All things beer, food and yes, even tea, by the river every weekend
Drinks shop Thirsty, whose permanent base is on Chesterton Road, has been on a determined mission to shake up Cambridge’s food and boozing scene over the last couple of years. Following on from the roaring success of ThirstyFest’s latest instalment in March, they’ve now upped their game even more with their latest venture: Thirsty Riverside.
Launching on 28 April, this German biergarten-style event will be taking place each and every weekend throughout the summer, offering great food, great drinks and a whole host of special events.
Thirsty Riverside will be located by the Cambridge Museum of Technology, which you can find opposite the Chesterton foot and cycle bridge. It’s going to be open each Friday lunchtime to Sunday evening right the way through until September, when you’ll be able to swing by and enjoy bites from local food trucks in the fairy light-festooned cobbled yard, as well as loads of tasty wines and craft beers from Thirsty. It’s not all about the booze though, there will also be great coffee, teas and plenty of soft drinks, plus homemade cakes and ice creams for pud.
There’s also going to be special events at the site throughout the summer, including drinks festivals, outdoor cinema screenings, music nights, monthly farmers’ markets and pop-up dining events.
“The Museum owns one of the most amazing sites and buildings in Cambridge – a rare example of Victorian industrial architecture in our city, with lots of sheltered outside space, handily situated right on the river, just past Midsummer Common,” says Sam Owens of Thirsty. “There is so much potential to run amazing things there, whether one-off events or more permanent fixtures. This place is perfect for Thirsty and we are chuffed to bits to launch something totally different for Cambridge this summer.”
“As our customers know, we love all things German at Thirsty, and a real German biergarten is something special,” he continues. “Our Thirsty version will feature German beer styles from our favourite UK brewers, imports from our brilliant young German craft brewers (von Freude of Hamburg and Berliner Berg of Berlin), plus a range of lovely German and Austrian wines. We also want the space to be family friendly, so there will be plenty on offer for younger customers, too. We think Cambridge is going to love it.”
Stay tuned to @ThirstyCamb on Twitter for announcements.