OKG Eat: Drink on 

Oklahoma Gazette does not endorse binge drinking, drunken driving, public drunkenness and/or alcohol abuse. That said, endorsing and engaging are two very different words. Look at how many gs are in engaging. Way more than endorsing. You can easily tell the difference. We like to party — responsibly. Seriously, we will not cover your bail money.

— by Greg Elwell, photos by Mark Hancock, Garett Fisbeck and Keaton Draper

Day bartender Wallace McLeod serves a Newcastle Brown Ale at TapWerks.  mh
  • Day bartender Wallace McLeod serves a Newcastle Brown Ale at TapWerks. mh

TapWerks Ale House

121 E. Sheridan Ave.

tapwerks.com

319-9599

The management at TapWerks Ale House has requested that I stop shortening their name to TWerks. But I won’t because that’s a pretty funny name for a pretty great bar. With 212 taps and over 100 bottled beers, you won’t have any trouble finding the right brew to satisfy you. There are no guarantees that the bartender will find the right combo to get your rear end quaking like an Oklahoma injection well, but you can try your luck.

Jesse Wales makes a Kahiki Kai at The Pump in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Jesse Wales makes a Kahiki Kai at The Pump in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

The Pump Bar

2425 N. Walker Ave.

pumpbar.net

702-8898

Whether you’re eating brunch or dinner or are gulping down any number of its delightful Tiki drinks, it’s hard to deny the appeal of The Pump Bar. Owned by the former proprietors of The Drunken Fry, the vast patio at Pump has quickly become a favorite for the city’s boozerati. Fun fact: You’ll want to use the restrooms, where they are always playing the Harry Potter audiobooks. Always.

Dandice Porter pours Drew Renshaw a drink at Little Kicks Halfway Inn.  mh
  • Dandice Porter pours Drew Renshaw a drink at Little Kicks Halfway Inn. mh

Little Dicks Halfway Inn

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

facebook.com/littledicks.halfwayinn

670-3425

If you’ve seen a show at Diamond Ballroom, you’ve no doubt noticed the watering hole next door. What awaits you inside Little Dicks Halfway Inn? You’ll have to go all the way inside to find out. OKC’s Original Tiki Tavern definitely qualifies as a dive bar, but it’s one with plenty of character and a panoply of affordable drinks. Plus, you get to tell people you whet your whistle at Little Dicks.

Passengers and driver, Eric Flores, of the Briktown Bike Bar make their way through Bricktown on Friday, 6-19-15.  mh
  • Passengers and driver, Eric Flores, of the Briktown Bike Bar make their way through Bricktown on Friday, 6-19-15. mh

Bricktown Bike Bar

14 E. Main St.

bricktownbikebar.com

633–2546

Do not get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking. But if someone else is driving, hop on Bricktown Bike Bar with 15 of your closest friends and pedal your way to some of the city’s best bars. Or bring a cooler, listen to some tunes and get your leg workout done in front of a bunch of strangers leaving a Dodgers game. The point is alcohol and fitness are not mutually exclusive.

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Frosted Mug Grill & Big Bar

1800 S. Meridian Ave.

frostedmugokc.com

681-1900

Frosted Mug’s big bar is a good stop if you’re looking for a big drink served by a beautiful woman. (Seriously, its website brags about having attractive wait staff and bartenders.) Wednesdays boast whiskey specials and Thursdays feature tequilas, but no matter what night you go in, they’ll have 18 draft beers and another 40 varieties in bottles. That’s one bottled beer per big flatscreen TV in the joint, if you’re keeping count.

beer on bartop at the Wolftrap in Edmond, Oklahoma, Tuesday, july 1, 2015 - KEATON DRAPER
  • Keaton Draper
  • beer on bartop at the Wolftrap in Edmond, Oklahoma, Tuesday, july 1, 2015

The Wolftrap

1109 S. Broadway, Edmond

thewolftrapbar.com

340-7075

You don’t have to drink to enjoy Edmond, but it helps! And there’s no place more incongruous to most folks’ idea of that fine municipality than The Wolftrap. Billed as the city’s oldest dive bar, it’s one of the best beer and billiards spots in the metro. The menu includes classic drunken favorites: cheese sticks, jalapeño poppers, nachos and hot wings. There’s an open mic night, dartboards, Golden Tee and lots of well-maintained pool tables. Also: alcohol.

Randy Lewis with a Liquid Marijuana at Tramp's in Oklahoma CIty, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Randy Lewis with a Liquid Marijuana at Tramp's in Oklahoma CIty, Wednesday, June 24, 2015.

Tramps

2201 NW 39th St.

521-9888

If you like your drinks strong and queens dragging, then make your way down to Tramps. Known for pouring “big girl drinks,” Tramps is a cash-only bar with a diverse and loyal clientele. Gay, straight, black, white — it doesn’t matter as long as you’re ready to have a good time. Every Sunday, it hosts a drag show and sells $2 Jell-O shots with proceeds benefitting The Winds House. No word on plans to build a bar across the street called Ladies.

 

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