Oxford Nightlife

The city of Oxford has a vibrant nightlife with a range of events and venues located in Oxford city centre and the surrounding districts. The range of nightlife available in Oxford means there is something to suit most tastes including clubs, niche and specialist clubs, traditional bars, contemporary and themed bars.

Our quick guide to Oxford’s nightlife outlines some bars and clubs worth considering:

Oxford Bars & Pubs

Raouls Bar is located in Walton Street a short distance from the city centre in Oxford. The chic and stylish bar serves a huge and inventive variety of cocktails along with a choice of beers and wines. Bar food is served with a choice of light bites and snacks available at the bar for visitors try. The bar is located on three levels and has gained a reputation for being one of the coolest bars in Oxford. Visitors can enjoy the great atmosphere in the bar whilst sipping cocktails and enjoying snacks that are also served here.

The King’s Arms is located on Holywell Street in central Oxford. The traditional pub dates back to the 17th century, with period features still visible. The pub is decorated in classical style and has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere that is popular among students, tourists and locals. There are choice of drinks available beers, real ales, bitters and wines. Food is served at the pub and includes salads, sandwiches, baked potatoes, burgers and sides. The pub includes an outdoor seating area where guests can enjoy a relaxing drink al fresco with friends and family.

The Living Room Oxford is a bar and restaurant located in Oxford city centre. The bar offers a stylish and chic place where guests can enjoy a range of cocktails, beers and wines along with quality food. There is a table d'hote, a la carte, bar, express and Sunday menu to choose from. There are a choice of dishes available ranging from light bites and snacks to sides, salads, sandwiches, meats and fish with options for vegetarians. Dishes are freshly prepared where diners can enjoy the dining experience and ambience.

The Rusty Bicycle is located a short distance from central Oxford in east Oxford. The pub prides itself on its friendly, welcoming nature offering guests a place to meet up with family, friends and socialise over a choice of food and drinks. There is outside seating for al fresco drinking and dining in the summer. The pub has a homely feel to it with sofas and a fireplace, the design, decoration and furniture in the pub are all designed to create a friendly place where people can enjoy meeting up. Drinks include a choice of real ales, lagers, ciders, wines and soft drinks. Food is served from the kitchen and includes light bites, sandwiches, burgers, salads, sides and desserts. The cosy, compact pub enjoys a fine atmosphere making it an enjoyable place to visit.

Camera is a bar and restaurant located on St Ebbes Street in the heart of Oxford. The stylish bar area has a sleek design offering guests a choice of interesting cocktails, spirits, beers and wines. There is a fun, vibrant atmosphere at the bar making for an enjoyable place to meet up with family and friends and socialise. The restaurant offers a choice of fusion far eastern cuisine dishes that are freshly prepared to order. There are club nights with a range of music played including house, soul, R’n’B and retro.

Oxford Clubs

Lava & Ignite Oxford nightclub is located in Oxford city. The club includes the latest lighting and sound systems for a great experience, the club has a capacity of 1,200 and it attracts it cities top DJs making the club one of the most fashionable in Oxford. Inside the club there are 4 rooms of music including lava, ignite and back room and there are 5 bars, a VIP lounge and chill out room. There are a range of cocktails on offer including long cocktails, minis and shots. There is a range of music played here including house, R’n’B, indie and electro.

Lola Lo is a nightclub located on Magdalen Street in central Oxford. There are a number of club nights through the week and a number of special themed events that take place. The club attracts a cool crowd and has a fun atmosphere where clubbers can get down and enjoy dancing the night away. The drinks menu includes an extensive range of innovative cocktails, with a choice of spirits, champagnes and wines. The club has a uniquely Polynesian vibe enjoying a laid back atmosphere; clubbers can enjoy a range of music here from club classics to contemporary tunes.

Clems nightclub and cocktail bar is located on Saint Clement's Street in East Oxford. Clems is a medium sized nightclub with a capacity. Clems is popular with students and includes the Red Bar with its exposed brick walls and cosy feel. The Blue Room or The Lounge is a more recent addition to the club offering capacity of private events for up to 50 people. The Club is located downstairs and features one of the best sound systems in Oxford and includes computer controlled lighting, here clubbers can dance the night away to a range of music tunes including house and electro played by some of the top DJs in Oxford.

The Purple Turtle is a bar/nightclub located inside the Oxford Union in central Oxford. Clubbers can enjoy a range of tunes here including indie, pop, punk, drum’n’bass, R’n’B, hip-hop and more catering for a range of tastes. It is located underground in a building with plenty of character and features a bar, dance floor and offers reasonably priced drinks. There are a number of different themed nights throughout the week.

The Bridge Oxford is a popular nightclub and bar located on Hythe Bridge Street in the vibrant West End area of Oxford. The club is comprised over two floors and includes three dance floors, two bars and lounge catering for a range of tastes. The club includes different themed nights during the week playing a range of music including dance, disco, old school, R’n’B and many more. Clubbers can enjoy a range of drinks including cocktails, spirits, beers, wines and champagnes. The club enjoys a vibrant, fun atmosphere where clubbers can enjoy a great night out.

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