If you’re 21 and living in Norman, it’s easy to be blinded by Campus Corner’s overpriced attractions and The Mont’s sweet concoction known as the Sooner Swirl.
Sure, a Gummy Bear shot at Logie’s can always chase away the aftertaste of a night spent at Sugers — and The Mont serves some pretty mean cheese fries — but most college students have to ball on a budget.
If you find yourself pressed for cash and unable to afford a night out on campus, it makes sense to try some of the cheaper venues around town.
One place I’ve found to be a great place to drink cheaply and have a good time is Opie’s Club located at 1430 W Lindsey St. in Norman.
I’ll admit Opie’s is for an older crowd — it’s been around since the ’70s — but it’s a local gem that few who go there will forget about.
Opie’s features several pool tables, dancing, nightly drink specials and an open mic night on Thursdays — plus the authenticity of cloudy secondhand smoke.
Tuesday evenings are my personal favorite, as Opie’s drink special that night features $2 Redbull and Vodka — which is cheaper than buying a Redbull by itself.
Another unique aspect about Opie’s is that the club owner — Opie himself — often frequents the venue and checks on his patrons.
I might not be able to afford a lavish bottle of wine, but for a good time and a good buzz there’s nothing wrong with spending an evening at Opie’s.