A review of Kambar by Anonymous written on Monday 19th of March 2007
The Kambar is your only option for late night/early morning rock clubbing in Cambridge. I've been a semi-regular there for about a year now, and the club has managed to provide enough high energy rock nights to keep me coming back.
In terms of music selection the Kambar generally plays more recognizable indie and alt rock from the 80's, 90's and 00's on the weekends, while catering to less mainstream tastes during the work week (Punk/Ska or Goth Tuesdays, Metal Thursdays).
As a club the Kambar is a bit dark, with a dance floor that can best be described as claustrophobic. That sounds a bit harsh, but even on low key nights elbow room is at a premium. The building was constructed in the 17th century so you can imagine how space efficient it is, but at least it has character. Something which can't be said for the 10 pence a dozen dance and r&b clubs in the area.
The club inhabitants are a diverse bunch. Not just a student hang out, you'll find working class folks, 30 somethings, various members of various social cliques (excluding chavs and similar ilk), girls on a night out, and even the odd American Air Force member. If you enjoy rock you should find yourself here.
My only complaint with the Kambar is that it is very hit or miss. One night the club will be packed and the energy level will be through the roof, and the next night it will be flat-lined. Every club has its slow nights, but there doesn't seem to be much middle ground with the Kambar.
Cambridge's #1--and only--rock club. .
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