Best Bars in Cardiff
Make sure your night out is one to remember and start by heading to one of the best bars in Cardiff.
There is nothing worse than heading over to a bar and it not being what you thought it would be. Avoid anything like that happening on your night out with the help of our handy list. We have done all of the hard work for you with putting together all of the most impressive bars that the Welsh capital has to offer. So have a read and see which ones are your favourite to add into your crazy night out.
1. The Dead Canary
The Dead Canary, Cardiff’s best kept secret. The only way you can gain entrance is when you find the gold canary feather on the wall. Once you’ve found that you will be able to head straight inside! If you love cocktails and drinks that are exquisite and unique then you’ll love it here. With a luxurious décor to match its extensive cocktail list you will be spoilt for choice on what to drink as soon as you take a look at the menu!
Barrack Ln | Website
2. Ten Mill Lane
If you are looking for a place where you can really start the night out, then Ten Mill Lane might be just the place for you. Inside you will be able to enjoy exquisite cocktails, an amazing atmosphere and an even better service! Their services are always put out there to ensure that you are having the best night possible. And with the best music, drinks and venue around, it definitely won’t be hard to ensure that it is.
10 Mill Ln | Website
3. Lab 22
You can actually think of Lab 22 as a science lab, they mix together different liquids which then create their award winning cocktails. Lab 22 always try to be different and daring with everything that they do. And you can definitely see that when it comes to all of their incredible drinks. So if you are wanting a totally unique experience that all of your group will remember and enjoy, Lab 22 will definitely be the bar for you.
22 Caroline St | Website
To enter you must ring the bell, and once inside you will be able to enjoy the cool, low lit, candlelight bar that creates the ultimate vibe for your drinking experience. From the outside you wouldn’t even think that it was a bar! Once you are inside you will be able to enjoy a complete array of amazing drinks, cocktails and more! The staff are extremely knowledgeable on what they do as well so you will definitely have an amazing experience here.
22 High St | Website
5. Be at One
Not too far away from the main train station, Be at One is the perfect bar if you are looking for somewhere to start your night out in the Welsh capital. It is located on St Mary Street that is also a pretty popular area when it comes to the nightlife of the city. Inside you will be able to enjoy a variety of different cocktails and other drinks! This lively chain bar will offer you the best experience for a place to start the drinking.
60-62 St Mary St | Website
6. Pitch Bar & Eatery
As well as being known for all its delicious food, Pitch Bar & Eatery is also a great place to go if you want some amazing drinks at amazing prices. Whether you’re after a cocktail, beer, wine, gin or even a giant pitcher, you can get it here. Pitch is also in a great location so once you have finished here you won’t be too far away from the next bar or pub!
3 Mill Ln | Website
7. The Dock
For some drinks with an impressive view you will love The Dock. Sitting right on the iconic waterside you will be able to take in all the beautiful scenery whilst enjoying the sun going down with a drink or two. Inside the design is contemporary with huge floor to ceiling windows which makes it perfect for its location. And although its slightly out of the way compared to all the other bars it’s still very accessible by all types of transport thanks to it being on Cardiff Bay.
Mermaid Quay | Website
8. Dirty Martini Cardiff
Right in the heart of the city centre you will find Dirty Martini. A bar that is perfect for after work drinks, a special occasion or even just a casual get together. Inside the décor is glamourous and will make a great place to head for a special occasion. You could also reserve areas within the bar so that you have a base for the evening and somewhere you can rest in between all of the dancing. This is also featured in our best bottomless brunch in Cardiff.
Imperial Gate | Website