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Cocktails with a cosy atmosphere

Thank you so much. The Dead Canary had been recommended to us many times and it has certainly lived... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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Best Cardiff secret bar

Milky, Charlotte , jhon, made this the best experience ever. Totally worth the visit. Amazing! Well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jamus C
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“ring the bell”(12 reviews)
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Barrack Lane, Cardiff, Wales
+44 29 2023 1263
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you so much. The Dead Canary had been recommended to us many times and it has certainly lived up to/exceeded our expectations. Cannot wait for our next visit ❤️

Thank HKitchker
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Milky, Charlotte , jhon, made this the best experience ever. Totally worth the visit. Amazing! Well worth going to, on the Cardiff hotspot

Thank Jamus C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for my boyfriend and I for intimate anniversary drinks and we were not disappointed! Such a unique and special place to enjoy fabulous cocktails. The secret entrance added a sense of exclusivity to the evening and the service excellent. Charlotte was always...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last night was mine and my partners fourth visit. We have taken friends to the dead canary when they come to visit to give them a bit of a new experience. Each time we have had a fantastic time. Great service and wonderful cocktails. Is...More

Thank xXxKatieBxXx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welly heard my preferences of cocktail and knew exactly what I wanted. Great customer service this man deserves a pay rise

Thank Sophie E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you would expect with a Speak easy, not the easiest place to find!! However, there is a stencilled TDC in gold om the black door with the door bell on the wall to the right. Nice environment, staff were very polite and helpful. I...More

Thank Commz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely cauldron of an unusual but very lovely cocktail which the barman helped us to decide on based on what we like.

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Booked here for my boyfriend’s birthday. After learning the bar opens at 5pm I booked at 5:15 following a day of shopping and prepared him that “we may be the only ones on there”. How wrong we were! After arriving and being shown to our...More

Thank Boleyn83
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

I recently visited the dead canary after reading all the good reviews, and I was not disappointed. Our lovely waiter Joe really made us feel at home as soon as we arrived and for the duration of our time there. Drinks were recommended based on...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Visited by appointement on Saturday night. The gimmick of a secretive prohibition bar is intriguing but once inside it is just that; a good gimmick. Waited 10 mins for drink menu and the waitress only spoke to one of our party and did not address...More

Thank Lesley I
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Donna E
15 June 2018|
Response from 817francescah | Reviewed this property |
Other alcoholic drinks too. There is a cocktail menu but you can order things that aren't on the menu too.
Claire D
7 May 2018|
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Response from HtheGog | Reviewed this property |
They have a good selection of different malts & recently acquired a couple of special Glenmorangies they’ve also got a couple of Japanese malts as well as a couple of Ardbeg and Penderyn as well as a selection of... More
Leigh M
4 May 2018|
Response from NicktheGambler |
Nope, there is a small smoking area out the back but no seats