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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

OKC districts 101

Plaza District

You don’t have to read our blog very long to figure out local districts are a big deal in Oklahoma City. Whether you are getting funky in the Plaza, living it up in Bricktown or getting adventurous in the Adventure District there is a corner of the city that is perfect for you.

We will be the first to admit that getting to know the districts in OKC can be a little overwhelming for newcomers. Getting to know your Midtowns from your Uptowns might take some time. Luckily that is why we are here. Over the next month or so we will be giving you in-depth looks at each district. Until then here is a quick snapshot of each district:

  • Adventure District- the most aptly named district in OKC, home to the Oklahoma City Zoo, Remington Park, Science Museum Oklahoma, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and more.
  • Asian District- a vibrant enclave of Asian culture in the heart of OKC. You’ll find some of the best Asian food in the region here.
  • Automobile Alley- Just north of Downtown, this district used to be the primary location of the city’s car dealerships. Today it is home to local dining and shopping.
  • Boathouse District- home to future Olympians, this district features stunning architecture and is an outdoorsmen’s dream.
  • Bricktown- this former warehouse area is OKC’s prime entertainment district.
  • Classen Curve- located in NW OKC this district features great shopping and dining.
  • Deep Deuce- the center of urban living in OKC.
  • Film Row- what was once home to the film distribution industry for the region is now one of the metro’s quickest developing districts.
  • Midtown- the perfect mix of local retail and historic homes.
  • Paseo Arts District- eclectic art and great restaurants are the name of the game for this district.
  • Plaza District- the epicenter of funky local retail in OKC.
  • Stockyards City- this district is a blast to the past and pays homage to the metro’s western heritage.
  • Western Avenue- an eclectic mix of local restaurants and bars, retail shops and boutiques, antique and furniture stores and fine art galleries make up Western.
  • Uptown 23rd- anchored by the historic Tower Theater, you'll find great locally-owned restaurants and bars, as well as fun boutiques
Stockyards, Adventure District, Uptown 23, Asian District, Western Avenue, Automobile Alley, Bricktown, Classen Curve, Deep Deuce, Film Row, Midtown, Paseo District, Plaza District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Nothing middling about Midtown

Midtown Plaza Court

Over the past decade, Oklahoma City’s Midtown has developed into a bustling district with local retail and that momentum doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Midtown District is centered around Walker Avenue and 10th Street, near St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s first hospital. Midtown connects the energy of downtown with beautiful, historic neighborhoods to its north.

The lively area continues to develop for people who want to live, work and play in the heart of Oklahoma City, and features housing, retail, night life, hotels and history, with many of its original buildings being brought back to life. The heart of the district is Plaza Court, an 84-year-old building that features some of OKC’s favorite restaurants, bars and local shopping options.

Public and private investments have created a thriving district of diversity within its 387 acres. The city’s first grocery store and kindergarten were located in Midtown, while surviving territorial Victorian homes and a strong restaurant and night-life scene comprise the current district. Midtown continues to be an urban center in its current-day renaissance as it is one of the hubs of downtown living with a plethora of urban housing recently opened, under construction or announced.

bar, housing, Midtown, nightlife, restaurants, retail
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Better know a district

OKC Skyline

You don’t have to read our blog very long to figure out local districts are a big deal in Oklahoma City. Whether you are getting funky in the Plaza, living it up in Bricktown or getting adventurous in the Adventure District there is a corner of the city that is perfect for you.

We will be the first to admit that getting to know the districts in OKC can be a little overwhelming for newcomers. Getting to know your Midtowns from your Uptowns might take some time. Luckily that is why we are here. Over the next month or so we will be giving you in-depth looks at each district. Until then here is a quick snapshot of each district:

  • Adventure District- the most aptly named district in OKC, home to the Oklahoma City Zoo, Remington Park, Science Museum Oklahoma, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and more.
  • Asian District- a vibrant enclave of Asian culture in the heart of OKC. You’ll find some of the best Asian food in the region here.
  • Automobile Alley- Just north of Downtown, this district used to be the primary location of the city’s car dealerships. Today it is home to local dining and shopping.
  • Boathouse District- home to future Olympians, this district features stunning architecture and is an outdoorsmen’s dream.
  • Bricktown- this former warehouse area is OKC’s prime entertainment district.
  • Classen Curve- located in NW OKC this district features great shopping and dining.
  • Deep Deuce- the center of urban living in OKC.
  • Film Row- what was once home to the film distribution industry for the region is now one of the metro’s quickest developing districts.
  • Midtown- the perfect mix of local retail and historic homes.
  • Paseo Arts District- eclectic art and great restaurants are the name of the game for this district.
  • Plaza District- the epicenter of funky local retail in OKC.
  • Stockyards City- this district is a blast to the past and pays homage to the metro’s western heritage.
  • Western Avenue- an eclectic mix of local restaurants and bars, retail shops and boutiques, antique and furniture stores and fine art galleries make up Western.
  • Uptown 23rd- anchored by the historic Tower Theater, you'll find great locally-owned restaurants and bars, as well as fun boutiques
Plaza District, Adventure District, Stockyards, Asian District, Uptown 23, Automobile Alley, Western Avenue, Boathouse District, Bricktown, Classen Curve, Deep Deuce, Film Row, Midtown, Paseo District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Downtown digs

Deep Deuce neighborhood

Everything is waiting for you downtown. Do you fancy the idea of being surrounded by community amenities and leaving the car in the garage and just walking to work, the movies, the museum, the Myriad Gardens or to your neighborhood “watering hole”* without having to worry about parking, traffic or all the other headaches inherent to getting behind the wheel? Downtown offers plenty of neighborhoods, both established and up-and-coming, to consider if you’re looking at a move. And you’re not alone, with downtown population increasing more than 15 percent since 2000 and more than 1,000 new units either under construction or planned.

