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Mbargo

Mbargo (60 St. Mary Street, Cardiff) – this is a trendy, nicely-furnished and quite stylish bar. Mbargo attracts both students and locals, albeit on separate evenings. With a sizable dance floor and accommodating bar area, Mbargo has quite a nice feel about the place, with friends unlikely to lose each other quite as easily as […]

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Lava Lounge

Lava Lounge (Old Brewery Quarter, Caroline Street, Cardiff) – this is a popular sports bar, popular with college students because of the discount drinks they get here. Along with the giant screens that accommodate viewing of various games, this bar plays 80s & 90s music during the weekends.

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Lakota

Lakota (84-86 St. Mary Street, Cardiff) – this bar (located a walk away from Millennium Stadium) is the perfect sports bar, where patrons can watch football, rugby and other matches. The fact that the prices for drinks, as well as the food served here, are very reasonable, only adds to a solid local following.

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Kapu

Kapu (10-11 Mill Lane, Cardiff) — KAPU has beached up in Cardiff and introducing the Tiki lifestyle and Cardiff’s new celeb hang out for everyone to enjoy and capture those magical moments. Explosive zombies, mystical canoes and treasure chests mixed with fresh fruit cocktails, a selection of rum like no other and get lost in […]

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Club Metro

Club Metro (1o Bakers Row, Cardiff) – in more recent times, this bar, just a short walk away from Millennium Stadium, is a popular place for the college student crowd. It also gets busy during games held at Millennium. The music in varies from rock, metal, punk, ska, nu metal, cheese, and mainstream indie.

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Bunk House

Bunk House (93-94 St Mary Street, Cardiff) – just a short walk away from historic Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium, this bar also happens to be a hostel (attracting college students who typically use such accommodations). Full of funky vintage character, patrons can enjoy a drink while sitting on Victorian beds surrounded by charming […]

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Woods Brasserie

Woods Brasserie (Pilotage Building, Stuart Street, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff) — Woods Brasserie is a contemporary restaurant situated within the iconic pilotage building of Cardiff Bay. Historically it was used by river pilots, who helped navigate ships through the shallow straits of the bay. The restaurant has a modern conservatory style dining room, a comfortable bar […]

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The Thai House

The Thai House (3-5 Guildford Crescent, Churchill Way, Cardiff) — The Thai House Restaurant was established in Cardiff in 1985 by Noi Ramasut from Bangkok and his Welsh wife Arlene Thomas. They were very much pioneers at a time when were only five Thai restaurants in the whole of London. The Thai House offers a […]

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The Potted Pig

The Potted Pig (27 High Street, Cardiff) – this one-time bank vault, located down a block from Cardiff Castle and near Millennium Stadium) serves various Welsh meals, such as duck hash with fried egg, and Devonshire brown crab with chips and mayonnaise. The Potted Pig’s wine & drinks menu has been carefully selected to match […]

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The Clink

The Clink (Knox Road, in front of Cardiff Prison, Cardiff) – the brainchild of award-winning chef Alberto Crisci, this restaurant is unusual in that it is staffed in part by those who were previously in jail for minor offenses (with the owners giving them a second chance in life by gaining valued experience in the […]