Hochatown Saloon: 1st Timer’s Guide

No visit to Broken Bow, Oklahoma, is complete without a visit to the one and only Hochatown Saloon!

Spend your Broken Bow vacation enjoying all that this recreation mecca has to offer from off-roading to fly fishing and everything in between. And while there are plenty of great dining options in Broken Bow, just down the road, you’ll find the quaint stopover of Hochatown with one of the best family-friendly watering holes and entertainment venues around.

After a long day in the woods working up that appetite, you can make your way over to the Hochatown Saloon, where the party never stops. Sit down for a quick bite, wash down a few ice-cold beers, and stay awhile to get in on some classic hoedown action. You’ll be glad you picked the Broken Bow cabin with a hot tub because you are definitely going to be sore after a night of dancing at this lively joint.

This western-themed restaurant speaks to the cowboy or cowgirl in all of us. This is everything you need to know to make the most of your visit to the Hochatown Saloon.

About the Hochatown Saloon

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Opened in 2017, the Hochatown Saloon is the center of the action in this charming small town of just over 200 people.

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there is never a bad time to visit the Hochatown Saloon, but the weekend is definitely the life of the party.

With both indoor and outdoor seating, live music every weekend, a dance floor that invites everyone to get up and move, and a menu that offers something for even the pickiest of eaters, the Hochatown Saloon is the place for all!

After 9 pm, the Saloon becomes a live music venue. Swing by on a Friday or Saturday night to enjoy live music and a night of dancing with friends or family – or make friends with a local!


Admission to Hochatown Saloon is free most of the time with the exception of Friday and Saturday nights when the saloon becomes a live music venue.

After 9 pm, most of the tables disappear, and nearly the whole restaurant becomes a dance floor! General admission varies in price depending on the performance and grants partygoers with standing room. VIP admission also scores you a table, so you have somewhere to sit when you need a break from dancing!

*Keep in mind that if you are visiting with anyone under the age of 21 after 9 PM on Friday or Saturday when the music starts, you must purchase a VIP ticket.

Classic American and Southern Cuisine

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After a day of working up your appetite on Broken Bow Lake or in Beaver Bend State Park, the Hochatown Saloon will answer the call. If you couldn’t tell already, the Hochatown Saloon is not your average pub. They put their own spin on Southern favorites like Calf Fries (battered and fried with the house sauce on the side), fried okra, John Wayne Nachos, and the famous Saloon Cut Prime Rib. But when in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the deep-fried catfish. It’s an Oklahoma classic!

You also can’t go wrong with fueling up for a day of adventure with a Hochatown Saloon breakfast. Early risers can enjoy a variety of yummy options like the very berry French toast and the saloon omelet, while folks arriving after 10 AM are spoiled with brunch. Offering all the best of both breakfast and lunch, brunch is a great option for groups who can’t decide between eggs and a burger. When in doubt, get both.

What to Sip

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Claiming to have the coldest beer in Broken Bow, Hochatown Saloon knows a thing or two about a tasty beverage. Pint, pitcher, or bottle, this western-loving restaurant has got you covered.

Enjoy fan-favorite domestics in any form that you wish or spice things up with a pint of some of the best craft beer in Oklahoma. Brewed right here in Broken Bow, Mountain Fork Brewery supplies Hochatown Saloon with some of its most sought after pours like the Gentleman Jackalope IPA and the sweet Crumpet brown ale.

Not into beer? The saloon also has a variety of tasty cocktails like the Oklahoma Sweet Tea and the OK Corral Margarita to help you work up the nerve to get on the dance floor!

Weekend Events and Live Music

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While there is never a bad time to visit the Hochatown Saloon, you should visit on a Friday or Saturday night if you are trying to break in those dancing shoes.

Every weekend night, the kitchen closes around 8 PM, and tables start disappearing to make room for the dance floor. Security will also start checking to make sure people have admission tickets for the show so if you don’t have one yet and want to stick around, this is when you’ll have to buy them! You can also buy them online ahead of time for a smoother transition.

Enjoy some country classics as the crowd starts getting ready for live music. By 10 PM, it’s showtime! Plenty of fast-rising stars, like Bryan Martin, have rocked this stage and the dance floor is always packed with die-hard fans and new listeners alike. Who knows, you might just find your next favorite artist!

Be sure to check out Hochatown Saloon’s event calendar to see who’s playing during your visit. On nights without a performance, the saloon keeps up its lively atmosphere with a DJ that keeps that good times rolling until the doors close at 2 AM.

Looking for something extra special? Considering making a reservation for bottle service so your group can party in style.

The Hochatown Saloon Dress Code

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Good news if you didn’t pack your three piece suit – there is no dress code at the Saloon! However, classic Western wear is a celebrated fashion choice here and one that ensures you’ll blend in like a local. In fact, don’t be surprised if you find yourself in a sea of cowboys and cowgirls!

Not only do cowboy boots make it easier to line dance, but it makes you look cooler doing it! Cowboy hats, flannel shirts, and boot cut jeans are just some of the many styles you’ll come across at Hochatown.

Don’t have any western wear to choose from? Don’t worry about it! But if those snazzy outfits are really calling to you, head to Sharpe’s for all your western needs. You may just discover a new favorite pair of boots!

Stay Near Hochatown

Home to the best live music venue in Mccurtain County, the Hochatown Saloon never fails to be the life of the party! Whether you are visiting for the delicious food, lively atmosphere, up-and-coming artists, or the good beer, you will not be disappointed. This family-friendly restaurant welcomes everyone and makes for the perfect tradition on a repeat Broken Bow vacation! Hike, shop, fish, eat, ride, and dance. That’s the Broken Bow way!

Besides, that charming little cabin in the woods will feel that much cozier after a late night of showing people how it’s done on the dance floor!

Book your stay at The Bear Cabins In Broken Bow today!