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Opening: See inside Cambridge cocktail bar The LAB

The science-themed cocktail bar has reopened with double the space, a luxe Art Deco look and a new menu, too. . .

The LAB reopening, November 2021 CREDIT Lloyd Mann Photography (53213971)
The LAB reopening, November 2021 CREDIT Lloyd Mann Photography (53213971)

Uniting two of their favourite things - science and mixology - a pair of scientists and a doctor are the brains behind Cambridge cocktail bar The LAB, just reopened in stunning new premises on the city’s Regent Street.

In keeping with its name, The LAB’s drinks menu is designed to be both exciting and experimental (expect glass flasks and dry ice) and the decor, luxe and Art Deco in style, doffs its cap to Cambridge’s scientific trail-blazers (you can play ‘spot the Nobel winner’ on its portrait walls).

Founded in November 2018 by friends and fellow cocktail lovers Dr Tony Kouzarides, Dr Jason Mellad and Dr Peter Niemczuk, The LAB swiftly became known for its 1920s Prohibition-era vibe and top-notch mixology.

The move to 90 Regent Street this autumn has doubled the bar’s size and introduced a kitchen, too: aiming to make eating as sociable as drinking, the menu, available from lunch until late, is focused on small plates and sharing boards.

“The LAB now features theatrical cocktails with dry ice and lots of exciting elements to surprise and delight,” add the team. “We continue to be a table service bar, so not only can you expect great drinks, but great service too.

“The owners wanted The LAB to become THE place for scientists - and those who love them: you don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate a good drink! - to have fun, network and relax. Now researchers and scientists can be truthful when saying they were up all night with colleagues at ‘the lab’. . .”

The LAB is open from noon till late Wednesday to Sunday - see thelabcambridge.com for full opening hours, menus and table bookings. The bar is also available for event hire - email events@thelabcambridge.com to find out more.

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