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.
It’s not surprising that the bulk of bars in Oxford like to be as close to the campus of Oxford University as possible. Students are always a good target demographic when it comes to marketing the appeal of a couple pints. That said, you don’t have to be involved in higher education to enjoy studying the legs of a good glass of red, the bar snack menu, or the heraldry on the beer matt paced deftly beneath your real English ale. Learning of many kinds, and for people of varying abilities and backgrounds, can be found in Oxford bars with the help of Quandoo’s intelligent search engine. Navigate to Oxford and filter bars & pubs. Filter for atmosphere to find the perfect Oxford bar for you.