Our Favorite Places to Grab a Drink in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the largest city in Oklahoma, and it’s also known as the Horse Show Capital of the world. Tourists enjoy going to basketball games featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder or stepping out to the clubs to check out the bustling nightlife.  What may surprise you is that you can find high-quality bars, dive bars, honky-tonks, and more in the heart of OKC. Bar food is good, but I like when you can find a nice restaurant that has a bar with great drinks to go with the cuisine. 

group of friends having a fun time drinking beer at a bar in Oklahoma City

Sometimes, the bar is all you need as long as the snacks are filling, and you’re with a good crowd. The following list has a little of everything, upscale bars, dive bars, restaurants with an in-house bar, and more.  Check out our list of the best bars in OKC!

The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro

6418 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Phone: 405-840-9463
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The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro is near the Grand Boulevard Parkin the Nichols Hills neighborhood. This relaxed and tastefully decorated environment is perfect for any occasion, whether casual or formal. 

Serving high-quality food alongside premier wines and cocktails, The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro has been and continues to be amongst the top choices in Oklahoma City for amazing food and drinks. The menu evolves, but the fine wine and exceptional service remain the same. 

You can always drop by the bar for appetizers and a glass of wine with friends and family.  There’s also a happy hour so that you can get specialty cocktails or one of their 300 wines selected by hand for a discounted price.  The Metro also offers wine tastings and dinners. The red wine is exquisite with the Butternut Squash Bisque and the Crab Cakes they serve, both packed with flavor. 

The Jones Assembly

901 W Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: 405-212-2378
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The Jones Assembly is one of many fun places to get a drink on OKC. If you want good food, excellent drinks, and pleasant music, check out TJA, located on the west end of downtown on historic Film Row. The hip vibes in this industrial-chic location are perfect after a long day or for casually hanging out. 

The atmosphere is welcoming, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. You won’t find better classic cocktails and craft beer in the area. They also have an extensive wine list along with an innovative beverage program.

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You can make reservations online for the Jones Assembly, which is convenient for large groups. Don’t miss their weekend brunch, which features the tastiest mimosas I’ve ever had. The upstairs bar has both indoor and outdoor seating which was great.  I recommend the So Fresca, So Clean cocktail with Gordon’s gin, amaretto, peach schnapps, house agua fresca, lime, cucumber, and kiwi. It was magnificent! 

R & J Lounge and Supper Club

320 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405-602-5066
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The R&J Lounge and Supper Club bring you classic cocktails and beers to pair with yummy bar foods. Think old-timey vibes with drinks like the Old-fashioned, the French 75, 7 and 7’s, and Grasshoppers. There are daily drink specials, and the seasonal cocktails are outstanding.

The R&J is one of the fun bars that have great appetizers to go with the drinks. The most popular dish is the Relish Tray with spicy cucumbers, warm buttered peppers and olives, feta, pimento cheese, pickled collard greens, and artichoke dip. It’s seriously delicious.

Top sellers on the drink menu include the Hot Butterworth ( Rye Whiskey, Smoked Maple Syrup, Ancho Chile Liqueur, and Lemon) and the Bee’s Knees ( Honey, Lemon, and Gin). 

The red and gold decor fits perfectly with the 50s-themed menu, and the outdoor patio is also a plus. There are a ton of drink options, and if you don’t see what you want, ask the bartender; they’ll likely accommodate. 

Pub W

Multiple locations
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Pub W has different locations scattered around OKC with traditional pub decor. The atmosphere is cheerful, bright, airy, and overall fun. It’s a good place to hang out or kick back and enjoy a cold brew. The bar food is top-notch, especially the pigs and blanket and meatloaf. 

They also have a daily happy hour with cocktails, wine, draft beers, and innovative drinks. The Pub W serves brunch with tasty drinks like mimosas, Bloody Mary, and other options.  The service at the Pub W is excellent. This little spot is one of the best dive bars in OKC. The food and drinks are good and cheap, and you’re likely to have a good time surrounded by the ones you love. 


730 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405-702-6960
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You can find Guyutes near the corner of Shartel and NW 23rd Ave, in the historic Uptown district. It’s a unique eatery that serves a quaint gourmet menu. Guyutes is an industrial building that has a flat rooftop. 

