The idea of stadium food is changing across the country. What once was merely a medley of nachos, peanuts, and hot dogs has now become eclectic, flavorful and even upscale. Oklahoma City's Chesapeake Energy Arena has certainly raised the dining bar as well. Chefs with Levy Restaurants and Savor Catering have introduced a large selection of new dishes and beverages, and further food refinements continue. So when you visit the arena, perhaps for a Thunder game, here are just a few of the offerings you can enjoy.
Note: Restaurants open an hour and a half prior to events and are available only for event ticket holders.
Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club
Enter through the grand entry and you're on the southwest side of the arena, not too far from the Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Club, a casual bar/restaurant where you can sample chicken wings, loaded fries, multi-layer nachos and more. With your food choice, sip a draft beer or cocktail. The patio portion is open 90 minutes before and after Thunder games, but you must be 21 to enter the club or patio at that time. You can't access the patio from the outside of the arena so access the Patio from the main entrance to the Old No. 7 Club.
Budweiser Brew House Carvery
Just across from the Old No. 7 Club is the Budweiser Brew House Carvery. Here, you'll find a more upscale experience. Full buffets feature carved meats, potatoes, salads, and bread. Though the choices change nightly, you might find pit ham with smoke apple jack glaze, hickory wood-smoked prime rib with burgundy mushrooms, smoke lobster mac ‘n’ cheese or tilapia Meunier with lemon herb butter sauce. If you want to grab something quick, they do make sandwiches with one side to take out.
Budweiser Brew House
Also on the concourse level is a quality steakhouse. Though you can still get some "bar food" choices such as nachos and burgers, the Budweiser Brew House has armadillo eggs (breaded peppers stuffed with cheese and brisket), filet mignon, grilled shrimp, salmon, prime rib and more. For those with reservations, the Budweiser Brew House is actually open two and a half hours before an event. Call (405) 601-4459.
Private Courtside Club, Gastropub, and Executive Boardroom
At the Chesapeake Energy Arena, you can work with the chefs and hospitality team to plan a private social event including everything from Hors d’oeuvres to creative cuisine. The executive chef can put together a special menu for your event, wedding, or game day gathering.
Private spaces range from their Courtside Club to the Executive Boardroom. The Courtside Club is located on the Event Level and features a fireplace and three full-service bar areas.
The GastroPub area is located on the Cox Club Level and has a view of the city. The pub area has two full-service bars with TV at each bar.
Contact the catering team at (405) 604-9834.
Oh, don't worry... You can still get the traditional favorites. Throughout the arena, you'll find concession stands and carts with all the staples, as well as choices such as pizza, boneless wings, gourmet candy, wraps, salads, baked potatoes, and much more.