Fun Birthday Ideas in Cambridge

It only comes around once a year, and it's the most important day in your calendar (or at least it should be) so make sure to celebrate your birthday in style. To help you have an epic day of celebration and festivities, we've put together a guide to fun birthday ideas in Cambridge, including quirky restaurants, cool bars and awesome events that are sure to make lasting memories. 

Last updated on 17th September 2021

Looking for a cool courtyard to kick back in with a few drinks and group of mates? Then The Old Bicycle Shop is an excellent spot. Serving up a menu of fresh, seasonal British dishes in a laid-back setting with a top selection of drinks, it's sure to make for a fun birthday dinner. 

Smokeworks Station Road

409 user reviews 4

Smokeworks are ready and waiting for you to have a birthday bash at their stylish venue, armed with a regular happy hour and dedicated party menu. Decorated with steampunk influences and serving a menu of juicy, sticky BBQ dishes, it's guaranteed to be a fun birthday restaurant. 

Hidden Rooms

29 user reviews 5

With regular jazz nights, cocktail shows and plenty more fun events to get stuck into on your special day, Hidden Rooms is a place that delivers a memorable birthday experience. Expect a menu of classic and creative concoctions from master mixers to keep you going all night long. 

The Station Tavern

247 user reviews 4

The Station Tavern is a cool pub with plenty of railway-themed decor to ensure your birthday goes full speed ahead. If you've got a hankering for a hearty meal with a group of mates, they'll be on-hand with an ample menu of British dishes and delicious drinks to please the crowd.


4 user reviews 5

MASH is one of the best clubs in Cambridge, offering everything from banging DJ nights to raucous live bands. Promising everything you need for a fun birthday, the venue will make you feel like a real VIP with its premium dancefloor area and dedicated table service that'll cater to all of your needs. 

Looking for some birthday inspiration? You're guaranteed to find something up your street at Town and Gown Pub & Theatre. The watering hole has a tonne of hilarious events up for grabs, including satirical bingo, spoof horror shows and Trump-inspired musicals.

Lola Lo Cambridge

136 user reviews 4

Lola Lo is a sure hit for birthday partying, offering South Pacific-inspired interiors, quirky cocktail creations, fun masterclasses and non-stop hits from the DJ. If you're hoping to transport yourself to a tropical paradise for the night, this is your place to do so. 

Looking for a cheap and cheerful birthday bash? Vinyl are your guys, offering a characterful celebratory night out with a light-up dance floor, cheesy soundtrack and unparalleled atmosphere, accentuated by an eclectic and affordable drinks menu.