Dear Customers


With immediate effect, and in the interest of public safety around Covid 19, The Bootlegger has decided to temporarily close its doors. We will review the situation in line with Government advice on a weekly basis and keep you informed of when we are ready to open and get you all dancing again.. Stay safe and look after each other.

Stay safe and look after each other.

With Love,The Bootlegger

The Bootlegger


The Bootlegger


Friday 6th

Darren Eedens and The Slim Pckins' 10pm-12am

A healthy dose of honky tonk and country blues.

Saturday 7th

The Boogiemen 10pm-12am

House favourites, an absolute must see, get here and get dancing.

Friday 13th

The Space Vipers 10pm-12am

Rough and tumble blues you won't want to miss

Saturday 14th

Jack Mac's Funk Pack 10pm-12am

High energy local jazz band playing all your favourites.

Friday 20th

Rockin' Blue Tones 10pm-12am

Rockin Rollin blues tunes.

Saturday 21st

Trip for Biscuits 10pm-12am

Post modern Jukebox covers not to be missed.

Friday 27th

Jumpin Jimmy and the Nice Guys 10pm-12am

Big ole 10 piece band playing big ole tunes.

Saturday 28th

Rock 'n Soul 10pm-12am

You guessed jt! The best rock n roll and soul tracks.

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Just like when the prohibition of alcohol ended, on the 5th December, 1933 when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment making liquor legal again - people danced animated, partied where the music was slammin’ together reveled - we encapsulate that energy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.

The Bootlegger
The Bootlegger
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 £12

Free Entry

All Week

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



Open from 5pm until 2:30am


Contact us!





02920 373482
CF10 1BR

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