User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Beer of the Week (w/e 10th November 2019) with Bucking Fastard on the Pub Forum

Picture of Barocco
Image posted by peter ashworth
Submitted on Tuesday, 26th August 2014
With picture contributions to 25029 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (3 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

Barocco, Cardiff Central, Cardiff

Pub added by peter crosby
12 Wharton street
Cardiff
CF10 1AG
Phone: 02920413600
Correct details

Served areas

Tweets by Barocco
Barocco Barocco In honour of all members of the Armed Forces, we are welcoming all serving & former members to our bar to enjoy a f… https://t.co/714An1mCtt 11:13 AM Nov 10th from Twitter Web Client
View the full twitter feed for Barocco

Reviews of Barocco (Average Rating: 2 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Pub SignMan left this review about Barocco

You really can’t avoid Brains Brewery when you’re in Cardiff, no matter how hard you try. Take this place for instance. We were wandering past on a Saturday evening and thought that it looked like a decent venue that would be happy to accommodate a large stag party. Inside, the cavernous interior has been decked out with all manner of smart furniture and a large servery along the right hand wall with a pretty impressive bar back. Loud music was playing, the lights were dimmed, there were bouncers on the door and there were no handpulls on the bar, yet believe it or not, it’s a Brains venue – their take on the ‘classy’ late night city centre bar it would seem. The place was fairly quiet and we easily found seating on some semi-circular banquettes on the upper floor which can be accessed via the imposing staircase at the back of the main room. Most punters were enjoying a bit of vertical drinking around the ground floor bar area, leaving the upstairs section relatively deserted.
In place of the ales, there were a couple of Brains keg beers including their stout, but we were pretty disappointed with the offerings and opted for spirits instead, partly to facilitate a quicker get-away. The bar staff were having a better time than their punters and our drinks order took an unnecessarily long time to arrive as the barmaid kept stopping in order to dance with her colleagues.
I wasn’t expecting much from this place but it turned out to be one of the low points of my time in Cardiff. I’m not really sure what the target market for this place is and maybe it works better in the day if you fancy popping in for a glass of wine or something, but it certainly didn’t appeal to me and I wouldn’t want to return.

On 29th June 2013 - rating: 2
[User has posted 2339 recommendations about 2339 pubs]

External web links for Barocco

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Cardiff Central, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Cathays, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Barocco, Cardiff
6th Oct 2017, 14:40
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved
 
6th Oct 2017, 14:40
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 August 2013 by Pub SignMan
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed