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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What are we thankful for? Local Districts

Louie\\\'s in Midtown

Partying in the Plaza and Paseo. Singing in the Stockyards. Boogieing in Bricktown. You get the picture, in Oklahoma City we love our local districts. Ask a random stranger walking down the street and they will probably agree with us, local districts are something we should definitely be thankful for in OKC.

The local districts have done a great job of carving out unique niches with eyes towards the future while celebrating their history. Food, shopping, music and fun are great ways to sum up these Oklahoma City hotspots.

  • Adventure District- A zoo, science museum, race track … yeah, this district is appropriately named.
  • Asian District- Oklahoma City has a rich Asian heritage and it is on full display in this district. Of course you already knew that if you are a fan of Pho.
  • Automobile Alley- Especially stunning this time of year with the fabulous light display.
  • Boathouse District- Just when you think the river couldn’t get any better, it does.
  • Bricktown- OKC’s original district success story.
  • Deep Deuce- This district is bursting with history and is quickly becoming the hub for urban living.
  • Film Row- An up-and-coming district that was once the center for film distribution in the region.
  • Midtown- This district is a great microcosm of Oklahoma City’s modern-day renaissance.
  • Paseo Art District- A hub of arts, history and great food.
  • Plaza District- A great place to get funky with food, local shops and live entertainment.
  • Stockyards City- Our city’s Western heritage come to life.
  • Western Avenue- Trendy food and shopping in abundance can be found on Western.
  • Uptown 23rd- Already home to some of OKC’s favorite restaurants this district is one to watch the next couple of years.
Midtown, Paseo District, Plaza District, Stockyards, Adventure District, Uptown 23, Asian District, Western Avenue, Automobile Alley, Boathouse District, Bricktown, Deep Deuce, Film Row
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Downtown in December

Downtown in December Sandridge Santa Run

We know, we know … Winter doesn’t technically start for another month. The trees still have leaves but we can’t help but look ahead to one of our favorite times of the year in Oklahoma City. Nothing wrong with planning ahead right?

There’s no place like home for the holidays… isn’t that how the song goes?! At any rate, there’s no truer statement in Oklahoma City. Just because the temperatures are cooling off, doesn’t mean that the fun is slowing down.

Downtown in December kicks off in a few weeks and it will be chock-full of fun, family activities that we’re sure you and your little angels will want to be a part of. Just watch out for Santa as he makes his way through downtown on his Segway. He’ll be handing out treats for boys and girls of all ages.

Fun family activities include:

  • Free Holiday Water Taxi Rides: All aboard for a fun-filled cruise on a Bricktown Water Taxi! On designated evenings in November and December, everyone can enjoy a fun-filled float down the beautifully-adorned Bricktown canal.
  • Saturday with Santa: Bring the kiddos downtown on to the Devon Energy Center each Saturday in December, to visit meet Santa himself, make crafts, and participate in holiday-themed activities.
  • Prance, dance, jog or run through downtown as part of the SandRidge Santa Run. The ultimate goal is just to have fun! Events include a 5K race, a one-mile fun run or a free Santa Claus kids' dash. Did we mention this is also a fabulous chance to Rumble the Bison and the Thunder Girls?
  • We triple dog dare you to take part in Little Willie’s Triple Dog Dare. The stair climbing challenge will test your endurance and speed as you climb 138 flights of stairs or recruit a couple of friends to take part in the relay challenge.
  • Hit the slopes for a little snow tubing at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Choose either the bunny slopes regular slope for the true adventure seeker.
  • Get in the holiday spirit while you learn about Oklahoma’s diverse Native American culture at the Red Earth Treefest. Trees will be decorated with ornaments honoring tribes including the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, Chickasaw Nation, Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Comanche Nation, Osage Nation.

There are plenty of indoor activities to get you in the holiday spirit as well. Check out the following family-friendly performances throughout the season.

music, outdoor recreation, running, theater, ballet, Bricktown, downtown, family-friendly, holiday, kids, movies
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Merry and bright…

Christmas Lights in Automobile Alley

One of our favorite things about the holiday season in OKC are the beautiful decorations and light displays that adorn the city.

