Every year the Thunder make the play-offs, a question starts hitting Twitter late at night: where can fans go for food and drink after games at Chesapeake Energy Arena?
Each year I mean to get a head start on answering this question. I really do. But without fail, April tends to hit me with an overflow of stories to be reported and written. And I find myself lagging behind.
So it’s game two of the first round play-offs against Memphis, and I’m starting this preliminary list with hopes of building it up for as long as the Thunder can survive (or bring home a trophy).
Let’s start first with the overall winner for late night eats and drinks in Bricktown. Tapwerks, 121 E Sheridan Avenue, is a popular eatery with an even more popular beer selection on tap. It’s kitchen is open until midnight, 365 days a year. Tapwerks is also the winner in terms of staying open during some of Oklahoma City’s harshest weather. Ice? Blizzard? Tornadoes? It doesn’t matter. Tapwerks is open.
But what if it’s 3 a.m.? Well, you’re pretty much limited to iHop, 401 E California Ave. (just east of the Bricktown Ballpark).
Other restaurants open after tonight’s game include:
Texadelphia & Fuzzy’s, both on the Bricktown Canal in Lower Bricktown are always open, and serving the full menu at least one hour after the final buzzer for all home games. This includes the play-offs.
Yucatan Taco Stand, 100 E California (on the Bricktown Canal just east of Oklahoma Avenue) is open until 11 p.m. or for an hour after the final buzzer on home game play-off nights and later if it’s hit with a crowd.