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 9th March 2020

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. 

12A Club

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Treat yourself to a night at this exclusive members only bar. The swankiest of Cambridge venues, 12A Club will treat you like the starlet you know you are, with elegant dining, relaxed lighting and a stunning selection of expertly-made cocktails.

Hidden Rooms

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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

97 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.

Smokeworks Station Road

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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. 

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.

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. 

Ballare is a snazzy spot with fun by the bucket-loads, so celebrate your birthday by hitting the dancefloor with your squad, cocktail to hand. Open until late every night of the week, this place lets you wriggle, pop and shimmy in lively surroundings till the wee hours of morning. 

The Punt Yard takes its decor inspiration from the 1950's and pairs it with a fun-loving atmosphere and eclectic menu of international eats. Head on over and you can chomp away on artisan pizza, posh kebabs, and superhero salads, perfectly paired with craft brews, cocktails and fizz on tap.