Toast to Thanksgiving with friends at these open local spots.
Rare is the person who doesn’t love time with friends and family on Thanksgiving. Rarer still is the person who isn’t ready for a break at some point that day. To facilitate grown-up timeout, a few area bars open late Thanksgiving Day for you to make an escape and hang out with friends who weren’t part of your festivities. The hours may not be the same as regular days of operation, so check their social media feeds to get up-to-the-minute details. As of right now, the concepts of 84 Hospitality, Community Through Beer and Hal Smith Restaurant Group will all be closed Thanksgiving.
Good Times. Everyone’s favorite dive bar will open at 8 p.m. Thursday night. It probably won’t be patio weather, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a frozen cocktail, or a hot one — they have both — and quality time with Belvedere the yellow-eyed cat.
The Library. Norman’s favorite “college bar,” is open every day, so Thanksgiving is no exception. It’s a great spot for beer, wine and cocktail fans.
Lunar Lounge. Midtown’s newest cocktail bar opens at 6 p.m. The winter menu just launched, just in time to try some new concoctions from one of the city’s most talented bartending teams.
R&J Lounge and Supper Club. It’s become an annual tradition for the city’s best day-drinking bar to open Thanksgiving evening. The patio is wrapped and warm, so there’ll be plenty of room for your whole group, plus excellent craft and classic cocktails.
Rad Bar. Plaza District’s newest spot brings industry veteran Melissa Yohn back to hospitality in this neighborhood bar that emphasizes cocktails, art and food. They’ll open at 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.
Sidecar Barley & Wine Bar. The Chisholm Creek location will be open; Automobile Alley spot is closed. Might be a little too crisp for the rooftop, but the bold among you will likely bundle up for it.