You're on a stag party in Cardiff, so you have to take a trip through the centre of Cardiff, and you’ll discover tons of bars, restaurants and clubs. Luckily, many of these are within short walking distance so you can stay at the heart of all the action. Mill Lane and St Mary Street both have a number of cocktail bars and late-night party hotspots making it the perfect area for a bar crawl.
This experimental cocktail bar in the city centre has a daring attitude to mixology. Unique light fixtures and a custom-made periodic table stick create an awesome lab theme, but it’s the flavourful cocktails themselves that are the real chemistry. Even the presentation and glassware are artistically chosen add to the experience. Try drinks like the Claro-Colada which is Koko Kanu, citric acid, pineapple foam and pina-colada sherbet. www.lab22cardiff.com/
Ten Mill Lane
This classy yet friendly underground cocktail bar is in the heart of Cardiff and has an awesome #YouAreWelcome motto. Inspired by easy listening music, it’s a super chilled place to try their handmade cocktails, with syrups, bitters and dry fruit made daily. There’s even a nostalgia menu with drinks like ‘I’ll Be There For You’ and ‘Who Loves Orange Soda?’ www.tenmilllanecardiff.co.uk/
This sophisticated cocktail bar chain brings its stylish interiors, Welsh artwork and bespoke cocktails to the bustling city centre. There’s an extensive list of drinks, including 15 different martinis, with flavour combinations like Spring Peach & Hibiscus and Kiwi & Coconut. You’ve got to try their signature beef and cheese sliders or mac n cheese bites too! www.dirtymartini.uk.com/bars/cardiff/
Be at One
This popular bar chain is on lively St Mary’s Street, a stone’s throw from Principality Stadium. It’s a top late-night destination with its neon lights, vibrant decor and exposed brick walls. If you haven’t visited a Be at One before you’ll be spoilt for choice with the neverending list of tasty options whether you prefer vodka, rum, whisky or something else. www.beatone.co.uk/cocktail-bar/cardiff
Book a stag weekend in Cardiff and sample a huge range of cocktails across these bars, and end the night at Soda or Retro - you’re sure to pass plenty of takeaways too.