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.
Last updated on 18th September 2023
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.
Looking for party bars in Cambridge? MASH boasts top-qaulity sound and lighting alongside a revamped bar area that's sure to add a dash of exclusivity to your experience. Head to this unmissable venue for a night of non-stop dancing to resident DJs and even the occasional live band.
Situated in Cambridge city centre, The Petersfield is a fantastic bar to get stuck into. Along with refreshing lagers and local ales, the venue has a wide range of food as well - think whole baked camembert, tandoori chicken skewers and vegan burgers.
This is one of the cosiest of vintage tavern bars in Cambridge and is a homely hangout for your chillaxing needs. Pop in for a snug post-work pint in a comfy corner or stretch out in the spacious, picturesque beer garden of a summer evening, and soak up those golden rays and hazy sunsets.
This stunning rooftop restaurant bar is a breath-taking venue with glorious views of the teeming city below. Stretch out in the sun and enjoy an extenive, top-notch menu of grilled goodies alongside your tasty tipples and refreshing pints in a favourite for alfresco eating in Cambridge.
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.
A top pick of Cambridge bars, Douce is a cool space that blends both hair salon and drinking den - a combo that definitely catches our eye. Think boutique hair products alongside draught beer and organic wines - plus a food truck with a rotating menu parked outside.