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The Oxo Bar

4.7
4.7
34 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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Booked 13 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 17:00–00:30
    Fri, Sat 15:00–01:30
    Sun 15:00–00:30

  • 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

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

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

Menu

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What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. T

    Talula

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 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.

  2. B

    Beth

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere , not very quiet but a nice place for drinks!

  3. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  4. TE

    TraceyE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Maybe the best bar in Oxford. Staff are awesome.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4

    Drinks only. Nice place.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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 :)

  9. L

    Lara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  10. CU

    ChloeU

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 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 13 October 2021

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, Chloe. Please come and visit us again soon!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 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 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!

  12. AT

    AlexT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  13. RG

    RaquelG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  14. ZK

    ZoeK

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    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!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 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 13 October 2021

    We are thrilled you enjoyed your evening with us and hope that you will come and see us at The Oxo Bar again soon!

  16. BH

    BethH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thanks a million Beth! We appreciate all your support. See you soon!

  17. N

    Ngruff

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

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

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Apologies for that but happy you had a good time! Hope to see you at The Oxo Bar again soon!

  18. TC

    TaylaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 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 13 October 2021

    Thank you so much Tayla, we look forward to welcoming you! Take care!

  19. TK

    TeKM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Hurray! We look forward to welcoming you!

  20. TE

    ToriE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 June 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

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

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

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

  21. AN

    ANNON

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 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 13 October 2021

    Thank you so much!

  22. NH

    NaomiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 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 13 October 2021

    So grateful for your unwavering support, Naomi! I know we’ll see you soon... Take care!

  23. LJ

    LukeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 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 13 October 2021

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

  24. J

    Jessica

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thank you so much Jessica! Hope to see you again soon :)

  25. ZS

    ZoeSandalls

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service. Very organised. Overall lovely experience

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Hi Zoe, thank you so much, your feedback means the world to us. Hope to see you again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 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 13 October 2021

    Thank 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!

  27. OR

    OliviaR

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Pretty good for cocktails!

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thank you so much Olivia, we think so too! Take care!

  28. E

    Elli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thanks a million Elli!

  29. W

    Walt

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 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 13 October 2021

    Hugely grateful for your kind words, Walt! Thanks so much!

  30. KS

    KayS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 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.

  31. BH

    BHR1234

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thanks so much!

  32. DT

    DanielT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar ! Great music and great cocktails ! Will return

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thank you Daniel!

  33. J

    Julie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great night. Cocktails are delicious and the staff was fantastic.

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thanks a million Julie!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time when in OXO bar, friendly staff, great drinks, music and the new addition of food!

    The Oxo BarResponded on 13 October 2021

    Thank you so much!

FAQs

The Oxo Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for The Oxo Bar

48 George Street Oxford, Oxford OX1 2AQ

  • Cross Street

    On the corner of Chain Alley and George street

  • Area

    Oxford

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 17:00–00:30
    Fri, Sat 15:00–01:30
    Sun 15:00–00:30

  • 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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