We’ve listed the top beer gardens in Cardiff for you to soak up some sun this bank holiday!


Do you hear that? Bank Holiday is calling! Who is ready for a refreshing gin and tonic in one of our top beer gardens and sunshine spots in Cardiff? From water decks to rooftop sun-soakers, we’ve got you covered!


First up is the spectacular Lo Lounge, a firm favourite among sun lovers. Lo Lounge is situated in Cardiff Bay, right on the water. The dog-friendly cocktail bar also serves up incredible street food, so get yourself a secured ‘picnic bench’ seat and thank us later. If it’s a sunset snap you’re after, this one is for you! Open: 10:00 till 18:00.


Another HOTspot is Coffi Co Bayscape, a dog-friendly hub along Cardiff Marina. Located on Watkiss Way, this Bayscape has live music, stone-baked pizzas, and boat-spotting views. You’ll need to get in fast to secure yourself a table with this one! Open 8:00 till 19:00.


If you’re after something a little more North of the capital, head to No.73 by Coffi Co on Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, and lounge while you slurp in their secret garden. Upstairs is also a hotel B&B, so you don’t have to worry about making it home! Bonus – there’s an English breakfast to sort out the hangover in the morning! Open: ??


More of a caffeine fanatic? The creative and fun coffee shop cafe Rhistio situated on Crwys Road in Cathays is certainly one for the bucket list this summer. Think glorious plants, open brick walls, and fun lego themed furniture to make for the perfect picture backdrop. If their vibrant Instagram grid isn’t enough to entice you, check out their ‘specialty’ menu for a caffeine fix in the sun!


Not afraid of heights? Take a look at this one! The wonderful Jacobs Antique Rooftop Garden is nestled among the high-rise hotels and all-glass office buildings. This Bank Holiday Monday, they’re hosting a live music set on the roof to get you into the swing of the new month. Arrive early to secure your table! Open 12:00 till 23:00. 


Known for their fabulous cocktails and tall standing meat skewers, the Botanist is also a top hit for sun enthusiasts. Head to their ‘secret garden’ and bask in the sunshine with a refreshing drink in this secret instagrammable oasis! Open: 12:00 till 23:00.


We know this one isn’t exactly a specific spot, but it’s well known around the city that Mill Lane is the place to be when the rays come out to play.
In case you’re not familiar with Cardiff, along the street of Mill Lane, you’ll find: Peppermint Cocktail Bar, Mocka Lounge, Pitch Bar & Eatery, Las Iguanas, Ten Mill Lane, Retro, Heidi’s Bier Bar, Be At One, Côte Brasserie, The Coconut Tree, and The Corner House. No matter where you choose to venture, you’ll undoubtedly have an excellent day surrounded by food, drinks, and a substantial amount of glorious sunshine!


Speaking of wild nights, the Brewery Quarter between the all-famous Chippy Lane and St Mary’s Street has an excellent outdoor seating area for sun lovers and alcohol enthusiasts. Another one to pack the sunscreen for, Brewery Quarter hosts the Yard, Boom Battle Bar, and fantastic eateries around its auditorium-themed steps to keep you well-fed while well oiled.

Sun, Strongbow Dark Fruit, and Sexy Bank Holiday Monday


Make a splash at The Waterguard this Bank Holiday! Located on the Cardiff Bay seafront, this little gem has a few outdoor seating spots with umbrellas to hand if the heat is a little too much. If you’re lucky enough to grab yourself a table, this dog-friendly pub could be the perfect boozy lunch spot for you! Open: 12:00 till 23:00.


If you’re after a pint with the lads, check out craft beer house, Brewhouse & Kitchen on Sophia Close in Pontcanna. The large outdoor seating area is a sun trap, so pack your sunscreen! Open 11:00 till 21:00.


Around the corner from Brewhouse and Kitchen is The Cricketers, a classic British pub and another firm fave among pub-goers. You can expect classic Welsh beers, lagers, wines, delicious warm sunshine, and outdoor seating that you can join together, so no one misses out on the Bank Hol’ fun! Open 11:00 till 22:30.

Have we missed out your favourite sunshine, boozy haven? Let us know in the comments below, or tag us on IG!





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