Bar Reviews

Bar Reviews: Volare

One of the newest bars on Campus Corner, Volare offers an experience that you can’t find anywhere else in Norman. This upscale venue has three levels including a roof top bar with an unrivaled view of campus. Volare is also known for it’s authentic Neapolitan pizza oven, one of the few in the state. One year in, is Volare a nice new addition to Campus Corner, or does it stick out like a sore thumb?

Sum up Volare in the length of a Tweet

Bobby: Need a place to impress your mom or out of town friend? This is stop #1.

Andrew: As Campus Corner’s new Gameday hotspot, Volare is the king of rooftop bars in Norman.

Granger: img_3160

Derielle: The best view on campus corner, but not always the cheapest option for a night out.

Which night is the best night for Volare?

Bobby: I feel like i’ve never really been here at night, but the rooftop is a great pregame spot, especially when the weather is good. Hit up happy hour for maximum bang for your buck.

Andrew: Gamedays at Volare have been a hit so far. This is the new place to be on Saturdays in Norman (RIP CHIMY’S).

Granger: i only drink when the sun is up. with that being said, 2pm on wednesdays when you are “done” with classes and the weekend is here.

Derielle: Friday nights at Volare are great because if you can get a good spot at the rooftop bar you can see them running through all the graphics on the screen for the football game the next day.

Favorite thing about Volare?

Bobby: This one is easy; it’s the rooftop bar. Volare has easily the best view in Norman, a view so good that it covers up the several flaws of this bar.

Andrew: The atmosphere. A rooftop overlooking Campus Corner is hard to beat. The pizza is also incredible.

Granger: leaving and going to jax.

Derielle: Volare is probably the most classy bar on campus corner. So it’s nice being able to go there for a nicer drink and to have just a chill night.

Least favorite thing about the bar?

Bobby: The prices are steep for a college bar. To be fair, they definitely have learned to better cater to their target demographic by introducing more affordable drink options and one of the best happy hours in town. However, if you want anything really good, you’ll have to cough up at least 10 bucks a drink.

Andrew: The drinks can get pretty expensive – expect to drop some cash if you wanna leave with any sort of buzz.

Granger: taking a fucking elevator to the third story rooftop bar.

Derielle: Any of their speciality drinks are going to run you about $8. They also are very limited on their happy hours when they even have them. It’s quite expensive so it’s definitely a one or two drink kind of place.

What is your go-to drink here?

Bobby: $3 Fat Tire for happy hour and well rum and Cokes for every other time. Unless you are loaded, you gotta drink effectively to go the distance here.

Andrew: Double well drinks for 4 bucks. I don’t know if it’s the best tasting, but efficiency is key.

Granger: nothing says lets-get-wednesday-afternoon-day-drunk quite like $2 dos equis in a plastic cup.

Derielle: If I’m getting one of their fancy drinks, it’ll definitely be the SS 163, which has a sangria popsicle in it. Super good.

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