This past weekend I went out for a friend’s birthday and it was a blast! I have been to Bricktown in OKC a few times but have never truly explored Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. My first trip to the Outlet malls was just a few weeks ago, so Saturday night in Downtown OKC was a real treat. If you are ever wanting to get out and go to the city, or maybe you are in Oklahoma City visiting friends/family or on business and need tips on cool places to stop by, check out the list below!
1. Empire Pizza
We started our night out at Empire Pizza, a truly magical place. I ordered a slice of the Figgy Stardust, a delicious combo of Basil & almond pesto, marinated mozzarella, roasted chicken, baked ham, and figs. My friend ordered the Fat Tony, a slice including Ricotta, house Italian sausage, and red onion. We both concurred that the pizza was amazing, the environment was fun, and while it was pretty crowded because we came before the main festivities as just a party of two we were able to snag a table immediately.
The Bleu Garten is a beer garden that is outdoors featuring three bars (with almost identical menus), 2 food trucks, corn hole, a ton of outdoor seating, and approximately twenty TVs playing various sporting events. When we went I realized how close to sooner territory we were because all but one TV had the OU game on, but out of our group 10/12 attended OU for undergrad or graduate school so it was pretty expected. The Bleu Garten has a very laid back kind of vibe and is great if you want to play corn hole, a board game, watch sports, and just hang out. I had a blast getting to meet some of the friends in the group and the drinks were really tasty!
3. Fassler Hall
Fassler Hall was awesome! My friend and I both agreed we need to bring our other friends there. It is really nice on the inside with a huge indoor and outdoor seating area, good food, and a delicious grapefruit drink I don’t know the name of. Three of us agreed that we’d leave early to get seats at The Boom, so we were only there for a hot 15 minutes, but I liked what I saw and will absolutely be going back to see what it is about!
4. The Boom
The Boom is known for their incredible drag shows, something I was surprised to find at such a high quality in Oklahoma. The girls were amazing, and the host was so charismatic and fun! It was one of the best drag shows I’ve ever been to, and I really want to bring my husband and some of our other friends along to go see it some time. 11pm at The Boom is when it starts, but get there early if you want a seat! By 10:45 the bar was already pretty packed, and as the show began the room just continued to fill. They are doing a Rocky Horror Picture Show and serving meatloaf throughout October and the rest of September, so if you are interested you should definitely check it out.
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