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Lab 22

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Address: 22 Caroline Street, Cardiff CF10 1FG, Wales
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+44 29 2039 9997
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
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A creative cocktail lounge where guests can experience an array of liquid...

A creative cocktail lounge where guests can experience an array of liquid delights.

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Great Atmosphere

My friend and I visited Lab22 last night as we're staying in Cardiff. It was fairly busy when we arrived. I had been in email contact in advance and asked for a table to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
C-A63
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I visited Lab22 last night as we're staying in Cardiff. It was fairly busy when we arrived. I had been in email contact in advance and asked for a table to be reserved. Unfortunately this had not happened... however the excellent bar staff gave us a menu and once we had chosen drinks they said they would... More 

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Thank C-A63
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've wanted to go to Lab 22 for ages and finally went last night with a friend. It is fairly pricey but the drinks are so nice and they're interesting too. I really want to go again as we only stayed for a couple. Will definitely be going back!

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Thank Cath P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lab22 continues to be reliably excellent on every visit. As we've tried pretty much every cocktail on their main menu (don't judge us!) we decided to stick mostly to the specials on this particular visit. They've done well, because there wasn't a single one between us that we didn't enjoy. As always the staff are very friendly and happy to... More 

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Thank Richard G
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

By far the best cocktail bar in Cardiff. We had a taster experience and the cocktails were amazing. The staff were very friendly and nothing was too much effort. They took the time to explain each cocktail in detail and answered any questions we had. If you're in Cardiff make sure you book a taster experience here, can not fault... More 

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Thank CLWRJT
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I paid for a cocktail experience for my friend's birthday and it was what i hoped it would be! The customer service arranged the actual booking was brilliant and the cocktails on the night were dramatic and well thought through. Unfortunately me and my friend do not like coffee so asked to exchange on of the drinks which they were... More 

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Thank Cassie C
newport, gwent
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very special intimate atmosphere - and last night in particular the bartenders were exceptional - great attitudes. Can't wait to visit again.

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Thank jackie h
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I been to this place first time for drink after work with friend I like the staff atmosphere and the place very relaxing for drink nice decor thanks to tany and all staff I will comeback for more drinks and bring friend

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Thank Chahir B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard great things about this place; while the décor and live jazz music were excellent, the service was a little curt and unadventurous. Most bars I've been to offer to make you a drink around your favourite spirit or work on a flexible menu, when I enquired I was directed back to the menu however. The price was reasonable,... More 

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Thank Harry_Bram
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5 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Disappointed. Read the reviews and put too much expectation on this bar. Went there on a Tuesday night, planned to try their Perk after work menu (£5 per glass) but finally changed mind to have their signature molecular cocktail (£9.5). I chose the 'Smoke N Cheese'. The cocktail came with a glass lid cover with smoke inside. Waited a... More 

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Thank Hoi Kei L
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic range of cocktails, all reasonably priced. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff who take the time to match your favorite tipple with a perfect cocktail. The smokey ones were fantastic.

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Thank Jo G

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