Oklahoma City offers an abundance of choices for a casual night out with friends. With local breweries, chic bars and late-night activities, it is easy to find nightlife that fits your mood.
Laughter and Games
Treat your funny bone to the Bricktown Comedy Club, one of Bricktown's most energetic nightlife attractions—featuring a full calendar of comedians and a menu complete with food and drink options. BCC hosts a free Open-Mic Night on Wednesdays, open to everyone from professions to new comics taking the stage for the first time. All shows are 18+ to enter.
OKC Improv is Oklahoma City's premier showcase of the best local and regional improv. They are devoted to building a thriving and sustainable improv scene through regular performance opportunities. Located in the Plaza District, this comedy hub is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Battle your friends with the games you grew up on at FlashBack RetroPub. Being OKC’s original arcade bar, Flashback specializes in vintage arcade games and nostalgic mementos. Flashback is home to more than 120 retro games that you can play as much as your heart desires with a $5 cover charge on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Bar Hop
If you're looking to sit out on the patio to enjoy the nice weather, look no further than The Pump Bar. With one of the best patio spaces in all of OKC, The Pump is the perfect place to catch up with friends. Walking through roll-up service bay doors at the bar you will be greeted with 16 local and specialty beers on tap, more than 50 domestic and import craft bottles and whiskeys made by Southerners or Scotsmen whose names you can’t pronounce.
If you're looking for a local spot with weekly live music, look no further than the 51st Street Speakeasy. The bar has been a mecca for local music lovers and bar enthusiasts alike with jazz night every Wednesday, and both touring and local bands filling in for the weekends. Offering a full dance floor upstairs, large outdoor patio and a full food and drink menu, 51st Street Speakeasy is the spot to be for any night outing.
If you’re looking for a unique nightlife experience, cruise through the Bricktown Entertainment District in style on the Bricktown Bike Bar. The pedal-powered bike bar is an entertaining outdoor adventure for groups of up to 16 riders. Tours can be taken on a pre-designed route through Bricktown or on a custom route. The bike bar comes with a party facilitator who will guide you through the route, allowing bar stops at your leisure.
Music and Dance
For one of the best nights out in the town, you'll want to visit Ponyboy in Uptown 23rd, this Oklahoma themed, two-story bar hosts both DJs and live bands almost every day of the week. The upstairs of Ponyboy has a full dance floor and bar so you and your friends can dance the night away. If you're hungry, don't skip out on their delicious food offerings like their Chicken Katsu Sandwich, Bruiser Burger or Gochujang Cauliflower.
VZD’s Restaurant & Bar is a locally owned and operated bar located in the heart of the Western Avenue district. For three decades, it has been a hub for live music and fountain for beer and fabulous mixed drinks. Hosting a state-of-the-art sound system in an intimate setting, VZD's is an excellent choice for anyone looking to enjoy music and dance without the feeling of being in a larger club.
No one cares about your dancing skills at Groovy’s. Hidden off a main vein in Northwest OKC, Groovy’s is a small club where throwback music is on repeat. There is a cover fee on Saturday nights, but a small entry fee is worth the hours of dancing you’ll enjoy.
Located along the Bricktown Canal, Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos has been a signature live entertainment venue in OKC for years. The show consists of 3 piano players who take the stage in rotations while performing a high-energy, request-driven show, with hints of comedy and banter throughout. Enjoy a night filled with delicious drinks, spirited karaoke and a rock and roll piano show.
While there are tons of options for you to experience, we would be remiss to not mention OKC's bustling craft brewery scene with 19 locally-loved establishments providing almost endless options to fit anyone's taste buds.