Cool and Quirky Bars in Cambridge

Housing one of the best universities in the world and a correspondingly high student population, Cambridge's nightlife scene is always going to be looking to push the boat out a bit. 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 30th June 2021




Combining a classic boozer with an intimate theatre, Town and Gown Pub & Theatre has got all your nightlife needs sorted. Grab a craft pint at the bar before nestling in for a hilarious evening of comedy bingo, satirical spoofs and impressive shows. 

Hidden Rooms

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Nestled nicely on Jesus Lane, Hidden Rooms is a sophisticated quirky bar in Cambridge, offering an escape from the outside world. Framing all proceedings, their talented jazz performers lull the audience into a haze, with mellow notes that perfectly complement the expertly crafted sips. 

Lola Lo Cambridge

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Get your fix of tropical tipples and late night partying at this cool bar in Cambridge. As well as fronting some of the biggest parties in town, this multi-talented venue serves deliciously potent cocktails and even houses its very own outdoor terrace for the warmer months.

The Roof Terrace at the top of the Varsity Hotel is a stunning place for watching the sun set over the city, oozing romantic date night vibes. If you plan on stopping by this rooftop bar in Cambridge? Expect to find a menu of delectable cocktails, ice-cold pints and classic wines. 

Formerly an actual old bicycle shop where Charles Darwin himself was rumoured to have purchased a two-wheeler, this quirky outdoor bar in Cambridge is a unique hangout for any kind of occasion. Open for brunch, dinner or just a casual drink, it's well worth keeping on your radar.