Retro information

Retro is a well established bar and late night venue on Mill Lane. An eclectic range of tracks are played and they have a wide choice of drinks available.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours





21:00 - 04:00


18:00 - 02:00


18:00 - 04:00


12:00 - 04:00


12:00 - 18:00

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Retro reviews

By Howard S.

This is a retro 90's bar that turns away people in fancy dress. Just for clarity our fancy dress wasn't extravagant just different generations over the last 50 years. We were terribly annoyed to be turned away very bluntly due to our fancy dress, especially considering their website makes it seem like fancy dress is totally acceptable. The bar may be nice for a night out but don't expect to be allowed in even in your old 90's clothes!

By Amy L.

Absolutly brilliant night out! We were on a hen party with 20 ladies, all different ages, and we all loved it! Contacted the club in advance to get on the guest list, and they couldn't have done enough for us. Great atmosphere, and the music is great if you want an old school cheesy night out, which is exactly what we all love! If we go back to Cardiff, we will go back to Retro!

By Naomi E.

Amazing night out, perfect venue for a big celebration. Brilliant atmosphere, staff and music. DJ is brilliant, old school tunes that you think you've forgot! If your looking to experience Cardiff at its best for a night out, this is the only place you need to go :)

By Emma J.

I love this place. The music is always great & the atmosphere is electric. I've never had a bad nigth out when I've ended up in Retros. There is something for everyone on the 3 levels that are all set up quite differently. Not too far from a taxi ramk at the end of the night either, which is always a bonus when you've danced so much that your feet hurt :-)

By Jessica P.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Retros! Good music, really friendly staff and good deals on cocktails! Always end up here on a Saturday night!

By Jessica P.

LOVE LOVE LOVE Retros!!! Great music, really friendly staff, good deals on cocktails and reasonably priced drinks. I always end up there on a Sat night out. Don't forget to do a suck and blow! Go here if you want a night of dancing to 90s music with an awesome crowd!

By Sheridan S.

Always have the best nights at Retro! Amazing cocktails, great music (perfect for busting out a bit of running man) and all in all a brilliant atmosphere!

By Rachel L.

Definitely can't say a bad word about this place! The music and DJs are great, the atmosphere is awesome, and it's something to be said that most of our nights out end up in retro! It's a great club with a great crowd of people, and the 'suck and blow' vodka shots are actually hilarious! Got to be there!

By Sam M.

Retros is definatley a place to go when your on a night out in cardiff town! The music iis out of this world, the staff are very friendly and your defo gonna have a good night in there!!

By Shazza K.

Quite simply the best club and night out experience in Cardiff. Brilliant music and the turtle cocktails are amazing! Must try the suck and blow shot also they are fun!

By Paul John M.

i agree with u all the way this place will take some beating its the best place in cardiff and it made my nite to nite going there i loved every minute of it i tried this lovely bottled beer called tequila beer despearados it was called it was out of this world nightclubbing does not get better then this place amazing.

By Paul John M.

ive just got back from this place and ive never in my entire life of nightclubbing had such an experience this place has to be the best club in cardiff staff couldent do enough ive been clubbing now for many years and i thought id seen everything the staff here have got the best proferssonel record for being friendly i went here to night 4 a pre birthday drink and i thought im going to stay here all night now yes folks its that good the lady that served me was incredible and ver very helpful retros your a credit to cardiff and i look forward to returning it was that good i didnt want the night to end by far best place in cardiff nice 1 guys. this is defo the place to spend your birthday and the dj 1 hell of a nice guy and requests no trouble at all retros your my second home now.

By Joanne H.

Been to Retro's 2 weeks in a row and what a fab nite, buzzing atmosphere and wkd music. Cocktail's are a must and fabulous. Best nite i've had out 4 a very long time. Cnt wait til nxt wk. Joanne H x

By Sarah J.

I ? Retro... You will not find a better night out in Cardiff... Thats guaranteed!! And all of the Retro cocktails are to die for I reccomend you try one of each!!

By Carleigh H.

Well what can you say a legend of a place always a ball in there and by the end of the night you end up with more mates than when u went in there! Brilliant times keep up the good work and yaaaayyyy thirsts are back too! Love Carleigh x

By Ellie Y.

my best nights out in cardiff have been in retros. i've partied all over the UK, but nothing beats Retros Cardiff. friendly staff, amazing atmosphere, 3 floors of fun!!

By Emma H.

i love retros! its my favourite bar in all of cardiff! guaranteed to be there every weekend. no unfriendly characters go there either so you always feel safe in there. good customer service, and its amazing opening times (9-4am!!0 please can you stay open later?

By Krystal W.

Every time i go to town retros is a must!!amayzin atmosphere,sexy bar staff (and dj) Awsome music and drinks deals,what more could you possibly want?!nothing lol thats why im a regular :D retros is definitely the place to be and be seen :) x

By Kelly F.

i've never been disappointed with the nights out i have in retros. there's a good choice of cocktails which are really nice at a reasonable price. the bar staff don't keep you waiting forever at the bar. and the DJ plays some good 90's tunes which you won't hear anywhere else. retros is one of its kind in cardiff

By Laura C.

Retro's is the place to be on a Friday or Saturday night. you're always guaranteed a good night there. excellent music. the cocktails are lush. There's 3 floors with 2 different dance floors.

By Ali F.

Retro rocks, so vibrant and welcoming, the only downside is we always end our night there and compare all the bars we go to Retro's, none come close! Enjoy, we do! Bring it on:)

By Joanne E.

Retros play fab music from the 90's, great music and brilliant atmosphere. would recommend for a great night out.

By Joanna G.

Retro is a great venue for the weekend! A lively, friendly atmosphere with a great range of music and drinks! I am definitely going to recommend it to all my friends! x

By Lucy E.

Retros is the place to be people! Top marks for all the djs, especially on a friday and saturday night! The variety of music is second to none. Suiting everyone! Staff are always helpful and make you feel welcome including door staff and bar staff! I couldn't think of anywhere else I would want to spend my weekends! Keep doing what your doing Retros, seems to definitely be working! Great stuff! Xx

By Sharon W.

Retro is a very friendly and busy place I visit retro frequently. I have not had a bad experience there as yet. I would recommend anybody to visit Retro a fantastic night out :) xx

By Bee W.

Went on Friday for the first time and had an amazing night, great music and great cocktails! Can't wait to go back!

By Lisa Marie O.

amazing place for all the old 80's and 90's music, I've enjoyed every night i have had there, and the cocktails are just fabulous when i go every week that's the place u will find me friendly bar staff and DJ is the best!!

By David F.

Been to Retro only 5 times but have to say I have enjoyed myself there each time. The music is always lively and gets you up dancing and I can't even dace xd. There are many bars as well on multiple floors allowing you to be served in a really good time unlike many other bars around where you are queuing for ages. The drinks are mainly cocktails and I am a sucker for them. They are all done properly in front of you and they taste gorgeous! In a nutshell I really do enjoy Retros and hope to go there again this weekend :d

By Mike J.

My favouriute bar in cardiff, good staff, good clientel, awesome prices and good music, always here till late, and its a lot of fun, recommend it!!

By Kelly F.

I went to Retros in cardiff on a girlie night out and it was the best night ive had in cardiff in ages. Would def go there again. Wat a top night!

By Dave P.

Pleasant staff.. Plenty of space to dance and served in no time at all at the several bars available.. Great place don't walk past!

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