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“not really a gay bar at all”
Review of WOW Bar

WOW Bar
Ranked #12 of 76 Nightlife in Cardiff
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: WOW BAR opens every day at 10am, serving delicious homemade breakfast and lunch. EVERY NIGHT we have Cheeky Hour drinks promotions plus LIVE entertainment + DJ's. It's FREE ENTRY all night Sun to Thurs & before 11pm on Fri & Sat.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“not really a gay bar at all”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Hen nights and hetrosexuals who don't wish to pay mainstream Cardiff bar and club prices now dominate the clientel here.
Its a shame as it was a good venue four years ago.
Gays are shunted into a safe space near the stage.

Music is not bad when the DJ is operating but the drag acts are really second rate, unless you are drunk.

I will only go when friends ask which to be honest gets less and less

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Me”
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Repetative just another cheap and nasty gay venue in cardiff good as a one off when visiting but not good for locals

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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fab!”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

We left our supposedly evening-long VIP area in Tiger Tiger as we were ripped off in there. We headed to Wow and had the best time. Good music, entertainment and reasonable drinks. Staff were fun and welcoming, even to Louise and Sarah our blow up dolls. Will definitely go back next time.

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Thank MummyMunky
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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The only good thing: cheap drinks”
Reviewed 5 September 2013

We went to Cardiff for a weekend and the only good thing I could see from this bar were the cheap drinks. The music was not bad either, but when you get this rude staff serving you, the people in there was not the best companion, all I can say is, stay away from this bar...
The venue has a big potential, but is not driven in the best way.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank jontxudino
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London
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Cardiff Mardi Gras”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Travelled all the way from Kent to go to Cardiff Mardi Gras and was so impressed with this bar. Had loads of atmosphere the prices were fair and the entertainment was varied will definately be making a trip back

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank 1974-Travel-Bug
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