If you’re a sports fan, OKC is your kind of town. We’ve got dozens of great spots to watch the game, the tournament, the race or the match!
Places you could take the kids:
Louie’s Bar & Grill. With five OKC locations, chances are there’s a Louie’s Bar & Grill near you. Open for lunch and dinner, this casual American eatery and pub serves a terrific variety of burgers, sandwiches, tacos and more, all intentionally affordable, in a low-key, casual atmosphere. You can’t go wrong with the fried green beans!
The Garage Burgers & Beer. Definitely family-friendly, but sit at the bar if you just want to hang with the grownups! OKC is home to five Garage locations, including our fave in Midtown. They’ve taken happy hour up a notch with Rad Hour (which is Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 3-6 p.m.), $2.25 domestic beers and $2.99 house wines, plus amazing burgers served 15 ways, tacos, fries and much, much more.
The OG OKC sports bars:
Cock o’ the Walk Bar & Grill. Claiming the title of OKC’s oldest sports bar, Cock o’ the Walk has been open since 1960. It’s a classic, old-school neighborhood sports bar with pool tables, lots of TVs and classic bar fare: nachos, wraps and half-pound burgers. Terrific queso, excellent chili and a full bar make the Cock a must-visit on game day.
Cousins Bar & Grill. Since 1987, Cousins has brought its neighborhood charm to neighborhood locals and newbies alike. Loaded potato skins, wings, nachos, burgers, plate dinners and wraps plus a full bar, big TVs and pool tables – the classic neighborhood bar at its best.
Lumpy’s Sports Grill. There are three Lumpy’s outposts in OKC, and we love all of them. In addition to your traditional sports bar activities (e.g: watching sports), Lumpy’s kicks the fun up a notch with karaoke nights, open mic nights and live music. If you love bar food, this is your Nirvana. They’ve got wings, eggrolls, potato skins, popcorn chicken, loaded fries and SO MANY drink specials.
Fassler Hall. This is the German-style pub in Midtown has plenty of seating to accommodate large groups and an extensive menu to quench your thirst and feed your hungry belly. They've got brats, appetizers, salads and sandwiches. For drinks, Fassler Hall offers German and domestic beer on tap and in the bottle, as well as cocktails and wine. Flat-screen TVs line the walls of the bar and seating area, making it a perfect place to watch the big game.
Republic Gastropub. With about a zillion TVs, more than 100 unique beers on tap, nearly 250 hand-selected bottled beers from around the world, a solid wine list and clever cocktails, a full bar and menu items like Thai beef salad, black bean tostada stack and Bock battered fish & chips, Republic’s Classen Curve location is, understandably, always bustling. Pro tip: if it’s a big game, you’ll want to make a reservation.
Chalk. Unabashedly upscale, Chalk, located in Chisolm Creek, takes classic bar food and elevates it with a unique style. The deviled eggs? They’re deep-fried. The nachos? They’re smothered in steak, along with cheddar, jalapenos, red onions, salsa and guac. We can admit it: we’re slightly addicted to the pimento crab wontons with hot honey and the entrees are equally exceptional. Full bar, great beers and drink specials? Naturally!
Pool Bar & Bodega at 21C. Not your traditional sports bar, and that’s what we love about it. Fun and upscale with a casual cool factor, Pool Bar’s cocktail list is fun: the Frozen Penguin Mule is vodka, with blackberry, rosehips, lemon, honey and ginger; the Cowabunga Cowboy is a fresh mix of blanco tequila, Topo Chico, lime, strawberry and a kick of jalapeno. You’ll love the BBQ mushroom sandwich, pimento cheeseburger and snack pack with cheese, salami, pickles and fruit. It’s a vibe, and we are here for it!
Also worth your while: VZD’s Restaurant & Bar, Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery, Henry Hudson’s Pub and The Drum Room.