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. 

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Last updated on 24th January 2024

Hidden Rooms

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.

The Castle Inn

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.

La Raza

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 Cucina and Bar

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.

Butch Annie's

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.