Whether it’s technically champagne or sparkling wine, there’s no better way to celebrate the upcoming new year and the revelatory spirit of the holiday season than a glass (or bottle) of some bubbly. These seven spots have plenty of bubbly options.
By Jacob Threadgill with provided and Gazette / file photos
6464 Avondale Drive, Nichols Hills
themerret.com | 405-848-6464
Named after Christopher Merret, the 17th-century creator of champagne, The Merret is equipped to serve all kinds of sparkling wine, whether it hails from the Champagne region of France or not. Since opening last year, The Merret is the place to be classy and meet friends, but there a dance party is liable to break out any weekend night.
317 NW 23rd St.
theeleanorokc.com | 405-655-0227
Celebrating its grand opening this month, The Eleanor takes ownership of this spot in Uptown 23rd with a remodeled space that formerly held Rockford Cocktail Den with a champagne bar concept. The Eleanor is sure to be one Oklahoma City’s most Instagrammed locations with its classy and fun interior. It’s open 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Tuesday-Saturday and serves Sunday brunch.
Social Deck + Dining
1933 NW 23rd St.
besocialokc.com | 405-602-8705
A restaurant that serves daily brunch is a best bet for having a great selection of champagne and sparkling wine. Whether you dine in the morning or evening, enjoy one of Social’s fresh meals with sparkling wine-based cocktails like Social 23 or a seasonal mimosa that includes cranberry during the winter. Social offers sparkling wine by the glass or bottle.
1200 N. Walker Ave.
obarokc.com | 405-989-8170
Consistently voted one of the best rooftop bars in Oklahoma City, O Bar provides a great opportunity to enjoy a celebratory glass of bubbly while overlooking Midtown and Downtown. It has a variety of sparkling wine on its menu, and if you go on Wednesdays, you can enjoy some $5 glasses of wine while also getting your celebration on.
320 NW 10th St.
ludivineokc.com | 405-778-6800
Ludivine knows how to host a great toast because it’s home to a weekly Saturday midnight toast as a rallying cry for the city. You can put your faith in Ludivine or its sister restaurant, The R&J Lounge and Supper Club, to take care of your celebration needs. Since opening in its new location, its bar is even more well-equipped to hold a crowd.
El Huevo Mexi-Diner
3522 24th Ave. NW, Norman
elhuevomexidiner.com | 405-310-3157
This Mexican-inspired breakfast concept from Hal Smith Restaurants has gained a lot of fans since it opened in Norman, recently scoring a top-3 finish in Yelp’s Oklahoma City metro list. If you want to get your celebration started early, there’s no better place because multiple varieties of champagne are literally on tap at El Huevo.
Golden Hour Bar & Lounge
814 W. Sheridan Ave., Suite C
In photography terms, the golden hour is the magic time just after sunrise or right before sunset when the light makes everything look beautiful. You’ll always look your best during this luxury experience on Film Row. It has a selection of sparkling wine, including the house Opera Prima for just $6 per glass as well as its version of a French 75 champagne cocktail.