Local watering holes should never be overlooked. These community haunts have great drinks at reasonable prices and a ton of heritage. For an atmosphere that is welcoming and laid back, check out the 10 best neighborhood bars in Oklahoma.
The drink that put Edna’s on the map is the Lunchbox, which includes Coors Light, a shot of amaretto and a splash of orange juice served in a chilled glass. It’s been featured on a segment of “the Tonight Show.” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert filmed the music video “We Were Us” at Edna’s. It’s a local bar that is a legend in Oklahoma.
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The Daily Meal lists Grady’s as the best dive bar in Oklahoma. Grady’s is a local hangout on Historic Route 66 that features cold beer, great service and a relaxing atmosphere. Grady Cross, who toured with Cross Canadian Ragweed, settled down in his home town and brought this place to life to give the community a place for live music.
Fishbonz is a sports bar that has a great environment and staff. Practically every night has some special event. Mondays and Thursdays have free poker at 7 p.m. On Saturday, you’ll find a live band or DJ with special music. Karaoke on Wednesday and Fridays. It’s where the locals hang out.
This bar bills itself as Tulsa’s oldest downtown bar. The bartenders are Orpha’s Lounge are widely regarded as some of the very best. The vibe is low-key and relaxed and the atmosphere is just what you need after a long week.
When you’re in the Grand Lake area, this bar needs to be on your must-stop list. Although the theme is motorcycles, don’t the lack of one keep from enjoying the laid-back atmosphere, pub food, and fresh drinks. Make sure to take time to enjoy the cheeky and historic décor.
The Bluebonnet is the oldest bar in the Norman community, which says a lot about its atmosphere and service. You’ll only find local musicians performing live music here, because no out of town bands are booked. Follow them on Facebook for a list of performers.
At JJ’s, you can sit on the patio in a rocking chair, sipping your whiskey or one of the 1,000 Long Island Iced Tea variations. The décor is eccentric and unique. When you’re in the neighborhood, it’s an excellent place to relax and unwind.
The Stone Wall also has a long history in this community town. Established in 1978, it’s not considered a college or sports bar, just a neighborhood bar where anyone is welcome.
This tavern is known for its Halloween Party, but it’s a fun place all year long to grab a cold beer and enjoy some time with friends. With over 80 years of history in Logan County, you know that the service has got to be good and the atmosphere will make you want to come back.
This Lawton hangout features live metal bands on Friday and Saturday, but it’s open all week long. Make sure to try the Frozen Jager Bomb, a local specialty.