10 Cocktail Bars in Cardiff
Going with the group to the Welsh capital? Cut out the decision making process and take a look at some of these fantastic cocktail bars in Cardiff listed below
If you’re are ready to kick off the boozy antics on your weekend away, then Cardiff has all you could possibly want and more to make sure that you have the best possible visit to the city. When it comes to cocktails, we’ve got you covered with a list of some of the best hotspots in-and-around the city centre.
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in Cardiff
1. Lab 22 Cardiff
One of the most interesting cocktail bars that this city has to offer, Lab 22 in Cardiff brings out the best when it comes to formulating new and exciting cocktails for their customers. A speakeasy bar at its core, this brilliant award-winning bar is definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for the next best weird & wonderful cocktail! Check out all the things to do in Cardiff before you hit the cocktail bars.
2. The Dead Canary
Three-time consecutive winners of the annual Cardiff Life Awards, The Dead Canary is everything you could possibly imagine from an independent cocktail bar in the heart of this stylish city. With their menu of mixology masterpieces taking inspiration from Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ “Death and Entrances”, you’ll be truly blown away by the level of thought and detail that goes into their drinks.
3. Dirty Martini
Located in the heart of Cardiff City Centre on the busy St. Mary’s Street, Dirty Martini is a chain bar with a difference. With a heavy focus on style and sophistication, you will be sure to be met with a warm and welcoming atmosphere on entering the venue, before getting sat down with the group to enjoy one of their delicious bespoke cocktails! Check out all the best pubs in Cardiff for before you hit all the bars.
4. The Bootlegger
If you’re looking for a truly unique setting for a fantastic cocktail bar, then look no further than the Bootlegger Cardiff. Rather than theming itself as being a prohibition era bar like many others that are popping up across the UK, this bar encapsulates the uplifted spirits of people at the end of the Prohibition Era with live jazz, swing, blues & rock n’ roll music. Trust us when we say that this isn’t a bar you should miss.
In the heart of the city’s Castle Quarter, Pennyroyal Cardiff is a truly unique venue that calls itself home to a huge variety of spirits in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The bar’s beautifully stylish interior similar to that of a speakeasy bar makes drinking here a fantastic experience that you and the group shouldn’t miss if you’re looking for mouth-watering cocktails to go with it! Check out the best clubs in Cardiff for after your visit around the bars.
6. Revolution Cardiff
A national favourite, Revolution Cardiff is known for its quirky yet contemporary main bar, vibrant club room upstairs and a chilled out back bar all under one roof. With a brilliant selection of popular, well-known cocktails to Revolution’s own signature cocktails you really cannot go wrong with a few drinks here with the group. Here are some of the best breakfast in Cardiff to cure your sore heads the next morning.
7. The Alchemist
A vibrant and modern cocktail bar with venues across the country, The Alchemist Cardiff is no exception to the rule when it comes to classy cocktails! Situated in the heart of Cardiff's main nightlife area being Saint Mary Street, it's a brilliant place to stop off for a few cheeky drinks if you're looking to add a touch of luxury to your night out.
8. Kapu Cardiff
Bringing a slice of the Pacific to South Wales, Kapu Cardiff is a fantastic Hawaiian-themed bar that features a warm and comforting summer atmosphere, even when the weather is poor outside! Boasting a grand menu of fresh fruit signature cocktails and well-known classics, this is the perfect place to escape the miserable British weather for a taste of paradise!
9. Peppermint Bar
A fun and lively cocktail bar located on the doorstep of the city’s main train station on the corner of Mill Lane and St Mary Street, Peppermint Cardiff is a vibrant and lively cocktail bar with an atmosphere that’s hard to match with anywhere else in the city. With a brilliant food menu and an arguably better cocktail selection, there’s really no room for fault at this brilliantly refreshing city centre bar.
10. The Libertine Cocktail Bar
If you’re looking for a welcoming venue that’s cosy, inviting and features a sleek and sophisticated interior, then you and the group will love The Libertine Cardiff. Not only does this popular bar serve some brilliant cocktails (and some at a reduced price during their daily “Happy Hour”!), but being so centrally located, you and the group can stop by and enjoy a relaxing drink whilst still being at the heart of the action in the city centre.
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