Our lively public bar is a great place to kick off your night, and the best place to meet locals and travellers. We have a huge selection of Welsh beers, ciders and spirits for you to sample while you get to grips with a bit of the local lingo with our regular customers. Ask the staff about our great guest drinks specials!

Our basic food menu is available daily from midday until 9pm and lets you sample delicious local produce at affordable prices - with 25% off your food if you're a guest of ours!

We also run 3-4 live music nights a week, showcasing some of the best talent in South Wales and beyond. We have a relaxed Open Jam Session every Tuesday, a popular Open Mic Night every Wednesday, an in house DJ every Friday and live bands playing nearly every Saturday!

Live Events

NosDa Open Mic with Jim Swidenbank

NosDa Open Mic Night is EVERY Wednesday! We're happy to have our very own Jim Swidenbank as our wonderful host on the 11th of December 2019!

Sign up for Open Mic slots from 7.30, with music starting from 8pm. Free entry for all, and a free drink for anyone who gets up and performs!

Pi & # Christmas Special Gig


The James Davies Trio,

Made up of Miffy griffiths (Bass) and Jiffy Griffiths (Drums) from the Kinky Wizzards offer a solid experienced backline to the talented James Davies from Wynt (Vocals and Electric/Acoustic guitar).

All 3 of these boys have spent years working with different artists each building a well-known portfolio platform for themselves.

James has a long catalogue of original material that the brothers wanted to help push, also expanding and creating the James Davies Trio and alternatively pushing them into new territory.

Its only the beginning of something that could have great potential.

The Kinky Wizzards

The Kinky Wizzards are one of the most audacious, exciting and fun instrumental rock jazz bands to have exploded in the music scene. The Welsh trio, comprising of bassist Mathew Miffy Griffiths, drummer Jonathan Jiffy Griffiths and guitarist Ryan Elliott offer an unforgettable pyrotechnical kinky display of musical wizardry where you can expect anything from flying drum sticks to slapped bass to indulgent yet infectious guitar solos, all packaged in ludicrous song titles such as Door Dancing Penny Collector and Stomp Foot Syndrome.

Since releasing their debut album Tasting Toadstools of predominantly bass and drums, the band has sold records worldwide and has already garnered a solid reputation, having played the London drum show to an audience including Pink Floyds Nick Mason, been featured on DrumTalk TV and opened for Frank Zappas band members, The Mothers of Invention. The band has also endorsed and demoed gear for worldwide manufacturers Mapex and Seymour Duncan.

The band released their sophomore record Quirky Musings in March of 2017, introducing Elliotts writing to the catalogue. The record has sold internationally and has been praised by fans and critics alike for the instrumental prowess on display from the trio, as well the playful interplay, grooviness and sense of fun. All of which is showcased in their live performances.

The Kinky Wizzards are three extremely dedicated musicians who set out to push musical boundaries whilst always holding their notorious sense of humorous wit that will thrill any lover of instrumental music.

Bryony Sier Music

An acclaimed singer-songwriter from Wales. Still only in her early twenties, the soulful power and maturity of Bryony's voice has already caught the attention of some of the biggest names in the music industry. Over recent years she has performed as a support act for American folk legends Molly Tuttle and Rachel Baiman, and she has worked with producers and songwriters like Charlie Francis (High Llamas, R.E.M.), Amy Wadge (Lewis Watson, Ed Sheeran) and Rick Wakeman.

Bryony has also played regularly on regional and national radio (e.g. for Bethan Elfyn, BBC Radio 1) and she has performed everywhere from Swn Festival and HUB festival to Between the Trees and Tadstock Festival (Oxford). Her unique sound/vibe draws upon a wide variety of influences but is shaped especially by her love of American folk, blues, soul, gospel and country music. Bryony is currently working on a new EP which is due to be released in the Autumn.

TJ Roberts

Music person from South Wales. Sometimes alone, sometimes with a band.

Glass Jackets

Formed by four songwriting masters students in 2016, Glass Jackets are a four piece folk/rock/blues outfit. With a mutual love for the art of songwriting in all its glorious forms, GJ produce an infectious mix of the familiar and the original.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Bob Dylan, Frank Turner, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, GJ are here to deliver their own, modern spin on classic folk/rock/blues to the people of Cardiff and beyond.


Carless Carboot Sale

Car Less Car Boot
Sunday 15th December 12pm - 4pm
Free Entry
At Nos Da, 53-59 Despenser St, Cardiff CF11 6AG

Join us to buy and sell your treasure and tat.
There will be music and drinks while you browse, shop and sell!

Buying? Free Entry - Come from 12pm - 4pm

Set up from 11.30am
Pitches are £5 a table
Email Charlotte at twinmadethings@gmail.com to book your table!

Next dates;
January TBC

Inspired by our pals at Little Nan's Bar!

No illegal or stolen items
No consumables
No offensive items
Take home anything you don't sell
If you'd like to bring your own table please let us know the size.
Be cool
Be kind
Make loads of money
Try not to take home more than you bring

Top tips:
Bring change
How about a nice table cloth?
Price up items or let the haggling happen
If raising money for charity make it clear.
How about a swap?


NosDa's Got Talent

Sophie Crabtree Music & Alcie Bela present NosDa's Got Talent!

Roll up, roll up it's time to shine! Free entry and free drink for every performer!

You must sign up for this very special edition of NosDa's Open Mic via email to bealalcie@gmail.com or via the NosDa Facebook page!

You'll be given a 15minute slot to show off your talent to the judges, be it juggling, singing, dancing, ... ANYTHING* and the winner will be awarded with a prize handpicked by your hosts!


No Poi
No Fire
No Animals
No Machinery



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My Name Is Ian - Tales In The Shade - Sophie Crabtree

Looks like Christmas is coming early for music lovers as some of our favourite locals playing are alongside each other right here at NosDa! The cooky MYNAMEISIAN supported by Sam's Tales in the Shade and our very own Sophie Crabtree Music on the 20th of December 2019!!!

Should be banging! Lots of local ales and spirits !!

Bring your friends, it's FREE entry and kicks off around 8pm!




Black Elvis Xmas Special


Multi-genre lineup.

All acts TBA...

FREE ENTRY. All donations made will go to keeping Cardiff homeless off the streets at least for Xmas day/night.


More details soon.