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College Junior

Nightlife: I do not live on or around the campus area. I do not know about the party life or the clubs around and nearby.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: For a college town the variety is OK, but if you don't like Norman's nightlife you can always go to Oklahoma City.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: I don't really know about the night life in Norman.

3 Recent Alumnus

Nightlife: I don't party on campus. I only have time to work and study. When I get free time it is usually spent with family and friends away from campus.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Parties are great at the fraternity houses if you go to the right ones. I'm not currently 21 so my bar options are limited, but I have been to a few good ones near campus.


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  • 133rd
    Best Drink Prices
  • 145th
    Biggest Party Schools
  • 1228th
    Tamest Party Scenes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Hurd
Oklahoma City
History and French
Grad Year
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The party scene is huge on campus, especially for freshmen. Sororities and fraternities are known to host parties on any night of the week. The most active times of year include football season and move-in weekend, while the nightlife is put on hold during finals week. For those not involved in Greek life, a more casual approach is generally accepted, and weekends are used as time to get out with groups of friends. Couples can expect quality date opportunities, and singles can check out the social scene on campus. The bars around campus are very affordable and see plenty of business on the weekends. Though most people do go out in groups, it is not difficult to meet new people while you are out. House parties are also popular and tend to include drinking. Underage students can go to 18+ clubs, but most go to the same parties as their more senior counterparts. Regardless of age, all OU students are eligible to use OU SafeRide, which gives students free rides to help prevent drunk driving without any punishment or censure.

Facts & Statistics

Primary Areas with Nightlife
  • Bricktown in Oklahoma City
  • Campus Corner
Student Favorites
  • Bison Witches
  • Brothers Eatery & Pub
  • Champions Sports Bar & Grill
  • The Mont
Other Places to Check Out
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
  • Blackbird Gastropub
  • Blu Restaurant
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Chimy's
  • Fox & Hound Pub & Grille
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
  • JJ's Pizza Stop
  • Joy's Palace
  • Logan's On the Corner
  • Louie's Grill & Bar
  • O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille
  • Opolis
  • S&B's Burger Joint
  • Seven47
  • Skky Bar
  • Texadelphia
Local Specialties
The Swirl: Found at the Mont, this is a frozen drink mixed with sangria and margarita.
Favorite Drinking Games
  • Beer pong
  • Card games (A$$hole)
  • Century Club
  • Power Hour
  • Quarters
Useful Resources for Nightlife
  • Oklahoma Daily
  • Weekend events emails
Closing Time
2 a.m.
Cheapest Place to Get a Drink
Bill’s Restaurant Etc.
Organization Parties
Many of PANAM's members are international, but they throw parties about every other weekend throughout the year and everyone is invited.

Club ListingsWhat's This?

Russell's Lounge

If you're sick of frat boys and sorority sisters, and are looking for a more sophisticated clientele, then head on up to the Marriott hotel for a nightcap. The hotel bar offers high-priced drinks with a nice urban feel. The dance floor is large, and on weekend nights, this place gets pretty packed.

3233 Northwest Expressway

Oklahoma City

(405) 842-6633


Sugers is a favorite stop for guys on campus, for both the cheap beer and the well-liked waitresses.

750-1/2 Asp Ave.


(405) 364-5255

Bricktown Brewery Restaurant & Pub

Bricktown Pub is situated right in the middle of Bricktown, which is a popular place for college students to spend their weekend nights. Downstairs there is a bar and a huge dance floor where club music causes good and bad dancers alike to shake their butts. Upstairs is a little mellower, as this is where local bands perform.

1 N. Oklahoma St.

Oklahoma City

(405) 232-2739

City Walk

City Walk contains seven clubs in one, with each boasting a different crowd and a different style of music. For the '80s music as well as club music fan, City Walk created clubs Oxygen and Boogie Nights. The Safari Bar and Martini Bar attract a much mellower crowd. The dress code is anything but jeans and flip flops, and believe me, you will see a little of everything.

70 N. Oklahoma St.

Oklahoma City

(405) 232-9255

Bar ListingsWhat's This?

Joe's Taverna

Joe's Taverna is in a good location, as it's on Campus Corner. A daily drink special, and a mixed clientele with a laid-back atmosphere is what you can expect at this hole-in-the-wall bar. The dress code is very casual, and meals typically cost $10.

435 Buchanan Ave.


(405) 447-9282

Library Bar & Grill

The Library has a historic presence in Norman and is nearly as old as the University itself. Styled like an English pub, the Library is small and comfortable, with a wide variety of beers on tap.

607 W. Boyd St.


(405) 366-7465

The Mont

Probably the most popular bar among OU students, the Mont has been around since the 1920s. Specials vary from month to month, but there's always something affordable on tap. Having a drink on the patio when the weather's nice is definitely a must. The Mont is part of OU tradition, housing the "Town Tavern," and displaying football memorabilia from as far back as 1947.

1300 Classen Blvd.


(405) 329-3330

Champions Sports Bar & Grill

The big night at Champions is Thursday, and they offer drink specials on beer to lure in college clientele. In addition to well-dressed sorority girls and beer-guzzling frat boys, Champions also attracts an older, out of college, former frat boy and sorority girl, crowd. Dress code is nicer than casual.

3720 W Robinson St.


(405) 447-7678

Bill's Restaurant Etc.

Bill's is widely regarded as a Frat Bar, popular with the Greek boys. Students on campus go to Bill's for the beer, the people, and the personality. This bar features pool, darts, and karaoke.

1101 Elm Ave.


(405) 364-2530

Bison Witches Bar & Deli

During the day, and until 11 p.m., Bison Witches serves up awesome sandwiches and soup combos, but after hours on the weekends, it becomes one of the most frequented bars in Norman. Dress code is very casual, and they offer daily drink specials.

211 E. Main St.


(405) 364-7555

Brothers Eatery & Pub

This is another historic restaurant and bar, in business since the 1930s. At night, Brothers boasts a great location on Campus Corner and Wednesday night's $10 all-you-can-eat is until midnight. Come early, because this place gets really packed, and although they have a patio where local bands perform, the place itself is relatively small and intimate.

563 Buchanan St.


(405) 329-0040

What to Do if You're Not 21What's This?

Greek Parties

The Greek houses throw huge parties every weekend. Members of sororities and fraternities really enjoy these parties, but it can be hard to get an invitation if you are not connected with some in the house.


Friday Night Movies at the Union

The OU Memorial Union Planning Board shows free popular movies just out in theaters on Friday nights.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus bar and club scene on the following topics    Based on 101 responses

Very poor
  • Convenience to get to
  • Cover charges
  • Distance from campus
  • Drink prices
  • Fun
  • Variety/number of options

What's the best way to get to the popular nightlife spots?    Based on 93 responses

  • 1% There are no good options.
  • 42% Use a designated driver.
  • 6% School-provided shuttles/buses.
  • 5% Public transportation.
  • 4% Taxis.
  • 41% Walk.

What is the party scene like on campus?    Based on 94 responses

  • 13% Parties? What parties?
  • 5% Good parties are few and far between.
  • 28% Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
  • 51% Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
  • 3% Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.

Where can you find the best parties?    Based on 9 responses

  • 50% Fraternity date parties
  • 40% It doesn't matter where it's at but who's hosting
  • 10% I don't party

What is the biggest party event of the year?    Based on 11 responses

  • 82% Initiation/bid day related parties
  • 18% Every gameday
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