If you haven’t visited Automobile Alley during the holiday season, then you are truly missing out. More than 180,000 colorful lights drape the historic buildings transforming the eight blocks of North Broadway into a magical holiday wonderland. There are also some really awesome shops along this stretch including where you can find unique local gifts for that special someone on your holiday list.

Don’t miss the annual tree lighting festival in Bricktown as Mayor Mick Cornett officially kicks off the holiday season in OKC on Nov. 27. The festivities will continue that evening at the Oklahoma River during the annual holiday river parade and will conclude with a fireworks show. The beautiful lights in Bricktown can be enjoyed throughout the holiday season.

We know most towns in the metro have great holiday light displays and tours so hit us up in the comments and with more information so we can spread the Holiday cheer.

retail, Automobile Alley, Bricktown, festivals, free, holiday, Oklahoma River, parade
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The root of Oklahoma City’s forward momentum

Kayakers on the Oklahoma River

While we’re on the subject of elections, let’s talk about one of the most important elections in Oklahoma City’s recent history – the one that changed everything and led to the city’s current, ongoing transformation. If you have visited the Oklahoma River or seen the U.S. Olympic training programs for both canoe/kayak and rowing programs there or attended an OKC Dodgers game in Bricktown, you’ve enjoyed some of the results of that election more than 20 years ago.

Informally and most commonly known as MAPS, the first election for Metropolitan Area Projects happened on Dec. 14, 1993. Then, voters approved a five-year, one-cent sales tax to build or upgrade nine community facilities – projects that are now known as the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark (construction), Cox Convention Center (renovation), State Fair Park (improvements), the Bricktown Canal (construction), Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library (construction), Chesapeake Energy Arena (construction), the Oklahoma River (transformation into a popular recreation area with rowing, kayaking and more), Civic Center Music Hall (rebuilding) and new trolleys.

The initiative was so successful and popular that voters have since approved similar limited-term MAPS sales taxes three more times. MAPS for Kids funded school improvements and renovations and MAPS 3, which passed in 2009 is currently underway.

All projects have been built debt free, and each sales tax has had a term limit.

Since MAPS passed in 1993, Oklahoma City has seen more than $5 billion in new public and private investment throughout the city. But the energy, momentum and pride these projects have added to our city are unmeasurable.

Bricktown, Dodgers, election, library, MAPS, Oklahoma River, school
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Housing in Deep Deuce

With entertainment, arts, sporting events and nightlife all in your backyard, it is no surprise that downtown Oklahoma City living is booming. With housing options as diverse as the individuals that live in them, downtown Oklahoma City dwelling will give you the urban adventure that you’ve always wanted.

In downtown Oklahoma City, there are a total of 2,880 housing units, with nearly 2,000 more under construction or announced. Most of the construction is rental, but there are a few ownership units under construction as well.  (Rental prices will range anywhere from $784-$3,000, while for-sale options start at around $180,000 for a one-bedroom condo.) For those with children, living in downtown Oklahoma City allows you to have first dibs on entrance to John Rex Charter Elementary School, a tuition-free elementary school that currently offers pre-K through third grade instruction.  By the fall of 2018, the school will offer pre-K through sixth grade.

Below is a breakdown of downtown’s hottest spots for housing.

Central Business District/Bricktown/Deep Deuce
Oklahoma City’s renaissance is on display in the core of downtown, making it a perfect place to call home. Attractive to the young, the old and families in between, downtown offers plenty of choices and value for those looking for a true urban experience without much of the traditional hassle. Whether you choose to live in the heart of Oklahoma City in the central business district or you embrace the history and culture of the Deep Deuce neighborhood, new condos and apartments abound, as do newly-renovated rental units and fresh loft spaces. Whether you're looking to rent or to buy, downtown offers something for everyone in a hip, sophisticated upscale urban setting.

Midtown
One of the newest areas on the scene, Midtown is truly making a splash as a revitalization effort has taken hold and created multiple success stories. Full of fantastic housing options – from revitalized historic buildings to new developments – plus local restaurants and bars, Midtown is a great place to discover what’s new and hip on the OKC scene.

