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. 

Hidden Rooms

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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.

Smokeworks Station Road

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The second Smokeworks pub in town, Station Road is a quirky Cambridge bar with a lot of character. This steampunk-inspired BBQ spot serves up some of the best grub in town with ribs and BBQ meat loaded fries being just a couple of their specialities. This cool Cambridge pub also carries a hefty bourbon list at the bar, and serves up some very cool cocktails as well. 

Combining a classic boozer with an intimate theatre, Town and Gown Pub & Theatre have 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. 

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. 

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. 

Formerly an actual old bicycle shop where Charles Darwin himself was rumoured to have purchased a two-wheeler of his own, this quirky Cambridge bar and restaurant is the perfect hang out spot whether you're with friends, family or newly acquired acquaintances. Open for brunch, dinner or just a casual drink, this cool bar in Cambridge is one of the city's trendiest hangouts.