The MCR Bar

About The Bar

We are fortunate enough to have our own, completely student-run, bar in the MCR. This is separate from the main college bar (known as "The Cellars") and is only for MCR members and guests. During our quieter openings on Wednesdays and Thursdays, it's an excellent place to come and relax with a drink, have a chat with some fellow MCR members and generally unwind. On Friday evenings after formal, it's a much busier and energetic setting normally culminating in an MCR trip out to some club or another in town.

Outside of bar opening times, the MCR is open 24/7 for use as a common room. During the day people often use it as a place to get some work done, relax with a tea or coffee when they've got a moment to spare or just to catch-up with friends after or over lunch.

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The Bar Managers

The current Bar Managers are Matthew Feitelberg and Grant de Jong, and can be reached at mcr-barmanager@clare.cam.ac.uk.

Matthew and Grant run our bar. They are the MCR committee members responsible for choosing the wide selection of beverages the bar has to offer, making sure it remains well-stocked, and managing its day-to-day activities. More generally, they are in charge of the MCR as an event space, so if you'd like to book the MCR for an event (especially if you want the bar to be open for it) then do get in touch with them. Similarly, do not hesitate to get in touch with them if you have any questions, suggestions, or if you would like to work behind the bar.

If you think this is something you might want to do yourself, then you may wish to consider running for one of the two bar manager positions on the committee at the next MCR general election.

What We Serve

We serve a vast array of different drinks to suit all tastes, including a sizable selection of non-alcoholic alternatives. All at very reasonable prices, far cheaper than anything you could get in town, that's for sure. Our menu is very large and can change day-to-day, but generally we have:

  • Normal Beer
  • Craft/Hipster/Strange Beer
  • Cider
  • 100+ varieties of Whisky
  • Almost every spirit under the sun (and moon)
  • Soft drinks
  • Fruit juice
  • Non-alcoholic beers and spirits

Opening Times

Since we are student-run, we are not able to open every day, but we are always happy to try and arrange for extra openings if you want to host an event or if it's just your birthday or something. Our normal opening hours are:

Day Opens Closes
Monday On Request 23:30 latest
Tuesday On Request 23:30 latest
Wednesday 20:00 23:30
Thursday 20:00 23:30
Friday After Formal 23:30
Saturday On Request 23:30 latest
Sunday On Request 23:30 latest