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Wharton Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1AG [Map]

Tel: 029 2041 3600

Barocco is an elegant and stylish city centre bar that serves up a wide range of food throughout the day and evening. Barocco, which was formerly Bar Is It, is operated by Brains Brewery.

Callaghans Irish Bar

Callaghans Irish Bar

Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1XD [Map]

Tel: 029 2034 7247

What more could you ask for - a large Irish bar located right alongside the Millennium Stadium walkway. You can be stood at the bar drinking your Guinness one minute, and in your seat in the stadium the next! Read More...

Cantaloop Lounge Bar & Kitchen

Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3DP [Map]

Tel: 029 2023 3833

Cantaloop Lounge Bar Kitchen is a brand new concept in stylish drinking, dining and entertainment, where exceptional levels of customer service and the quality of our product is of the utmost importance. Read More...

City Arms

City Arms

10 Quay Street, Cardiff, CF10 1EA [Map]

Tel: 029 2022 5258

Ok, let me set my stall out from the start - this review is gonna be biased. It can't be anything but, after all this is the pub where I witnessed Scott Gibb's last minute try against England at Wembley in 1999, PLUS Gavin Henson's last minute kick against England in 2005. Read More...


4 Wharton Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1AG [Map]

Tel: 029 2022 2114

Formerly known as the Glassworks, this city centre bar has undergone a revamp and has been re-incarnated as Copa. The management remains the same but the bar has now changed for better or for worse... Read More...

Cougar Lounge

5 Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR [Map]

Tel: 029 2061 2072



Castle Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1BS [Map]

Tel: 029 2025 2024

Dempseys, opposite Cardiff Castle, is a relatively small but very friendly Irish pub.

Nothing fancy - just a typical spit n sawdust pub with no pretences to being anything other than that. Read More...

Fat Cat - Café Bar

Grosvenor House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 3AD [Map]

Tel: 029 2022 8378

A plethora of swish new bars have opened on Greyfriars Road during the past few years. The Fat Cat is one such offering, located just opposite the New Theatre. The Fat Cat has a very upmarket look to it with plush seating, atmospheric lighting and even a few velvet drapes thrown in for good measure, but it still manages to maintain a relaxed feel about the place. Read More...

Flyhalf and Firkin - Queens Vaults

29 Westgate Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1EH [Map]

Tel: 029 2064 0253

This is one of two pubs that the Firkin empire run in Cardiff. Prior to the 1999 Rugby World Cup it was very much run for the rugby fans among us. The walls used to drip with all manner of rugby memorabilia. My favourite of which was a small plaque containing around 12 teeth, all allegedly lost in a match between Wales and England in the sixties! Read More...



9 Westgate Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1DD [Map]

Tel: 029 2064 6020

The big brash face of corporate pubbing. The drinks are cheap, the place is packed and the atmosphere is manic.

JD Wetherspoon run 4 city centre bars in Cardiff - The Gatekeeper being one of the largest. Located on Westgate Street, just opposite the Millennium Stadium, this pub is a BIG favourite with the match day crowds. Read More...

Hard Rock Cafe

The Old Brewery Quarter, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1AD [Map]

Tel: 029 2037 3403

London, New York, Hong Kong, Paris...and now Cardiff has its very own Hard Rock Cafe too!

Opened just over a week ago in the Old Brewery Quarter of St Mary Street, this place is sure to put Cardiff on the map! Read More...

Live Lounge

Live Lounge

9 The Friary, Cardiff, CF10 3FA [Map]

Tel: 07830361915

The Live Lounge hosts live cover bands 7 nights a week, leading to a DJ playing the best indie, rock, cheese and chart tunes till 4am. The Live Lounge was formerly known as Bar Cuba.

LLoyds No 1 Bar (The Crockerton)

Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AD [Map]

Tel: 029 2037 5600

One of four Wetherspoon's pubs in Cardiff city centre. In my opinion Lloyds offers the best cheap booze and chilled atmosphere. Read More...



60-62 St Mary Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1FE [Map]

Tel: 029 2037 3363

Metropole Lounge

Cardiff Hilton, Kingsway,, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 3HH [Map]

Tel: 029 2064 6300

The Metropole Lounge is located inside the Hilton Cardiff, which is situated opposite Cardiff Castle. The Metropole Lounge serves food throughout the day and offers something for everyone. There is also live music every evening from Thursday - Saturday and Sunday lunch time.

O'Neill's (St Mary Street)

O'Neill's (St Mary Street)

85-87 St Mary Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1DW [Map]

Tel: 029 2066 4103

O'Neill's on St Mary Street is the larger of the two O'Neill's bars in Cardiff city centre. Plenty of big screen TVs and its close proximity to the Millennium Stadium ensure there is always a great atmosphere on match days. Read More...

O'Neill's (Trinity Street)

O'Neill's (Trinity Street)

21 Trinity Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1BH [Map]

Tel: 029 2037 1263

The original Irish bar in Cardiff city centre. A good place to start your evening - Little O'Neill's as it has become known (due to the Big O'Neill's on St Mary Street) always has a good atmosphere especially on match days. Read More...

Park Vaults

Park Place, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 3UD [Map]

The Park Vaults is tucked away just off the main pedestrian area of Cardiff's town centre. It's very much your traditional type of pub, nothing fancy, just a good old fashioned place to meet up and have a few drinks. Read More...

Pulse Cafe Bar & Nightclub

3 Churchill Way, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 2HD [Map]

Tel: 029 2064 1010

Reflex 80s Bar

89 St. Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1DW [Map]

Tel: 029 2066 8647

If you were a teenager during the eighties then this is the place for you! An excellent place for a nostalgic 80s night out. Read More...

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