We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Bootlegger

Closed Now: 17:00 - 00:30
Open today: 17:00 - 00:30
Review Highlights
Somebody who's old school

I am an italian, i grew up listening to oldies and drink with taste, i first discovered this bar... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Italianintravel
via mobile
Amazing Place

My favourite place to be every weekend. Brilliant staff and bartenders who are all friendly and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RyanB_134499
via mobile
Read all 156 reviews
63
All photos (63)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bar staff”(12 reviews)
“gin bar”(4 reviews)
About
The Bootlegger Est. 01.03.2014 29,307 days after prohibition ended,The Bootlegger family opened their doors in their first bar in Bristol, since then the family has carried on it's journey heading west, opening it's doors in Cardiff, back to where...more
Closed Now
Hours Today: 17:00 - 00:30
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
5 Womanby Street, Cardiff CF10 1BR, Wales
Website
+44 29 2037 3482
Call
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Cardiff
from US$15.75
More Info
from US$54.20
More Info
from US$1,115.43
More Info
from US$786.05
More Info
Reviews (156)
Filter reviews
155 results
Traveller rating
150
4
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
150
4
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great atmosphere bar staff gin bar amazing cocktails amazing night lee miller favourite bar themed bar jazz blues music makes lovely drinks pornstar martini quiet drink cocktail menu few occasions staff were amazing these guys
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 155 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Finally got to visit here and wasn't disappointed. Brillant atmosphere, speedy service and amazing live band. Drinks were a little on the pricey side but the free admission and quality of the music made up for it. Always loved Womby Street and was a regular...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H3670EKnatalies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am an italian, i grew up listening to oldies and drink with taste, i first discovered this bar when i immigrated to Cardiff, Arthur was the first person that served me i still remember the way he treated me with a smile and very...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Italianintravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favourite place to be every weekend. Brilliant staff and bartenders who are all friendly and make the night really enjoyable. Bands are brilliant and the DJ plays great music to make the whole night fun. My only problem was not finding this place earlier!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank RyanB_134499
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shane is the best person we've ever ever ever met. What a credit to the business. If only everyone could be like Shane the world would be a better place. Also his jokes are naff but it's ok because he's the best at everything else....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ffiffiwyn
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great night, 18 of us out for a 40th - mentioned to Paul the manager it was our first time in and he couldn't have been more hospitable, great staff, great music excellent cocktails - definitely one of the cooler places in the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Paul-J-Cleverley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Served a homemade cocktail by James,and brilliant personality from Aurthir. Very chill atmosphere,great music, I had a great time!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Will W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a night out with friends to meet James. He made us a personally engineered cocktail named the ‘Jessica Rabbit’ which was as amazing as the service and friendliness of the staff at the establishment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a quiet drink with a drink, was served by Tyler and Arthur. Drinks were to die for. The bar staff made it a friendly and awesome environment. Thank you guys so much so an awesome Monday night! Best jazz place in Cardiff.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cerip1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been a visitor to this venue on many occasions, every time it has been a fantastic night, I re-visit taking new friends and family members every time… they love Bootlegger now as much as I do. visited Friday night for the rugby, great...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LisaCardiffWales
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the bootlegged a few times before, but with the rugby the atmosphere was amazing! Arthur and Salvo has been incredible Always a good suggestion for drinks Can't recommend these two enough to everyone Cheers guys, made my night!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ashman222
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 nearby hotels
The Angel Hotel
2,137 reviews
.06 miles away
Holiday Inn Cardiff City Centre
1,639 reviews
.11 miles away
ML Lodge
162 reviews
.15 miles away
Sandringham Hotel
1,043 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,471 nearby restaurants
Madame Fromage
752 reviews
.03 miles away
Restaurant Minuet
459 reviews
.05 miles away
Bar 44 Cardiff
595 reviews
.04 miles away
Sully's Cafe
117 reviews
.06 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 414 nearby attractions
Castle Quarter Arcade
61 reviews
.03 miles away
BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
39 reviews
.10 miles away
The Animal Wall
7 reviews
.05 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Bootlegger staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines