Is honkytonk a musical style, a feeling or a place? When you’re in Oklahoma City, the answer is a great big YES to all three. We love our Western roots, and we love great music. Whether you want to gussy all the way up for a fancy night on the town or prefer a more down-home, laid-back vibe, our honkytonk scene is strong. If you’ve never tried line-dancing, you’re in luck – many of our recommendations offer free dance lessons. One or two also offer bull riding, but best leave that to the experts!   


Oklahoma Ranch


Chisolm’s Saloon

Perhaps the O.G. of country and western dance clubs in Oklahoma City, Chisolm’s Saloon has been cuttin’ a rug since 1979. There’s something unique happening every night they’re open, which is Tuesday through Saturday. On Tuesdays, enjoy free two-step, waltz and shuffle dance lessons. On Thursdays from 7-9 p.m., Craig the Dancing Cowboy offers free dance lessons, plus there’s karaoke. And prizes! On other nights, you’ll find (in addition to dancing) darts tournaments, free food and lots more.  


Oklahoma Ranch

Bricktown’s rockin’ country bar lives up to its tagline and then some. Oklahoma Ranch is massive, with a huge, beautiful wooden dance floor, concert-grade light shows, an entire upper level filled with pool tables and seating, multiple bars, loads of top-notch live performances and house music so good people show up every single weekend, rain or shine, to hit the dance floor.  



You’ll love it for the great music, line dancing lessons and terrific cocktails, and – added bonus – Cowboys showcases indoor bull riding on the weekends. It’s lively, it’s friendly and it’s quintessentially Oklahoman. You’ll want to dress to impress – there’s a clear dress code (no tank tops for the fellas, flip flops, athletic gear or sunglasses), so polish your boots and wear your best Western finery!  


Redneck Dance Hall

Do you love to line dance? Redneck Dance Hall is here for it. Ladies are free on Wednesday nights; on Saturdays, there’s free admission for everyone 21 and older until 9 p.m. There are plenty of drink specials all night every night and the music will keep you and your posse moving. 


Coyote Ugly Saloon

What started as a little dive bar in New York City’s East Village (of all places!) has become a global sensation, thanks to the hit 2000 movie about the joint. Now you’ll find Coyote Ugly bars in 20 locations around the world including Oklahoma City’s Bricktown entertainment district. Word to the wise: Coyote Ugly can be rowdy! 


Katt’s Cove

A cool little spot for live music, great margaritas, beer specials plus pokers, darts and karaoke, this low-key spot is very much where locals go to have some fun. Off the beaten path, a little south of downtown, Katt’s prides itself on its friendliness and terrific vibes. 


Oklahoma Opry

With performances most Saturday nights, the Oklahoma Opry, now performing in Bricktown, holds the rare distinction of being a truly family-friendly, high-caliber live music show. It’s lots of fun, there’s room for dancing and the show starts early. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7 p.m. Snacks and soft drinks are available, but no alcohol. Best to get tickets in advance – they tend to sell out.   


Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Oklahoma’s late, great country music icon, the one and only Toby Keith, founded this hybrid restaurant/live music venue and guests can feel his Oklahoma-friendly, down-home energy in every detail. All day, every day guests can enjoy $2.50 cans of PBR, Busch Light and Miller High Life at Toby Keith's. Great big portions of Southern classic fare, a country-cool atmosphere and friendly staff guarantee a good time for all. Check their schedule for weekly live music. 



After two-stepping and line dancing at one of these local honky tonks, be sure to check out more nightlife options here.