Cool and Quirky Bars in Cambridge

Housing one of the best universities in the world and a correspondingly high student population, the great minds behind Cambridge's nightlife scene are always going to be looking to push the boat out a bit and try something a bit daring. From hidden speakeasies to elegant rooftop terraces, this quaint city leaves tradition behind for the moment, instead choosing to immerse its revellers in an unique cultural experience. So with that in mind, here's a list of cool and quirky bars in Cambridge. 

Last updated on 11th July 2016

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The Cambridge Brew House

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With only a handful of brew-pubs existing in the area, the Cambridge Brew House is ideal for an unusual and intriguing night out. In addition to a delectable menu full of gastro-pub favourites, their bar is stocked full of an extraordinary range of craft beers and ales, some of which have been brewed only a stone's throw away. 

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Nestled nicely on Jesus Lane, Hidden Rooms offers its visitors an opulent and sophisticated spot in which to escape the outside world. Framing all proceedings, their line-up of talented jazz performers lull the audience into a haze, sending mellow notes quavering through the night. Grab a Kochaine Cytryna or a Hazelnut Aleksandra, sit back and unwind at this unique bar in Cambridge.

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Inspired by the secret speakeasies of America's prohibition era, 12A is a private members club perfect for a cool and quirky night out in Cambridge. Equipped with a late license, a bar stocked full of the finest spirits and beers, and a beautifully decorated cellar area, it perfectly captures the decadence and devil-may-care attitude of America's roaring twenties. Trust us, you won't forget a night here anytime soon.  

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Come 8 o'clock, the Roof Terrace bar at the top of the Varsity Hotel is completely covered by a blanket of red and orange, as the sunsets behind the city's skyline. Complementing the amazing location, the bar's mixologists put their experience to the test, concocting delectable cocktails and pouring ice-cold pints for the city's hardworking residents. As sleek as the city it's based in, the Roof Terrace is, without a doubt, one of Cambridge's more unusual yet thrilling watering holes. 

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Perfectly clashing colours and patterns into eclectic blends, Baroosh is great for a quirky night out in Cambridge. Complete with red leather sofas, upholstered armchairs and low hanging chandeliers, the bar harks back to an earlier time, celebrating all things vintage. The venues fine wine, delectable cocktails and amazing food menu will keep you well fuelled and prepared for whatever comes your way.  

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