The Oxford Tavern used to be a tittybar but that time has come and gone and its now… a dude food temple overflowing with booze and good times. And their signature “jellywrestle” dessert is literally a handful.OXFORD TAVERN_ (13)

Located in Petershame, the old titty bar is now D+D’s latest. Kind of expected the building to be lit up when we exited but those coloured bulbs didn’t :(

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Hot BBQ, Cold Beers. That under new management is almost a bit of a piss take. The BBQ menu might kick in anytime, but its not live when we visited.

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One of the things you will note once you’ve wandered around the venue is just how large the OT is. Its large. Big room out the front and then it keeps going. Pool table here and a big booth.

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There’s also a giant bear stirring honey here but it kind of looked like it was doing something else from where we sat.

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Bottle caps saying oxford. The ceiling is suitably divey as is the aesthetics. We didn’t photograph the choice photos in the restrooms suffice to say the legacy lives on.

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Mod aus backyard via the quirky mish mash sensibility circa 2013?

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Its hodgepodgey the outdoors but gotta love the greenery and abundance of seating here. There’s a bit of a cave round the back where the green light is.

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So we came on schnitzel night. You can pick for 4 different types on he menu for $10. Serve is huge. And we have tacos (pork belly and the baja fish). And their $5 cheeseburger.

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Fried Chicken (mmmm nice), their ridiculously overlong doubledawg. Don’t recall what the balls are (deep fried cauliflower balls maybe) and that quesadilla that we didn’t really enjoy eating.

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Hey are you happy to see us or is that a chilli double dawg? Comes with fries.

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Ambition.

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Yeah, the dessert. Its a throwback to the legacy of the Oxford Tavern. The Jelly wrestle is a monster platter of this. People came by when we gloved up and went “really, you’re meant to eat that with gloves?”

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Yup.

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Yup. Dessert was hilarious, fun and a cracker. We had a great time til the whole idea of licking your hand and double dipping kicked in and it kind of felt dirrty. Like aguilera dirrtty.. and somewhat feral (8 hands going for it) but that’s what they were going for. There’s cherries, jelly and other things in it, icecream.. quite a bit of fun while it lasted and we recommend doing this at least once. Chortled.

The majority of the eats we had here tonight was dude food and decent. The $10 specials they run daily (check facebook) and booze makes the venue though – mate who lived round here reckons its the best thing in the area littered with divey non events. Not just for special occasion  like this Jugernauts X MisterEdwards catchup. We did mention boozey temple o fun.

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