Traditional student areas in Cardiff are Roath and Cathays - where there are plenty of pubs, cafes, bars and shops. Whether you’re looking to watch sport on a big screen with a cheap meal and a drink, or prefer cocktails in a trendy cafe with live music, this is an area which caters for every taste.
In the city centre, pubs and bars sit alongside super-clubs which all host weekly student nights and drinks offers. Cardiff’s ‘Cafe Quarter’ on Mill Lane is popular for its stylish late-night bar and restaurant scene.
Whether tapas, fajitas, steak, sushi or a full Welsh breakfast is your thing, you won’t struggle to find something good to eat in Cardiff. From waterside fine dining in Cardiff Bay, to independent cafes and restaurants in Roath and Cathays, Cardiff is a great, affordable city to enjoy eating out. Cardiff is also home to a major international food festival every summer in Cardiff Bay.
For music lovers, Cardiff has a thriving scene. The Motorpoint Arena and Millennium Stadium host all the big-name tours, while smaller independent venues like Clwb Ifor Bach and the Student’s Union bars are home to more intimate music nights. The renowned Swn Festival takes place every October, promoting new music coming in and out of Wales.
St David’s Hall in the city centre and the Glee Club in Cardiff Bay are both great venues for live comedy, and if film is your thing, Cardiff is home to 3 mulitplex cinemas as well as a fantastic independent cinema with bar and cafe at the award-winning Chapter Arts Centre.
For theatre and musical fans, The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is a world-famous, iconic theatre and arts venue.
Check out the links below to find out about the range of social activities you can be part of here in Cardiff.