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Our delicious cocktails on offer at The Oxo Bar - The Oxo Bar, Oxford, Oxford

The Oxo Bar

4.3
4.3
60 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

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 15:00–01:30
  • Phone number
    01865 790639
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    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 60 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 3.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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60 Reviews
  1. BurnsE

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff are lovely at Oxo Bar. The cocktails are delicious and very reasonably priced. It is definitely my favourite bar in Oxford.

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  2. MykilaQ

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The bat tender was fantastic! Took real consideration in making the cocktails. It was like a little show on its own.

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  3. Anon

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The guy that served me was really rude.

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  4. ClarisseV

    Oxford

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The drinks were lovely but there were no snacks available at all in the evening and the music far too loud; very difficult to place a drink order at the front reception bar because of the noise. Nevertheless service was prompt and cocktail prices reasonable.

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  5. KellyP

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love the Oxo bar, the cocktails are great and the staff are really good.

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  6. Joseph

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We booked a table for six and was initially allocated to a very small table that we could hardly fit everyone. Luckily, they moved us to a bigger space after realising that not everyone can actually sit. Overall, it was a great OXO experience, the drinks are reasonable with the price and tastes really good. Music is very nice and not too loud. I always love coming to OXO with friends!

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  7. LouR

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Rude staff. We will not be returning.

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  8. KellyP

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a number of times for cocktails before or after meals out. It's always been fun and great cocktails. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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  9. LouiseS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only came for cocktails and it was amazing Defo come again

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  10. VirginiaW

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Went for a night out with friends to celebrate. Lovely evening, gorgeous cocktails, lovely ambience and very nice staff.

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  11. DanielleAdams

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only put one for food as we didn’t eat! Loved the cocktails we had. The staff were lovely and the service was very quick thank you!

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  12. GillK

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a good cocktail bar. We didn’t eat here.

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  13. Harry

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great early evening with friends, great cocktails, the best Espresso Martini I have ever tested! Great atmosphere! Will definately be returning

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in Oxford.

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  15. NatalieC

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice area to meet up and have drinks before going out. Booked for 8 but 9 arrived and enough room for us. People on our table on arrival but they were asked to leave when ready even though I was 10 mins early. Will go again

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  16. DianaN

    Leicestershire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice and elegant bar in Oxford city centre with reasonable prices. Recommend

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  17. AnnaS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice place,I highly recommend it. You can have a delicious cocktail.

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  18. Fiona

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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

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  19. MaddyD

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good vibes, drinks good, prices average for drinks in oxford. Music loud but not too loud.

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  20. Sally

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely staff and fabulous cocktails! Would visit again.
    The Oxo BarResponded on 24 April 2022
    Thank you so much for your kind words, Sally! We hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar soon.

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  21. NaomiH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 24 April 2022
    Thank 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 :)

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  22. Becci

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pre theatre cocktail…… glad to be seated away from the loo!
    The Oxo BarResponded on 24 April 2022
    Hi 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

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a beautiful hotel

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  24. EmilyP

    Oxford

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I felt very crowded like I couldn’t move, however the drinks are lovely and so are the staff
    The Oxo BarResponded on 24 April 2022
    Good 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

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  25. Reviewer

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    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

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  26. Anonymous

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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 24 April 2022
    Thank 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.

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  27. Shila

    Devon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  28. Beth

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere , not very quiet but a nice place for drinks!

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  29. AndrewM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked for cocktails, table was ready great selection of cocktails booing is a must Will definitely visit again

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  30. TraceyE

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fabulous evening celebrating our birthdays. Booked a table and enjoyed several delicious cocktails. Great atmosphere

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Maybe the best bar in Oxford. Staff are awesome.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks only. Nice place.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service.
    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021
    Thank you so much! We hope to see you back at The Oxo Bar soon.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Bar, friendly staff, good atmosphere!
    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021
    That’s so kind, thank you! Hope you’ll visit The Oxo Bar again soon :)

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  35. Lara

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick service, Fantastic staff. Will definitely be coming back.
    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021
    Thank you so much Lara! Hope to see you again soon!

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  36. ChloeU

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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 13 October 2021
    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Chloe. Please come and visit us again soon!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    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 13 October 2021
    Thank 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!

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  38. AlexT

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails with good service. Great for a night out, would recommend!
    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021
    Thank you so much Alex! Hope to see you soon!

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  39. RaquelG

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place. Very nice the cocktails and nice personal. The music also very nice. The place is very clean.

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  40. ZoeK

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar for cocktails and drinks. Good service and great vibe.
    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021
    That’s so kind, thank you so much Zoe!

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FAQs

The Oxo Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

19:00


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
  • Area
    Oxford
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–00:30 Fri, Sat 15:00–01:30
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • 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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