The 1815 Bar and Café

The 1815 Bar and Cafe is open to the public.



The Union's comfortable and spacious 1815 bar & cafe situated in the heart of Cambridge, demonstrates a passion for both relaxation and excitement. We aim to rival the tone of the best Cambridge has to offer, but with added personal touches. You'll be sure to be welcomed by our friendly staff, and find a distinctive setting of wooden floors and deep leather chairs to enjoy a vast array of food and drinks. A more historic location as comfortable and inviting as ours, is hard to come across.

The bar serves a range of classic and experimental cocktails and other hot & cold drinks; alongside an ever evolving lunch menu including Paninis, baked pastries, and snacks which can be enjoyed either inside the coffee shop itself, or in and around our beautiful grounds, which boast both the Union building and the 12th century Round Church.

The coffee shop provides free wireless internet access and access to power. The 1815 bar organizes events and workshops a weekly basis, as well as hosting post-debate drinks on a regular basis and can be booked for private parties by contacting the Events Manager. To find up to date information regarding these events and workshops, follow us on Facebook.

For any enquiries relating to events happening in the Bar, please contact the Ents Officer, or check out the online termcard

Opening Times

Happy Hour Deals

Monday - Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00 Every day between 19:00 and 20:00

Pint of Amstel - £2.60
Spirit and Mixer - £3.00
Bottle of House Wine - £9.00
2 Cocktails for £6.00
Thursday 10:00 - 1:00
Friday 10:00 - 1:00
Saturday 10:00 - 1:00


Funky Mondays

In addition to our usual happy hour deals, each Monday you can get two cocktails from the menu for just £6.00 until we close! We are very flexibile in the way we make our cocktails and usually can prepare drinks from outside the menu - all we need is you telling us what you like. The Funk music is not optional.



The 1815 Bar may close at 2am rather than 1am Thursday-Saturday in periods of high demand.

Please note that the Bar will close in periods of low demand and private functions/parties, specifically during exam term. If you want to check if the Bar is open, please phone on 01223 417 142

Reviews & Quotes:

"Overall, we were surprised and delighted by this little known and pleasant place. If you miss your student days, or just feel like having a quiet space to come and relax, this is where to come"

Local Secrets

"The redesigned bar and cafe is a fantastic place when you want a peaceful cafe in the daytime, and a buzzing bar at night. It stays open later than any pubs in the area, and most college bars, so it's the perfect place for student and adult alike"

Union Member

You can find the 1815 bar on their Facebook page or email the bar manager.