The Journal Record
By Molly M. Fleming

 

 

OKLAHOMA CITY – When Ian and Hailey McDermid originally talked about opening a bar, their first choice was the former jewelry store with the green exterior directly west of 23rd Street’s Tower Theater.

Eight years later, that’s exactly where The Pump Bar owners will put their second concept, The Bunker Club.

The concept came together over a bottle of tequila. Once the bottle was finished, the post-war atomic-era-inspired bar was born.

“You don’t open a bar one year and then plan a second one,” said Hailey McDermid. “But it was too good of an opportunity to pass up.”

 

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