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.

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The Best 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.

This vibrant nightclub 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.

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The famous Philly is the Capitals's No 1 Venue & Night Club to Drink Dine & Dance.

Located in the heart of the Welsh capital, is a historic and cultural icon. Originally opened in the late 19th century, it has been a pivotal venue in Cardiff's music scene.

The Philharmonic, famous for its classic Victorian design, has been updated with modern touches without losing its historic appeal.

It's a popular destination for live music, social gatherings, and cultural events, reflecting Cardiff's rich artistic heritage. This venue remains a beloved landmark, intertwining Cardiff's past and present through music and community.


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.

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Popworld stands out as a favorite for stag and hen weekends, celebrated for its commitment to pop music and fashion.

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.

Expect to hear many a nostalgic tune and be transported back to simpler times dancing in your bedroom as a teenager!


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.

Score 2-for-1 cocktails until 7pm on Fridays, and don't miss Bondi Beats every Saturday night.

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.

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If your looking for a place to go clubbing in Cardiff, Cardiff's newest nightclub, Circuit, is a vibrant addition to the city's bustling nightlife scene.

Located in the heart of Cardiff, it offers a unique clubbing experience with its state-of-the-art sound system and innovative lighting.

The club boasts a spacious dance floor, multiple bars, and VIP areas, catering to a diverse crowd.

Circuit stands out for its themed nights, top DJs, and live music events, making it a must-visit destination for clubbers seeking an exciting and memorable night out in Cardiff.

New venue, New events, New sound, New team!

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Live Lounge Cardiff

The Live Lounge in Cardiff is a vibrant and essential part of Cardiff nightlife. Renowned for its lively atmosphere and diverse musical offerings, it caters to a wide range of tastes.

From live bands covering popular hits to talented DJs spinning the latest tracks, the Live Lounge offers an eclectic mix of entertainment.

It's central spot makes it a hit for party-goers, adding a lot to Cardiff's lively and vibrant nightlife.

With live cover bands nightly until midnight and DJs playing hits until 4am, it's no surprise it's Cardiff's most lively spot.

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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 seem fit for day parties, but come night, it turns into a lively Samba club with live Latin tunes 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.

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Kapu Cardiff, a vibrant nightclub in Cardiff, Wales, stands out with its unique Polynesian-themed ambiance.  It's a popular destination for those seeking a lively night out in the city.

The club's interior, reminiscent of a tropical paradise, features Tiki decorations and exudes an exciting atmosphere. It offers a wide range of fresh fruit cocktails, often served in creative, themed glassware.

Kapu is known for its energetic dance floor, diverse music, and occasional themed parties, making it a highlight among Cardiff's bustling club scene.

Catch the game on the huge screens, snag a private booth, and enjoy awesome drink specials, open 'til 2am on Fridays and Saturdays!

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