Bricktown, Deep Deuce, downtown, housing, Midtown
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Festival Fulsomeness

Crowd at Charlie Christian Jazz Festival

Speaking of summer and free live music, OKC offers an exorbitance of opportunities to coalesce with your fellow fun- and music-loving humans in the coming weeks and months as those summer temperatures get more temperate. Check out just a smattering of our free festival calendar below:Charlie Christian Jazz Festival

Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival – Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, Bricktown
I mean, what’s not to like? Live music? Good. BBQ? Good. Beer? Good. Don’t “trifle” with anything less than the true festival trifecta at the Bricktown Blues and BBQ Festival.

LibertyFest Concert in the Park – Thursday, June 25, in front of UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theater in Edmond
Check out this year’s edition of this popular event as the 88-person-strong band conducted by UCO Wind Symphony Conductor Dr. Brian Lamb fires up “a mixture of light classics, marches and patriotic music… that will appeal to all.”

SandRidge Energy Starts & Stripes River Festival – Saturday, June 27, Boathouse District
In addition to dragon boat racing, corporate league 500m sprint rowing races, a 5k run/500m kayak duathlon and other exciting athletic events, the Stars & Stripes River Festival features live music and entertainment (including fireworks!) suitable for all ages.

West Fest – Saturday, September 19, Western Avenue District
The website says, “music + food trucks + beer.” Again, that’s quite the pulchritudinous potpourri for us festival lovers. Details are still being worked out, but you can follow their Twitter for updates.

Plaza District Festival – Saturday, September 26, Plaza District
What else is coming up? What are we missing? What are your favorite festivals of the summer? Let us know via social media or in the comments section.

Boathouse District, Bricktown, Edmond, festivals, free, Plaza District, Western Avenue
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Run, Settler, Run

Although we weren’t there, it is a pretty safe assumption that the first minutes of the Oklahoma Land Run were complete chaos with canons firing, hoofbeats pounding and eager pioneers as far as the eye can see. While we can’t go back in time to experience it, we can see the frenzied spirit of the day captured by the Centennial Land Run Monument at the south end of Bricktown Canal.

When complete, this monument will feature 45 larger than life sized figures of land run participants, including a soldier and a canon, 24 horses and riders, covered wagons – all giving the viewer an idea of what that day might have looked like. The artist Paul Moore will have created one of the largest freestanding bronze sculptures in the world, spanning 365 feet in length, when the installments are complete later this year. This monument is a city park and is open to the public 24 hours a day year round, but it is best viewed during daylight hours.  

arts and culture, Bricktown, downtown, Oklahoma City history
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sushi Salvation

If you’re like us, sushi is super hard to beat for a fun feast or evening out with friends. There are plenty of great places to get your fresh fish fix in OKC, but a couple of our favorites are Sushi Neko on Western Avenue and In The Raw in Bricktown. If the very thought of sushi leaves you woozy, fear not, gaijin. These restaurants have much more than just sashimi (fresh raw fish) on offer. We say, why not try some negimaki (strips of rolled broiled beef marinated in teriyaki) and pork gyoza with a Sapporo or some sake before calling it a day with the edamame? We may be “land-locked,” but we’ve got lots of places to feed your fresh fish frenzy. Go ahead, order the boatload!

SUSHI NEKO / MUSASHI'S 
Restaurants
4318 N. Western Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Phone: (405) 528-8862

IN THE RAW 
Restaurants
200 S. Oklahoma Ave., Suite 130
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-2488
Phone: (405) 702-1325

Bricktown, restaurants, Western Avenue
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Something for everyone

Lower Bricktown offers countless ways to enjoy a night out with a group of friends or that special someone.  Catch the final home game of baseball season as the Oklahoma City Redhawks take on the Albuquerque Isotopes at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark Wednesday, Aug. 27. Watch the summer’s hottest movies at Harkins Theater or enjoy a beautiful Oklahoma evening with a ride down the Bricktown Canal. RedPin offers a unique bowling experience you won’t soon forget.

