Beat the Heat: OKC Summer Sips Guide - 405 Magazine

Beat the Heat: OKC Summer Sips Guide

Where are your summer sips taking you? Use this handy guide to map out your seasonal drinking plans. 

OKC Summer Sips at Fordson Hotel's Pool Bar + Bodega. Model: Miranda Humphrey, Jewelry Provided by: Naifeh Fine Jewelry, Accessories provided by: Balliets. Photo by Shea Alan Photography.

OKC Summer Sips Guide 2024.

When it’s just too dang hot —> Cool off in a literal bank vault at the Library of Distilled Spirits, with something tropical, like the Coco Rouge, with açai liqueur, coconut rum, cacao liqueur, strawberry, cream and mole bitters. 

When you want to hide away —> Make your way to Lunar Lounge, hidden inside the Plaza Court building in Midtown, where celestial sips — like the sake-based Space Dandy — await behind an unmarked door. 

When you’re sipping without the buzz —> Explore the ever-expanding zero-proof cocktails, wines and beers at Milo, like the Spiced Pear Quencher with lemon, pear-balsamic syrup, non-alcoholic gin and non-alcoholic sparkling wine.  

When you want to play games —> For summer sips with a little fun, play a round of darts or shuffleboard at The Flycatcher Club, where craft beer and Pét-nat wines are the drinks of choice.

When you want to dip your feet in the pool —> Make a splash at Pool Bar, the cheery patio space at the Fordson Hotel, where a small wading pool is conveniently accompanied by Frozen Dole Whip, made with rum, pineapple, orange, coconut, lime and agave. 

When you’re doing dinner and drinks —> Make a night of it, with pre-dinner drinks or a nightcap, at a cozy nook like R&J Lounge and Supper Club, where Champagne cocktails and French 75s scratch the itch. 

When it’s prime patio weather —> Snag a seat on the shaded patio at Skydance Brewing Co., and sip your way through a flight of IPAs, pilsners and red ales. 

When it’s a wine night —> Head to Stella, which offers 50% off select bottles of wine on Sundays, and pairs them perfectly with seasonal flatbreads. 

For more ideas on ways to Beat the Heat, head to this link to check out our July 2024 issue.