The Oxford Tavern

Bars, Pubs Petersham
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Petersham’s notorious tavern is still pulling crowds with its shirt on

There may be a lot less jelly and nudity all round at the Oxford Tavern, but the spirit of the former topless bar lingers in the poles built into the bar and the Jelly Wrestle shared dessert of jelly, ice cream, waffles and sundae trimmings that you eat with gloved hands.

During the week it’s tacos, burgers, hot dogs and mains with a side of chips, but our favourite time to visit is on weekends when the backyard smoker has been fired up in the leafy, undercover beer garden and you can order brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs by weight.

Make it a Sunday and $10 Bloody Marys increase the good time factor by 12 points, though a midweek schooner of Monteith’s smooth cashew nut lager or a Kosciuzko pale ale doesn’t hurt either. On a Friday night unwind with ten buck Margaritas until 8pm, and then hang tight because the Friday night party here provides boogie opportunity that’s lock out free.

The Oxford Tavern might have put its shirt back on, but it’s still a loose collar kind of joint where good times are the whole point.

By: Myffy Rigby

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Venue name: The Oxford Tavern
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Address: 1 New Canterbury Rd
Petersham
2049
Opening hours: Mon-Thu noon-midnight; Fri-Sat noon-3am; Sun noon-10pm

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Michael W

What are you talking about - eschewing cricket trivia? ALL trivia contests in this city are HEAVILY weighted towards obscure 21st century pop. If I had a penny for every cricket question I've heard in the last year I wouldn't have enough for a silver coin. Instead there is three seconds of boring audio with a screeching high pitched vocal and its title, artist and album with a bonus for the year. My point is - yet another pop culture quiz is NOT special, unique or especially entertaining.