Welcome to the Downing MCR Bar! We are open between 8.45pm-11pm every Friday during term time and frequently during the vacations too! The bar staff consist of all your friendly MCR committee members, so we’re always happy to be of service with advice as well as drinks and snacks!

We are keen to organise events and often have themed bar nights, especially for public holidays (such as St Patrick’s Day), when we decorate the common room and get into the festive spirit with music, games, food and drink!

The bar is run for the benefit of all MCR members, with affordable student prices and all profits returning to the MCR to pay for future events and facilities. A range of alcoholic drinks are served at the bar (including ciders, lagers, ales, spirits, cocktails and whiskeys) in addition to soft drinks (such as Coca Cola, ginger beer, apple and orange juices). The MCR Bar also operates before and after Friday formal dinner, with complimentary college sherry and port for MCR Members and their guests, followed by the paid bar. The MCR Bar also operates after large events in the MCR calendar (for instance the Burn’s Night Dinner and the MCR Parent’s Superformal) and forĀ other periodic events, such Cheese and Wine Night.

Suggestions, feedback and questions are welcomed – please speak to one of your Bar, Sports & Amenities Officers in person at the MCR or send an email to