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

April

Sunday 2nd

Sarah Meek 6-9pm

Highly trained in both composition and Jazz improvisation vocalist/Pianist Sarah Meek is one of Cardiff’s most stylistically diverse and entertaining solo acts.

Monday 3rd

Sion Dafydd Dawson 8-11pm

The styles that Sion covers are as diverse as the instruments he can play. Blues to folk to pop, Guitar to Cello to Bass. Perfect Cocktail accompaniment.

Tuesday 4th

Jane Williams 8-11pm

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.

Wednesday 5th

Pete Mathison 8-11pm

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

Thursday 6th

Ashley Long Trio 8-10pm

Double Bass Virtuoso Ashley Long fronts his powerful and brilliant Jazz trio who are equally adept at improvising in a Classic or Contemporary manner.

Friday 7th

The Rin Tins 8-10pm

Folk Fuelled, Jazz Jive, Boogie Band from Bristol. Fun as Hell and twice as naughty.

Saturday 8th

RESIDENT DJ from 9pm

Playing the Best of Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Sunday 9th

Omega Two Duo 6-9pm

South Wales’s favourite hit playing pair. Classics from Ella Fitzgerald to Robert Plant.

Monday 10th

Sarah Meek 8-11pm

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 11th

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 12th

Matt Pauley 8-11pm

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.

Thursday 13th

The New Orleans Hot Potatoes 8-10pm

Old School New Orleans Jazz quartet.

Friday 14th

Mohawkestra 8-10pm

Mohawkestra do what their brilliant name suggests: they make up to date break heavy music in the style of Hammond (funk) icons the Mohawks.

Saturday 15th

RESIDENT DJ from 9pm

Playing the Best of Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Sunday 16th

Crawlback 7-10pm

A no frills Rhythm and Rock 'n Roll group to liven up your Sunday night.

Monday 17th

Sion Dafydd Dawson 8-11pm

The styles that Sion covers are as diverse as the instruments he can play. Blues to folk to pop, Guitar to Cello to Bass. Perfect Cocktail accompaniment.

Tuesday 18th

Matt Pauley 8-11pm

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.

Wednesday 19th

Sarah Meek 8-11pm

Highly trained in both composition and Jazz improvisation vocalist/Pianist Sarah Meek is one of Cardiff’s most stylistically diverse and entertaining solo acts.

Thursday 20th

Bob Richards Trio 8-10pm

Easily Wales’s best rock drummer having played with Graham Bonnett (Rainbow), Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) & even starring in two AC/DC videos, Richards is also a sublime Jazz musician providing an evening of up tempo Swing & Latin Classics.

Friday 21st

Toriah Fontaine Band 8-10pm

Blues Originals from powerful, young and tremendously talented Toriah and friends.

Saturday 22nd

RESIDENT DJ from 9pm

Playing the Best of Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Sunday 23rd

Matt Pauley 6pm-9pm

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.

Monday 24th

Bay Rum Hounds Duo 8-11pm

Harmonica and Guitar duo, playing Blues, Ragtime, gospel & swing.

Tuesday 25th

Bella Collins 8-11pm

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

Wednesday 26th

Pete Mathison 8-11pm

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

Thursday 27th

Groovelator 8-10pm

John Paul Gard on Organ, Tom Gilkes on Drums and Mark Lawrence on Guitar. Groovin’ Funk, Blues and Jazz from Bristol’s finest (and funkiest)

Friday 28th

Jack The Biscuit 8-10pm

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

Saturday 29th

RESIDENT DJ from 9pm

Playing the Best of Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock 'n Roll.

Sunday 30th

Bella Collins 6-9pm

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

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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