Hello, cardiff

Cardiff, the youngest capital city in Europe, is known for its castle, art, dragons, river, Victorian arcades, parks, rugby, music, university, bay, and Brains beer. This diverse list of attractions means that whether you enjoy art, rugby, historical castles, modern architecture, classical music, or new bands in pubs, Cardiff has something for everyone.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

Clinking beers

Yard Bar & Kitchen

This pub, owned by local Brains Brewery, is one of the largest in Cardiff with a capacity of more than 800 and is built on the site of the original brewery. It features live matches on the screens and live events with local bands playing various kinds of music.

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Pouring a cocktail

The Dead Canary

Hidden in a backstreet in Central Cardiff, The Dead Canary welcomes its guests with a quiet atmosphere and amazing cocktails. The drinks are named after characters from the medieval Welsh tale collection Mabinogion, which adds a nice touch of Welsh folklore to the soft and cosy ambience of this bar.

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Dark beers on the counter


Porter's looks like a classic pub but it's much more. With good beers, wines and teas, coupled with a lively atmosphere and good music, the pub is a favourite spot among locals. It even has a small theatre which hosts live performances and shows.

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Friends in a pub clinking beers

Clwb Ifor Bach

Often referred to as "the Welsh Club", it has three floors and caters to a wide range of musical tastes. Often, each floor offers a different scene and it’s one of the very few places in Cardiff that still runs a rock night.

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Bartender pouring cocktails

Lab 22

Lab 22 is a sophisticated cocktail bar with a refined interior, good vibe and a huge selection of cocktails and spirits that you can learn to prepare at one of their cocktail masterclasses.

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Men watching a match in a pub

Old Arcade

This is a typical Welsh pub with good local ales, pub food and rugby. The pub is owned by Brains Brewery, so the beer selection is great and the interior is nicely decorated with rugby memorabilia.

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