5 of the Best Yet Underrated Bars in Cambridge


27-29 Station Road

Tamburlaine’s boasts a dramatically carved marble bar that takes centre stage in the large, elegant Brasserie-style dining room with its accents of soft leather, gleaming brass and salvaged timber. Fine wines, chilled champagne and craft beers are always in season. As are Tamburlaine’s legendary cocktails, prepared by our resident mixologist. The perfect place for drinks after work, at weekends or for special occasions.

The Pint Shop

10 Peas Hill

The inspiration for Pint Shop is the beer houses that sprung up in the 1830s as a result of the Beer Act. Well known in Cambridge for the great food but little people are aware of the fab bar at the front of the restaurant. The bar serves 16 craft beers on tap, 45 gins and wines from small European growers. A very cosy feel for after work drinks.

De Luca

83 Regent Street

The top floor cocktail lounge is perfect for pre-or post-dinner drinks, private parties and corporate events. On Friday and Saturday evenings the cocktail bar features resident singer & pianist Robin P-iano. De Luca has a cool, relaxing atmosphere with delicious drinks.

The Punt Yard

6-8 Quayside

Virtually on the River Cam, this retro-inspired fast and hip bar is decorated with original pieces from the 1950’s and onwards. The bar provides quirky cocktails and fizz on tap. They also have an arts and crafts section for families and some Rubik’s cubes near the bar to try and crack whilst sipping a glass of wine. The punt yard is a great place for a quick bite to eat or a cocktail to relax with.

The Snug

67 Lensfield Road

The snug started in 2005 with the intention of creating a really friendly neighbourhood bar with something for everyone, serving a fantastic range of quality crafted drinks and grazing food all day, every day. The Snug offers live music on Tuesdays, cocktail classes available to book and an extensive cocktail list. The snug is friendly, local and fun. Cambridge has a whole host of bars and pubs so whichever ones you choose to visit, we hope you have a great time!

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