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Lab 22

22 Caroline Street, Cardiff CF10 1FG, Wales
02920 399 997
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Ranked #10 of 64 nightlife in Cardiff
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Description: A creative cocktail lounge where guests can experience an array of liquid delights.
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Cardiff
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

I've never been to Lab 22 before and it was 4 of my friends birthday. Rang up a week before to boon a table, directly told them there was 15 of us and paid the £50 deposit whilst requesting to sit by another group that we knew was there that night. Rang on the day to ask if we could... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Less than average location on chippy lane, will double entry cost if your male regardless of if half the group are female. Small venue, average music, very pretentious and not worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Not quite sure about the concept they are trying to portray here. Managed to get 4 of our group of 6 in (strict dress code and footwear requirements). Got in for free, eventually although bouncer seemed unsure whether we were able to head in or whether he was meant to charge us! Bit confusing. when we got in there there... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my second visit to Lab22. We had the 7 course taster menu from a voucher site and were impressed with the quality of service, creativity and flavour of each unique cocktail. Would recommend this place for a casual drink or a business meeting. Staff are really friendly.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I came to this bar with my friends expecting nice cocktails. Firstly we were charged £5 each to get in, and asked to pay the bouncer directly. It was very shifty and put the money into his pocket. We are still not sure if this was a genuine requirement. The drinks themselves were expensive for the quality. When paying over... More

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Stephen C, General Manager at Lab 22, responded to this review

We appreciate your review on Trip Advisor and will take on board the comments made by yourself. However, we would also like you to understand that you visited Lab 22 on the day of a Six Nations Championship. These days are labelled major event days by South Wales Police and as a result we are instructed by licensing to serve... More

Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Taken here as part of a day out for birthdays .what can you say great service fantastic drinks and superb company highly recommended and look forward to returning soon

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Cardiff
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was my 4th visit to Lab 22 and it just seems to get better each time.We decided to have a night out to celebrate my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed.An amazing selection of cocktails for the wife and plenty of great drink selections for me.The staff were very friendly and the venue is just the right size... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Really disappointed as we were told the cocktails were some of the best in the UK. What we got were cheaply made imitations, uncommunicative staff, slow service and heartburn. The owners should perhaps spend more time training their staff and getting good quality products rather than chatting up the in crowd. The only great thing was the music

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I had heard that Lab 22 was a great bar for cocktails, partly on here but I had also seen that it was nominated for a Cardiff life award, so me and my husband wanted to have a look. I tried to call ahead the day before to book a table as it was a rugby saturday we planned to... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My fiancée and I were lucky enough to experience Lab 22's cocktail mixology with canapés on the evening of the 8th of January. It was very quiet there - as was the rest of Cardiff post-Xmas indulgences - so we had one-on-one service from the very friendly waitress for much of the time. Obviously I can't comment on what the... More

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