Gwdihŵ is a flourishing, friendly and relaxed independent space for alternative music on the edge of the city centre in Cardiff. Established in 2008, we're a 140-215 capacity venue renowned for our cosy yet raucous atmosphere, diverse events programme and colourful exterior!By using our Cardiff trip builder app, you can arrange your visit to Gwdihw Cafe Bar and other attractions in Cardiff.
We pride ourselves on bringing the most diverse, eclectic, intriguing live music, cutting edge DJs & events to Cardiff. On our weekends you'll discover a musical menagerie from live funk, afrobeat, jazz, electronica & hip hop to the finest in underground DJs from the likes of our finest promoters like Sure Shot, Hully Gully & Tone Pagoda to move to.
The rest of the week we focus on bringing the finest in touring acts and local gems, with promoters such as All My Friends bringing an experimental amalgam of electronic & indie-punk, Juxtaposed putting on searing rock & Indie shows, Folk in the Owl's Nest bringing intimate folk & acoustic music and much more. On Mondays, we bring quirky Gwd Mondays events, always free and always 50% off drinks every Monday!
Find out more about the events we have coming up on our Calendar, or if you're interested in playing or bringing an event to the Gwdihw stage, head to our Play page.
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Need somewhere unique to throw a party? Just visit our Parties webpage for all your planning needs!
We're an 18+ venue after 7.30pm, children welcome before then.
Gwdihw Cafe Bar Reviews
I contacted the venue to arrange a room, in order to have a private party. After repeated emails regarding the £50 deposit went unanswered, I called and paid over the phone. The person on the line... more »
I’ve been to this small venue for unusual music events a few times and always enjoyed the experience. It’s not cheap nor is it overly expensive and if you’re up for diverse music in an intimate... more »
Attended one of Gwdihw's last nights at end of January 2019, at least in its present location. It's a fun bar with a mix of music, an OK drink selection, reasonable prices and entry. The crowd was mainly young but with a range of ages, and the music included rappers, inspired DJing and a live band that came on after my bedtime. Sad for Cardiff to lose a solid venue and overall fun place.
One of my favourite venues in the city centre. Great music, great people. It has a really special vibe.
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