Enjoy Cardiff’s nightlife safely

Enjoy Cardiff’s nightlife safely

Cardiff is known for its diverse nightlife; there are so many things to do. Even now, after lockdown has ended, there are many safe and social distancing friendly things to keep you entertained. Find out what’s on in Cardiff.

You will be surprised by how many different things you can do in Cardiff in the evening. Whether you are visiting Cardiff for a staycation, or you’re a local looking to get out and have some fun, there are lots of options to choose from.

Street Food Social

Held at Depot, Street Food Social has become a popular spot. With eight local street food traders, you will be spoilt for choice. Regular vendors are Brother Thai, Sushi Life, Meating Point, BAO Selecta and Ffwrnes pizza. All food and drink is ordered and delivered to your table. It is an outdoor event, but don’t let the cooler evenings put you off, as the majority of the social distanced seats are undercover. Depot is also the home of Bingo Lingo, Oktoberfest, and other one-off events, so you’re sure to find something fun to do.

Depot is close to Future Inn Cardiff. If you drove or got a taxi, it would only take 5-minutes. It is a 10-minute cycle, or you could walk in 25-minutes. There are buses which go from Schooner Way, a street away from our Cardiff Bay hotel, which would also about 25-minutes.

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Cardiff’s Drive-In Cinema

The drive-in takes place at Splott Market, which is really easy to get to from Future Inn Cardiff. It is a 6-minute drive from the hotel. You’ll even get to see one of Cardiff’s unofficial tourist destinations on the way, The Magic Roundabout. (For nearly 30 years it has been iconic, where road signs have been made into works of art.)

All cars are parked at a distance from each other. The film is watched from the comfort of your car seat. You could take blankets and cushions to make it cosier, as it’s recommended that you don’t use heating or air-conditioning to prevent a flat battery. You can also order delicious hot and cold food to your car, via an app. Vendors do change, but you could expect Who Cult doughnuts, Franks hotdogs, Two Broke Girls Kitchen (vegan) or Dirty Bird Chicken. Upcoming films include Pulp Fiction, Pretty Woman, The Fast and Furious, Thelma and Louise and Night Crawler.

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Parking Lot Social 

The touring company and will be in Sully Sports & Social Club between 30th September and 4th October 2020. Parking Lot Social promises to be ‘big, bold and brash’. Entertainment includes comedy, silent discos, karaoke, party bingo and movies direct from an inflatable stage. As you’ll be in your car, you can listen through a dedicated FM radio channel. You can even order food and drink to your car too. There are even some family-friendly events in the afternoons.

Sully Sports & Social Club is an 18-minute drive from Future Inn Cardiff, taking you through the pretty rural suburbs of Penarth, Dinas Powys and Lavernock.

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Bubble Pod Dining

These private party pods are the coolest way to treat your bubble in a bubble. One of Cardiff’s newest watering holes, Cardiff Distillery, had a makeover during the summer and have installed these pods which are ideal up to eight people. There are lots of dining options to choose from, including pizzas fresh from the oven and mezze boards.

The Cardiff Distillery is on Cathedral Road. It is a 13-minute drive or bike ride from the hotel. If you are taking your own car, please be aware that parking spaces are limited as street parking is for residential permits. You could get a train from Cardiff Bay to Queen Street, which is a regular service, and then walk for 20-minutes. By bus, it would take about 40-minutes.

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Sticky Fingers Quiz Night

Sticky Fingers is open seven days a week and serves street food Thursday to Sunday. The street food vendors do change, but you could expect to see Hoof burgers, Tukka Tuk authentic Kerala Indian dishes, Bab Haus middle eastern kebabs or Dusty Knuckle pizza. You order at the bar or with the street food vendors, but there are strict social distancing measures in place. The team are well known for asking guests to leave if they aren’t following the rules – they take the safety of everyone seriously.

Every Sunday from 7pm is quiz night at Sticky Fingers. The top prize is £100, as well as 2nd and 3rd place prizes. It is only £1 per player. Pre-booking your booth is highly recommended.

Sticky Fingers is a 9-minute drive from Future Inn Cardiff. There is limited on-street parking around the venue if you take your own car. Alternatively, you can get a train from the nearby Cardiff Bay station to Queen Street, and then change to Cathays (one-stop). It is then a 10-minute walk to the venue. By bus, it would take around 40-minutes, or by bike, it would take 15-minutes. 

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Enjoy a Staycation with Future Inn Cardiff Bay

Our hotel in Cardiff Bay is the ideal base for enjoying all that Cardiff has to offer. See how we are welcoming you back safely.

As a cycle-friendly hotel, we will also let you bring your bike, so you can enjoy the great outdoors on two wheels. Don't have your own bike? Nextbike operates throughout the city. The closest nextbike station to Future Inn Cardiff is at County Hall across the road from the hotel. There is also a station outside Cardiff Bay train station, a 5-minute walk from the hotel or the Wales Millennium Centre a 9-minute walk from the hotel.

With our super flexible rates, you can book with confidence when staying at Future Inn Cardiff. Book direct for the best rates guaranteed on our website, or by contacting the Reservations Team on 02920 487111 or reservations.cardiff@futureinns.co.uk  

Dine on Local Cuisine 

Thomas Restaurant is an ideal place to sit in comfort and fuel up on local, homemade produce. Join us for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea evening a-la-carte or traditional roasts on Sunday

A large selection of alcoholic and soft drinks is also available including Welsh beer and spirits, wine by the glass or the bottle, plus all cocktails are £7 each. 

Reservations can be made on 02920 487111 or thomas@futureinns.co.uk, or online: 


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