OPEN FOR DANCING & COCKTAILS UNTIL 2:30am ON WEEKENDS
DJ playing the best of SWING, JAZZ, BLUES, Rock 'N Roll & MORE!
ANY 2 Happy Hour Cocktails for £12
• ALL NIGHT Sun to Thurs • Fri & Sat From 4 to 10 pm
Live Music & Events • DJ EVERY WEEKEND UNTIL 2:30am
Fiddler's Elbow 10pm-12am
Upbeat Irish Folk band playing tunes to hop and swing to!
Rock 'N Soul 10pm-12am
Brilliant Soul and Rock 'n Roll for all you hip cats out there.
Jumpin Jimmy & the nice guys
Eleven piece rockin' soul band
Darren Eedens and The Slim Pickin's 10pm-12am
Cardiff based high energy Country band.
Nine Dimes 10pm-12am
Bluesy Rock 'n Roll band playing hits and upbeat tunes.
Doc & The Headshrinkers 10pm-12am
The rough edge of Blues with a energetic atmosphere.
Big soul band playing your favorite soul tracks
Your favourite soul tracks.
Space Vipers 10pm-12am
Blues in a way you may not have heard before.
Rock 'n Roll
29,307 days after prohibition ended, The Bootlegger Family opened their doors in their first bar on Gloucester Road in Bristol. Since then the family have carried on its journey heading west, opening it’s doors at the top of Womanby Street in Cardiff, back to where the minds who conceived the idea grew up. Unlike the days when an environment containing these things would be banned, you can enjoy them here, without fear of incarceration or fine. Our espresso martinis and sours are drinks of legend, as are the rest of our beautifully crafted cocktails. Come sample some of the local brews or why not join us at our dedicated gin bar where the selection will be as unique and delightful as we are.
Just like when the prohibition of alcohol ended, on the 5th December, 1933 when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment making liquor legal again - people danced animated, partied where the music was slammin’ together reveled - we encapsulate that energy today, here and now for your enjoyment with live music and in-house DJ playing swing, blues, jazz and rock ’n roll.
We play the best music, from the best times, with the best drinks, for the best company and patriots of the Bootlegger bars.
Welcome to the Bootlegger; The Family, The Movement, The Place.
The Bootlegger Family.
All are welcome to dip their bill. Follow the rules and all will be jake. Break the rules and you’ll get the boot.
Our musicians are the souls of our venue, respect their talent, creativity and brilliance.
Everyone’s welcome as long as they welcome everyone in our open door speakeasy.
No limit on drinks if you can hold your liquor but the Barkeeps word is law.
Fisticuffs to be held outdoors, offsite and at your own peril.
Do not leave this joint with liquor, drink up or leave it. We respect the people and City of Cardiff.
The Bootlegger offers over 80 cocktails all freshly made with natural ingredients. No pre mixing here! Our limitless selection includes our signature Bootlegger selection as well as classic drinks from the Prohibition era. We also offer some excellent local and international ales, craft beers, ciders, an almost limitless range of spirits and a dedicated gin bar.
Sun-Thurs ALL NIGHT & Fri-Sat 4-10pm
2 cocktails for £12
Live music and in house DJ playing swing, blues, jazz & rock ’n roll
Open from 5pm until 2:30am