Porter’s is a 170 cap independent bar & multi-arts performance space. Since 2012 we’ve grown to be a leading figure within the cultural landscape & grown a reputation as a music venue & home to Wales’ only professional pub theatre, ‘The Other Room’. Both businesses have accrued multiple awards. Our ethos is free entry with something for everyone & we are proud to offer an eclectic events calendar. We have live music 5 nights a week & host original music 2-3 times a week, including artists such as “Husky Loops”, “Modern Strangers”, “Charlotte Church”. Our Open Mics are the most popular in Cardiff, with every slot being filled weekly. We are very proud of how much we’ve grown and bolstered our events calendar through the years without compromising on our values.
We work closely with Cardiff’s creative scene & offer a malleable space to perform/exhibit, shown most recently with our Pallet Visual Art exhibitions. We pay all artists/promoters fairly, & each event is a collaboration rather than a straight ‘hire fee’. We recognise that we have grown alongside with the community, and in turn they have developed us into who we are. We are open to new ideas for events & thrive on responding to the needs of our local community. Eg: hosting pop-up art galleries, poetry nights, seminars, networking events & anything else that comes through our doors! This ambitious, can-do attitude was recognised by PRS when they awarded us the “Music Makeover” award in 2017 to further expand on our offerings.


Able to support someone with other relevant needs. Accessible toilet available. Assistance dogs welcome. Venue all one the floor. Wheelchair accessible and/or venue all on the floor.