The city of Cardiff is well–known for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere to tourists, holidaymakers and stag groups, some great clubs, and of course a passion for all things rugby. The city certainly offers a great choice of bars and pubs for everyone. Nightclubs, funky bars, and traditional pubs give the Welsh capital city a scene that is now renowned worldwide and especially very stag weekend friendly.
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Cardiff prides itself on being the true home of rugby and the city residents take great pride in this as well. From its history and culture to popular social venues and nightlife, there is always something for everyone in the city centre. In this piece of article we shall be looking at some of the most popular Cardiff nightclubs in the Welsh capital city.
District: Cardiff Central
- 411 Bar and Nightclub –3-6 St Mary's Street, CF10 1AT Telephone 02920 667 996
411 Bar and Nightclub brings a new approach to clubbing in Cardiff city centre with a focus on outstanding service and excellent music in an intimate, unpretentious and friendly surroundings with a great atmosphere. So Freaky is a weekly Wednesday night which is all about playing and blending the best of R&B, Club classics, and Funky House with entertainment from various artists such as saxophonist, bongo player, etc.
Thank God I’m Fabulous Friday is 411’s long established weekly Friday nights that features music selection from the best Afro–beat DJ in the city, DJ Jigga as well as other Djs from out of the city, playing the best tunes including Afro–beats/Afro–pop, R&B, Bashment (dancehall), Hip–hop, and Dancehall for people to dance to in an exclusive and classy club. Guest list closes at 12 midnight, therefore free entry on guest list closes at 12, and cost £10 after.
So Funked Saturdays is the place to be in Cardiff every Saturday where the best DJs dish out the sexiest sounds at an atmosphere second to none. Entry is £5 till midnight.
Sinful Sundays is another 411’s entertainment nights where you get free entry all night, enormous club bangers as well as fantastic drink deals.
- Pryzm Nightclub –Greyfriars Road, CF10 1FL Telephone 0845 2968588
Opened to the public since 2007, Oceana has now been rebranded Pryzm Cardiff , it has increasingly become the most exciting and biggest Cardiff nightclub in the city centre. With its stylishly decorated VIP area, and Mordaith Bar and Grill that opens 7 days a week and serving up a scrumptious Carvery every Sunday, the club is capable of hosting almost any event. Weekly events include Fuzzy Logic on Mondays which is the UK’s biggest student night that features cheap drinks, games, mayhem, and some of the best tunes around including the best in mainstream dance and electro, R&B as well as Indie. This event is geared to the 18s and over, and you get drink offers from as little as £1.80.
On Thursdays, the club holds “Bounce” which features Calvin Harris, plus the weekly themed nights, giveaways with best music to give you the busiest student night in the city. Open till 3am, Oceana Cardiff gives discount on entry, and drink offers from £1.60. On Fridays and Saturdays, you get the biggest and best Friday and Saturday nights in the city centre with all the best commercial R&B and Chart in Icehouse to getting you dancing away any sorrow till dawn. The nights are geared to the 18s and over.
- Bunker –60-62 St Mary's Street, CF10 1FE Telephone 02920 226802
Featuring 2 club rooms and a sports bar playing the biggest commercial Hip–hop, R&B, House, Chart and Dub–step tunes around, The Bunker is one of the best oof Cardiff nightclubs in Welsh capital city. Weekly events include Nuts Poker League, as seen on dragons den, the nuts poker league hosts an evening of poker and drinks every Tuesday from 7pm with amazing value on drinks, and pints from £2 all night. However, if your interest is in food, you can get a curry and a pint for just £6.95.
Every Friday from 10pm to 4am, The Bunker holds the UK’s craziest Rock and Pop party in the Welsh capital city. Here you can write on the wall for just £4, and you stand the chance to win free drinks all night. Encore Saturdays is the ultimate weekend party at The Bunker. The party features a variety of music including classic R&B, Pop, Dancehall, etc. Guest also gets drink deals from as low as £1.25 for Corky to about £2.00 for Premium Spirit and Mixer.
- Reflex (The 80`s Bar) –89 Saint Mary Street, CF10 1DW Telephone 029 2064 9831
As well as being one of the best bars in Cardiff, Reflex is one of the best Cardiff nightclubs. Reflex makes a great night out for those who want to bop and rock their world. Not only that you enjoy the soundtrack of 80s at Reflex, you also get great prices on the best drinks. The bar welcomes parties including hen parties, student parties, office parties, and stag parties, as well as groups of friends for the best night out in Cardiff city centre. Reflex opens from 8pm to 2am on Tuesday to Thursday, 7pm to 2:3o am on Friday to Saturday, and from 8pm to 1am on Sunday every week. If you book a Reflex party night in advance, you get a choice of great VIP options.
- Bogiez –Kingsway, CF10 3FD Telephone 02920 396590
Bogiez Rock Bar and Nightclub is the only recognised Cardiff's 100% dedicated Rock and Metal venue. With a long history of being the city’s ultimate metal, rock and alternative club night, Bogiez finally reached its goal of bringing the scene a full–time home. Open every Tuesdays through Sundays, and stocked to the seams with fine spirits, whiskeys, and of course ales and beers, the club lives and breathes rock'n'roll day and night.
- Clwb Ifor Bach –11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR Telephone 029 2023 2199
Opened since 1983, Clwb Ifor Bach is amongst the best Cardiff nightclubs and Cardiff is rightly proud of it. Commonly referred to as ‘The Welsh Club’ or ‘Y Clwb’, or merely ‘Clwb’ especially by those who deemed the three easily–pronounced words of the native tongue a shade taxing, the nightclub is geared to the over 30′s, and it opens every Friday and Saturday night. A great night out with classic tunes from the 70s and 80s including most of today’s popular tunes will get you rocking your own world right until 3.00am. Every Friday night, you get the chance to win free B411; which is a special offer for anyone who gets to the club before 11pm. The offer includes free entry and you get your drinks at happy hour prices all night until 3.00am. Weekly events include “Listen Up” on Wednesdays till 4am with drinks from as little as £1:00, and “Xerox” on Fridays with the same price on drinks.
- A.M. Club –75 St. Mary Street, CF10 2FG Telephone 07742 620885
Open from 10pm to 6am every Friday and Saturday, A.M Club plays a variety of music including chart, dance, funky and house. This Cardiff nightclub has a very friendly team of staff who sweats bullets to make you feel happy and welcome. There’s a cloak room to hang jackets and put bags, and the club is fitted out with fantastic light display on each floor.
- Sugar at 10 –10 Mill Lane, CF10 1FL Telephone 07896 343196
Sugar at No 10 is recognised amongst club goers as a classy venue that just happens to be a strip club. Letting you truly savour the experience.
This jewel of Cardiff Nightclubs is always open for you to experience stunning surroundings while socialising, celebrating, entertaining or simply unwinding with an exhaustive list of excellent aged spirits and premier champagnes. Indulge in a luxurious evening within truly luxurious surroundings and let your every whim be catered for by staff who are both conscientious and attentive.
Minsky's is renowned for it's Drag acts and outrageous evenings. Often used for parties and other celebrations, a terrific night out! Open Monday to Saturday from 12 noon. P op in for a coffee and fresh baguette or something from the lunchtime menu. Free wi-fi. 9:30pm sees the resident live drag takes to the stage, Comedy routines, gags and songs The shows finish around 12:30am. The shows involve our audience members, so the star of the show could be you! ...
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District: Cardiff Central
Address: 10/11 Mill Lane, Cardiff
PostCode: CF10 1FL
Phone: 0758 138 7683