Who doesn’t love a good night on the town? Historic Oxfordshire is a bustling city full of unique bars, restaurants and entertainment venues, perfect for a fabulous night out. So whether it’s rib-tickling comedy, tantalising cocktails, delicious food or amazing music you’re after, Oxford will have something for everyone’s tastes. Hardwick Parks have put together a list of our favourite places for a fantastic night out this autumn.
The Varsity Club
Located centrally on the High Street is four levels of amazing food and drinks at The Varsity Club. Watch the sun set over gorgeous Oxfordshire from the luxury of the rooftop lounge. Boasting stunning views across the city skyline, this is one rooftop bar you definitely won’t want to miss out on during your time in Oxford. We know that winter is fast approaching, but don’t worry! Awnings, gas burner heaters and even heated seats will keep you toasty as you enjoy a selection of wines, beers, ciders and champagnes. All these luxuries don’t have to come at a price, however! The Varsity Club offer an amazing cocktail package allowing you to get a prosecco reception and 2 cocktails from the menu for only £20. Fancy partying into the small hours of the morning? Operating an over 21s door policy, The Varsity Club’s bar and dance floor is open until 3 am on weekends and is highly praised for its ambient adult atmosphere.
The Glee Club Oxford
The legendary Glee Club is famous for its amazing comedy venues across the UK, hosting national and international comics, gigs and other spoken word shows and talks. The Glee Club Oxford is located just off the High Street on Cowley Road and is the home of comedy in Oxford. Weekly Saturday night comedy shows host 4 stand-ups from the comedy circuit and is sure to be a hilarious night full of laughs. Warning, these sell out quickly so book in advance to avoid any disappointment! Coming up next month is a fantastic event for any Potter-heads out there. ‘Spontaneous Potter’ is an improvised Harry Potter comedy that is sure to be a barrel of laughs; audience participation is welcome!
Something a little more unusual is Thirsty Meeples Board Game Cafe. Open until midnight every night and 11 pm on Sundays, Thirsty Meeples has over 2,500 card and board games to choose from to enjoy alongside craft beer, cider, wine, gins and cocktails at the bar. For just a small cover charge, you have access to the vast variety of games on offer, simply grab whichever you fancy from the shelf and take it back to your table. Game gurus are even on hand to help you select the perfect game based on the number of people in your group, your interests and skillsets. What’s more, table service is available so your food and drinks can come right to you and you don’t have to lose your winning streak!
The Jericho Tavern
Open till midnight Thursday to Sunday, The Jericho Tavern is a charming piece of history in Oxfordshire. It originally opened in the late 80s and played a big role in the rock music scene, even hosting Radiohead who played here under the name ‘On a Friday’ back in 1986! Though it may look like a typical British pub from the outside, inside it has a bohemian feel and a truly unique atmosphere. The large beer garden can accommodate up to 120 people and has sheltered tables for those not-so-pleasant rainy days. The Jericho Tavern is the perfect place to sample craft drinks, have a bite to eat and catch some live music for a fabulous night out.
We love Oxford, and we know you will too. Hardwick Parks is a holiday and touring park located in the heart of Oxfordshire, perfectly based to make the most of the amazing nightlife on offer in the gorgeous city centre. To find out more about our pitches and holiday homes, click here.