Best bars in Cambridge

All Bar One - Cambridge

A sophisticated modern favourite, All Bar One is a buzzing hotspot that proves a hit any night of the week. It’s busy at weekends but always with a feel-good atmosphere and an eclectic crowd, from tourists to students to seasoned locals. Food is better than your traditional pub grub, perfect for a meal out with friends or for satisfying your appetite before a night out. Perfectly located in the heart of the city centre, this is a popular stop for a Cambridge night out to suit all tastes.

The Burleigh Arms

Worth the short 10 minute hop out of the city centre, The Burleigh Arms does the simple things very well, with hearty, home-cooked meals (think steaks, fish’n’chips and sausage and mash), an array of real ales on tap, big screen sports, karaoke at weekends and a warm welcome any time of year. A ‘proper local’ feel is certainly a treat in a city that is usually swarming with people.

The Eagle Pub

In such a historic city as Cambridge, it is only right that you take in some olde worlde charm while enjoying a drink. The Eagle is a must visit as it takes back as far as the 14th century, making it one of the oldest inns around. It sticks to traditions too, with classic cask ale and tasty pub grub, but you can also try and soak up some knowledge from the spirit of some of the brainiacs that have frequented it in the past

The Portland Arms

This popular haunt pretty much offers four distinct pubs in one. It’s very much a traditional place, with the main saloon bar offering open plan socialising and a real fire. The public bar area offers British pub fun in the form of live sports on the screens, a jukebox and pool table, while the courtyard has a Tiki theme with covered seating area. And for those who like their entertainment loud, there’s a 200-capacity music venue tucked away too, a buzzing epicentre for the local music scene.