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Purple Haze

Mixed with locally made Gambill’s Oklahoma vodka, the Flower Power cocktail at Bar 473 is a dose of summer in a glass. It earns its purple hue from crème de violet and boasts notes of citrus and flirtiness from a splash of prosecco.

Since opening two years ago, Bar 473 has earned a solid following for its local brews on tap, a rotating cocktail menu that features local spirits and house-made liqueurs, as well as a place to socially distance while still enjoying a late-night atmosphere.

“We built this place to be outdoors even before the pandemic began,” says Director of Creative Development Peter Hilborn. Over the past year the former Phillips 66 gas station turned auto shop turned hip bar/venue has hosted singer-songwriter shows, movies on the lawn and cannabis-friendly events on the site’s expansive outdoor patio and lawn. “We wanted to create a place where people can hang,” he adds. Numerous seating areas are safely spaced apart across the lawn, which also features a stage for live music and comedy acts.

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Inside Bar 473

Located at 2224 E. Admiral Blvd., Bar 473’s patio is a dog-friendly space and often has food truck Green and Gambill’s Deli on site during the evenings.

Open for happy hour from 4-7 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, as well as noon-9 p.m. on Sunday, great deals can be found like a $4 Chambong, a $5 Old Fashioned and local draft beer for $6. Visit bar473.com.

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