29 Park Place now open

29 Park Place has replaced Bacchus at the eponymous address just opposite the National Museum of Wales, since 19 September.

As manager, Mark Holmes puts it, “(It is) generally a place to relax, a home away from home.” The old-school lounge is meant to appeal to everyone from students and families to people who work nine to five .

29 Park Place, Cardiff

Formerly the Cardiff Arts Institute and Bacchus bar and lounge, the opening of 29 Park Place was in part due to a £200,000 loan from a Welsh SME Investment Fund

Some of the largest changes compared to Bacchus in this three-story 4,361 sq ft Victorian property come in the form of the food and cocktails offered.

Now open from 8 am to 1am, the lounge bar offers all three meals and even has a brunch menu (see sidebar).

29 Park Place, pool table and library

The pool table, cozy chairs and shelves of books to read

Owned by Jon Saunders, also the former owner of Ten Mill Lane, the establishment has VHS tapes of 90s movies to watch, Xbox games, a pool table and a library to enjoy.