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


Friday 3rd

Rock And Soul 10pm-12am

Rock n soul- South Wales-based 6 piece band playing Rock & Soul classics. With Hywel playing music for dancing until 2:30am.

Saturday 4th

Little Big Tones 10pm-12am

Rock 'n Roll & Swing to keep you dancing. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

Friday 10th

Peanut Shuffle Club 10pm-12am

Sweet and nutty Pop songs from the 30s and 40s. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

Saturday 11th

Capra Mamei 10pm-12am

Sweet swinging gypsy band who in their owns words are a "A Bonkers Balkan Bonanza!"

Friday 17th

Manhattan Atoms 10pm-12am

American Blues and Rock for you. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

Saturday 18th

Swamp Stomp 10pm-12am

Folk & Country Blues with energy, get ready to dance! Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

Friday 24th

The Gentle Hooligans 10pm-12am

Old time Rock ’n’ Roll Band from Bristol. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

Saturday 25th

Rocket Joe Joe and the Old Time Bangers 10pm-12am

Classic jiving 60s Rock and Roll. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

Friday 31st

B- Side Boys 10pm-12am

Up beat Soul and Blues. Hywel playing you music to dance to until 2:30am

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Just like when the prohibition of alcohol ended, on the 5th December, 1933 when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment making liquor legal again - people danced animated, partied where the music was slammin’ together reveled - we encapsulate that energy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