The Best Bars In Uplands, Swansea

The Best Bars In Uplands, Swansea
The student-friendly Uplands area of Swansea has an increasing amount of restaurants and bars. Located just outside of the city centre, the area was the home of the famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas until he was 19 years old. Uplands is a hub of activity and offers some great bars and pubs to enjoy: here’s our guide to some of the best in the area.
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Verve 37

Verve 37 is an award-winning, reasonably priced bar and restaurant which serves a wide range of international beers, bottled and on tap, and an extensive wine list. The restaurant upstairs serves weekly specials, and downstairs you’ll find a large beer garden.

No Sign Bar

No Sign Bar is one of Swansea’s best live music bars. There’s a great beer and wine selection and the venue has a fantastic history. Considered Swansea’s oldest pub, Dylan Thomas mentioned the bar’s wine vaults in his work ‘The Followers.’

56 Wind Street, Swansea, UK, +44(0)1792465300

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Park Inn

Park Inn is a proper, traditional pub serving a wide range of real ales on tap. They host a weekly pub quiz and in the winter there’s a log fire. During big sporting events locals gather to enjoy the games and revel in the atmosphere. The Inn has also started hosting a film night.

23 Park Street, Swansea, UK, +44(0)1792366738

Uplands Tavern

The Uplands Tavern is a lively bar in the heart of Uplands. With an open mic night on a Monday, bingo on a Tuesday and quiz night on a Wednesday there’s plenty of entertainment too. The Tavern hosts a variety of live music. There’s an outdoor seating area ideal for warmer weather.

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Noah’s Yard

Noah’s Yard is a quirky, atmospheric venue and the staff and owners have a great sense of humour. This bar, cafe and art gallery has thrived in Uplands thanks to their friendliness and good service. They also have a function room available for hire.