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Hopbunker, Cardiff Central, Cardiff

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Northgate House, Kingsway
Cardiff
CF10 3FD
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Danny O'Revey left this review about Hopbunker

Nice cellar bar selling multiple beers. Lots of chunky wood in the furniture and walls, modern aspects, some arm chairs

On 23rd November 2019 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about Hopbunker

As noted below this is a cellar bar that Was previously Bogiez Rock Club. A curved staircase behind a glass door leads to the smallish room that has mixed furnishings. The ceiling has that unfinished look that seems to be the vogue. There were only a few in on my early Wednesday aftenoon visit.
Of the 15 hand pumps just two were unused with a varied assortment of beers. I went for the Hopcraft Pub Crawl Brawl (£3.70) which seemed rather run of the mill both in condition and taste and was quite disappointing.
I hope I was just unlucky with the beer this time as I would return. It's GBG 2019 listed.

On 3rd December 2018 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Hopbunker

New place, opened by HopCraft brewery very recently. Enter at a modern street level doorway then down a flight of steps, leading to a cross between a bierkeller and the Führerbunker. It’s utilitarian; painted battleship grey and features one corrugated iron wall. However they have made it feel a little more welcoming than that previous description might suggest and it’s certainly a cleaner and more immediate feeling venue than the UTH. A vast amount of handpumps (15) as well as 20 taps on a craft keg wall and six proper ciders. Ales are sourced from micros and slightly larger operators. I went for Oakham JHB and Marble Pint, with both halves coming in 70s style lager glasses which in my opinion was the cause of both being tasting a little flatter than I would have expected, given the breweries. Prices, however, were remarkably reasonable. Worth mentioning the barman, who was friendly and knowledgeable. Pub snacks in the form of My Brittle Pony (yum). Oh and a trip to the gents is recommended, where you can relieve yourself in urinals made from old keg barrels. Overall, it’s an excellent addition to the city centre, which until recently has been really poor for choice. I’d definitely be making a beeline for it again next time.

On 23rd November 2015 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Cardiff Queen Street, 0.47 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Cardiff Central, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Cathays, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Hopbunker, Cardiff
23rd Nov 2019, 12:33
Review submitted by Danny O'Revey
 
3rd Dec 2018, 08:37
Review submitted by Aqualung . amended by Aqualung .

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 25 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 25 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 25 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No - you could argue it is, though - last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 November 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 25 November 2018 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 25 November 2018 by Aqualung .
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