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 14th September 2022




Koi (No Yokan)

5 user reviews 3

Nestled in the city centre, Koi (No Yokan) is a slick Japanese-inspired spot to wet your whistle. It's adorned with deep red hues and pretty lanterns, plus the drinks menu showcases a range of unique, culture-referencing cocktails, which you can pair with tasty small plates.

Pennyroyal

256 user reviews 5

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

24 user reviews 5

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.

The Dead Canary

199 user reviews 5

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.  

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.