Best Pubs in Cardiff
Proud of its pubs, it's no wonder that Cardiff is brimming with boozy champs. A cornucopia of craft beers, gastro gorging and beer garden bounding, Cardiff pubs know a thing or two about doing the pubbing name right. Check out our recommendations for some of the best pubs in Cardiff, and make your way to some of the city's most hearty establishments, whether you're hunkering down by the fire, or piling on the pints.
Head over to Cathays to discover charming The Flora, a gastro pub and drinking spot that serves up some cracking cuisine. Starting with brunch and breakfast, begin your day with American pancakes before devouring a burger for lunch. There's also a great selection of cocktails for a very reasonable £5, or if IPA is your bag try the Barry Island IPA.
This quirky little place on Westgate Street combines cosy pub tavern with industrial warehouse, with its wire mesh lanterns, huge silver pipes and slate flooring mixed in with comfy armchairs and warm wooden paneling. Find the best craft beers in Cardiff in this home away from home, soak up the sun in the outdoor seating area or stay in for a spot of sport on the big screen.
While more of a restaurant than pub, there's still notes to The Meating Place that give it the air of charming boozer. From high-end seasonable plates and proud gastro inspired dining, to Celtic meats, cracking cider and rustic interiors, The Meating Place is more than deserving of a Cardiff showcase thanks to its bustling locations and foodie flare.
This is the perfect pub for entertainment in Cardiff. Porter's is not just your average drinking den so don't expect your average boozy pint over a table top. Slosh your beers over board games instead, or rest your glass on a ping pong table as you thrash your friends. If that doesn't float your boat, don't worry, there's weekly comedy nights, gigs galore, film screenings, live sports and even a mini golf course outside for when you've exhausted all the indoor entertainment.
A firm favourite of students and those boozing on a budget, The Vulcan Lounge is a happily affordable hangout on Wyvern Road. Head in for The Works at breakfast, or pop by a little later to pick up two meals for £7.95 or a 21-inch monster pizza for just £19. Drinks are similarly bargainous, there’s frequent live music and the atmosphere is always great.