Live Music, Exceptional cocktails, craft beers & guest gins in Cardiff’s only accessible Speakeasy


Indulge at the Cardiff Bootlegger

2 cocktails for £10* •Sun - Thurs ALL NIGHT•Fri & Sat 4-9 pm

*Limited Cocktail Menu on Match Days

The Bootlegger

Live Music and Events

The Bootlegger


Friday 3rd

The Grand Opening

Live Blues, Soul, & Rock 'n' Funkin' Roll from The Talking Bird Collective

Wednesday 8th

Songhouse, the Manhattan Jazz duo

Irresistibly cool, charmingly misbehaved

Thursday 9th

Hiding From Girls

Wales' quirkiest trio arrive with juxtaposed jazz & barnstorming blues

Friday 10th


Rugby shown on large projector screen. Mobile bars. Limited cocktail menu.

Saturday 11th

The Talking Bird Collective

Live Blues, Soul, & Rock 'n' Funkin' Roll from The Talking Bird Collective

Wednesday 15th

Naomi Rae

Namoi brings her outrageous talent & collection of timeless soul classics

Thursday 16th

Jane Williams & Pete Mathison

The rowdiest quartet in town - Old-school swing, blues with a zing

Friday 17th

Bella C. Collins Band

Prepare for an audaciously blue evening

Saturday 18th


Playing Swing, Jazz, Blues & Rock 'n Roll

Wednesday 22nd

Sarah Meek

Sarah's captivating vocals are the perfect midweek tonic - Jazz, Blues & Soul

Thursday 23rd

Gethin Liddington Quartet

Trumpet-led Bebop, sure to leave you Dizzy, Miles happier & Wynton more

Friday 24th

Marc Davids Band

Exceptional guitar with Blues, Rock & Funk.

Saturday 25th


Playing Swing, Jazz, Blues & Rock 'n Roll

Sunday 26th

The Bella Collins & Gareth Evans Duo

A Cardiff based acoustic duo. 2 guitars, 1 voice. Jazz, blues, ska, soul fun. Come join us and see for yourselves.

Wednesday 29th

Sarah Brown

This bewitching duo bring the midweek groove, guaranteed to be the week's heart & soul

Thursday 30th

Jazzy ol Pauley

Intensely fun jazz and blues, trumpet led ensemble

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


2 cocktails for £10 (not available on Match days)

Happy Hour

Fri & Sat 4-9pm

2 cocktails for £10 (not available on Match days)

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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