Looking for something unique to do with your friends and family? We’ve uncovered some different ways to spend time in the capital.

These venues offer barrels of fun and unforgettable experiences - where games, drinks, and camaraderie seamlessly come together.

Whether you're settling scores or simply looking for a good time, these places have got you covered.

1. Social Darts at Flight Club

Choose between a selection of wild and wonderful social darting games at Flight Club

Dart to Flight Club and choose between a selection of wild and wonderful social darting games, with an interactive leaderboard so you can keep an eye on who’s winning! Plus, with three floors and a fascinating heated roof terrace to explore, visitors don’t have to just play darts. They can pop in and enjoy a variety of pizzas and bar snacks, alongside a unique selection of drinks and cocktails.

Where: Saint Mary Street, CF10 1AT

2. Shuffleboard at Roxy Lanes

You’ll be shuffling at Roxy, which is the perfect spot for a memorable night out with friends. Pucker up and pick between classic shuffleboard, bank shot shuffleboard or deck shuffle and see if you can get to the other side without pushing things that little bit too far.

Where: The Friary, CF10 2AQ

3. Wild and wacky Mini Golf at Golf Fang

The dazzling Adult Themed Mini Golf at Golf Fang

This mini golf experience isn’t for the faint-hearted. Graffiti artists have transformed it into a vibrant wonderland with wild and wacky themes. Venture back in time behind the counter of a Blockbuster-themed video store and find yourselves as the main characters on a Jeremy Kyle-style studio set.

Where: Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN

4. Salsa Sessions at Revolucion de Cuba

Every Friday night is salsa night, where you can dust off your dancing shoes to the sounds of salsa, bachata and reggaeton. You’re guaranteed a good time at these feel-good dancing sessions. They're ideal for beginners and those with more salsa experience, so why not come along and strut your stuff?

Where: The Friary, CF10 3FA

5. Bingo Lingo at DEPOT

Depot is the home of Bingo Lingo - a new and exciting game sweeping across the UK

This global franchise has its roots in Cardiff. So visit the original and the best Bingo Lingo at the warehouse party venue, for a hilarious night of stage performances, bad dancing, and terrific and terrible prizes. This is one bingo night your nan isn’t invited to.

Where: Curran Road, CF10 5DF

6. 650+ Board Games at Chance & Counters

Choose from the ultimate range of board and card games - from family favourites such as Monopoly and Battleships to heavy strategy games that’ll leave you scratching your head! Or fuel up with tasty treats like burgers, loaded fries and milkshakes whilst you’re challenging your opponent.

Where: High Street, CF10 1PT

7. Jazz Nights at Maison de Boeuf, Gin & Juice and Rum & Fizz

Experience live jazz at Maison de Boeuf every Thursday

Thursday nights are jazz nights at Maison de Boeuf, where you can experience live jazz while enjoying their French-inspired menu. Meanwhile, Friday night visitors to both Gin & Juice and Rum & Fizz can take a seat in the historic shopping arcade that links both venues and enjoy live music.

Where: Castle Arcade, CF10 1BU

8. Escape Rooms and Pizza Deal with Franco Manca

One of Cardiff’s largest and most established escape room venues recently launched two new games - The 13th Floor and The Tomb 2. Once you have completed the challenge, don’t forget to pick up a Franco Manca voucher to enjoy 15% off the food at the pizzeria, just a short stroll away.

Where: Saint Mary Street, CF10 1DY

9. Bowling and Arcade Games at Superbowl

It’s time to truly get competitive, hit the alley and see who can strike out at this well-established, central 10-pin bowling alley. With draught beers, basket meals, laser quest and a ton of arcade games, you might find yourself spending a lot more time at Superbowl than you expect.

Where: Wood Street, CF10 1LA

10. Axe Throwing at Boom Battle Bar

Try your hand at axe throwing at Boom Battle Bar

It’s time to enter the battleground and pick up your axes for a session of axe throwing at Boom Battle Bar. Embrace your inner lumberjack, even if you’re lacking the plaid or beard. A qualified staff member will be on hand to explain how you can always hit the mark.

Where: Brewery Quarter, CF10 1FG

11. Booze Behind Bars at Alcotraz

Find yourself locked up at Alcotraz - a pun on the name of the famous US penitentiary. This immersive experience will see you up to no good but promises to be a great night for friends and groups. So see if you can smuggle liquid contraband past the guard to share with your cellmates as the night unfolds.

Where: Brewery Quarter, CF10 1FG

To find out more about all the venues above, including opening hours and prices, check out www.visitcardiff.com/eat-drink/activity-bars

Make a night of it

With so much to experience in Cardiff, why limit yourself to just one day?

Extend your visit and indulge in an overnight stay at one of the capital's modern and stylish hotels, each brimming with character and calling you for a night to remember.

Find out more

These venues are popular, be sure to book your activity in advance to avoid disappointment.

For more information about the places featured in this article, plus lots more inspiration for an exciting time in the Welsh capital, see www.visitcardiff.com

These venues operate the Challenge 25 policy so you may be asked for ID when purchasing. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink if you are pregnant.