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“Great venue for a private party!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lab 22

Lab 22
Ranked #3 of 77 Nightlife in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A creative cocktail lounge where guests can experience an array of liquid delights.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great venue for a private party!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

We held our Wedding Aniversary party here and from booking, organisation to party everything was top drawer. Great attention to detail, personal service and friendly advice on drinks, cocktails happily dished out to some 60 guests all housed within the VIP lounge area. Would definite book this venue again for both business and pleasure. Swanky without being pretenious.

Visited April 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Exactly what Cardiff needs!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Came in with the girlfriend and her friend after going to watch a friend play in the Millennium Stadium. I recognised the door staff from a previous establishment, and was clear that they had been picked for their quality of work and friendly demeanour. Great choice. On entering, it is clear how much attention to detail had been made by the owners, creating a classy and exclusive venue. Many people have attempted to create this over the years in Cardiff and failed miserably, where as Lab 22 has nailed it. My partner and her friend were overjoyed with the variety of the menu, sampling 4 cocktails each and LOVING every sip! They have returned several times and a few of them will be booking birthdays there they loved it that much!

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2013

Went to lab 22 with a friend before going to see Il Divo and Katherine Jenkins ( motorpoint arena) I don't drink alcohol but my friend does.... I absolutely and thoroughly enjoyed myself, its not cheap but well worth it i had a 'mocktail' at £6.50 and my friend a cocktail at £9.50 the menu has a wide range of cocktails from £9.50 to champagne at £170 a bottle, the decor is very contemporary in black and white, with a splash of colour by way of fresh flowers on each table, scatter cushions are on the soft leather benches i think this indicates the type of place it is small, warm, friendly, upmarket, select, and intimate. Entry is via intercom, there is an outside area on a balcony. Table service was great and the barmaid very attentive. The owners of this bar has certainly made the very best of quite a small space, and I would visit again when in the area.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Best bar in Cardiff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2013

Cardiff has been needing a bar like this for ages. Amazing cocktails and great music, staff always really helpful.

There is a reserved area where you can book a table and have table service for the night, small dance floor and outside terrace for the smokers amoung you.

We always receive a warm welcome when we go here and the manager Steve is always accommodating. If you haven't been you must go.

Visited April 2013
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
“Totally amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

Have visited and ended up in lab22 on quite a few occasions, and also booked it for corporate entertainment! The staff and management know exactly how to treat you whether a new client/customer or a returning/regular one.

Not a huge venue, which is nice and personal and goes a long way if your out in a group or just a couple of you.

From coming through the door and being greeted by Janay and taken to your table, the staff know the insides and out and the chemical origins of ALL alcohol, and that goes yards if your not sure what to have and at a loose end, Luke, Rog or sammie will pick the perfect beverage for you and Sian will deliver it to your table with a huge smile!!

My advice, head down to Lab as soon as you can guys, great experience xx

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