, from Street Fighter to Guitar Hero, with themed cocktails to match.

Chance & Counters

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.