Monday, July 08, 2013

Mars Bar

The Mars Bar was a short-lived but interesting alternative music venue with tunes spun by Cardiff’s hippest person of that era Mark Taylor. It opened in 1986 and was, as I recall, a bit of a dive. It was situated above Qui Qui’s on Charles Street. Entrance cost a mere £1 and the beer was also super cheap. Weird videos were shown. You could be forgiven for missing the dance-floor at the rear of the premises obscured as it often was by a liberal application of dry-ice. Unfortunately the people who ran the Mars Bar were forced to change the name when the manufacturers of the chocolate bar threatened to sue them.