Chewing and chatting slow to a halt, and every set of eyes looks to the flat-screen TVs around the pub. A silent tension floats over the room as both the shot and game clock ticks toward the final seconds. As the ball swishes through the hoop in tandem with the timer’s final knell, the room explodes in a symphony of hoots and cheers that continues into the early hours of the morning. This scene plays out almost nightly during O'Connell's Irish Pub & Grille's regular game-watching parties.
Since throwing open their doors in 1968, O'Connell's staffers have worked hard to foster a welcoming, friendly environment where the community can get together, unwind, and debate the newest methods of chewing. Though the pub relocated from across OU's campus to its new location, the pub continues to build camaraderie on its foundations of relaxed revelry and hearty fare. Chefs bustle to create pub fare ranging from traditional fish
'n' chips to burgers crowned with toppings such as pineapples, fresh blue-cheese spread, and newly sizzled bacon bits. A lineup of lively events keeps patrons in the partying way throughout the year, especially during the annual St. Pat’s Party replete with live DJs, green eggs, and karaoke.
Keep up with the latest American food and beverage trends at Seven47.
If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Seven47.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Bring the whole family to Seven47, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
From cheap drinks to good eats, Seven47's happy hour is a steal.
Seven47 is well-known for being able to seat large parties.
Eat outdoors Seven47 (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating.
Be sure to call for a reservation if the restaurant is part of your weekend plans — it can get crowded on Fridays and Saturdays.
Seven47 is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable).
If you need to feed a big crowd, Seven47 also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
At Seven47, you can count on quick and easy street parking close by.
Meals at Seven47 are moderately priced — most diners spend about $30 per person.
Seven47 happily accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all available at Seven47 — swing by for your favorite meal.
For a lunch that will ease those midday hunger pains, head to The Deli for a deli sandwich or salad.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at The Deli, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Enjoy a drink with your dinner — The Deli has a full bar to serve up a glass of wine, beer, or more.
The Deli puts the happy in happy hour.
Patrons are often seen swaying in their seats thanks to performances from The Deli's live musical groups or DJs.
Get down with a live DJ while dining and have some fun on the restaurant dance floor.
Loud music and boisterous crowds keep decibel levels ultra high at this restaurant.
The restaurant can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table.
Street and lot parking is simple near The Deli.
Locals flock to The Deli for a meal they know will be high quality and low price.
The Monterey Restaurant originally opened in the 1920s, and it became a staple of the OU campus. After closing in the late 60s, "The Mont," as it had come to be known, re-opened in 1976 sporting its nickname as its new, actual name. Ever since, OU students and locals alike have gathered at The Mont for its award-winning appetizers, namely the chili con queso. This renowned app blends cheese, jalapenos, green chile peppers, sausage, and spices into one glorious bowl of dip. This molten delicacy also fits naturally in other places, such as slathered across a burger or ladled into Christmas stockings. In addition to its queso, The Mont has also staked its reputation on its landscaped patio, where visitors kick back and sip on the restaurant's signature frozen sangria margaritas, dubbed Sooner Swirls.
Craving finger food? Head to Chequers Restaurant and Pub and chow down on classic pub fare.
Chequers Restaurant and Pub is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day.
With Chequers Restaurant and Pub's wide selection of refreshments available, you can tap into the drink menu early in the evening.
Weekends can get packed, so take advantage of the restaurant's reservations.
You can also grab your grub to go.
You can take it easy on your wallet at Chequers Restaurant and Pub — prices are generally less than $30 per person.
Craving finger food? Head to 51st Street Speakeasy and chow down on classic pub fare.
Put the diet on pause when you visit 51st Street Speakeasy — there are no low-fat menu items.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — 51st Street Speakeasy has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
Take advantage of great beer and tasty bites when you stop by for happy hour.
Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, 51st Street Speakeasy is a great summer destination.
Musical groups perform live at 51st Street Speakeasy, so tables can perk up with some tunes.
Between the music and the crowds, 51st Street Speakeasy's noise levels can be intense.
Weekdays are busy at 51st Street Speakeasy.
Prices at 51st Street Speakeasy are a bargain (usually less than $15 for a meal), so you'll have plenty of cash left over to treat a friend (or two).