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Cell Block Nine-One

Cardiff’s ultimate immersive cocktail bar experience.

Behind the hustle and bustle of Cardiff’s thriving city centre is an alluring, hush-hush, immersive prison bar experience like no other. This secret cocktail speakeasy is for rule-breakers only; do the crime, sneak in your liquor past the Warden and spend the night in the clink with your favourite reprobates.

"We had a fantastic time! The actors were amazing and it was incredibly fun...from cleaning chores to library duties. Cocktails were to die for too!"
Wendy Google
"The most fun i’ve ever had in Cardiff. I thought I’d experienced everything worth experiencing in the city, but this is honestly the most fun activity to do with friends that I have done. Highly recommend!"
Samantha Google
"It was brilliant even before the performance started. It made you feel a part of a movie or TV show! We would all highly recommend this to all!!"
Chris TripAdvisor

What to Expect

Immersive storylines, amazing actors and secret cocktails. ​

Get ready for a hidden, hands-on encounter of the criminal kind where you’ll live and breathe an exciting theatrical prison experience. Alcotraz Cell Block Nine-One is Cardiff’s only secret prison cocktail bar that is about to change your nights out. To some this is the City of Castles, to us it’s the city of crooks, and you’re about to serve time. So pass on the historic towers and take on the prison guards instead. 

Once convicted, you and your fellow inmates are taken into an exciting world of mischief, with instructions by an infamous bootlegging gang to smuggle-in your liquor of choice. Practice your poker face, smuggle your liquor and enjoy a night like no other as your contraband is transformed into a series of delicious, bespoke cocktails. There are no menus in prison, so you’ll have the opportunity to get creative with what you want. Once you make it to your cell, your expert ‘serving’ mixologist will create something criminally delicious for you, to suit your tastes.

Beyond the booze, there is a rich and exciting experience as you become an integral part of one of our Alcotraz stories. Be swept away in this immersive event as our first class actors, mind-blowing real jail cells and prison radio ensnare your senses and transport you into a night like no other. Become the inmate, the janitor or even the mole with one of our incredible stories – we can’t tell them without you!

Whether you’re here for a hen party, a very different and far less boring type of corporate event, or you’d like the private hire – your cell, and your jumpsuit, awaits.

Be ready for fun, surprises and a sentence that you’ll want to repeat again and again.


Visiting Hours

Closed for visitors

19:05 – 20:50

19:05 – 20:50

19:05 – 23:15

16:40 – 23:15

12:00 – 23:15

16:40 – 18:25


Unit 9a Brewery Quarter, Caroline St, Cardiff, CF10 1AD