Indulge at the Cardiff Bootlegger


The Happiest Happy Hour

ANY 2 Happy Hour Cocktails for £11

ALL NIGHT Sun - Thurs • Fri & Sat 4-10 pm *On Home Internationals Days only available during match time

The Bootlegger

Live Music and Events

The Bootlegger


Saturday 1st

The Bayside Boogiemen 10pm-12am

Cardiff based 9-piece playing the best 60s Soul and RnB. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am.

Friday 7th

Lewis Clark and The Essentials 10pm-12am

Folk, Soul & Blues from the heart of Bristol. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am.

Saturday 8th

CANCELLED (Harlem Rhythm Cats)

Due to unforseen circumstances, the band is cancelled tonight, but we still have Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am!

Friday 14th

Miss Jones Trio 10pm-12am

Rock ’n Roll with a touch of the Blues to keep you grooving. DJ Loveless playing you music to dance to until 2:30am.

Saturday 15th

The Boogiemen 10pm-12am

Classic Rock ’n Roll, Blues & Folk music, a house favourite.

Thursday 20th

Burlesque Dance Class 7:30-8:30pm

For further details check our facebook event page regarding the class please. For booking contact Holly at

Friday 21st

The Barrelhouse Vipers 10pm-12am

5 Piece traditional jazz group who will have you dancing all night long. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am.

Saturday 22nd

Rocket Joe Joe & The Old Time Bangers 10pm-12am

Rock 'n Roll classics from the 50s & 60s. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am.

Friday 28th

The Rockin' Blue Tones 10pm-12am

Playing the best blues around. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am.

Saturday 29th

The Troubleshooters 10pm-12am

South Wales based Blues/Rock band playing hits for you to dance to.

Live Music

Rock 'n Roll





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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Bristol Bootlegger

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.



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.

The Bootlegger


The Bootlegger

Happy Hour

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

2 cocktails for £11

Free Entry

All Week

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


Contact us!





02920 373482
CF10 1BR

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