If you’re looking for a fun night out on the town, look no further than downtown Oklahoma City! When you’re leaving a concert at Paycom Center or The Criterion, why end the night there? Head over to one of the Modern Frontier’s many lively nightlife options just a short jaunt from two of OKC’s biggest concert venues.
Dance the Night Away
Dollhouse Lounge is a contemporary nightclub featuring burlesque performers open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Stop by to dance to some modern classics and try a few of the delicious cocktails available at the bar.
Oklahoma Ranch is a huge 27,000-square foot space with pool tables, mechanical bull riding and six fully stocked bars to keep the entertainment going late into the night. If you like two stepping, be sure to check out Oklahoma Ranch.
Relax and Unwind
Anyone looking for a more relaxed spot to wind down after a show should try Social Capital, Bricktown Brewery or Tipsy Tiki. While all three have a different atmosphere, each provides its own unique setting that makes for a great time.
Social Capital is a mess-hall style bar with over 100 beers available on tap. Right across the street from Scissortail Park, the top floor of Social Capital has a great view of the Oklahoma City skyline, the perfect backdrop to enjoy a drink and cap off a fun night.
For a more traditional setting, visit Bricktown Brewery. With local beer, tasty food and a classic brewery ambiance, it's hard to go wrong at Bricktown Brewery. The brewery closes at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, so be sure to head over with enough time to sit back and enjoy a drink.
Situated on the Bricktown Canal, Tipsy Tiki is a quaint, lively tiki bar with a lighthearted atmosphere and well-priced drinks. Pet-friendly and open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, this tropical nightlife option has TVs to catch the big game all while enjoying an island-themed beverage out of a pineapple!
Wine and Dine
Housed within the First National Center, the Library of Distilled Spirits is an incredible bar and lounge in a historic, 1930s bank vault. Restored to its former glory with eye-popping colors and lavish design, this gorgeous setting for drinks is one-of-a-kind, providing visitors with a chic nightlife experience you won’t get anywhere else. Upstairs is Tellers, a stunning Italian restaurant where you can get a fabulous glass of wine, a late night bite or an excellent cocktail.
Red Piano Lounge is another ornate hangout inside of a historic hotel in downtown OKC. Named after the iconic red piano that accompanies the wood-finished pillars, Red Piano lounge in the Skirvin Hotel is a beautiful spot to enjoy some evening light dining and fancy drinks after a concert.
Still not ready to stop singing along? Keep the show going at Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar! Found on the Bricktown Canal, Michael Murphy’s is always a hoot. With multiple talented piano players, a great drink selection and even a pizza menu, Michael Murphy’s has everything you need to round out a great night of live music.
While the West Village is a tad further from The Criterion and the Paycom Center than the Bricktown Entertainment District, there are still multiple bars deserving of a visit.
Take an Uber or even a Lime Scooter over to FlashBack RetroPub to spend the rest of your night playing a massive selection of arcade games while enjoying a drink from the pub’s full-service bar. Within walking distance of FlashBack RetroPub is the Jones Assembly, a huge multipurpose space that includes a full-service restaurant and bar, as well as a concert space of its own.
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