10 Bars in Oxford

Bars in Oxford: drinking beneath the dreaming spires

As you probably know, Oxford is one of the oldest university towns in the world. This means that it could lay claim to possessing the oldest student boozing tradition in the world, too. Whether that’s the case, or even appropriate (Oxford students spend their nights in garrets, scribing away by the light of a guttering candle, right?), the bars Oxford has to offer are plentiful and varied in atmosphere. The best bars in Oxford reflect the charm of the city of dreaming spires, whose architectural landscape is peppered with buildings from every conceivable era. It’s the kind of history that goes down well with a real English ale. But there are Oxford bars to suit those with more contemporary tastes as well.

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Eurobar

Gloucester Green
Bar££££
Eurobar

Bar Aroma

Cowley
Bar££££
5.8/64
Bar Aroma

The Cowley Retreat

Cowley
Bar££££
The Cowley Retreat
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The Rockstone

City Centre
Bar££££
5.5/6379
The Rockstone

The Kensington Wine Rooms

Notting Hill
Bar££££
4.7/6160
The Kensington Wine Rooms

The Princess Victoria

Uxbridge
Bar££££
4.7/6107
The Princess Victoria

The Brackenbury Wine Rooms

Hammersmith
Bar££££
5.0/689
The Brackenbury Wine Rooms

Tigerbay Shisha Lounge

Kingsbury
Bar££££
4.8/636
Tigerbay Shisha Lounge

Smith's Bar & Grill

Paddington
Bar££££
4.5/660
Smith's Bar & Grill

The Boars Head

Hampton Lucy
Bar££££
5.1/646
The Boars Head
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