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Club nameBarfly
LocationSouth Glamorgan
Club webpageBarfly
Street Address/DirectionsKingsway, Cardiff (round the corner from Queen Street, opposite the castle).
DescriptionLive bands every night 7.30pm-11pm. Usually entry is 3. Mixed programme of indie/rock/touring bands, sometimes the odd surprise too. Rarely heavy, but I've seen some there ;-)
Club night every Friday & Saturday 11pm-2am, very indie but still a good night out as long as you can tolerate the indie w**kers, and the ridiculous overcrowding too.
P.S. Tickets for the popular gigs can also be bought on-line and from Spillers.
Opening HoursMon-Sat 7.30-11pm, Fri&Sat 10.30pm-2am.
Phone Number(029) 2066 7658
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Submitted on:2002-03-24
User comments
Submitted by:glammygoth / 2002-09-25
The only problem currently being that the promoters "Prefer to sway away from Rock, Metal and Gothic music" (in their own words) as they prefer NME-approved indie. Doh, doh and doh Love from me xxx (Rated)

Submitted by:Glitter / 2003-05-19
Barfly has managed to pull its socks up and get some good metal bands in lately and showcase a lot of up and coming rock talent from the area...Shame the club nights are still steeped in indie only

Submitted by:David-in-Cardiff / 2003-05-29
Some good gigs lately. Queen Adreena. Martin Grech. Mew. Little Hell (although their act and material are a little old now). Saw !Horse as a support act there.

Submitted by:CyberCeraphim / 2003-11-03
i missed martun Grech? damnit! whenever i get dragged there it always seems to be bloomin' Ska punk... if it was real ska then that might be ok, but no its Less Than Jake style annoying bouncy stuff, Bring back MADNESS!!!! lol

Submitted by:StrapsAndPins / 2003-12-16
Small, yet good sound and fair drink prices. Not very goth-sided, mostly emo rock and local bands play.

Submitted by:Rexifer / 2004-01-21
This is my favourite UK venue. They put on some excellent gigs, featuring the cream of today's underground talent. Spookykids tend to stay away, due to the general musical direction of the venue (nu-goth is a big NO!) but "all ages" nights are often held, especially when local bands are playing. Definitely a recommended night out.

Submitted by:Dobby_Cardiff / 2004-03-26
Very cosy - nice intimate feeling. Prices are reasonable but it's usually more a laid back night than anything.

Submitted by:..Blasphemous.Grrl.. / 2004-04-21
it's tiny and the floors always sticky but it's pretty cute.

Submitted by:Charlfoo / 2004-07-08
I remember when this place was "coopers" they did tasty cocktails... Its ok...only been there for gigs really, and the beers always been expensive:\

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