Cardiff Nightlife

The city of Cardiff has a lively nightlife scene with a range of venues located in Cardiff city centre and the surrounding areas. Cardiff is an energetic city, locals have a sense of fun enjoying a good night out. The city attracts many visitors from across Wales and the UK with its vibrant and varied nightlife. The range of nightlife available in Cardiff means there is something to suit most tastes including clubs, niche and specialist clubs, traditional bars, contemporary and themed bars.

Our quick guide to Cardiff’s nightlife outlines some bars and clubs worth considering:

Cardiff Bars & Pubs

Flares Cardiff is a bar located in Cardiff city centre on Queen Mary Street. The 1970s themed bar and disco venue is suitable for all ages; playing the best tunes from the 1970s to the 1990s. DJs are on hand to play the funky tunes where visitors can dance the night away. It is a popular venue for work parties, stag and hen parties and for groups of friends after a good boogie with a choice of party packages available. Drinks available include a choice of cocktails to try and sharers and shots.

Tiger Tiger Cardiff is located on Greyfriars Road in central Cardiff, a short walk from Cardiff Castle. Inside the bar there are a number of themed areas including the Tiger Club offering a super-club experience with the latest in sound and lighting. Whilst the Blanca Bar is ideal for groups and private parties, there are leather booths and a choice of champagnes available for a luxurious experience. The Groovy Wonderland includes an iconic light up dance floor, glitter balls and a choice of cocktails where guests can dance the night away. Lucky Voice is where guests will find the private karaoke pods, guests and their friends can sing till their hearts content with over 8,000 songs to sing along to. There is a choice of food and drinks available, drinks include a choice of red and white wines, champagnes, cocktails, mocktails, shooters and soft drinks. Food available includes a choice of bar snacks and light bites, sharing platters and burgers.

Mimosa is a restaurant and cocktail bar located on Mermaid Quay in Cardiff Bay. Visitors will find a cosmopolitan mix of guests enjoying a range of food and drinks. There is an extensive drinks menu that includes a choice of soft drinks, cocktails, beers, spirits and wines from around the world. Food includes a choice of breakfasts including options for vegetarians, there are expresses lunches and main courses available that includes a choice of meat, fish and vegetable dishes using locally sourced ingredients, guests can try a number of local Welsh specialities. There is a tempting dessert menu that includes a cheese selections and a number of chef specials to try. There is a friendly atmosphere with relaxed feel and there are resident DJs on hand playing a choice of tunes offering a place to relax, chill out and enjoy a choice of food and drinks.

The Old Arcade pub is located on Church Street in Cardiff close to Cardiff Central Market. The traditional pub has plenty of charm and character and is known for being the home of sports fans; there is a great atmosphere in the pub on match days. There is Sky 3D showing the latest sporting action and visitors can enjoy a choice of food and drinks. There are a choice of cask beers, ales, wines and spirits, the pub has a beer garden and a choice of foods. The menu serves a choice of traditional pub food using locally sourced ingredients, dishes include starters and light bites, sharers, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, grills, steaks, burgers, sides, Sunday roasts and a choice of tempting desserts.

Barocco is located on Wharton Street close to the Cardiff Tourist Information Centre in the heart of Cardiff. The contemporary bar and restaurant offers guests a choice of drinking and dining options. The central location makes it a convenient place to stop off at for lunch, dinner and drinks after a day shopping or exploring the city. Inside there is a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and guests can sit back and relaxed in comfortable surroundings. The menu includes a choice of cocktails, coffees, beers, a choice of wines and soft drinks. Food is available and mixes British cuisine with influences from Italy, dishes are freshly prepared. The menu includes a number of light bites, snacks and soups, a choice of breads and salads, burgers, fish and meat dishes and a choice of tempting desserts. The stylish bar and restaurant is designed in a contemporary style offering visitors a nice place to enjoy a choice of foods and drinks.

Cardiff Clubs

The Ladybird Lounge & Club nightclub is located on Greyfriars Road in central Cardiff. There are different themed nights across the week catering for a range of musical tastes; the venue can be hired for private parties and events with capacity for up to 300 guests with a choice of packages available. The venue is popular among students and locals; there is a fun atmosphere where guests can party the night away. There are a range of drinks available including a choice of cocktails to try along with a selection of wines, beers and soft drinks.

Soda Cardiff is a cocktail bar and nightclub located on Mill Lane, a short walk from Cardiff Central station. Soda offers an interesting alternative to larger chains with a more compact and intimate space. Clubbers can enjoy a range of drinks including a choice of spirits including vodka, gin, brandy and tequila, white, red and rose wines and a choice of cocktails. There are options for private table bookings to enjoy the VIP experience ideal for celebrating and special occasions. There is a choice of music played by well known DJs including R’n’B, hip hop, dance, house, electro and commercial offering something for a range of tastes. There is a laid back and relaxed atmosphere here in stylish and comfortable surroundings.

Oceana Cardiff is a nightclub located on located on Greyfriars Road close to Tiger Tiger in central Cardiff. The nightclub has established itself over the years as one of the largest and most popular venues for clubbers offering a big club experience. There are a number of individually themed rooms offering a range of experiences for clubbers. There are a number of bars and dance floors within the venue where clubbers can enjoy the range of music and dance the night away. The range of music is played here including 70s, 80s, 90s, dance, R’n’B and more. Drinks include a selection of beers and cider, spirits, liqueurs and cocktails. There are Jongleurs Comedy nights with a choice of drinks and bar food available offering visitors a night of laughter.

411 Bar & Nightclub is a nightclub located on St Mary Street close to Cardiff Central Market. The nightspot prides itself on fine service with a choice of music played in a friendly laid back environment. There are a number of DJs that play a choice of music genres including R’n’B, Afro, House, Funk, Soul, Reggae and more. There is a large screen television that shows the latest sporting action, there is comfortable seating inside the nightclub that has a smart, upscale feel to it offering a place where clubbers can sit back relax enjoy a choice of drinks, socialise and dance the night away to a choice of tunes.

The Bunker is a bar and nightclub located on Queen Mary Street in the city centre. During the day Bunker is a sports bar and food venue whilst it is transformed at night into a popular nightclub. The sports bar includes large screen televisions, 3D projector and action from Sky Sports for the best in sporting action from around the world, tables can be booked for watching major sporting events. Food is served at the venue including light bites and snacks, sharing plates, main courses including burgers and fish and chips and pizzas. There are a choice of drinks available ranging from soft drinks to a choice of beers, wines and spirits. The nightclub includes two club rooms that play a range of tunes covering different music genres including house, chart, hip hop, R’n’B and commercial with a number of themed nights and events that take place here. Clubbers can watch sport during the day and then dance the night away.

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