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247 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9PP [Map]

Tel: 029 2030 3928

As with a lot of its pubs recently, Brains Brewery has given The Halfway a bit of a makeover. The pub was shut for around a month during late summer 2003 and re-opened its doors with a fresh new look. 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...

Lava Lounge Bar & Restaurant

Old Brewery Quarter, St Mary Street, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1FG [Map]

Tel: 029 2038 2313

The Lava Lounge is a popular bar/restaurant/nightclub situated in the Brewery Quarter. It plays 70's & 80's music and has 2-for-1 offers on cocktails (Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm). There is also an extensive offering of food, ranging from bar snacks through to two course meals.

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.

Mischief's Cafe Bar

Mischief's Cafe Bar

36 James Street, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5EY [Map]

Tel: 029 2045 6111

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...

Pen & Wig

1 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3BJ [Map]

Tel: 029 2064 9091

The original 'Cardiff Solicitors Pub'. The Pen & Wig is a classic old style pub just outside Cardiff city centre. Read More...

Pulse Cafe Bar & Nightclub

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

Tel: 029 2064 1010


144 Ely Road, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 3AB [Map]

Tel: 029 2033 1374

Best described as a working mans club. Not a criticism - more of an observation. The clientele are largely locals who are enjoying a drink after work or watching the match on the large screen. There is a beer garden out front which sees a lot of use in the summer and allows you to escape the smokey air in the bar. Read More...

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...


7 Mill Lane, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1FL [Map]

Tel: 029 2034 4688

Retro is a large city centre bar, spread over three floors, which plays classic 90s music. The venue invites you to party like it's 1999 or simply to relax & enjoy the atmosphere.

Revolution Vodka Bar

9-11 Castle Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BS [Map]

Tel: 029 2023 6689

Revolution Vodka Bars are a UK wide chain of bars that offer '100 different ways to love Vodka'. The Cardiff bar is situated directly opposite Cardiff Castle in the city centre. Read More...



69-71 Romilly Crescent, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9NQ [Map]

Tel: 029 2025 6345



Stuart Street, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5BW [Map]

Tel: 029 2049 4375

This is a good place to spend an evening out of town, especially in the summer. There's a DJ on the weekends, along with some good offers on pints AND they serve 1664 on draught which is always a bonus. Read More...

Tafarn @ NosDa

53-59 Despenser Street, Cardiff, CF11 6AG [Map]

Tel: 029 2037 8866

Tafarn is a bar that is attached to the NosDa Hostel. Situated opposite the Millennium Stadium (on the other side of the river), it is apparently the only licensed premises on the banks of the River Taff, so if you want to drink near the river, this is the place for you! Read More...

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