Top 34 Oklahoma City Thunder Sports Bars

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Eric Maynor played for the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2009 to 2013. Photo Credit: Keith Allison.

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Best place to watch the Thunder is Chesapeake Energy Arena. But what if the team is playing on the road? Or what if you can’t get (or afford) a ticket to the game? Check out the best Oklahoma City Thunder bars to watch the game in the company of other OKC fans.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team History

The Oklahoma Thunder are a professional basketball team in the United States.

The Thunder compete in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball League (NBA).

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So how does a team located in the South Central United States end up in the Northwest Division of the NBA? That has something to do with the team’s history.

The basketball franchise was established in 1967. Originally, the team was based in Seattle, Washington, which is in the Pacific Northwest. Consequently, it was called the Seattle SuperSonics.

Most importantly, the franchise won the NBA championship in 1979, when the team still played in Seattle.

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Chesapeake Energy Arena is home of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Photo Credit: Urbanative.

In 2008, the basketball team relocated to Oklahoma City ,Oklahoma. Because of the move, it was renamed the Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite the move, the team remains in NBA’s Northwestern Division.

The Thunder have won 11 division titles. In addition, the team has won four conference titles.

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The Seattle SuperSonics polayed in KeyBank Arena before moving to Oklahoma City. Photo Credit: Bjørn-Giesenbauer.

The Oklahoma City Thunder play home game at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The arena opened in 2002. It was formerly called the Ford Center and the Oklahoma City Arena. In addition to sporting events, it also hosts concerts, ice shows, conventions, and other types of events.

If the team is playing on the road – or you can get a ticket to the game – you might want to watch the game at a sports bar! Why watch it alone at home when you can watch it with other Thunder fans?

Best Oklahoma City Thunder Bars in the Cinderella City

Here are 10 of the sports bars and restaurants most popular with Oklahoma City Thunder fans.

While they often show Thunder games, there is not guarantee that every Thunder game will be shown.

Therefore,  you should always call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

  1. Industry Gastro Lounge – 2800 NW 140th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 470-1261. §
  2. Buffalo Wild Wings – 4310 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 842-9464. §
  3. The Garage – 6900 Northwest 122nd, Suite 101. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) §
  4. 1907 Burgers & Brew – 1035 Southwest 19th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 912-1907.
  5. Deep Deuce Bar & Grill – 307 Northeast 2nd Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone (405) 235-9100.
  6. Cousins Bar & Grill – 6509 North May Avenue, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 840-5053.
  7. Republic Gastropub -5830 North Classen, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 286-4577.

§ Indicates a member of the Thunder Bar Network. These bars will always have the game on. Not only that, there will be drink specials before and during all Thunder games.

Best Oklahoma City Thunder Bars in Other Cities in Oklahoma

Here are some of the best spots in other cities in watch Oklahoma City Thunder games in other cities in Oklahoma,

But always call ahead to make sure they will show the game and that the sound will be turned on.

Ada

  • The Lot – 720 E Main St, Ada, Oklahoma. Telephone: §
  • Vintage 22 – 800 East Main Street, Ada, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 310-9806. §

Ardmore

  • Carter’s Grill – Holiday Inn, 2207 North Rockford Road, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 221-5170.§
  • Mill Street Tavern – 24 Mill St SE, Ardmore, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 798-4287. §

Blanchard

  • KT’s Smokehouse – 8329 North Council Avenue, Blanchard, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 392-4170. §

Broken Arrow

  • The Rooftop – 214 South Main Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Telephone: (918) 806-2603. §
  • Louie’s Grill & Bar – 1640 North 9th Street, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Telephone: (918) 355-0421. §
  • Main Street Tavern – 200 S Main St, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Telephone: ( 918) 872-1414. §

Chickasha

  • A&E Grill – 802 West Grand Avenue, Chickasha, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 224-6900. §

Edmond

  • Texlahoma BBQ – 121 East Waterloo Road Suite 8, Edmond, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 513-7631. §

El Reno

  • Montana Mikes – 1609 SW 27th Street, El Reno, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 422-1100. §

Elk City

  • Boomtown Grill – 2103 S Main Street Suite C, Elk City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 225-3463. §

Enid

Guymon

Lawton 

Midwest City

  • Henry Hudsons – 1851 South Douglas Blvd  – Midwest City, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 732-0232. §

Norman

  • Brewhouse Brewery110 W Main Street, Norman, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 321-2739. §
  • 3rd Base Sports Bar – 563 Buchanan Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma.  § 

Shawnee

  • Bricktown Brewery – 4845 North Kickapoo Avenue, Shawnee, Oklahoma. Telephone: (405) 273-3301. §

Tulsa

  • Roosevelt’s – 1551 East 15th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Telephone: (918) 591-2888. §
  • Elgin Park – East Mathew B. Brady Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Telephone: (918) 986-9910. §

Weatherford

  • The Shed Grill & Bar – 108 East Main Street, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 816-5007. § 
  • Brickhouse Pub and Grill – 108 East Main Street, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Telephone: §
  • 117 Lounge – 117 South Broadway Street, Weatherford, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 772-9081. § facebook?

Woodward

  • Annex Sports Cafe – 900 Main Street, Woodward, Oklahoma. Telephone: (580) 256-9037.§

§ Indicates a member of the Thunder Bar Network. These bars will always have the game on. Not only that, there will be drink specials before and during all Thunder games.

A Word to the Wise

Most of these venues are official Oklahoma City Thunder. That means they will broadcast games when the Thunder are playing out of town.

In addition, a few of these Oklahoma Thunder  sports bars are exclusively Oklahoma City Thunder watch bars. And they do tend to attract lots of Oklahoma City Thunder fans on game day.

Sometimes fans migrate to other bars. Sometimes bars close. And sometimes they are booked for special events.

Always call ahead to make sure that the game you want to watch will be broadcast.

Your Input on Oklahoma City Thunder  Bars Wanted

If you have patronized any of the above mentioned Oklahoma City Thunder sports bars, please leave comments (pro or con) in the COMMENT box below.

You can mention the ambiance for Oklahoma City Thunder fans, the visibility of TV screens, the quality of the sound, the food, the service – whatever!

Also, please let me know if any of these Oklahoma City Thunder watch bars have closed – or if Oklahoma City fans are no longer watching Thunder at them.

Your own recommendations on where to watch the Oklahoma City Thunder play will also be greatly appreciated! Especially welcome would be Stars-friendly sports bars in other cities!

This list of the best Oklahoma City Thunder sports bars is part of a series of posts on sports bars for fans of NBA teams.

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