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Anthony Low Bar

The Anthony Low Building (ALB) is home to the Clare Hall student bar.

The bar is fully student-run, offering a great variety of beers, spirits, cocktails, wines, and soft drinks. The bar also regularly hosts karaoke nights, cocktail specials and sports screenings. The ALB open-air balcony is a great place to enjoy a drink during bar opening hours, providing a view of the Fellows’ Garden.

The ALB is home to several popular facilities, including a pool table, a foosball table, a television, a projector screen, and speakers for playing music. The space is also available to hire for private functions, so if you would like to hold your birthday party or any other kind of event in the ALB, please do email

Accessibility information

Access: from the Porters’ Lodge, the route to the ALB is step-free and wheelchair accessible. The first floor of the ALB (where the bar is located) can be reached via one flight of standard height steps with a handrail on one side or via lift.

Toilets: a gender-neutral wheelchair accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the ALB. In addition, there is a single-cubicle gender-neutral toilet on the ground floor and a two-cubicle gender-neutral toilet on the first floor.

Seating: padded seating is available in the ALB bar (first floor) and computer room (ground floor, code required for entry). Basic seating is available in the ALB bar (first floor), computer room (ground floor, code required for entry), and music room (ground floor, key required for entry).

Bar hours

Lent 2023 opening hours

Wednesday: 9-11pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 8-11pm

(Plus additional days/hours for some events).

A full calendar of events is regularly circulated by our ALB Bar Manager, Diana Voicu, via email and Instagram.

The ALB Crew

‘I’m Diana, the ALB Bar Manager and a PhD student in Genetics. I’ve found bartending the most fun activity in Clare Hall! You get to experiment with drinks while enjoying great company from your friends (and earn some extra cash). If you’re interested in bartending, organising an activity or booking the bar for an event, please drop me an email at

Looking forward to seeing you in the ALB!’

‘The most pleasant thing as a Clare Hall bartender is chatting with my College friends across the bar.’

‘I started bartending at the ALB back in 2017 during my MPhil, and I highly recommend it as a way of making friends, having some fun, and earning a bit of extra cash. When I’m not managing the bar, I’m a PhD student in Education researching children’s play communication and fathers’ experiences of play.’

‘I’m an Engineering PhD student from Brazil who loves the opportunity of mixing his favourite drinks (especially caipirinhas) for the College community in a laid-back environment.’