There are so many things to do in Cambridge for a great night out. Whether you fancy a classy meal, hitting the clubs, or catching a show or a gig, or one of the clubs in Cambridge, there are places to please everyone. Here are our recommendations for nightlife in Cambridge.
Live music and shows:
Cambridge is home to ADC Theatre and also the Cambridge Arts Theatre, both of which have excellent schedules and will delight culture lovers. You will also find live music, comedy, concerts and shows at The Corn Exchange and The Junction.
Pubs in Cambridge:
Cambridge is home to well over 100 pubs so a night trying some of them will lead you to some interesting and unique places. Whether you like a traditional pub, independents, pubs serving real ales, or a modern theme bar you are able to find the right one(s) for you in and around the city.
See our recommendations for pubs in Cambridge here.
Cocktail bars in Cambridge:
Fancy a glamourous night out? It simply must involve cocktails! Cambridge has many excellent cocktail bars to choose from where you can enjoy the classics alongside some modern twists. Here are our favourite cocktail bars in Cambridge.
Restaurants in Cambridge:
Cambridge is packed with quality places to eat. The food offering is diverse and ever changing so this city is the perfect place for foodies. There really are places to please everyone, places use quality ingredients, often locally sourced, to give us the tastiest food. Great places for foodie nightlife in Cambridge- see our ultimate Cambridge restaurant guide here.
Nightclubs in Cambridge:
Vinyl and Lola Lo have large dance floors, cocktails and VIP booths. Vinyl has a retro light up dancefloor! Independent club and live music venue MASH is a great choice for nightlife in Cambridge. Not strictly nightclubs, but great for dancing and live music are both The Hidden Rooms and La Raza.
Festivals in Cambridge:
Cambridge is a city of diversity, education and culture. It is therefore no surprise that it is also home to excellent festivals to suit any audience. See our favourite Cambridge festivals here. They offer great music, food, and more.
Cinemas in Cambridge:
Cambridge has three cinemas to choose from. The Vue cinema in the Grafton centre has wonderful reclining leather seats to lay back and enjoy the film. While you are there, enjoy the new and improved food offering in the Grafton Centre food court- be sure to visit Amelie. The Arts Picturehouse is a smaller screen, showing less mainstream films, new releases and classics. The Arts has special feature screenings, for example the dog friendly showings, autism friendly films, OAP sessions and more. A great café within the building too. The third cinema is inside Cambridge Leisure- more about this below.
If you have children, a trip to Cambridge Leisure will make their day. Close to the station, hop off the train and into the complex for a number of fun activities. What can you do here? Well, you will find the Light Cinema, 28 lanes of ten-pin bowling, karaoke, a gym and The Junction which is where you can catch a gig or event. The Sing Dizzy karaoke is such fun! Hire your private booth, complete with props and wigs, and sing your heart out. The restaurant offering at Cambridge Leisure includes Wagamama, Five Guys, Nandos and more.
We hope that this has guided you to the perfect place to the perfect night out in Cambridge. Where do you go for great nightlife in Cambridge? Let us know in the comments below.