Cocktail Bars

The top cocktail bars for swanky cocktails

There is no better start to an evening out than sipping cocktails at one of Cambridge’s swanky cocktail bars. 

These 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.


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The swanky Parker’s Tavern at one of the landmarks in Cambridge is a quirky combination of a bustling coaching inn with cultured refinement. Look forward to an inventive cocktail menu as well as the usual nightcap classics. Each drink has a story and each with a twist and Cambridge link.

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The local experts in casual, communal and sociable dining and specialise in botanical cocktails, vibrant brunches and sumptuous smoked BBQ dishes thanks to their in house smoker. You’re in a treat at Novi from Mo-Fri from 5 to 7pm, two cocktails for only £ 10.

Bar 196

This quirky Cocktail bar at the heart of the Mill Road community is one of the best-kept secrets away from the crowds. Bar 196 serves excellent cocktails and small plates in their tiny bar and on the kerb of Mill Road. Choose from their simple hand-written menus and from the black board. 

The Space

This lovely cocktail bar on Mill Road is a unique drinking experience. The Space is inspired by the expeditions of Voyager I and II carrying the ever famous Golden Record “Sounds of Earth” and serving up fantastic cocktails, delicious sharing platters and waffles. 

The Gonville 

Set in the heart of Cambridge opposite the famous Parkers Piece, The Gonville Hotel is one of the top hotels in Cambridge. Their popular bar is always a pleasure to sip cocktails, but listening to the tunes of Jazz during the weekend is even more fun. 

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The rooftop terrace of Six is one of the famous Cambridge landmarks boasting one of the best views of the Cambridge colleges. You can look forward to knock-out cocktails, lychee or passion fruit martini’s, blushing Russians, summer G & T’s, and during weekends a BBQ menu.

The Orator

One of the newest cocktail bars is on the grounds of another local landmark, the Cambridge Union, which has hosted famous speakers for drinks after spirited speeches or passionate debates. The Orator is the perfect place to meet up for locals, visitors, and Union members.

The Lab

Set to re-launch this summer, this quirky cocktail bar in Regent Street owned by local scientists is famed for its classic and bespoke cocktails, over 300 different spirits, as well as wines and beers. According to the team of mixologists, they serve the best Espresso Martinis in town!

Locke Living

Set to open by the end of summer 2021, Locke Living apartments in Eddington is the perfect staycation destination in Cambridge. A Cambridge institution will run the cocktail bar here and will be rustling up their famous cocktails paired with sharing boards.


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