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Eat and dance the night away.
Swansea's club scene is as varied as it is lively. Whether you want to dance the night away, see live DJs or bands, or just extend your evening, there is something in Swansea for you. Wind Street is the main location for clubs and bars. Here you'll find a range of clubs ranging from well-know favourites to the larger super-clubs. There is also a varied selection of cafe's and restaurants to choose from as well. Its all in Wind Street.
Wind Street (Welsh: Stryd y Gwynt) has a name which nowadays means different things in the two languages. The local English pronunciation has shifted from /wnd/ Street (i.e. with a meaning matching the Welsh name) to /wand/ Street (which doesn't). Wind Street was once a haunt of the poet Dylan Thomas and location of the covered alleyway 'Salubrious Passage'. It became a backwater in the second half of the 20th century when the commercial centre of Swansea shifted. It boasts the highest concentration of listed buildings in Swansea.
During the Second World War, the pubs of Wind Street saw the visit of a young star-to-be. A group of American GIs stationed in Swansea entered the Adelphi pub. An Australian soldier also stationed in Swansea saw this and proceeded to taunt the young GI, who was drinking milk, that he was not strong enough to drink alcohol. Unfortunately for him he had picked on the young Rocky Marciano who went on to become one of the world's greatest heavyweight boxers. Rocky floored him with one punch. Marciano himself confirmed this story.
Following redevelopment at the beginning of the 21st century it is now known for its pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants, including the No-Sign Wine Bar and The Olde Cross Keys pub. The street developed a reputation for drunkenness and bad behaviour, leading to the local council introducing a curb on new pub and club licences in the city centre. In December 2010 Wind Street had the second highest number of reported crimes in the whole of England and Wales.
In 2007 the development of the street's lower, south-eastern end was completed, as 'Salubrious Place', including an Aspers Casino, a Vue Cinema, a Premier Inn hotel, parking and additional eating and drinking venues. The casino closed in 2012 and Salubrious Place went into receivership in 2013, though in 2014 new plans were announced to re-invent the area.
Many new pubs, clubs and restaurants have opened in the street since 2014. In 2015, the City won the Purple Flag Award for being the safest night time experience in the UK and Northern Ireland for customers to enjoy themselves without fear of crime that plagued the area in 2014. The huge student population that is building up in the area have practically taken over the Wednesday nitespot.
THE CITY GATES
THE CITY GATES
THE CITY GATES
LITTLE WIND STREET
HOTEL PREMIER INN
SLUG & LETTUCE Opened its doors on 13 August 2018.
Top of Wind Street by Castle Square.
The City Gates provides an impressive range of leisure activities including a 12 screen Vue multiplex, a 116 bed Premier Inn, and a selection of national and regional restaurants including TGI’s, Frankie & Benny’s, Chiquito’s, Nando’s, Smoke Haus and Jimmy’s, plus a Fiction cocktail bar. The Slug and Lettuce have recently opened a state-of-the art bar at the top of Wind Street near Castle Square. Coyote Ugly have taken over huge premises in the midle of the Street. The scheme also benefits from its own multi-storey car park providing 255 spaces.
The City Gates occupies an enviable city-centre location with frontages onto Wind Street, Oystermouth Road and York Street.
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