The Oklahoma City Nightlife is packed full of adventure and offers opportunities to enjoy a film, a live performance, a drink, or a simple walk in the park. The park is especially inviting, as its natural splendour is quite impressive when illuminated in the moonlight, but the city's indoor attractions can be just as entertaining. Numerous theatres can be found across town, as well as a high-end nightclub with strong drinks and opulent decor. Discover the best things to do after dinner in Oklahoma City.


    Scissortail Park

    Relax in an urban oasis

    • Nightlife
    • Families
    • Adventure

    Scissortail Park is one of the few parks in town open late, so you can enjoy its tree-lined walkways and the outdoor entertainment venue after the sun goes down. You'll find plenty of lights illuminating the walking paths, so the darkness of night will never get in the way of your leisurely stroll. The outdoor venue hosts a wide variety of events quite regularly, including concerts and plays, and some of the events are free. You'll find Scissortail Park city centre, in between the Myriad Botanical Gardens and the Crosstown Motorway.

    Location: 300 SW 7th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73109, USA

    Open: Daily from 6 am to 11 pm

    Phone: +1 405-445-6277


    James E. McNellie's Pub

    Grab a drink at an Irish pub

    • Nightlife

    James E. McNellie's Pub is a traditional Irish pub that offers a welcoming and relaxing environment and a massive list of drinks available. On their drink menu, you'll find a huge selection divided up by their type, with categories like dark and roasty, Belgian artistry, and aromatic and bitter. Aside from beer, you'll find a large selection of wines and harder drinks like whisky. You can even get 6-packs to go. This pub can be found in Midtown, on the corner of Classen and Walker.

    Location: 1100 Classen Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, USA

    Open: Sunday–Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 405-601-7468


    H&8th Night Market

    Attend a one-of-a-kind event

    • Shoppers
    • Nightlife
    • Food

    H&8th Night Market is an annual event in which several food trucks, musicians, and local businesses come together to offer their wares to visitors. During this nighttime event, you'll find all sorts of food on offer, including seafood, Mexican, and delicious cupcakes. Food isn't the only thing you can buy at this night market, as you'll also find all sorts of local items from local participating businesses, including crafts, clothes, and more. You can find this once-per-year event right in city centre.

    Location: 815 N Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA


    Dollhouse OKC

    Enjoy opulence in a popular nightclub

    • Nightlife

    Dollhouse OKC is a local nightclub that makes visitors feel as if they're in Vegas or NYC with all the glamorous decor, burlesque performances, and signature drinks. From the moment you walk inside, you'll notice the opulent surroundings that create an atmosphere of luxury. The club frequently hosts burlesque shows, and the cocktails on offer are known for being simultaneously delicious and strong. You can get to Dollhouse OKC with a short walk from anywhere city centre, as it's located a block away from the stadium.

    Location: 311 E Sheridan Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA

    Open: Friday–Saturday from 8 pm to 2 am (closed Sunday–Thursday)

    Phone: +1 405-664-7759


    Winchester Drive-In Theatre

    See a drive-in film

    • Nightlife
    • Families

    Winchester Drive-In Theatre is an outdoor cinema that lets you enjoy the drive-in experience with old films that range from popular classics to indies with a cult following. The massive car park can fit 475 regular-sized vehicles, with all of them having a great view of the screen. You'll be able to find the drive-in by looking for the neon waving cowboy sign. At the drive-in, you'll also find snacks and concessions available, so you can truly enjoy the classic moviegoing experience. You'll find the drive-in in the Southern Oaks area, about 8 miles south of city centre.

    Location: 6930 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73139, USA

    Open: Gates open at 6.30 pm

    Phone: +1 405-631-8851


    Wheeler Ferris Wheel

    Ride the iconic Ferris wheel

    • Couples
    • Families
    • Photo

    Wheeler Ferris Wheel is a massive Ferris wheel that offers scenic, panoramic views of the city from its top, including views of the Oklahoma River. This Ferris wheel was originally set up on the Santa Monica Pier in California, but it was moved and reassembled by the Oklahoma River. When you visit, you can take a ride and enjoy a relaxing view of city centre and the river. You'll find single-ride tickets, day passes, and even season passes available. You can find the Ferris wheel across the river from Wheeler Park in city centre.

    Location: 1701 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73109, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Thursday from 4 pm to 9 pm, Friday from 11 am to 10 pm, Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm, Sunday from noon to 9 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +1 405-655-8455


    Cactus Jack's Family Fun Centre

    Play arcade games

    • Families

    Cactus Jack's Family Fun Centre is a historic arcade that offers more than 150 different games that the whole family can enjoy, from classic pinball to modern video games. While this arcade has games of all kinds, the retro offerings tend to be the most popular. With games like Galaga and Dance Dance Revolution, classic fun is easy to find. When you're looking for a game, you won't always find yourself looking at screens, as this arcade also offers classic Skee-Ball. It's easy to spend your whole evening here since they serve food and drinks too. You can find this arcade northwest of city centre, just a short walk from Lake Overholser.

    Location: 1211 N Council Rd, Oklahoma City, OK 73127, USA

    Open: Monday–Thursday from 11 am to 10 pm, Friday–Saturday from 11 am to midnight, Sunday from noon to 10 pm

    Phone: +1 405-789-9846


    Loony Bin Comedy Club

    Visit a comedy club

    • Nightlife

    Loony Bin Comedy Club is one of the most popular venues in the city and hosts comics of all kinds, from local acts to touring big-name entertainers. While you're guaranteed laughs no matter when you visit, you can also enjoy a large selection of drinks. In addition to the show, this comedy club also has a pool room with several tables available so you and your friends can play a fun game of 8-ball. You can find this comedy club on the eastern edge of Wilshire Ridge, just a few miles northwest of city centre.

    Location: 8503 N Rockwell Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73132, USA

    Open: Wednesday–Friday from 6.45 pm to 10.30 pm, Saturday from 6.45 pm to midnight (closed Sunday–Tuesday)

    Phone: +1 405-239-4242


    Painting with a Twist

    Express your creativity

    • Nightlife
    • Couples

    Painting with a Twist is a fun place to spend an evening expressing yourself through painting while enjoying a glass or 2 of wine. This establishment is known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Visitors will never be judged based on their artistic talent but rather given the means to express themselves however they like. Painting with a Twist frequently hosts event nights where painting centers around certain themes. For example, you can visit during a paint-your-pet night or a trivia night where you paint pop-culture characters while answering trivia questions. You can find it all near the village a few miles north of city centre.

    Location: 9217 N Pennsylvania Ave, The Village, OK 73120, USA

    Open: Tuesday–Friday from 11 am to 4 pm, Saturday from noon to 3 pm (closed on Sundays and Mondays)

    Phone: +1 405-286-5549


    Tower Theatre

    See a show

    • Nightlife

    Tower Theatre is an iconic venue that hosts both live performances and film screenings that showcase a variety of entertainment with premium picture and sound. The film screenings are particularly varied, as they show new films as well as independent films and classic fan favourites. The live performances are most often set up in the main room, where you'll find floor terraces and a furnished balcony. Alternatively, the tower studio offers smaller and more intimate performances. You can find this theatre just north of Midtown by Jefferson Park.

    Location: 425 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, USA

    Phone: +1 405-708-6937


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