Cardiff has a great nightlife and a well-established pub culture. If you are looking for a night out, the lively St. Mary Street and water-front area, Cardiff Bay are the busiest areas at the weekend. Around the corner, you will also find lots of live music in places like Live Lounge, Clwb Ifor Bach and Ten Feet Tall. On Greyfriars Road, you will also find a range of trendy bars and clubs, which stay open late.
Celtic English Academy staff will be more than happy to give you suggestions on where to go!
Things to see - Night Life
St. Mary Street
St. Mary Street is one of the two biggest streets in the Castle Quarter of Cardiff city centre. It is home to many of the city centre’s historic shopping arcades, as well as a variety of late-night bars, restaurants and night-clubs, all of which are very popular with both Cardiff residents and tourists.
Womanby Street is one of Cardiff’s oldest streets but is home to some of Cardiff’s most modern and fashionable bars. This is a particularly good street to visit if you are a fan of quality ale and beer, or more alternative music and entertainment. In the day, Cardiff Fashion Quarter is also open to visit, for those who prefer vintage shopping.
Cardiff Brewery Quarter
Developed from the Old Brains Brewery, the new Cardiff Brewery Quarter is home to a wide variety of popular bars and restaurants. Located just off St. Mary Street, this area is ideally placed for those looking for a bite to eat or a drink, before a night out in the heart of Cardiff city centre.
Cardiff Bay is home to a number of attractions such as the Welsh Assembly, the Norwegian Church Arts Centre and the Wales Millennium Centre. Besides its many cultural attractions, Cardiff Bay also has a number of popular restaurants and bars. It is the perfect place to take a long walk by the water or enjoy an evening out.
Pen & Wig Pub
This is Celtic English Academy’s local pub and it’s located opposite our adult teaching centre. Our students and staff are always there, enjoying the nice drinks, food and friendly atmosphere.