The Best Music Venues in Oklahoma

Listing to live music and enjoying a fresh craft brew with friends is a great way to spend the weekend. If you live in Oklahoma, or plan to visit the area soon, you are sure to enjoy these top pics for the best music venues, clubs, bars, and late-night hot spots in Oklahoma.

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The Root

Located in Oklahoma City, The Root is an excellent watering hole that features rotating craft brews, weekly specials, and live music. The Root’s stage is the perfect place for any up-and-coming artist or band. And they provide a great outlet for all local artists int eh area. This venue is also proud to have local artwork on display. With events such as game night, yoga night and various fun events, there is always something new and exciting to do at The Root.


The Criterion

The Criterion is a music venue located in Oklahoma City that hosts a variety of live events and concerts. The venue is the right size for an intimate performance and the acoustics are amazing. Alcoholic beverages are served at a decent price and you have a great view of the stage even if you are in the balcony seats.


JJ’s Alley

This bricktown pub is a good place to check out live acoustic music from local bands and have a few drinks with friends. The venue hosts live music every night, and there is never a cover charge. Happy hour is available from 2PM to 7PM with $2 beers. Each Saturday is Open Mic Night and Stand-Up Comedy shows are each Thursday.


Apothecary 39

This laid-back bar is located on the legendary 39th Street District, also known as The Strip. This location was once home to a pharmacy that was built alongside the historic Route 66, hence the name. As years passed, the district became known for its late-night entertainment. If you are looking for a fun and exciting place to visit this weekend with friends in OKC, Apothecary 39 is a great place to start.


Blue Note Lounge

For the best live music and cold drinks in the area, be sure to check out the Blue Note Lounge. This location is known around town for their $5 beer and shot. Opened in 1961, this historic lounge is a memorable place for travelers of the old Route 66. The Blue Note Lounge has an extensive beer menu, a variety of liquors available and nightly features. They also have two pool tables and a great stage where local and non-local artists come to perform.


The Blue Door

The Blue Door is the best listening room in all of Oklahoma. This location hosts live shows featuring artists both local and non-local. This is the premiere venue for performing songwriters and have hosted legends including David Lindley, Tom Rush, Jimmy Webb, and Joe Ely.