For live music enthusiasts, there’s no shortage of talent in OKC. The fifth annual Live Music on the Canal will take place Sept. 5-6. The event showcases the talents of more than 200 Oklahoma singers and songwriters on five stages in lower Bricktown. Music will be performed along the canal including the Main stage in front of Harkins Theater; Jazmo’s Bourbon Street Café, which will feature both indoor and outdoor venues; and the green space next to Wanda Jackson Way on the canal level.

While you’re exploring Bricktown, don’t forget the many wonderful restaurants. We have a hard time deciding where to go – as lower Bricktown is home to so many wonderful places. From Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse to In the Raw, KDs Southern Cuisine, Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and so many more, there’s certain to be something that whets your appetite.

Bricktown, live music, live sporting events, movies, nightlife, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Explore downtown OKC whatever your interest

If you find yourself in downtown Oklahoma City with some time to explore, don’t miss the chance to stumble upon some places that you haven’t seen before.

For ideas, check out the downtown walking tour from the Oklahoma City Convention and Visitors Bureau or go to Downtown OKC’s website to find various ways to make your time downtown interesting, special and fun, no matter what your interests are. From Downtown OKC, you can get the most out of your visit downtown by checking out itineraries for going on a date, listening to music, enjoying some family time or participating in health and fitness activities.

While you’re downtown, stretch your wings a bit and see many of the sites close by, such as those in Bricktown, Automobile Alley, Deep Deuce, Film Row, Stockyards City and the Boathouse District.

Automobile Alley, Boathouse District, Bricktown, downtown, family-friendly, Film Row, fitness
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blues & BBQ

What can be better than some soulful music and some finger-licking food? Oklahoma City’s Bricktown Blues & BBQ festival offers both on June 20-21 at the corner of Sheridan and Oklahoma avenues. Concerts begin at 4 p.m. on Friday and 2 p.m. on Saturday, and the music and festivities last until midnight. View complete schedule.

Bricktown, festivals, food, music
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pubs Galore

So we’ve brought you up to speed on Oklahoma City’s newest distilleries and best brewers but where can you go to enjoy OKC’s tastiest local spirits and ales? Of course kicking back with a COOP DNR is always enjoyable in your own home but good drinks are more enjoyable with good friends. Here are some of our favorite pubs in OKC. As always this is far from an exhaustive list so feel free to throw out some of your favorites in the comment section.

If an “old-world” pub is your type of scene be sure to check out Tapwerks in the heart Bricktown. Living up to its name, Tapwerks has more than 212 beers on tap and boasts one of the biggest selections of local beers in Oklahoma City. Oh, and it has two floors. It is hard to beat two floors of lagers, ales and pub food.

Not in the mood for an old-world pub? RePUBlic Gastro Pub has a decidedly more modern flair.  Located in Classen Curve, rePUBlic emphasizes American craft beer which means there is never a shortage of your local favorites. The pub also has a plethora of flat screens making it a great place to catch a Thunder game. Not to mention, the food is pretty great too. The rePUBlic burger is a local favorite.

Opened in 2008, James E. McNellie’s Public House (locals just call it McNellie’s) features more than 350 beer selections and is the launching point for a lot of new local beers. Nestled in Midtown, McNellie’s has the feel of a pub you might find in Dublin rather than Oklahoma City. McNellie’s also boasts some great grub. You might be starting to see a pattern – we like good food to go with our good beer.

[Photo from RePUBlic Gastropub]

Bricktown, Classen Curve, food, Midtown, nightlife, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Lotsa Lights

Who doesn’t love grabbing a mug of hot cocoa, getting in the car and taking a drive to look at lights, all while listening to holiday tunes? We’d change out raindrops on roses for that one as one of our favorite things.

For a grand site, we suggest you start off at the Devon Energy Center where super-sized ornaments have taken over the lawn and the outside of the Colcord Hotel. Venture inside the rotunda (it’s open to the public, remember) and glance up to see the giant (seriously, giant) silver pine cones hanging from the ceiling.

Head across Sheridan into the Myriad Gardens to check out even more lights. The 17-acre park is perfect for wandering and enjoying the bright sights. And while you’re in the gardens, you might as well strap on some skates and take a turn around the Devon Ice Rink.

