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The Oxo Bar, Oxford, Oxford

The Oxo Bar

4.5
4.5
44 Reviews
£25 and under
Cocktail Bar
Nestled in the heart of Oxford on the corner of Chain Alley and George Street is the Oxo Bar, where you will find our friendly and knowledgeable mixologists using the freshest ingredients to serve over 40 classic cocktails and an impressive collection of over 150 gins.
Our stylish and recently renovated venue has a capacity of 265 with a range of banquettes, booths and private areas. Come down and enjoy an evening of laid back lounging and decadent dancing whilst sipping on a delicious cocktail... or two!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:30 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    01865 790639

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Chain Alley and George street

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. AS

    AnnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Very nice place,I highly recommend it. You can have a delicious cocktail.
  2. F

    Fiona

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Nice setting and the music was really good, the only thing was that we booked a table but arrived and they put us on a table temporarily in the corner by the loos and then when we asked to move they just told us if we could find a table then sure move, sort of felt like there was no point booking. Great cocktails though and great music so worth it
  3. MD

    MaddyD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Always good vibes, drinks good, prices average for drinks in oxford. Music loud but not too loud.
  4. S

    Sally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely staff and fabulous cocktails! Would visit again.

    The Oxo BarResponded on April 24, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Sally! We hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar soon.

  5. NH

    NaomiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best nights out at this gorgeous cocktail bar. Cannot recommend highly enough. A real gem. Friends, laughter, dancing what more could you ask for ❤️

    The Oxo BarResponded on April 24, 2022Thank you ever so much Naomi for your lovely review, it means so much to us. Hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar soon :)

  6. B

    Becci

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely pre theatre cocktail…… glad to be seated away from the loo!

    The Oxo BarResponded on April 24, 2022Hi Becci, thank you so much for leaving us a review and we are so sorry that on the day you visited we were experiencing some issues. We have since rectified these and hope we can welcome you back for more cocktails next time you are in Oxford. Very best wishes

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a beautiful hotel
  8. EP

    EmilyP

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    I felt very crowded like I couldn’t move, however the drinks are lovely and so are the staff

    The Oxo BarResponded on April 24, 2022Good evening Emily, thank you so much for leaving us a review. We tend to get quite busy on a Friday and Saturday night and we fully understand that might not be for everyone. We are glad you enjoyed your cocktails and hope we can welcome you back again when it is not so busy. Very best wishes

  9. R

    Reviewer

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were put on the table by the womens toilets and the side of the bar and people were constantly pushing past, knocking into our chairs and walking by, couldn’t have a conversation
  10. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great night and drinks as always. Slightly let done by a very large group (20+ people) who made it very difficult for us to get to and from our table (especially when carrying drinks).

    The Oxo BarResponded on April 24, 2022Thank you so much for leaving us a review and please know we are incredibly grateful for this feedback. We have taken it on board and hope the next time you visit us you will notice the changes in place.

  11. T

    Talula

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    No food, crisps & nuts but we went there for pre dinner drinks so that was fine. Cocktails were lovely, really good margarita's! Nice place, more attention needed in loos for tissues, soap & hand gel.
  12. B

    Beth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere , not very quiet but a nice place for drinks!
  13. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Booked for cocktails, table was ready great selection of cocktails booing is a must Will definitely visit again
  14. TE

    TraceyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous evening celebrating our birthdays. Booked a table and enjoyed several delicious cocktails. Great atmosphere
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Maybe the best bar in Oxford. Staff are awesome.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Drinks only. Nice place.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much! We hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar soon.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Bar, friendly staff, good atmosphere!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021That’s so kind, thank you! Hope you’ll visit The Oxo Bar again soon :)

  19. L

    Lara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick service, Fantastic staff. Will definitely be coming back.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much Lara! Hope to see you again soon!

  20. CU

    ChloeU

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Booked for a hen do and we were really well catered for as a large group! First time visiting OXO bar and would definitely return!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Chloe. Please come and visit us again soon!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    This was ok, the offers on drinks 2/1 were not straight forward and the choices were very few, nothing great to choose from. Quality was so so. To be fair the other restaurants / bars close by are soo much better

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. I’m really sorry to hear that you felt that the selection of house cocktails on our 2-4-1 offer was not extensive enough. We do have 9 drinks to choose from (at a very competitive price), but I will certainly be mentioning this to the management team to see how we improve on this. Please watch this space!

