Restaurants host Thunder parties of all shapes, sizes
OKLAHOMA CITY — More than 18,000 Thunder fans will get to watch Game One of the NBA Finals from inside The Peake.
The rest of us are strategizing how and where we will Thunder Up for the first game in the Thunder v. Heat series.
Oklahoma City’s most popular taco joint, Iguana Lounge, is hosting their first ever watch party.
The restaurant is setting up a 12′ by 18′ projection screen.
Fans can watch the game from the parking lot, where the restaurant will be offering drinks and menu items.
“We just wanted to create an environment where people can come and hang out and watch the game. Especially down here on 9th Street, it’s going to have a local feel. There’s several places where people can eat at and support and then watch the game in our parking lot.” Iguana manager Becky Daley said.
Iguana’s Chef Lee will prepare mini burritos along with regular menu items.
Bricktown is expected to be packed.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s Museum Cafe will be turning the TV in the dining room to the game.
General Manager, Ahmad Farnia says his customers all want to watch the game. “When we first put this TV up, we had a lot of customers who hated it. But now, even those same customers, they like it because they can watch the game.”
The Museum Cafe usually hosts happy hour drinks on the roof on Thursday nights.
This Thursday, the Museum’s big screen TV will be tuned to Game Two.
Also, the Cafe plans to extend their regular closing time past 10 p.m. until the game ends.