The Oxford Hotel - Underground Bar Formerly: Gilligans

97% love it
Basement Nightclub
Famous nightclub featuring DJs, drag queens, and eclectic crowd, located in the bowels of the Oxford Hotel.


    • Animaldocexjock
      Animaldocexjock Over a year ago

      The bar staff was fabulous and crafted beautiful cocktails for us. However, the security staff is asinine. I have never been insulted in this way before. At 2:00, a security staff member approached me and asked me to leave. He said I was intoxicated. I asked him on what evidence he based this assessment, and he said because my pupils were dilated. Hello, it’s dark in there? I have been intoxicated in bars before. Tonight I was not. I guess they just wanted on close the bar and go home, as by law they cannot allow anyone else in after 1:30. But why me? Unclear. I will never go back.

    • Surryguys
      Surryguys Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Renovated again
      This place is fun relaxing and happy hours 4-7pm. Pity each renovation they can't get table configuration right. Middle sofa uncomfortable and blocks thoroughfare. Bears moved to Kinselas pub which was a bad move as staff there are nasty and aggressive if you appear to be happy and enjoying yourself.

    • jonnybastin
      jonnybastin Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Popular with Bears
      This venue is the home of the Harbour City Bears every Friday for "Furry Friday. Great DJs on the ground floor and underground bars. Free entry, very busy & very hairy.

    • Pewit
      Pewit Over a year ago
      Hates it

      An ashtray with a bar attached?
      The Oxford used to be a nice pub with a mixed crowd but it has turned into something of a freak show not helped by the "development" of the site. The smoking areas on two sides of the triangular bar make it seem that you're in the middle of an ashtray as the smoke billows in every time the door opens. In true Sydney style, what was the lounge bar had now become a gambling room for the "pokies". The upstairs bars have pretensions of being something more upmarket - but this is Oxford Street after all.

    • blondofborg
      blondofborg Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Quirky fun for the brave
      The Oxford Hotel isn't much fun on your own - in fact, it's a little scary. For reasons unknown, this place seems to be a bit of a freak magnet. Yet that's part of the appeal. Also appealing are the great staff, low drink prices (by Sydney standards) and solid party roster. Whether it's a relaxed afternoon drink out on the balcony or strutting your increasingly trashy moves on the downstairs dancefloor, a night at the Oxford is rarely dull. This is also the centre of Sydney's bear scene - so, a must-visit for bears and anthopologists alike.

    • JasonCupitt
      JasonCupitt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Old fave
      One of the original gay bars on the strip

    • ash.barratt
      ash.barratt Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Things don't change at the Oxford
      I love this place. Totally real. Totally gay. As the sign outside says. Go there to meet a real Aussie or two!

    • sejaarts
      sejaarts Over a year ago
      Loves it

      No attitude
      The best GAY male pub, club for those who dont do atitude and girl guys... this gay pub is great for all sorts... bears and manly men..... and there friends.

    • jasonm
      jasonm Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Nice music in an open atmosphere
      A friendly crowd, great music, and a well-equipped bar (but most people get bottled beer anyway). Right at the start of the gay section of Oxford Street.