The Lighthouse - amongst the best cocktail bars in Oxford
That is a bold statement to make in any profession in any city. The Lighthouse opened in 2014 and has established itself as a mainstay of Oxford nightlife. This former traditional canal pub now boasts a bar which serves some of the best cocktails in Oxford.
What Makes a Great Cocktail?
First and foremost to making a good cocktail is the master mixer, the mixologist supreme, the purveyor of spirits, indeed the cocktail bartender. The key to any good mixed drink is the individual behind the mix. This individual must have the requisite knowledge to know which ingredients to mix and sufficient experience to know the manner in which to mix the ingredients. This individual must have the patience to steadily stir a mix for minutes on end and the verve to vigorously shake another mix for just right amount of dilution. You can find this individual mixing cocktails behind our bar at The Lighthouse in Oxford.
Our well trained bar team work with a bar well stocked full of fantastic ingredients used in the mixing of our delicious cocktail list. The freshest of fruits and herbs locally sourced from the Oxford covered market make up the base of so many of our cocktails. Premium spirits and exotic bitters line our back bar.All cocktails must come beautifully presented and at The Lighthouse we have an array of glassware used to enhance our guests drinking experience.
All this and more still is what makes a great cocktail.
What Makes a Great Bar?
Put simply: the people. Great people make a great bar. That is certainly true for the people who work behind the Lighthouse bar. Our bar staff are welcoming and attentive to all our great guests. Our service is not just about bar knowledge, but also about our guest’s experience in our lovely space in Oxford. We aim to ensure that every guest leaves with a smile on their face, surely this must be the best way to gauge an individual’s experience in any cocktail bar. Everything that happens between a guest walking in through our doors to them walking out is part of the experience. Our bar team is there to cater to our guest’s experience of delicious cocktails and friendly service.
So what makes a great bar? Great people mixing delicious cocktails for other great people in a lovely place with a friendly atmosphere. Sounds like The Lighthouse in Oxford.
What makes The Lighthouse one of the best cocktail bars in Oxford?
Our bar team. Our fresh ingredients. Our premium brands. Our unique cocktail menu. Our vast selection of glassware. Our Daily Happy Hours. Our delicious tapas menu. The list could go on. But please don’t take our word for it, pop into the Lighthouse for a cocktail next time you are in Oxford city centre and decide for yourself.