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Guyutes gets its name from the Phish song, Guyute. There are more than 100 tour posters plastered on the walls, and the ambiance is eclectic. The menu has vegan and healthy options, and the drink menu has a long list of beer, specialty cocktails, spirits, and wines. The Fire on the Pineapple Cocktail and the Disco Biscuit are crowd favorites. 

The service is fast and the staff is personable and willing to accommodate drink requests. Great choice any night of the week of you choose Guyutes.  


5137 Classen Cir, Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: 405-840-3339
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Edna’s is a club restaurant in Oklahoma City that’s very popular among the locals. This rustic joint is better known for its welcoming raucous, beer-based cocktails and the jukebox and a pool table that both provide essential entertainment.

This restaurant is renowned for its “Lunchbox” cocktails, which are prepared with light beer, fresh orange juice and amaretto served in a frosty mug. The club has sold well over a million of these vaunted cocktails.  Stop by and enjoy some fine appetizers and baskets dinners. Edna’s was named one of The Best Bars In Oklahoma City so it is very unlikely that you’d be disappointed.

The Pump Bar

2425 N Walker Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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The Pump Bar is located 1.4 miles from the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum. It’s fair to describe this bar as possessing a very chill and casual ambiance. The food happens to be inexpensive and the drinks are priced fairly as well. Stop by at the Pump Bar in time to catch the delicious brunch that’s served daily.

Starting at $2 you can enjoy the Pump Bar’s wide selection of either canned or bottled beers and they have about 20 different beers available on tap! Perhaps on your visit, you may be fortunate enough to get there for Taco Tuesdays or even Wings Wednesdays. 

And while you’re on your visit be sure to try Pump Bar specials such as the Black Betty with Gin, fresh lemon, blackberry, and mint, topped with squirt.

Black Walnut

100 NE 4th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: 405-445-6273
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Stop by and take part in Black Walnut’s pairing of global street cocktails making their way from Bali to Brazil. You can find Black Walnut at NE 4th Street and Walnut Avenue in Deep Deuce. Come dressed but not too dressy to the Black Walnut. 

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While you’re there you won’t be able to ignore the creative food and the delightful unbuttoned atmosphere. Black Walnut has some of the most skillful bartenders in the city and they are very knowledgeable and informed enough to provide awesome suggestions!  While you’re enjoying great drinks, pick a dish from the eclectic menu which samples from many different styles of fare.


320 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405-778-6800
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Ludivine is located in the heart of Oklahoma’s Midtown District. The property has much character beginning with its elegant style and the hospitality that exudes from everyone that works at the establishment.  The menu is seasonal and dictated by what’s locally available at the time. This can make for a menu that has a lot of variety.

Moreover, this Posh restaurant presents farm-to-table New American cuisine and craft cocktails amidst modern decor. However, without a doubt, the star of the show is the craft beers and the unfettered variety that they provide!

Bricktown Brewery

Multiple locations
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The Bricktown Brewery is available at many locations in Oklahoma City in neighborhoods such as Midwest City, Remington Park, Downtown, and more. The restaurant is uniquely designed and boasts a very welcoming and spacious area where guests can readily eat great food and local beers.

Moreover, you absolutely won’t fuss about the servers because they are exceptional, to say the least. The Bricktown Brewery is home to award-winning craft drafts made by a more than competent brewery team as well as a selection of great-tasting local beer.  The food is unassuming and good. This place serves classics that never get old such as burgers, pizza, and fork and spoon plates.

O Bar

1200 N Walker Ave 7th Floor, Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405-898-8170
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You have to stop by and visit Oklahoma City’s premier rooftop bar, O Bar. You won’t forget the time you had enjoying a fine dining experience while being elevated above the city with stunning views of downtown Oklahoma City! 

This bar is conveniently located seven stories above the Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City in Midtown. Thanks to O Bar’s innovative drinks, you won’t ever become bored with the selection that they provide you; there’s always something for someone. 

The cuisine is French-inspired, and you’d be remiss if you didn’t try their filet and frites. Furthermore, their signature cocktails like the Pink Zebra or the Lawrenceburg Old Fashioned are delightful. 

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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