Best Places for Cocktails in Cardiff

be at one

60-62 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF101FE

The largest selection of mouth watering cocktails you’ll find, great vibe, and amazing staff.

Perfect for: Anything! From a cocktail with your parents to a birthday night out. Playing amazing music, offering great service, and even an App for discounts? Check out their feature to find out more.

Cost: £7-£10, with happy hour 

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dirty martini

Imperial Gate, St Mary Street, Cardiff CF101FA

An exciting arrival to Cardiff, Dirty Martini serves up a tantalising range of cocktails in a classy yet vibrant scene.

Cost: £9+

Perfect for: Getting dressed up and trying something different for a birthday night out. One thing, on Fridays and Saturdays, its £5 entry after 10pm.

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29 Park Place,Cardiff CF10 3BA

Spacious, welcoming venue pefectly located between the city centre and Cathays.

Cost: £5+ 

Perfect for: A stop off between town and Cathays, dinner with parents, a birthday meal for a big group of you, or a night out closer to home.

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las iguanas

8 Mill Lane, Cardiff CF101FL or Cardiff Bay

Can’t-go-wrong Mexican food with 241 on cocktails.

Cost: £7 - £13

Perfect for: An occasion when you want to drink and eat but not break the bank. Then, those of you who aren’t ready to end the night can head to one of the bars on Mill Lane. 

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10 Feet Tall

11a–12 Church Street, Cardiff CF10 1BG

Head here for an afternoon or night of tapas style deliciousness and cocktails.

Cost: £10

Perfect for: We like this place for a date night or if you fancy chatting and sipping. Then, you’ve got Undertone, the club underneath the main bar, which houses people until the early hours.

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50 St Mary St, Cardiff CF101AD

Anywhere where you feel like you’re stepping into Hawaii gets the thumbs up from us.

Cost: £7+

Perfect for: Personally, we like starting a Saturday night in Kapu. There’s seats for the sober and a great dance-floor for the drunk. It’s medium sized, plays great songs, and attracts a good crowd.

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lab 22

22 Caroline Street, Cardiff CF10 1FG

Inventive and unique cocktails in the centre of town.

Cost: £7+ “Perks After Work” 5pm-9pm Sunday to Friday where all cocktails are £7.50

Perfect for: An after work perk, midweek treat, or a night out on the weekend. Ideal for a birthday when you want to try something different.

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9-11 Castle St, Cardiff CF101BS

A firm favourite with a variety of cocktails and different flavoured vodkas to die for.

Cost: £5+ with 241 5pm-7pm Monday to Friday

Perfect for: A tipple when you’ve finished wandering around the castle, if want to spend your Saturday night somewhere different, or just want to enjoy a happy hour during the week.

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revolucion de cuba

The Friary CF103FA

Funky, great music, delicious cocktails (and food, if you fancy).

Cost: £7+ with happy hour 3-7pm Monday to Friday and 5-7pm on a Saturday.

Perfect for: An atmospheric happy hour (which is often accompanied by live music) throughout the week, or to spend your Friday/Saturday night dancing into the early hours.

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10 mill lane

Mill Lane, Cardiff, CF10 1FL

Intimate place to enjoy mouth watering cocktails or your entire Saturday night.

Cost: £7+ with happy hour between 5pm and 12am.

Perfect for: Anything! Although, we love it for an evening when we want a combination of sitting and chatting, plus dancing. 

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