The Library Bar & Grill
607 W. Boyd, Norman
a Left Hand Sawtooth or get fancy with some Lindemans Framboise, to
name just a couple of the many brews on tap. Munch on appetizers like
chips and salsa or hot pretzels, or enjoy a full dinner: pizzas,
sandwiches or salads. Happy hour runs 3 to 6 p.m. and then again from 10
p.m. to close.
577 Buchanan, Norman
the same great menu you’d find in Stillwater or at the Northwest
Expressway location, only in Norman. You have to start with the famous
fried mushrooms or fried pickles. It’s the law of Oklahoma and Hideaway
Pizza. Move swiftly to your favorite specialty pie. Order it all to go
if you’ve got somewhere to watch the game. Pizza, big screens and
couches go very well together.
O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grille
769 Asp, Norman
dive has been open since 1968 and is very much a favorite hangout for
students and alumni. Its Campus Corner location makes for the perfect
game-day eats, whether you’re grabbing a bite before you head into the
stadium or settling in to watch the game. Check oconnellsnorman.com for
2262 W. Main, Norman
season doesn’t have to mean hot dogs and hamburgers. At Local, you can
enjoy BLT deviled eggs, ratatouille and one of the most inventive
dishes: meatloaf cupcakes. While you’re back in town for the game, it
only makes sense to try out one of Norman’s newest stops for yums.
McNellie’s, The Abner Ale House
121 E. Main, Norman
more than 200 beers to choose from, you certainly won’t get bored or
thirsty. Once you’ve narrowed your list to a country and finally a pour,
then it’s time to consider the grub. Pair a European cheese platter
with your beer or keep it simple with sweet potato fries. If you’re
extra-hungry, grab a burger or the fish and chips plate.
307 E. Main, Norman
football food can be found at The Garage. It’s known for its burgers
and beer, but also try the new green chile fries or creamy onion dip.
You can’t go wrong with the spicy Sriracha bleu burger or the
Egg-o-nater, a sandwich with bacon, egg and cheese. Ladies, enjoy $1
domestic longnecks from 10 p.m. to close Fridays.
211 E. Main, Norman
hidey-hole of a restaurant is packed with all things delicious. For
example, how can you not enjoy a bread bowl filled with soup? Especially
cream of potato bacon, chicken tortilla or chili? Not to mention its
namesake: sandwiches. Try the Mary Ann (sliced ham with green peppers
and melted Swiss cheese) or the Tucson (turkey, bacon, cheese and
Photos by Shannon Cornman and Mark Hancock