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


Saturday 1st

The Talking Bird Collective 10-12pm

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

Friday 7th

Nine Dimes 10-12pm

Rock ’n' roll, blues, Swing, Jazz and RnB

Saturday 8th

The Harlem Rhythm Cats 10-12pm

A Boogie Woogie & Blues Band playing the very best smokin' hot classics from the 40's & 50's.

Friday 14th

The Railway Sleepers 10-12pm

A fast paced outfit of ragtags and second generation academics. sounds similar to how you might expect punk, pickled swing, klezmer, gypsy, Balkan and spew blues to sound.

Saturday 15th

The Bayside Boogiemen 10-12pm

8 Piece old school Motown band with 3 Horns bring you the best of 60’s Soul, Rhythm & Blues in the most fantastic way!

Friday 21st

The Elliot Oakley Band 10-12pm

Rocky, Poppy, Bluesy, Souly, Folky tunes all mixed together for one unique sound.

Saturday 22nd

Dansette 10-12pm

A horn-driven seven piece band who play an authentic mix of 60's Soul standards from the Stax/Atlantic/Motown stables.

Friday 28th

Susies Blues 10-12pm

Susies Blues are an exciting blues inspired band from South Wales.

Saturday 29th

The Bad Decisions 10-12pm


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Just like when the prohibition of alcohol ended, on the 5th December, 1933 when the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment making liquor legal again - people danced animated, partied where the music was slammin’ together reveled - we encapsulate that energy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

Sun-Thurs ALL NIGHT & Fri-Sat 4-10pm

2 cocktails for £10

Free Entry

All Week

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

Frozen Special

Sun-Thurs ALL NIGHT & Fri-Sat 4-10pm

2 Frozen cocktails for £10


Contact us!





02920 373482
CF10 1BR

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