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The nightlife of Cardiff

Dec 16, 2021
The nightlife of Cardiff

Known across the UK for its lively nightlife, Cardiff is an exciting place to call home if you enjoy a good evening out. Whether you’re partying with your friends, having a date night with your partner or celebrating with the family, the city attracts people from places as far as Swansea and even Aberystwyth for some late-night fun. We’ve highlighted five of the Welsh capital’s top hotspots to give you a head start as you explore the city’s fast-paced nightlife.


Boasting seven themed rooms and five bars, Pryzm is known for some of the biggest and best nightlife Cardiff has to offer. This cavernous club caters for all musical tastes, with DJs pumping out everything from party tunes and pop hits to hip hop and R’n’B classics. Things usually go off every night of the week, as partygoers dress to impress and lap up the inexpensive drinks. You can even catch live music and comedy shows at various times on the packed events calendar.


For those who just can’t get enough of their disco, this light-hearted haunt is really going to rock your world. Right in the heart of the city centre between the castle and Cardiff Central, think bright neon lights, LED dance floors and tunes to get you grooving all night. There are two-for-one offers on cocktails to take advantage of, while private booths are popular for parties and special occasions.


If you’re on the hunt for the best LGBTQ+ nightlife in Cardiff, get your finger on the pulse. Start off at the bustling Kings bar across the road on Churchill Way, before heading over to Pulse for some late-night partying. Open until 4am, things are pretty relaxed early doors before proceedings liven up through the evening. Look out for the more student-orientated nights for lower-priced drinks.

The Globe

From the Manic Street Preachers to the Stereophonics, this region of Wales has produced a host of world-famous bands. Although the Motorpoint Arena has drawn some of the planet’s biggest names, including the likes of Bob Dylan, Beyonce, Oasis and The Who, the Globe is the place to go if you prefer more intimate venues. With a capacity of 350, this former cinema has many ways to watch a show and is known to attract the latest up-and-coming bands.

Coyote Ugly Saloon

Whether or not you count the famous film by the same name as one of your favourite flicks, Coyote Ugly is always a wild night out. Things can be relatively calm early on as you munch on burgers, hot dogs and barbecued food while sipping a beer or glass of wine. Yet once the sun goes down, the pace starts to quicken, with the bartenders famously getting up on the bar top to dance to your favourite tunes. If you’re into shots, dancing on tables and good old American-themed hoedowns, this fun-filled haunt is waiting for you.

No matter if you’re strolling to your favourite nightspot from your city centre apartment or catching a taxi in from a nearby place such as Caerphilly or Barry, the Cardiff area is brilliant for evenings out. If you want to live right on the doorstep of the Welsh capital, don’t miss developments such as Parc Fferm Wen. If you’d rather live closer to the border with England, our popular Nant Y Castell site could exactly what you’re after.