Whether your flute is filled with champagne on New Year’s Eve or it’s included with a splash of orange juice the morning after, the bubbly libation is the pin that holds celebrating the New Year together. Whether you’re looking for a good place to grab a drink before the New Year or searching for the hair of the dog after a late night, OKC is full of possibilities.
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Bossa Nova Caipirinha Lounge
440 NW 11th St.
The bar located above Café Do Brasil offers a splendid view of downtown from its Midtown patio, and the drink service includes lime-infused cocktails like the Caipirinha, a Brazilian drink based with cachaca. Enjoy other specialty drinks like fruit-infused martinis or walk downstairs during weekend brunch service to try one of three champagne cocktails.
One of Oklahoma City’s most beloved restaurants earns its place on the list because of its terrific food, but it’s also one of the best places in town to get a mimosa. Surrounded by the warm wood of the interior or out on the patio on a nice day, a $5 mimosa is a steal compared to other restaurants and bars in the city. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the brunch punch, which changes every weekend, for an extra dollar.
1101 N. Broadway Ave.
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Every New Year’s morning, my mother would fry beignets from a mix packaged by New Orleans’ famous Café Du Monde. Tradition tops the fried doughnut with powdered sugar, but the Hatch version serves up orange glaze, peanut butter bacon and Nutella cream as garnishes. Choose from three mimosa varieties, including two with a liquor kick.
9201 Lake Hefner Parkway
What better way to ring in 2018 than looking over the water of Lake Hefner while you dine? Not only is Hefner Grill one of the city’s better spots for seafood, it’s also a serene spot to let the rippling water and alcohol from a massive wine and cocktail selection put your mind at ease. Choose one of four brunch cocktails, including the peach Bellini, which is rum, peach schnapps, peach nectar and champagne.
Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge
900 W. Main St.
Under the guidance of chef Jason Campbell, Mary Eddy’s has made a tradition out of hosting holiday dinners, and New Year’s is no different. Campbell has prepared a five-course New Year’s Eve dinner, and all have the choice of adding black winter truffles. The bar staff also prepared a selection of winter cocktails that will be available into January.
1200 N. Walker Ave.
Located on the seventh floor of Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, O Bar offers a great view of downtown Oklahoma City. If you plan to attend on New Year’s Eve, a $20 cover will include complimentary sparkling wine and access to the dance floor. A VIP table includes champagne bottle service and chocolate-covered strawberries. If you attend before the holiday, the bar’s extensive drink menu features a wide selection of wine, cocktails, beer and liquor.
The R& J Lounge and Supper Club
320 NW 10th St.
The R&J Lounge and Supper Club’s talented bar staff takes kitsch and plays it up for a new generation as classic cocktails like a 7 and 7 or Singapore Sling get updated recipes. Each season produces an inventive selection of cocktails like You’re Killing Me Smalls, a Scotch-based drink topped with a toasted marshmallow. R&J hosts a New Year’s Eve surf and turf dinner for two for $80.