Live Music Bars in Cardiff

Whether you're after a late night jam sesh, slinky evening of smooth jazz or wild night out with a helluva lot of head banging, these Cardiff bars have got you sorted. Sometimes you've just got to let your hair down and a night in with your old playlist won't cut it. So if you're after a decent night out with live music in Cardiff, read our recommendations of these absolute scorchers.

Last updated on 26th January 2023

Named after the famous Welsh leader who fought against the English, this venue is rooted firmly in rebellion. Spread over three floors, Clwb Ifor Bach is an important part of Cardiff's live music scene, with bands and alternative nights taking centre stage.

The Glee Club Cardiff

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Move over Will Schuester, this Glee Club isn't messing around. Nestled in Cardiff Bay, this quirky spot is a haven for comedy acts and live music from far and wide. It's even friendly on the purse strings, so you can have a night as cheap as it is cheerful.

The Cricketers

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The Cricketers is one of the city's most popular watering holes and we can see exactly why. Think Welsh ales, mouth-watering wines and seasonal dishes. With two beer gardens and a buzzing atmosphere, the live music events are just the tip of the iceberg.