Bars in Cambridge

While the city may be brimming to the rim with scholars, it's bars where Cambridge also seems to shine. Hailed as one of the best UK getaways, the bars of Cambridge only add to a weekend in this wondrous place of snap-worthy architecture and river antics; from lush haunts where mixology masters reside, to historically favoured plots and slamming party palaces, we've left no stone unturned in our Cambridge discovery. Check out our recommendations for the best bars in Cambridge. 




This Middle-Eastern inspired night bar has become Cambridge's go-to venue for basement busting and underground music - the ideal spot for student nights, weekend benders and roaring night life action. The big draw here is the music, with the likes of Annie Mac, Hot Chip and Skream all having DJ'd here in recent years. In terms of the tipples, you'll find plenty of delectable treats here - from classics to Middle-Eastern inspired concoctions. 

Lola Lo Cambridge

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A top notch tiki tavern known for its tropical hankerings and hedonistic atmosphere, Lola Lo is a must-try party bar in Cambridge. From its South Pacific theme and cocktails arriving in everything from coconuts to treasure chests, to its bustling dance floors and unique interiors, Lola Lo is a hot step away from your regular Cambridge weather.

The Snug Lensfield Road

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Perfectly named, this sweet retreat is your new home away from home, so nestle into those comfy red leather booth seats with a tasty tipple or some grilled goodies and while the whole night away in one of the most buzzing late night bars in Cambridge. From the same team that brought you The Snug in Grafton, this pub serves up a delicious array of burgers and Tex Mex, as well as a great range of beverages to wash them down with, perfect for after-work drinks or a weekend dinner.

Refined, elegant and most importantly churning out authentic cocktails, Hidden Rooms is a premier after work hangout for thirsty Cambridge workers. Head on inside and get cosy in one of their booth areas, whilst they whip up all the classics to a very high level, as well as serving a belting bespoke range of drinks too.  Specialising in table service and reservations, it's always advisable to book in advance.  You'll also find regular live music on Thursday evenings.

La Raza

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La Raza is a social hub for those looking for tasty tapas bites and killer cocktails. Have a flick through their extensive cocktail card, it's booming with originals and twisted classics to tickle your fancy. Come for a happy hour session to enjoy selected drinks for £4.50, and enjoy live music performances and DJ sets that run throughout the week.

De Luca's second floor bar pulls in the punters with its choice of champion cocktails and live piano nights. There's plenty to ponder on the menu, although the Raspberry Mule (£7) and the Mojito Deluxe (£9) are particularly prominent best-sellers. Perfect for unwinding after dinner downstairs, the bar hosts frequent Piano nights where Robin P-iano plays your favourite tunes into the night.

With a fierce policy for spreading the ultimate combination of burger and beer love in Cambridge, Butch Annie's doles out patty's of primed beef and Iberican pork with a hop-heavenly collection of craft lagers and ales. You'll find lesser known microbrewery labels here for you beer explorers and the big dawgs of the business for those who know how they like their hops with wine and Bourbon making up the rest of their bar.