Next we’ll take this holiday adventure over to Bricktown for more festive follies. Did you know that through the end of the month on Thursdays through Sundays from 6 to 9:30 p.m. you can take advantage of free Water Taxi rides? It’s true! And there’s really no better way to experience OneMain Financial’s Bricktown Canal Lights. Once you’ve hopped off the Water Taxi, we suggest you head up the stairs to the corner of Reno and Mickey Mantle Drive to see the SandRidge Christmas Tree. Who knew there were so many great lights in OKC?! And we’re not done yet!

Hop on a Spokie (or you can get in your car if it’s nearby) and head up to Automobile Alley. All along Broadway Avenue between Northwest 4th and Northwest 10th Streets you can enjoy seeing the historic buildings of Automobile Alley all lit up for the holidays. So ho-ho-hop to it and experience the bright lights of this winter wonderland!

Bricktown, downtown, family-friendly, Myriad Botanical Gardens, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Story All About How OKC Got Flipped-Turned Upside Down

In the late 80s, downtown Oklahoma City was a victim of suburban flight and failed efforts at revitalization. The surrounding area included a dilapidated warehouse district and a river that had slowed to a trickle through flood prevention engineering. Since the 1990s, an amazing renaissance has taken place. Construction of a mile-long canal, a premiere ballpark and the attraction of billions in private investment has transformed downtown and that deserted warehouse district to one of the most vibrant entertainment districts in the Southwest with countless nightlife and entertainment options. The river that once had to be mowed is now home to world-class water events and an Olympic U.S. Canoe/Kayak training and development center.

Check out a past issue of VeloCity to discover how it all happened.

Bricktown, MAPS, Oklahoma River
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A watery adventure

A long time ago in a land far far away . . . wait, no. Let’s start again. A little ways back (in the late 1980s and early 1990s to be more exact), things weren’t looking so bright in OKC. The exuberance and awesomeness that exudes from this great city today were just wishes in a well. The region had lost a large number of jobs with the oil bust of the 80s and not being chosen for the United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 had folks feeling blue.

Thankfully, a group of visionaries put their heads together and came up with a plan called the Metropolitan Area Projects (or MAPS). While we’ve written about it in detail before, this time we’re going to focus on just one project – the Bricktown Canal, you know, the waterway that lines restaurants and shops in OKC’s hoppin’ entertainment district. It’s probably just as hard for us to imagine it not existing as it was for people to ever imagine its existence before MAPS. Back then (before 1999), the area where the canal flows was California Street running through a mostly abandoned warehouse district.

Lucky for us, Oklahoma City has a history of visionary leaders and they saw the potential. They transformed what was bordering on nothing to a really special something. Very few visitors make it to our city without taking a stroll down the canal (or hopping a ride on a Bricktown Water Taxi. And residents experience it year-round, perhaps on their way to a ball game at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, maybe before popping the big question or during a night on the town. Any way you look at it, the canal played a major role in cementing Bricktown as OKC’s entertainment district which had a major hand in our modern-day renaissance.

Bricktown, live sporting events, MAPS, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Stroll along, stroll along like we know you do

Last week we told you about some great ways to get in some two-wheeled action around town, but maybe you prefer to stay grounded on your own two feet. Not to worry. We’ve got some great ideas for a leisurely urban stroll.

Myriad Gardens
If you’ve been checking out “The Better Life” for long, you know we are huge fans of the Myriad Gardens located in the heart of downtown. And when it comes to hoofing it, it’s one of our favorite places to explore and a great place to get a little exercise in. Take three laps around the outside and you’ll have gone a mile. 

Bricktown
OKC’s entertainment district is a great place to get in a walk combined with some splendid people watching. Located just east of downtown, you can walk along the Bricktown Canal down into Lower Bricktown or stay up on the streets and peruse past some of OKC’s most hopping restaurants and bars.

Automobile Alley
Great shops. Delicious restaurants. Historic buildings out the wazoo. Take a walk down North Broadway Avenue between Northwest 6th and Northwest 10th Streets to experience all Automobile Alley has to offer. We also suggest you head east off of Broadway down Northwest 9th so you can check out the super cool 9th Street District.

