The Oxford Tavern
While evidence of the pub's shady past remain, such as the sign in the window promising 'Live Girls', the Oxford Tavern in Petersham has been transformed into a fun boozer with a shady beer garden, pool tables, and more booths than that restaurant from Seinfeld.
At the bar, there's Kosciuszko and James Squire on tap, as well as tinnies of Budweiser, Moritz and Rio Bravo. Bloody Marys come three different ways, including one with peri peri sauce. The cocktail list also sports a Banana Hammock (rye, banana liqueur, lemon and soda) and a Sundowner (gin, Antica, grapefruit, lime and bitters).
For eats, try adorable little cheeseburgers, buffalo cauliflower balls or BBQ corn coated with popcorn and Doritos. Larger feeds include BBQ pork rolls slathered in chilli sauce and a chicken schnitzel the size of a small island. In a nod to the pub's past, dessert is the Jelly Wrestle. It comes with jellies, ice cream, caramel popcorn, raspberry sauce, whipped cream and cherries on top. List price includes gloves and the threat that you won't be provided cutlery. There's no mention of how you'll feel in the morning.