Unusual Cardiff bar & pub features

Oliver Hurley of cult Cardiff pubs blog Pint of 45 reveals the more unusual aspects of the city's boozers – fancy a pint with a parrot or a cocktail in a Mongolian tent?

  • Pointed balcony of Terra Nova bar, Cardiff Bay
    Terra Nova, Cardiff Bay

    Not only is Terra Nova quite possibly Cardiff's pointiest building, its first-floor balcony provides stunning views across the bay. It’s the perfect place to sip a cocktail and watch the sunset. You’ll find it in the midst of the buzz and banter at Mermaid Quay and as the evening draws on it gets progressively louder and livelier.

  • Interior of Milgi's, Cardiff
    Milgi's, Cardiff by Aaron A. Aardvark

    Head through this vegetarian cafe-bar and, in the back garden, you'll discover yourself in another world. Step inside the enormous Mongolian yurt tent packed with sofas, throws and disco balls and lounge around with a zingy margarita to keep you company. Chances are you’ll be sampling the food too – seriously tasty veggie creations! 

  • Exterior of Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
    Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

    Cardiff's leading arts centre is an ideal spot for culture creatures with exhibitions, theatre and indie cinema all under one buzzing roof. There’s also a big, bright bar space here that’s open late at weekends. What could be better than a bit of culture with your pint? You’ll find Chapter on Market Road, in Canton.