Late Night: All That Jazz
Late-night pub fare at 51st Street Speakeasy includes beer-battered green beans and lemon-pepper talapia.
Photo by J. Christopher Little.
Can’t decide what you’re in the mood to do this evening? How about ordering pizza to the bar and watching the playoffs with fellow sports fanatics? Or heading to a music venue that has hosted such luminaries as the late, great blues legend T-Model Ford? Perhaps just a classy cocktail on the patio is more your game, or pulling up a bar stool and sampling a selection of local Oklahoma brews.
Regardless of your fancy, you can pick your poison at Oklahoma City’s 51st Street Speakeasy. Tucked on a tiny side street off Western Avenue’s main drag, this historic house-turned-bar and restaurant makes “something for everybody” a reality rather than a cute turn of phrase. Join the crowds in the main rooms to mingle, or head upstairs for a more relaxed atmosphere, complete with comfy vintage couches. Fans of Oklahoma’s COOP brewery offerings will especially be interested in visiting the establishment – the brewery’s operations are set up right next door. The small cover charges on the weekend are worth the price of the atmosphere, the wide selection of drinks and the convenience of two bars. 1114 NW 51st St., Oklahoma City. www.51stspeakeasy.com