Indulge at the Cardiff Bootlegger

 

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ANY 2 Happy Hour Cocktails for £10

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

The Bootlegger

Live Music and Events

The Bootlegger

June

Thursday 1st

Joel Jordan 9 - 12pm

Bassist, guitar and vocals playing Soul, Motown, Funk, Blues, Jazz to start this month off with a bang.

Friday 2nd

The Talking Bird Collective 8 - 10pm

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

Saturday 3rd

The Talking Bird Collective 8 - 10pm

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

Sunday 4th

TBC 6 - 9pm

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Monday 5th

Draper and Rowe 9 - 12pm

Young and exceptionally talented mellow Soul duo.

Tuesday 6th

Pete Mathison 9-12pm

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

Wednesday 7th

King & Hall 9 - 12pm

Jazz and Blues duo featuring vocals, harmonica, trumpet and excellent guitar.

Thursday 8th

The Bay Rum Hounds 9-12pm

Blues, Swing,Ragtime, R&R and Gospel. Guitar and Harmonica.

Friday 9th

Hiding From Girls 8 - 10pm

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

Saturday 10th

Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners 8 - 10pm

Their sound is generally defined by a driving rhythm behind concise melodies & arrangements that arguably draw on older classic & outlaw country, rockabilly, traditional appalacian fiddle tunes, swamp pop, blues & traditional cajun & zeideco.

Monday 12th

Greg Williams 9-12pm

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

Tuesday 13th

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.

Wednesday 14th

Bella Collins 9-12pm

The Cardiff Blues Scene’s sultry Empress whose style is as commanding as it is alluring.

Thursday 15th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9-12 pm

Jazz Blues Powerhouse Toriah Fontaine will delight you with her beautifully classic and soulful voice//Blues Originals from powerful, young and tremendously talented Toriah and friends.

Friday 16th

Junior Hacksaw 9-11pm

Tight three-piece blues rock 'n' roll band from South Wales, led by Pete Matheson on guitar and vocals, who's members individually have played with some of the biggest names in the business all over the world. A rockin' blues-wail soulful time is guaranteed!

Saturday 17th

Jack The Biscuit 9-11pm

Rock n Roll and Good time Blues with a pinch of Swing.

Monday 19th

Matt Pauley 9-12 pm

Royal Welsh College graduate and South Wales cocktail bar favourite Matt Pauley applies his brilliant Trumpet playing and Striking vocal talents to popular classics from the Jazz, Blues and even Pop Greats.

Tuesday 20th

Draper & Rowe 9-12 pm

Young and exceptionally talented mellow Soul duo.

Wednesday 21st

Jane Williams 9-12pm

One half of South Wales’s finest Guitar and Vocals duo Omega Two, “Jukebox Jane” is just as entertaining when flying solo and please feel free to make a request she’ll probably know it and definitely doesn’t bite.

Thursday 22nd

Pete Mathison 9-12pm

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

Friday 23rd

Ron Kings Rhythm Aces 9-11pm

Old Time, New Orleans, Stomp Jazz fun!

Saturday 24th

Toriah Fontaine Band 9-11pm

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

Monday 26th

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 27th

Bella Collins 9-12pm

The Cardiff Blues Scene’s sultry Empress whose style is as commanding as it is alluring

Wednesday 28th

Greg Williams 9-11pm

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

Thursday 29th

Toriah Fontaine Duo 9-12pm

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

Friday 30th

Crawlback 9-11pm

Friday night kings Crawlback will be rocking’ tonight! Harmonica led Bluesy fun featuring Johnny Bird, Tiny Phillips, Bella Collins and Sam Andrews.

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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Live music and in house DJ playing swing, blues, jazz & rock ’n roll

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THE BOOTLEGGER
WOMANBY STREET
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