Martin Park Nature Center
Take a walk on the wild side through. Tucked away off of Memorial Road in north OKC, Martin Park Nature Center is 144 acres of wild-feeling, urban awesomeness, and with 2.5 miles of gentle hiking trails, you can get in a serene stroll without having to venture outside the city.

Oklahoma River
The Oklahoma River has transformed from a drainage ditch into one of OKC’s most glistening sites, and it makes the perfect path for walking. There are 13 miles of trails along the River (both on the north and south sides) so you’ll have plenty of space to stretch those legs.

Myriad Botanical Gardens, Oklahoma River, outdoor recreation, parks, restaurants, Automobile Alley, Bricktown, downtown, free
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

As summer winds down and fall approaches that means baseball is hitting its home stretch. There aren’t many better ways to spend an Oklahoma evening than at the ballpark. Better yet it is a great place for some inexpensive family fun. Luckily for us, Oklahoma City has one of the best places to catch a game, the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Bricktown Ballpark, home to the Oklahoma City Redhawks, was recently named one of the best minor-league ball parks in the country by USA Today.

Oh yeah and about that inexpensive thing, the club is routinely running great deals that means taking your family to the game doesn’t have to break the bank. For example, on August 31st you can get four tickets to the game, four Sonic meal vouchers (Sonic is headquarted just across the street) and four Redhawks hats for just $30. That’s way less expensive than taking the fam to the movies!

So grab your mitt and get down to Bricktown to see the next generation of Major League stars while enjoying a great Oklahoma fall night.

Bricktown, downtown, family-friendly, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

In Too Deep (Deuce)

Located in the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, the Deep Deuce District (located at Northeast 1st Street and Central Avenue) may be small but its historical significance runs deep. In the 1940s, it was Oklahoma’s premier African-American jazz and business district, and was home to jazz legends such as Charlie Christian, the Blue Devils and Jimmy Rushing. Today the neighborhood is still bopping, but to a slightly different beat. It is now an urban neighborhood home to local favorite restaurants such as Deep Deuce Grill and the Wedge Pizzeria, as well as housing like The Deep Deuce Apartments and Level Urban Apartments, with more on the way. Each year the area hosts the Deep Deuce Music Festival and features jazz and blues bands, and local artists. So if jazz, blues, art or a cool modern vibe is your thing, you won’t want to miss this historical district. 

Bricktown, community, downtown, housing, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Can't Watch at the 'Peake? No Sweat.

Whether you have lived in OKC all your life or just moved here you already know that we take our Thunder basketball seriously. So serious in fact, finding a seat in Chesapeake Energy Arena can border on difficult, especially during the playoffs. Don’t fret, the party isn’t just happening in the arena. You can find a ton of Thunder faithful enjoying the game all over town. While we can’t highlight every great place to watch a game, here are three places that will get you headed in the right direction.

Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery has an upstairs that is a sports lover’s dream, tons of amazing high-def TVs, plenty of seating and great food. What more can you ask for as you watch the Thunder march through the Western conference?

If TVs and a great beverage selection (350+ beers) are what you are looking for, RePUBlic Gastropub is a good start. Heck, they even have TVs in the restrooms so you will never miss a Westbrook dunk.

Want to get closer to the action? Head down to Bricktown where just about every establishment will be packed with exuberant fans watching the game. Who knows, you might even bump into a player or two after the game.

Bricktown, Classen Curve, restaurants, Thunder
Posted by: The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Take me out to the Ballgame

Hot dogs, cracker jacks, fresh air and the chance to catch a fly ball or two – does anything say spring better than a baseball game? The Oklahoma City Redhawks, a Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros baseball team, kick off their season next month at home on April 12 vs. Memphis. Tickets start as low as $7, so bring the whole family! And your kids will love the post-game fireworks show. Can’t make it to the first game of the season? Don’t worry, the fireworks show will happen every Friday night home game of the season.

Bricktown, downtown, family-friendly, live sporting events
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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