Best bars in Cardiff
Best bars in Cardiff

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Ba Orient

Dark, dimly lit, Dim Sum and sophisticated cocktails, Cardiff’s locals are fans!

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff, CF10 5BZ
Bar Cwtch

Meaning “cuddle” in welsh it looks cool, quirky and cosy, with a visitors book to leave your mark.

Jolyons Boutique Hotel, Bute Crescent, Cardiff, CF10 5AN

One of the plusher places in town it has a grand staircase and it’s surprisingly not too spenny.

11 Wharton street, Cardiff, CF10 1PT
Buffalo bar

Great live music bar with a retro interior and a late licence.

11 Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BY
Café Calcio

Renowned for being one of the coolest café’s in Cardiff this place is where you come for breakfast if you have a hangover plus DJ’s on the weekend.

145 Crwys Road, Cardiff, CF24 4NH
Chapter Visual Arts Centre

With over 15 draft beers and 80 bottle brands it shows alternative movies and is loved by local bands!

Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE

With an impressive range of vodkas, a chic crowd is drawn into this up-market bar and restaurant.

60 Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2GG


Serving up homemade vegetarian food, the cocktails are an eclectic mix and it has a beer garden and yurt to sit in.

213 City Road, Cardiff, CF24 3JD
The Promised Land

Talked about by the locals as if it’s part of the family, the food looks delicious and the wine list extensive.

4 Windsor Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BX
Yard Bar

Boasts award winning ales, classic cocktails and some bubbly if that’s what you feel like it!

42-43 St Mary Street, CF10 1AD