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Al Fresco Drinking in Cardiff

If you're looking for the perfect spot outdoors to enjoy a cold, refreshing pint or a fruity cocktail, then you're in the right place! Here is our guide to the best Al Fresco Drinking spots in Cardiff.

Below, you can find our top recommendations when its comes to drinking outdoors!

Mocka Lounge

Mocka Lounge

About: Located on the popular Mill Lane, in the heart of the city centre, Mocka Lounge has built a reputation for luxury, style and elegance with its lavish surroundings and atmosphere. Here you can taste their award-winning cocktails while sat outside in their stylish, contemporary outdoor seating area, soaking up the sun with friends and family. 

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Thursday 12.00pm - 1.00am | Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 3.00am

Address: 1-2 Mill Lane Cardiff City Centre, Cardiff CF10 1FL Wales

Telephone: +44 29 2022 1292

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The Dock Bar & Kitchen

The Dock Bar & Kitchen

About: A true icon on the docks of Cardiff city, with unrivalled views and delicious foods, the Docks is a fantastic place to either day drink or hang out with a few friends in the evening. With a great range of Brains beers, world lagers, specialist cocktails and iconic gin, and  a stunning terrace overlooking the water, you won't find a better outdoor drinking spot than here!

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Thursday 8.00am - 12.00am | Friday - Saturday 8.00am - 1.00am

Address: Mermaid quay Mermaid Quay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ Wales

Telephone: +44 29 2045 0947

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The Pontcanna Inn

The Pontcanna Inn

About: This popular, little venue is located smack in the heart of Cardiff, over on the buzzing Cathedral Road. As well as a gorgeous guest house upstairs, the Pontcanna in has also got a dreamy little back garden and beer garden at the front to enjoy a pint or two. There's often sport being screened for all you rugby fans, and in the summer you can usually find a nice BBQ going. 

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Monday - Thursday 12.00pm – 10.00pm | Friday - Saturday 12.00pm – 11.00pm | Sunday 12.00pm – 8.00pm

Address: 36 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9LLV

Telephone: 029 2023 2917

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The Flora

The Flora

About: After a renovation, The Flora is back and ready for you to bask in some rays in their renowned outdoor seating area. The food on offer to fuel your sunbathing includes a solid collection of feel good comfort food: locally-sourced, hand-made, and best enjoyed with mates and a few pints or cocktails. There's also a pool table in the beer garden, outdoor loungers made from family-wagon seats!

Price range:  ££ - £££

Serving times: Monday - Thursday 12.00pm - 11.00pm | Friday 12.00pm - 12.00am | Saturday 10.00am - 12.00am
Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm

Address: The Flora, 136 Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HY

Telephone: 02921 151016

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Eli Jenkins

Eli Jenkins

About: Fresh from a recent renovation, the Eli Jenkins has got a slick new look, and still boasts one of the biggest and best beer gardens in Cardiff. The building itself is a lovingly restored listed building, whilst the garden itself is tucked away at the back of the pub. The beer garden is a perfect place to sit back and relax with a couple of drinks and friends on a long summers day and soak up the sun!

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Thursday 12.00pm - 11.00pm | Friday - Saturday 12.00pm - 12.00am

Address: 7-8 Bute Crescent, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 5AN

Telephone: 029 2048 6195

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Gin & Bake

Gin & Bake

About: Located on the site that formerly housed Carluccio's, Coffi & Co's latest venture provides breakfast, afternoon teas and a freshly-baked cake selection alongside a large selection of gins and other beverages. The gin garden is open daily from 11.00am where you'll find plentiful outdoor seating to enjoy your delicious chice of homemade cakes and gin of course!

Price range: ££ - £££

Serving times: Sunday - Thursday 9.00am - 9.00pm | Friday - Saturday 9.00am - 10.00pm

Address: 2 Memaid Quay, Cardiff, Wales Cf10 5BZ

Telephone: 029 2023 6220

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