Have you ever sipped a cocktail at a 1950s-themed supper club? Did you ever dream about gaming at a vintage arcade while drinking your favorite beer? The slew of creatively-themed and decorated bars in Oklahoma make for a memorable night out. For something a little different than the usual, check out the 10 best unique bars in the state.
This bar will take you back to the Cold War. The décor is retro-futuristic. TVs are black and white. Themed drinks like the “Mind Bender Bomb” will tempt your palate. It’s located inside the Tower Theatre building.
R&J Supper Club is a retreat into the 1950s and 1960s. The signature drink is a Grasshopper, but it features all types of classic cocktails from that era. The food is just like what you might have gotten at home, Cheesy crab toast, pimento sandwiches, beef stroganoff and coq au vin.
Eischen’s holds the title as the “Oldest Bar in Oklahoma.” It was established in 1896. Although a fire destroyed a lot of the building in 1993, the bar was re-opened a few months later. The fried chicken is what they’re known for. Bring cash, because they don’t take credit or debit cards.
This laundromat/pub is probably one of the few places where you can enjoy a drink while you do laundry. You can also drop off your laundry, let them do the work while you enjoy some pub food, a game of pool, and a drink. On the second Saturday of the month, they feature live music.
This bar is all about cycling. You’ll find several bikes hanging on the walls. The calendar is full of live music. It’s a really popular place right now. It’s close to Cain’s Ballroom, so when there’s an event the Soundpony gets very busy. You’ll love this lively spot.
At the Saturn Lounge, be prepared to take an adventure to a tropical paradise. Although you can enjoy wine and beer at this Tiki Bar, choose one of the hand-crafted cocktails, like the Macadamia Nut Chi-Chi or Port-au-Prince, made with premium spirits, fresh ingredients, and lots of love.
If you’re in love with the 1980s, you have to get to this Blue Dome bar with dozens of arcade games from the past. There’s never a cover, but it does get busy. Once you’ve visited this spot, you’ll want to come back again and again.
The Vault is a historic building that was built to house an auto bank with six drive-through lanes. At the time, it was the largest one in the world. Today, it’s a restaurant and pub, with cocktails out of the mid-20th century, like the Hemmingways Daiquiri, Ponzi Scheme, or a Dow Jones.
To enter this speakeasy, you have to ring a doorbell in the alley. Although it’s known for its first-class, mouthwatering steaks, you can also get classic cocktails from the 1920s, like the lemon drop martini, a sidecar or Manhattan.
Hilo Club has been dubbed Oklahoma’s most iconic bar. It’s got burlesque shows, drag shows, and games. It also features a Sunday brunch. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy the show. Participate if you want. Make sure to enjoy the drinks. Check the calendar for some great music and entertainment.