This laid-back restaurant/bar is dedicated to hot melts and beer, such a great combo it is surprising there aren't more places like this in every U.S. city. From the bar, visitors will find a rotating cascade of wonderful beers alongside some creative cocktails, try the Freestyle Shandy, a delectable mix of Pils, ginger beer and lemon. And to eat, the menu features the best Poutine in OKC and every single sandwich melt is amazing. From the 'Macaroni Pony' filled with Chipotle BBQ Pulled Pork and three-cheese mac in a jalapeno cornbread roll to the 'The Cortez' made with braised short ribs, there is no wrong choice. Take a look at the website for complete menu.
Not only is TapWerks Oklahoma's oldest tap house, it has a staggering 212 beers on tap, which also makes it the largest in the state. TapWerks also serves up some decent pub food, with a slightly German slant, as well as the typical burgers, sandwiches and soups. The bar has pool tables, dart boards and a jukebox, so there's plenty of entertainment for all.
In the heart of Bricktown, this two-story restaurant and bar is a hot spot for the young, single after-work crowd. Upstairs you will find a large, very casual bar area where you can enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Downstairs is a casual restaurant and lounge area, which is a little more family-friendly. The chefs cook up quite a variety here, including pork, chicken, steak, fish, sandwiches and burgers. The steaks are the most popular items on the menu. In addition to dinner, the bar has a great lunch menu with many of the same items, only at a better price.
Beer and live music make great partners and the guys at the 51st Street Speakeasy definitely appreciate this combo. Here guests will find great live music and a full bar that includes a nice selection of whiskey, beer and wines from around the world. Many up-and-coming local bands ply their trade here almost every night of the week and the patio in the back is the perfect place to have a drink.
Located in the Skirvin Hilton Downtown Hotel, this piano bar is a great place to listen to live music from Tuesday to Saturday and sip on a hand-crafted cocktail. Try their 'Sidecar', it is a classic blend of cognac and cointreau with a little citrus that never goes out of style. On the menu, the Skirvin provides small bites from its in-house kitchen with items that include wings, fries, bruschetta, calamari, a Charcuterie board and they even serve pork rillette! Overall, the Red Piano is a great spot to bring a business associate or the perfect date and listen to the sounds of the piano that is actually red.
It seems as if every city in the U.S. has a place called the 'Blue Note'. In OKC however, this one is not named after the legendary jazz label. Nevertheless, since 1951 this particular one has provided the sounds of every type of music imaginable, not just jazz. In fact, Blue Note is a haven for punk and rock fans, with at least one live act on stage during the week. Upon entering, the casual atmosphere and great drinks only highlight the music. And if you're here during happy hour you'll get to play a free game of pool and enjoy two drinks for the price of one.
The Blue Door is a rustic music club in Oklahoma City. It is the brainchild of Greg Johnson, the founder of Blue Door. Guests are literally greeted with two big blue doors, which was the inspiration behind the name of this jaunt. The venue takes pride in encouraging new and upcoming songwriters as well as hosts prominent names from the music industry on their stage. The 100 seat venue follows the Bring Your Own Beer policy and is reckoned a must visit when in town.