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.
McNellie's Public House is reminiscent of those traditional Irish pubs where the beer flows freely and the crowd is friendly. The best thing about McNellie's is the amount of choice; with over 350 draft and bottled beers from around the world as well as a full bar, there is certainly something for everyone's palate. In addition to the suds, McNellie's also has a full menu of traditional American/Irish pub-grub like burgers, salads, fish & chips alongside Cottage Pie just to name a couple. The pub also has a good number of flat-screen TVs so visitors can grab a beer and watch the game.
Club One 15 is the spot for Oklahoma City denizens who want to dance and mingle in a city that is not necessarily known for its nightlife. The club is very spacious and it has multiple areas with bars that enclose the dance floor. There are separate V.I.P areas as well as those for smokers and the music is a mix of 80's, techno, old-school, etc. Club One 15 also offers private event reservations for your next event, check website for details.
Once a popular florist's shop, the folks at Cheever's recently redesigned the place without tinkering with its vintage charm; enriching it with exceptional modern embellishments and intimate seating arrangements. The cafe specializes in serving Southwestern fare with a touch of international panache. The shop's flower ice storage room is now a charming wine cellar that welcomes guests for tasting sessions. Order the Chimichurri Hangar Steak or Quinoa Avocado Salad to accompany your glass of wine and follow it up with the Pan Seared Atlantic Salmon if you wish to savor their best offerings. Don't miss out on the delightful Roasted Pecan Ice Cream Ball for dessert as it is known to be quite moreish.
This restaurant which features farm-to-fork ingredients is elegant, cozy and propelled by creativity in the kitchen. The menu highlights include the constantly changing Charcuterie plate, meticulously prepared entrees like the Ponderosa Farms Duck Meatballs and the perfectly Pan Roasted Neah Bay Ling Cod, alongside their exquisite desserts. Don't forget about their extensive wine list, it has varietals from across the globe and every glass can be matched with your meal. Overall, this restaurant could rival any other in San Francisco or New York City with its impeccable service, outstanding ambiance and innovative dishes.
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.
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.
You will find French, southwest American, Italian and fusion cuisine on the menu at this intimate restaurant in Bricktown. With inside seating for 82 maximum, this restaurant is very small and romantic. You can sit on the patio cafe style and watch the passers-by. There is a full bar and a large wine list in this unusual restaurant. Try the Salmon au Poivre or the Seafood Diane if you are in the mood for something from the sea. The pasta dishes are very popular as well.