Cardiff nightclub guide
Nightlife in Cardiff has always been one of the city’s best features and with a whole host of new venues, there are plenty of Cardiff nightclubs to choose from for a stag or hen weekend.
Cardiff also has a brilliant sense of being big on atmosphere but tight-knit in scale, so you don’t really need to go very far to find somewhere you like. To give you a starting point, here’s our pick of the best nightclubs in Cardiff for either a stag do or hen party.
Top 10 stag & hen nightclubs in Cardiff:
This is a very popular choice for both stag and hen weekends in Cardiff and while it isn’t huge, it’s got more than enough room for most groups.
It dubs itself “the home of the 90s”, so you can expect the dance floor to be dedicated to all of the old school hits ranging from Britpop to the Spice Girls. The nostalgia-fuelled venue has a decent bar and packs in a lot of fun. You can find it on Mill Lane, towards the back end of town, across the way from The Marriott Hotel.
Taking things up a notch in terms of size and scale, there’s Prysm on Greyfriars Rd, opposite the New Theatre.
It’s a massive Cardiff nightclub complex that includes 7 themed rooms, so you can hop between Tahiti and New York throughout the night. It’s also got two CO2 jets to cool off under and more dance floor options than you’ll know what to do with.
One of the largest of the Cardiff nightclubs is Revolution, which is located opposite the castle. Stylish and plush, there’s a lot of space to move around in with ample bars and dance floors.
It doesn’t go in for the themed approach so much, but it still manages to make a big impact on a night. It’s very proud of its handcrafted cocktails and range of party music, but its popularity can result in a queue on big nights, so it might be worth calling in advance to find out about its queue jump packages.
Popworld is yet another popular venue for stag and hen weekends with its dedication to pop music and style.
It’s focused on delivering fun nights with little in the way of fuss, and with a different theme every night of the week, it’s big on variety. You can find it halfway down St Mary’s St in the middle of town.
Walkabout ticks a lot of boxes for stags and hens with its laid-back Aussie charm and vast space, and probably one of the more popular Stag & Hen friendly of all Cardiff nightclubs. It has 2-4-1 cocktails until 7pm on a Friday night and a Bondi Beats night on Saturdays.
There’s a large dance floor downstairs and a whole lot of bar space to refuel at. It’s located at the bottom of St Mary’s St, just around the corner from the Central Station.
This is more of an intimate club, so works well for smaller stag and hen parties. You can arrange to be put on the guest list and book a table for your party to give the stag or hen the VIP treatment.
It’s got a nice selection of drinks with a lot of fizz and cocktails to choose from, as well as a fair few lagers and beers. It’s situated on Mill Lane just down from Retros
This is one of Cardiff’s most unique party experiences with its showbar setup. It specialises in hen parties and stag dos, putting on drag queen and cabaret acts to entertain the audience.
There’s even a Girls Night Out night dedicated to hen dos. It’s tucked away behind St David’s shopping centre, so it can take a little hunting down. Head down Hill Street and you’ll find it opposite Debenhams.
Revolucion de Cuba
If you’re looking for something with a lot of Latin spirit and brilliantly outlandish cocktails then Cardiff’s Revolucion de Cuba is well worth putting on the list.
It may not appear to be all that well set up for parties during the day, but in the night it opens out into a Samba club with live Latin music and maracas for everyone. It’s a good-sized venue with a lot of space and quick bar service, and it’s located on The Friary, just opposite The Hilton Hotel, one of the more cosmopolitan of Cardiff nightclubs.
Like Prysm, this is more of a nightclub complex with a number of themed bars and a lot of disco space. It’s got its own Karaoke room, so you can throw in some of your own entertainment into the mix too.
There are plenty of bars, good seating space and the Tiki bar is well worth checking out. It’s close to Revolucion de Cuba, just around the corner on Greyfriars Rd.
Finally, there’s Glam, which is a lot less Ziggy Stardust and the Spider From Mars than it sounds. It’s split into two levels with a rooftop area to boot, defiantly one of our favourite of the Cardiff nightclubs on offer.
There are weekly house and dance nights and guest DJs are added to the bill on a regular basis. It’s also on Greyfriars Rd, next door to Prysm.
Some more reading
So that wraps up our top 10 nightclubs, for some more reading and listings of up and coming events, Skiddle is a great website that features up to date club listings and events in the city.