Cambridge Nightlife

The city of Cambridge has a vibrant nightlife with a range of events and venues located in Cambridge city centre and the surrounding districts. The range of nightlife available in Cambridge means there is something to suit most tastes including clubs, niche and specialist clubs, traditional bars, contemporary and themed bars.

Our quick guide to Cambridge’s nightlife outlines some bars and clubs worth considering:

Cambridge Bars & Pubs

Revolution Bar Cambridge is located on Downing Street in Cambridge city centre. The chic and stylish bar is a popular venue serving both food and drink and includes a dance floor where guests can party the night away. The bar is set over five floors and includes six bars a huge and inventive variety of cocktails along with a choice of beers and wines. Drinks include a choice of cocktails and wines. Food is served with a choice of light bites and snacks available along with pizzas, burgers, toasties, sandwiches and desserts. Visitors can enjoy the great atmosphere in the bar whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying snacks. Music played includes an eclectic mix of house, funk, soul, R’n’B, indie and pop.

The Castle Inn is located on Castle Street close to St Giles’ Church in Cambridge. The gastro-pub has a traditional exterior and modern interior offering guests with a welcoming , friendly pub and restaurant. The pub attracts a range of people from younger visitors to more mature ones, the pub serves a range of gastro-pub dishes mainly British cuisine with international influences. Food includes a number of daily specials, sandwiches, wraps, jacket potatoes, burgers and desserts. The pub is a place where guests can enjoy hearty English pub fare and includes traditional favourites such as the Sunday roast. Drinks include a choice of soft drinks, beers, lagers, wines and real ales. There is an external seating area allowing for dining al fresco weather permitting.

The Vaults is a bar and restaurant located in Cambridge city centre next to Trinity College. The bar offers a stylish and chic place where guests can enjoy a range of cocktails, beers and wines along with quality food. There is a lunch, dinner and hot buffet menu to choose from. There are a choice of dishes available ranging from light bites and snacks to sides, salads, sandwiches, meats and fish. The cuisine is British and modern European. There is an extensive wine menu including a choice of wines from the new and old worlds. Dishes are freshly prepared where diners can enjoy the dining experience and ambience.

The Elm Tree Pub is located on Orchard Street in central Cambridge, here visitors can enjoy a traditional English pub experience. The pub serves a choice of real ales, specialist beers, ciders, perrys, fruit wines and mead. There are snacks and light bites available too, the pub has plenty of character and charm inside the pub is decorated in traditional style and has a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to it. The pub is popular with locals and visitors alike offering old world English charm form a bygone era, offering an interesting contrast to contemporary pubs and bars. The cosy, compact pub makes for an enjoyable place to visit.

La Tabouche is a bar and restaurant located in Market Street right in the heart of Cambridge city centre. The stylish bar area has a sleek design offering guests a choice of interesting cocktails, beers, wines and champagnes. There is a fun, vibrant atmosphere at the bar making for an enjoyable place to meet up with family and friends and socialise. The restaurant offers a choice of modern British and European cuisine dishes including light bites, salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers. There is an outdoor patio area allowing for drinking and eating al fresco, the contemporary bar has established itself as a cool day time and night time venue

Cambridge Clubs

Ballare Cambridge nightclub is located in Cambridge city. The club is a favourite among students and locals alike, includes the latest lighting and sound systems for a great experience and a large dance floor where guests can dance the night away. The club includes three bars and a number of booths and suites. Drinks include a choice of long cocktails, pitchers and minis. The music played includes R’n’B, dance, disco and pop.

Fez Club in Cambridge is a nightclub located on Market Passage in central Cambridge. The popular club includes a number of themed nights on different days where guests can experience different music and atmospheres that go with it. The club has been established for a number of years and attracts top DJs playing a range of tunes including hip hop, R’n’B, reggae, dance and electro. Drinks available include a choice of cocktails, wines, spirits and champagnes.

Q Club nightclub is located on Station Road to the south of Cambridge city centre. Q Club is renowned as an alternative nightclub where visitors can hear a range of alternative music including alternative rock, electro, pop and grunge. The compact club offers clubbers a place a bit different from the mainstream clubs and includes a choice of drinks at reasonable prices.

The Place Cambridge is a nightclub located on Sydney Street in the heart of Cambridge. There is a fun, friendly atmosphere at the club, there are different themed nights catering for guests of all ages and music tastes. There are a range of cocktails available for guests to try, there are resident DJs on hand playing a range of music including dance, R’n’B and electro.

The Junction is a multi-purpose venue located in the Cambridge Leisure Park to the south of Cambridge city centre. The venue plays host to a number of club nights featuring a varied programme of artists and different club nights featuring top DJs and artists with a varied selection of music on show including pop, rock, classical, R’n’B, electro, Drun’n’Bass and more. The diverse nature of the club nights ensure a range of musical and dance tastes are catered for. The club enjoys a vibrant, fun atmosphere where clubbers can enjoy a great night out.

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