  22. AT

    AlexT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails with good service. Great for a night out, would recommend!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much Alex! Hope to see you soon!

  23. RG

    RaquelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Very nice the cocktails and nice personal. The music also very nice. The place is very clean.
  24. ZK

    ZoeK

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great bar for cocktails and drinks. Good service and great vibe.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021That’s so kind, thank you so much Zoe!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Was in town for a night. Booked here and mentioned in the booking that it was our anniversary. The staff was very kind and welcoming and even gave us free celebratory shots for our anniversary. Service was quick and efficient. Drinks are reasonably priced!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us and hope that you will come and see us at The Oxo Bar again soon!

  26. BH

    BethH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, an absolutely wonderful evening. Elvis and all staff were so attentive and lovely.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thanks a million Beth! We appreciate all your support. See you soon!

  27. N

    Ngruff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good selection of drinks. Server mixed our order with someone else's though.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Apologies for that but happy you had a good time! Hope to see you at The Oxo Bar again soon!

  28. TC

    TaylaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, very friendly staff. Was all our first time going to Oxo and was all very pleased with it and can’t wait to come back

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much Tayla, we look forward to welcoming you! Take care!

  29. TK

    TeKM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have found my new favourite drink - we will be back for happy hour again soon!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Hurray! We look forward to welcoming you!

  30. TE

    ToriE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Bar staff are legends and we left happy as! Would return again and again

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021That’s super kind of you to say so, Tori! Hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar soon :)

  31. AN

    ANNON

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience4
    I didn’t eat food during my booking. Drinks lovely pricey but good over all very fast friendly service

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much!

  32. NH

    NaomiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a warm welcome, delicious cocktails, relaxing and just the perfect place for a catch up with friends. Elvis and the team never let us down. Can’t recommend this place highly enough

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021So grateful for your unwavering support, Naomi! I know we’ll see you soon... Take care!

  33. LJ

    LukeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice venue. Cocktails were great. Staff were friendly and did a great job decorating the table for my wifes birthday. Will definitately be returning.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much Luke, your feedback means a lot to us. Hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar again soon!

  34. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service, enjoyed the evening, good price for drinks

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much Jessica! Hope to see you again soon :)

  35. ZS

    ZoeSandalls

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service. Very organised. Overall lovely experience

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Hi Zoe, thank you so much, your feedback means the world to us. Hope to see you again soon!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5
    Lovely bar, booked for dinner but realised when we arrived that they don’t sell food (not sure whether they normally do but don’t at the moment because of COVID-19). Despite this it was a lovely bar, COVID safe, drinks were great and the service was just as good. Would definitely go back!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much for leaving us a lovely review! We don’t serve food at the moment, but it’s something we would love to do in the future!

  37. OR

    OliviaR

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Pretty good for cocktails!

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thank you so much Olivia, we think so too! Take care!

  38. E

    Elli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice cocktail bar with a good atmosphere. Would highly recommend.

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Thanks a million Elli!

  39. W

    Walt

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for a great cocktail bar that’s tucked away. This is the one. Drinks were amazing

    The Oxo BarResponded on October 13, 2021Hugely grateful for your kind words, Walt! Thanks so much!

  40. KS

    KayS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    Clearly set up for students and young drinkers, stag and hens, rather than the more mature crowd. Cocktails were not well made (the 2 we had should have been easy for even basic cocktail mixologist). The staff were friendly and tried their best. Felt like the drinkers ruled this roost which didn’t make for a safe and enjoyable start to the evening. Girl wearing flip flops repeatedly refused entry by the manager but was sneaked back in by her mates and the manager lost control of the situation. We left soon after.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Oxo Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for The Oxo Bar

48 George Street, Oxford, Oxford OX1 2AQ

Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Chain Alley and George street

  • Neighborhood

    Oxford

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:30 am Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wine

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