Oklahoma City Dive Bar Guide

Unexpected Dive Bars in an Unexpected City

To call a city unexpectedly vibrant is sort of a backhanded compliment, but anyone who has visited Oklahoma City can probably empathize with that description. Those unfamiliar with the city may not be sure of what to expect, only to find a dynamic, unique city full of compelling experiences (and equally compelling dive bars).

One of the city’s cultural exports is The Lunchbox, a drink concocted by Edna Scott of namesake Edna’s, a combination of Coors Light, orange juice and amaretto that tastes better than it may first appear. Since keeping track of sales in 2005, Edna’s has sold over 2 million Lunchboxes, all of it in the confines of a dollar bill-laden dive bar.

Saved from pandemic-related closure in 2020, The Wilshire Dive Bar (sometimes called The Wilshire Club) packs a winding bar into a narrow building that looks a bit like a garage without its door. Pink neon may not seem to mesh well with a jagged rock wall, but the combo fits the Oklahoma City dive bar at the heart of the city.

And then there’s Cookie’s, the black and white sign out front laced with music notes and a cocktail glass, an homage to the calling card here, karaoke. There are dive bars with occasional karaoke nights and then there’s Cookie’s where karaoke runs every night from 8:30 PM to 2 AM, making it the only dive bar of its kind in the city.

There are more gems to be uncovered throughout Oklahoma City, of course, a number of dive bars hiding in plain sight in a city filled with interesting attractions. Each takes inspiration from the city’s unique stature as big city meshed with the rustic appeal of the West.

Oklahoma City Dive Bars Not Yet Reviewed

Must Visit Recommendations

Unfortunately, we have not yet been to every single dive bar in the city, but there probably a few more punch cards on our livers, so we’ll make it there soon. In the meantime, the curated list of dives below comes highly recommended by a variety of friends, online sources and drunks.

Bricktown

JJ's Alley Bricktown Pub

212 E Sheridan Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
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Helm Farm

Edna's

5137 Classen Cir
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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Helm Farm

HiLo Club

1221 NW 50th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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Lakehurst

The Wilshire

2917 W Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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Uptown

Cookies on Western

2304 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Other Dive Bar Options

Reader Submitted

The Ugly Flamingo at 3020

3020 N Pennsylvania Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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Blue Note Lounge

2408 N Robinson Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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Bunker Club

433 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
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Cee Gee's Club

309 S Coltrane Rd
Edmond, OK 73034
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Cousins Bar & Grill

6509 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
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Good Times

1234 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
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Hawaiian Don's

3837 NW 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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Lost Highway

1613 N May Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
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The Flea

733 NW 4th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
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The Mill

3600 NW 58th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
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The Wolftrap

1109 S Broadway
Edmond, OK 73034
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