Bars, pubs and cafes

The best of Cambridge's bars, pubs and cafes

Where to find the best bars, pubs and cafes in Cambridge if you fancy sipping a cocktail at a roof terrace or looking for a pint of ale and comfort food at a cosy pub or the best Gin place in Cambridge or a cafe with the best coffee?

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Cocktail Bar

There is no better start to an evening out than sipping cocktails at one of Cambridge’s unique, quirky and wonderful bars, ranging from rooftop bars, local favourites to posh cocktail bars. Here are the best cool and quirky cocktail bars in Cambridge.

Rooftop Bar

Imagine this, you and your best friends, a round of ice-cold drink and the best views of one of the oldest university cities in the world. You’ve got to admit, it’s pretty cool! Our guide to the best rooftop bars in Cambridge for a bite to eat, cocktail or pop the cork of a bottle of bubbly.

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Cambridge is spoilt for choice when it comes to traditional pubs with most of them away from the city centre it might be hard to find these local gems. However, it’s not only about Scotch eggs, Sunday roasts, local ales, and cosy fires, the individual character of these pubs is the real attraction!

Wine Bar

One of the great things about Cambridge is the laid back small wine bars. You can find them in every nook of the city, from North to South and places you wouldn’t expect! Let us be your guide – check out the map -we’re sure there is one right on your doorstep!

Craft Beer

The English Craft Beer boom started around 2012 at a slow pace and it took another five years to really take off. Microbreweries are popping up everywhere. We’re very lucky to have  microbreweries in and around Cambridge. Here are our favourites. 


This quintessential tipple has gained huge popularity over the last years. As a result, distillers are exploring new production methods and botanicals to create their unique flavours. Which local Gin dens should be on your bucket list?


Where to get your best brew in Cambridge? The local coffee community, artisan roasters and independent shops are growing at a fast pace! Pretty amazing at such a relatively small city. Where to get your silky-smooth hipster drink? No worries if you don’t like coffee, they serve tea too!

Posh Tea

Travel back to the golden age of luxury rail travel sipping tea and tucking into finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones is one of Cambridge’s unique Afternoon Tea experiences. But, if you prefer your tea with cocktails, great views and gooey chocolate cake, then look no further. Enjoy!

our tip – join a local pop up

choose from a mouth-watering selection of specially curated feasts 

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