Don’t let the prestigious university, tranquil riverside location and traditional architecture fool you; Cambridge knows how to party. Its nightlife is buzzing, with cool cocktail hangouts and wild party palaces alike surging at the weekends and bubbling over into the week.

Cool bars to try out in Cambridge

SmokeWorks Station Road is a steampunk-inspired bar, with a BBQ and beer menu, that stays full ‘till the early morning. Its leather booths are the perfect place to lounge and enjoy a more sedate evening, or to gulp down a tasty brunch after a hard night’s carousing. For booming basslines and a raucous crowd with a high student ratio, look no further than Fez Club Cambridge right in the centre of town. This dance music hotspot regularly draws top-name DJs and boasts a strong collection of cocktails. Looking for a sleek clubbing experience with a house and R&B soundtrack and a dancefloor that’s always packed? Then Kuda is your destination, just across the road from Fez Club. The largest nightclub in Cambridge, its striking red and purple décor is achingly stylish.

And if traditional cosiness steeped in village charm is what you’re really looking for, Cambridge still has it in abundance. Stop at The Eagle Pub or sip on craft ales at The Mills, with its picturesque riverbank views.

Scholarly and party-loving in equal measure, Cambridge boasts a clutch of bars and clubs to entice all shades of reveller.

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