Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
If you want a night out in the capital city of Wales, then Clwb Ifor Bach (aka The Welsh Club) will be an excellent choice. It has three floors of dance floors and bars, including a live band stage. The club attracts many Welsh speakers, but if you don't speak Welsh this will not be a problem at all. Entrance prices are very reasonable (usually around 3 GBP, more if there is a live band).
The Clwb has a great location, on one of Cardiff's oldest and most atmospheric streets, between Cardiff Castle and Quay Street (where Cardiff's original river port was located). Ifor Bach was a local welshman of the mid-12th century who climbed over the walls of Cardiff Castle and kidnapped the English Earl of Gloucester and his family!!
Drinks before hand recommended at one of the two local pubs at either end of Womanby Street - Dempseys (popular Irish pub) or The City Arms (Brains beer pub with dance floor).
I've just come back from the Welsh Club's New Year event, where for 8 GBP we were treated to two floors of top DJ's and two live, Welsh speaking bands ~ Ashokhan and Radio Luxembourg.
Dress Code: Generally very casual.
The Welsh Club is a very established and well respected club. It has an amazingly eclectic array of nights playing everything from motown to punk. It also plays host to a lot of accomplished live acts.
Clwb has three floors all usually playing different styles. Floors 1 & 2 are quite small but there is still plenty of space to sit down and relax or get up and boogie. Floor 3 is quite large and can easily fit 300 people or so and also plays host to a lot of live bands.
Tuesday is Rebel Rebel and Rock Inferno, clwb's very own rock night. The music is quite hard but the atmosphere is very friendly and there are quite a lot of people who like to make an effort. If you can call fishnets, eye make up and black nails making an effort, and that's just the boys! If you like punk, glam rock and metal this is the night to let loose and descend upon town in full goth/cyber punk glory.
Wednesday is Cheesy Club downstairs and Popscene on the top floor. Cheesy Club has a Motown & Funk flavour and has to be said, is one of the best nights in Cardiff. The music is stunning and the atmosphere is always warm and friendly, with everyone out to drink, dance and have a good time.