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Pubs, Live Music, and Movies - Nightlife and Entertainment in Llandudno

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Even after the sun goes down and it's time to leave the beach, there's plenty to keep you entertained in the seaside resort of Llandudno. The town, though small, has a lively and fun nightlife scene. From a large music venue that attracts international touring stars, to lively pubs with real ale on tap and local musicians playing live, you'll find something to suit your taste in Llandudno.

Llandudno pubs

 

There's no shortage of drinking choices in Llandudno and the resort draws an especially large crowd of thirsty revelers on the weekends. Pubs include the cavernous Palladium, which occupies a converted movie theater, and the budget-friendly and relaxed Carlton. You'll find most bars on or just off Mostyn Street, with the trendier places toward the upper end.

 

The Palladium

 

Housed in a former cinema dating from the 1920s, the Palladium is part of the JD Wetherspoon British pub chain. The pub offers a great selection of real ales as well as affordably priced meals.

 

7 Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2DD Tel: +44 1492 863920

 

The Palladium website

 

Carlton

 

Set in the town center, Carlton offers beers from around the world and cocktail pitchers. There is also a full menu, including Sunday roast, and regular events such as bingo and karaoke.

 

119 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 2PD. Tel: +44 1492 874043

 

Carlton website

Live music

 

If a big-name act is touring North Wales, they are most likely to play at Venue Cymru, the area's premier music arena. Some pubs, such as the cozy Cottage Loaf, host local musicians at the weekend. If you are visiting during the summer, look out for the Llandudno Jazz Festival at Bodafon Fields and the all-day Access All Eirias pop concert, which is held at Eirias Stadium.

 

Venue Cymru

 

On the seafront, overlooking Llandudno Bay, Venue Cymru hosts concerts by well-known touring acts, and has a capacity for 2,500 standing guests and 1,800 seated. The venue's diverse calendar of events also includes opera, ballet, and theater.

 

The Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy LL30 1BB. Tel: +44 1492 872000

 

Venue Cymru website

 

Eirias Stadium

 

Eirias Stadium mostly hosts sporting events, particularly rugby. The 15,000-capacity stadium also hosts outdoor concerts, including the annual Access All Eirias in June.

 

Abergele Road, Colwyn Bay LL29 7SP. Tel: +44 1492 577900

 

Eirias Stadium website

 

Movie night

 

If you're tired after a long day's exploring, or want to head indoors on a rainy evening, why not relax by settling down to a movie on the big screen? Whether you want to see an independent film at a historic venue or catch the latest blockbuster at a multiplex, you'll find a movie to fit your mood in Llandudno.

 

Theatr Colwyn

 

Housed in a grand art deco building, a 15-minute drive from Llandudno, Theatr Colwyn has been screening movies since 1909. In addition to Hollywood blockbusters, the theater's varied program includes classic, independent, and foreign language movies.

 

Abergele Rd, Colwyn Bay, Conwy LL29 7RU . Tel: +44 1492 577888

 

Theatr Colwyn website

 

Cineworld

 

Whatever the big-box hit of the moment, you can expect to find it showing at Llandudno's Cineworld, a 10-minute drive from the center. Note that tickets are cheaper before 5 PM.

 

Junction Leisure Park, Off Junction Way, Llandudno Junction LL31 9XX. Tel: +44 871 200 2000

 

Cineworld website

 

Hit the nightclubs

 

On several nights a week, Club 147 hosts a buzzing nightclub in Llandudno. If you feel like traveling a bit farther afield, you can head for the seaside resort of Rhyl, 20 miles away, where you can dance the night away at such clubs as the chic Late Lounge at the Front Room bar.

 

Club 147

 

During the day Club 147 shows live sports on its large-screen TVs. On Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights it transforms into a lively nightclub with live DJs, VIP booths, and themed parties.

 

141 Mostyn Street, Llandudno LL30 2PE. Tel: + 44 1492 860633

 

Club 147 website

 

Late Lounge

 

Part of the Front Room entertainment venue in Rhyl, Late Lounge nightclub features VIP booths, regular theme nights, and celebrity guests. A minute's walk from Rhyl railway stations, the venue houses 3 bars and a restaurant.

 

92 High Street, Rhyl LL18 1UB. Tel: +44 1745 361 499

 

Late Lounge website