Bacchanalia | Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Excellent based on 26 ratings
Type: Beer Store

90 Mill Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire England CB1 2BD [ print map ]
01223 315034

Hours: Mo 3-8pm, Tu/We 11-8pm, Th-Sa 11-9pm, Su 2-7pm

Mayor: jjsint (9) | Taps: 4 | Bottles: 200


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Beer Available At Bacchanalia (arranged by most recent)
Hop Valley Proxima India Pale Ale 93, Moylans Hopsickle Imperial India Pale Ale 99, Oakham The Forger , Buxton Rain Shadow 99, Weyerbacher Old Heathen 97, De Molen Moord & Brand (Bourbon) 99, Cantillon Lou Pepe Framboise 100, Blaugies BiŤre Darbyste 89, Bad Hair Brewing Ut Bittere Eind IPA 51, SNAB MaelstrÝm 97, Ticketybrew Stout 70, Stone Levitation Ale 92, De Molen Licht & Lustig (2015 -) 91, Siren Undercurrent 91, Moncada Notting Hill Stout 94, Beavertown Black Betty 99, Beavertown Neck Oil (2013- ) 92, Kneitinger Dunkel 72, Hitachino Nest Pale Ale 66, Tiny Rebel FUBAR 78
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26 reviews for Bacchanalia
 Ambiance  73%
 Service  85%
 Selection  82%
 Food N/A 
 Value  68%
 Overall  79%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
Fin  (729) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 5, 2009
Have visited here frequently including twice in the last 3-4 months. I love this place, it has a cracking selection of beers and usually some great stuff from the likes of Struisse, Mikkeller and Nogne amongst others. There is also a very decent German beer selection and to the right hand side when you enter the beer part of the shop this area is dedicated to UK beers with Durham, Dark Star and others usually well represented. I think the only negative is that in my opinion it is a tad pricey, I accept that many of these beers are likely to have cost quite a bit of effort to get them to the UK, and I appluad this little treasure trove of a shop for geting them to a UK market, but I mention this because Iíd noticed that the price has increased noticably since my last visit which was only in June. Also bit sad that what looks like a decent Perry and Cider selection look a little forgotten sat on the floor well below the Mikkellers, Amagers and Struisses of this world. Still I understand that this is likely to be owing to size limitations. Btw staff are also very friendly and helpful, two of which reside on this site I understand.
rosenbergh  (590) Tampere, Finland | January 10, 2011
Small beer (and wine) store. Decent selection. Itís located midway between Cambridge Blue and Live & Let Live. OK service.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
jackl  (543) Charlottesville, Virginia | May 20, 2012| Updated September 17, 2012
Located right on Mill Road, Bacchanalia is quite easy to find. The selection features options from the states, Belgium, and Germany, along with a few local brews. The belgian stuff had a few nice options, and I was all too happy to pick up a few interesting sours. The staff was helpful, prices were reasonable. Worth a stop, though donít expect to find anything too crazy.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey  (500) Croydon, England | October 20, 2013
Bacchanalia is a great bottle located on Mill street away from the main tourist hub of Cambridge. It is relatively small inside, but packs a punch! They boast a very good selection of UK, German, Belgian and US beers amongst others. Nice local options and quite a few beers that donít make it to London. The guy working there was friendly and rather knowledgeable. Prices seemed rather good to a pseudo-Londoner. A Cambridge must-visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314  (478) Leiden, Netherlands | June 17, 2013| Updated October 12, 2013
OK beer shop, a bit biased in favour of Belgian and some very similar German types. Nice load of local BCAís.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar  (439) Sandnes, Norway | January 18, 2014
Great little bottle shop, good selection of British, Dutch, German and some other European countries, I even found 2 Czech new ratings here. Helpful person behind the counter,
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock  (430) , England | April 2, 2012
Drove past this beer shop while looking for our hotel: couldnít find the hotel so returned to here. While the owner opened up ĎGoggleí for me my eyes scanned the shelves for likely beers. Three main collections: British; mainly local brews. German; plenty of Octoberfests and rarer brews (to me anyway). Belgian; mostly well known stuff (Iím a regular Belgium visitor). Bought three new German bottles and found my hotel, the guy was helpful; his beer selection fine; glad I found him before the hotel!
FatPhil  (371) Tallinn, Estonia | October 8, 2007| Updated January 30, 2015
A tiny wine and beer merchant, about a 5-10 minute walk away from the centre. However, packed with a superb selection of English and other beers. Good wine, whisky and cider selection too. Best of all, however, is that they will almost always have between 2 and 5 barrels of real ale stilled and available for sale in multiples of 2 pints. Knowledgable staff, pleased to make suggestions. I may have underestimated the number of bottles they have, it might even be 300.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem  (301) Berlin, Germany | April 1, 2009
Really solid bottle shop that helped me fill out the suitcase. Even picked up a German Rauchbier that I never would have seen in Belgium, plus some bottles from Pitfield. Several cask ales for take away. Very cool.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | May 30, 2013
This is a small shop which means the selection is not quite as extensive as other places. However rather than your normal swill I only saw row after row of excellent regional and international bottles on display. The fact that the owner was willing to let me browse ten minutes before close only improves things.

I donít know which ones are local but on the shelves I saw a number of nice choices from Crouch Vale, Thornbridge Hall, and others. The Belgian selection included a couple of lambics at good prices. The prices were not too bad overall. Also if you are into whiskey there were a few eye catching bottles near the front of the store.

Give this place a look if you stop in Cambridge. In the worst case scenario youíll be out five minutes on the way to the pubs.

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