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


Thursday 5th

GLAS 10-12pm

Glas Album Launch. Join us for an evening filled with Glas, 3 piece band playing wide range of music including rock n roll, blues, country, 50s/60s and so much more.

Friday 6th

Donnie Joe’s American Swing Band 10-12pm

Swinging jazz, Infectious rhythms, Witty tunes, and Poignant songs; Donnie Joe’s American Swing brings them all together for the best of the best.

Saturday 7th

The Talking Bird Collective 10-12pm

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

Wednesday 11th

Soul Night

Playing nothing but the best of Soul Music.

Thursday 12th

The Steve Doolan Trio 10-12pm

Upbeat Jazz and Classic swing from South Wales's finest Sinatra style crooner

Friday 13th

Shootin The Crow 10-12pm

Old Time meets Country Rock meets Rock n Roll.

Saturday 14th

The Will Evans Band 10-12pm

Feat Evan Newman. Bawdy Blues, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll

Wednesday 18th

Soul Night

Playing nothing but the best of Soul Music.

Thursday 19th

The Shanghai Trio 10-12pm

The More compact version of Bristol's most notorious swingers , the Shanghai Shufflers

Friday 20th

The Talking Bird Collective 10-12pm

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

Saturday 21st

The Bayside Boogiemen 10-12pm

8 piece Bayside Boogiemen bring you the best of 60’s Soul, Rhythm & Blues.

Wednesday 25th

Soul Night

Playing nothing but the best of Soul Music.

Thursday 26th

The Three Swingers 10-12pm

Swing Jazz, Soft Jazz, Blues, Hip Cat, Boogie..... Everything we like!

Friday 27th

St Louis Express 10-12pm

A 5 piece band playing Swing, Jump Jive music from the 1940’s 50's and early 60's.

Saturday 28th

The Blues Sisters 10-12pm

Unique 3 part girl harmony and accomplished band performing swing, R&R, R&B with a mix of original material.

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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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 £10

EXTRA Happy Hour

Sun-Thurs 5-9pm

Specials on Beer, Wine, Prosecco and Gin

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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