If you have driven down North Walker Avenue in Oklahoma City at any point you would have likely noticed the bright lights and loyal clientele of The Pump Bar. The vintage gas station motif helps to make for a fun low-key atmosphere. The Black Betty is a berry good drink. Blackberry, lemon, and mint combine for a perfect warm-weather cocktail that will have you coming back for more. Have some food to accompany your drink and check out their menu.
Few things outside of sports cause Oklahomans to throw down the gauntlet, barbeque is one of those things. Bedlam BAR-B-Q is a love letter to Oklahoma sports that is written in BBQ sauce. The Pulled Pork at Bedlam is best enjoyed on their scenic patio.
What’s that brewery with the awesome patio and fire pit? As if the exteriors and interiors of Cross Timbers Brewing Co. weren’t enough, they also boast a great selection of beer. Pickles are the perfect way to pucker your pout this summer and how better than with the Bob Dillin’ beer at Cross Timbers. Plus, they have the best beer to kick back with after a long day This Perfect Day.
Dining on Smoked Salmon and Pita, while spending an evening under the stars cozied up to a stylish fire is fantastic. Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar at Chisholm Creek is the place where you can chill with your friends and family or have a date night with the one.
Volare Campus Corner has an incredible view of Norman. Their deck is one of the best places to socialize. Mount Vesuvius is the best of both worlds delicious rigatoni pasta dressed with crunchy pizza crust. Each of their pizzas are made with several different combinations of toppings and cheeses. The Bee Sting pizza is probably not the pizza you are used to and that’s awesome!
The Patriarch Craft beer House & Lawn is just down the street from the University of Central Oklahoma is all about community. The fact that the bar is in a large house that is over one hundred years old adds to the family atmosphere. This is a place where strangers forge lifelong friendships. A great way to make friends at The Patriarch is with mouthwatering food. Why not share some Loaded Fritters or Pork Belly Potato Skins?
A bit of Germany right in Midtown, Fassler Hall has been around for quite a while due in large part to the many regulars that patron it. You will often find friendly groups enjoying some beers and games on their awesome cement patio. It wouldn’t be a German restaurant without some succulent sausages. Up for order are classics like Bratwurst and Cheddarwurst as well as tastes more unique. Totally at home in Oklahoma is the Hunter it is made up of venison, pork, and bison meat. Beer is the drink of choice at Fassler Hall. Of the German variety, there are Ayinger Celebrator, Schneider Eisbock, and Paulaner Oktoberfest. Fassler also makes sure to highlight some of the local beer selection as well, they carry Coop DNR and Prairie Bomb.
If you have been to Yukon recently you probably know that everyone loves talking about the Fried Deviled Eggs at The Lokal. Follow those up with The Lokal Club layers of Black Forest ham, pastrami, and turkey bacon.
Grady’s 66 Pub hosts many live performances throughout the year. Co-owner Grady Cross himself was an original Cross Canadian Ragweed member. Good drinks go hand in hand with live music. In addition to their beer selection, mixed drinks like Grady’s STD Shot have developed their own followings.
Formerly known as the Habana Inn the District Hotel is the perfect place for those twenty-one and over to hang poolside going into summer. It is the watering hole to see and be seen. Simply purchase a pool pass at the hotel’s front desk for $10 and join the festivities. Flashy and colorful surroundings match the exuberant swimmers and sunbathers dotted around the pool’s rim. The poolside DJ spins all the hottest up-tempo hits you need while the cabana bartenders keep the drinks flowing. As a longstanding feature of Oklahoma City’s LGBT community, The District is an oasis that celebrates difference as evidenced by the vivid murals decorating the property and the dynamic programming it hosts.