Indulge at the Cardiff Bootlegger

 

The Happiest Happy Hour

ANY 2 Happy Hour Cocktails for £10

ALL NIGHT Sun - Thurs • Fri & Sat 4-10 pm

The Bootlegger

Live Music and Events

The Bootlegger

September

Monday 4th

Toriah Fontaine 9-12pm

Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine will delight you with her beautifully classic and soulful voice.

Tuesday 5th

The Bay Rum Hounds 9-12pm

Harmonica and Guitar duo, playing Blues, Ragtime, gospel & swing.

Wednesday 6th

The Bootlegger House Band 9-12pm

Playing nothing but the best of Blues, Swing, Jazz & Ol' timey Rock 'n Roll.

Thursday 7th

The Drifiting Soul Duo 9-12pm

Drifting Soul are an Acoustic duo made up of the soulful vocals of Catherine Francis and the class act guitar playing of Ben Rowe, who together create a perfect smooth sound, enriched with pure talent.

Friday 8th

The Talking Bird Collective 9-11pm

Playing Soul, Blues, Rock ’n roll, Jazz - this band is going to get you up and dancing from the get go.

Saturday 9th

The Blues Sisters 9-11pm

A fantastic 8 piece Blues Swing band with a unique 3 part girl harmony playing a mix of original material and infectious Swing, RnB & Rock ’n roll.

Monday 11th

Sarah Meek 9-12pm

Highly trained in both composition and Jazz improvisation vocalist/Pianist Sarah Meek is one of Cardiff’s most stylistically diverse and entertaining solo acts.

Tuesday 12th

Simon Parratt

Barnstorming, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz, Pop and Folk vocalist who knows how to work a crowd to party!

Wednesday 13th

The Bootlegger House Band 9-12pm

Playing nothing but the best of Blues, Swing, Jazz & Ol' timey Rock 'n Roll.

Thursday 14th

The Drifiting Soul Duo 9-12pm

Drifting Soul are an Acoustic duo made up of the soulful vocals of Catherine Francis and the class act guitar playing of Ben Rowe, who together create a perfect smooth sound, enriched with pure talent.

Friday 15th

The Flash Pans 9-11pm

The Flash Pans are a highly dynamic trio who play classic blues, soul and jazz with their own unique twist.

Saturday 16th

The St Louis Express 9-11pm

A 5 piece band playing Swing & Jumping Jiving music. They’re all about fun music & a good time!

Monday 18th

Pete Mathison 9-12pm

AKA Junior Hacksaw and former accompanist to Ray Davies of The Kinks, Pete Mathison is a sublime Blues Vocalist/Guitarist.

Tuesday 19th

Jane Williams 9-12pm

One half of South Wales’s finest Guitar & Vocals duo Omega Two, “Jukebox Jane” is as entertaining when flying solo.

Wednesday 20th

The Bootlegger House Band 9-12pm

Playing nothing but the best of Blues, Swing, Jazz & Ol' timey Rock 'n Roll.

Thursday 21st

The Drifiting Soul Duo 9-12pm

Drifting Soul are an Acoustic duo made up of the soulful vocals of Catherine Francis and the class act guitar playing of Ben Rowe, who together create a perfect smooth sound, enriched with pure talent.

Friday 22nd

The Toriah Fontaine Band 9-11pm

Blues Originals from powerful, young and tremendously talented Toriah and friends.

Saturday 23rd

The Talking Bird Collective 9-11pm

Playing Soul, Blues, Rock ’n roll, Jazz - this band is going to get you up and dancing from the get go.

Monday 25th

Joel Jordan 9-12pm

Incredulously talented jukebox of a performer with elephants ears and a bottomless repertoire.

Tuesday 26th

Greg Williams 9-12pm

Jazz, Blues and soul specialist Greg Williams solo singer and guitarist.

Wednesday 27th

The Bootlegger House Band 9-12pm

Playing nothing but the best of Blues, Swing, Jazz & Ol' timey Rock 'n Roll.

Thursday 28th

The Drifiting Soul Duo 9-12pm

Drifting Soul are an Acoustic duo made up of the soulful vocals of Catherine Francis and the class act guitar playing of Ben Rowe, who together create a perfect smooth sound, enriched with pure talent.

Friday 29th

Hiding From Girls 9-12pm

Classic “Dirty as Hell’ Blues trio featuring South Wales top Blues guitarist Luke Doherty.

Saturday 30th

Millbone & Co 9-11pm

Millbone & Co are back with their exciting brand of jazz and blues. Led by trombonist Dave Millington and joined by the awesome Damian Cook on saxophone.

Live Music

Rock 'n Roll

Swing

Blues

Jazz

Bluegrass

Northern Soul

Our Story

The Bootlegger.

Est. 01.03.2014

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.

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House Rules

 
House Rule #1

All are welcome to dip their bill. Follow the rules and all will be jake. Break the rules and you’ll get the boot.

House Rule #2

Our musicians are the souls of our venue, respect their talent, creativity and brilliance.

House Rule #3

Everyone’s welcome as long as they welcome everyone in our open door speakeasy.

House Rule #4

No limit on drinks if you can hold your liquor but the Barkeeps word is law.

House Rule #5

Fisticuffs to be held outdoors, offsite and at your own peril.

House Rule #6

Do not leave this joint with liquor, drink up or leave it. We respect the people and City of Cardiff.

 

Liquor

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.

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2 cocktails for £10

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Sun-Thurs 5-9pm

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THE BOOTLEGGER
WOMANBY STREET
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