The Varsity Club
May 11, 2018
Hands down the best place in Oxford to take in a view of the city with an ice cold cocktail in your hand, The Varsity Club is four floors of fun and fine cocktails right on and above Oxford’s High Street. Right in the middle of this famous university city, The Varsity Club brings a new flavor to town; masquerading as a laidback coffee shop during the day and morphing into four floors of sophisticated nightlife in the evenings. Upon entering, the exposed brick and Union Jack-emblazoned thrift shop chairs create the perfect atmosphere of fun and style, and as you ascend the stairs the scene gets smarter until you are on the stylish and, dare we say sexy, roof terrace. As far as drinks to accompany the trendsetting terrace, the Absolutely Crushed, which is fresh mix of kumquats muddled with vanilla sugar, marmalade flavored vodka, and plenty of passion fruit flavor, is a great place to start. And if there’s a cool breeze on the roof, the Lychee and Chilli Sling, featuring chilli and fresh lime shaken with gin and lychee will help warm you from the inside. Champagne is always on standby if you have something to celebrate or just toast the spires of Oxford sprawled out before your eyes. Whether you come to The Varsity Club for a night out or for a function – many of the rooms can be hired out for private parties – you’ll walk away thinking it has finally provided what Oxford has been missing.