Neighborhoods like Deep Deuce and Midtown offer a mix of housing types and are rapidly becoming well-developed and dense with lots of services and retail. Former entertainment-heavy areas like Bricktown have new housing coming on line soon. Linger on the sidewalk in Automobile Alley, where the neon signs are pretty, and maybe even get yourself a loft rental, apartment or a condo in a new development. Relish being an urban pioneer in all the new housing stock in Film Row and other areas in west downtown. Live modern in SoSA and take advantage of proximity to midtown and the central business district. Oklahoma City’s urban neighborhoods offer the best of the new urban vibe and excitement, without all the typical old urban grit. Learn more on our website.

*that’s code for “bar”

Automobile Alley, Bricktown, Deep Deuce, downtown, Film Row, housing, Midtown
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Midtown

Midtown

To see OKC’s renaissance in action, you don’t have to look any farther than the Midtown District, centered around Walker Avenue and 10th Street, near St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s first hospital. Midtown connects the energy of downtown with beautiful, historic neighborhoods to its north.

The bustling area continues to develop for people who want to live, work and play in the heart of Oklahoma City, and features housing, retail, night life, hotels and history, with many of its original buildings being brought back to life. The heart of the district is Plaza Court, an 84-year old building that features some of OKC’s favorite restaurants and bars.

Public and private investments have created a thriving district of diversity within its 387 acres. Midtown included the city’s first grocery store and kindergarten, surviving territorial Victorian homes and a strong restaurant and night-life scene. Midtown continues to be an urban center in its current-day renaissance as it is one of the hubs of downtown living with a plethora of urban housing recently opened, under construction or announced.

retail, housing, Midtown, nightlife, restaurants
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Patrickís Day

St. Patrick\'s Day Celebration

Remember in elementary school when St. Patrick’s Day was that holiday where you would pinch people if they didn’t wear green? Well, it’s a lot more than that in OKC (although, the pinching is still very important, too).

Join in on the St. Patrick’s Day fun by heading to the Myriad Gardens on March 17 to learn about Irish heritage with music and fun crafts for kids. Or, head to Bricktown for the St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, where you can enjoy live music, great food and even a few surprises.

Feel like going to Midtown instead? Then head to McNellie’s for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for food, drinks and music. If you want to make a difference this St. Patrick’s Day, consider participating in the 7th Annual Run Lucky 5k on March 12. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Bricktown, holiday, live music, Midtown, Myriad Botanical Gardens, running
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Digging downtown

Downtown Housing

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. For more on downtown living visit our website.

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 21, 2016

Midtown

Plaza Court Midtown

To see OKC’s renaissance in action, you don’t have to look any farther than the Midtown Distric, centered around Walker Avenue and 10th Street, near St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s first hospital. Midtown connects the energy of downtown with beautiful, historic neighborhoods to its north.

The bustling area continues to develop for people who want to live, work and play in the heart of Oklahoma City, and features housing, retail, night life, hotels and history, with many of its original buildings being brought back to life. The heart of the district is Plaza Court, an 84-year old building that features some of OKC’s favorite restaurants and bars.

Public and private investments have created a thriving district of diversity within its 387 acres. Midtown included the city’s first grocery store, kindergarten and the surviving territorial Victorian homes. Midtown continues to be an urban center in its current-day renaissance as it is one of the hubs of downtown living with a plethora of urban housing recently opened, under construction or announced.

bar, housing, Midtown, restaurants, retail
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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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.
Stockyards, Adventure District, Uptown 23, Asian District, Western Avenue, Automobile Alley, Boathouse District, Bricktown, Deep Deuce, Film Row, Midtown, Paseo District, Plaza District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Friday Festivals

H&8th Night Market

If it’s Friday, put down those samples at Sam’s Club and get to one of our city’s fabulous Friday events, where admission is always free and there are lots of things to do and see. (If you want to eat and drink, you’re on your own, but hey, those are the breaks.)

  • First Friday Gallery Walk- Located in the Paseo Arts District, First Friday is (you guessed it) held the first Friday (and Saturday) of every month. Fireman-pantsed beard lovers, social gadflies and art lovers alike peruse more than 60 artists in 17 galleries participating in the middle of one of OKC’s first real “districty” districts. They were a district before being a district was cool, so check it out.
  • LIVE on the Plaza - from 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. the second Friday of every month, Plaza District merchants stay open late with live music, special events and extra funky PIZZAZ, hence the extra capital letters.
  • Premiere on Film Row happens on the third Friday of every month, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Art exhibitions, food trucks, film screenings, live music, merriment, and you, urban wanderer.
  • H&8th- On the last Friday of each month (through October) H&8th is the place to be. Beer, food trucks, live music, free activities and people-watching await you. If you’re dead set on spending zero dollars, you won’t even have to wait in any lines for food. Score! Get to the last one of the year on October 30.
  • Fun street fairs aren’t just happening in Oklahoma City limits, as many communities in the region have their own monthly festivals. One of the most successful is 2nd Friday in Norman. The event is free and features everything from dance to painting to photography and music. Check out their website for a full list. If you are on the north side of the metro check out Heard on Hurd every 3rd Saturday from March to October in Edmond.
arts and culture, Film Row, free, live music, Midtown, Paseo District, Plaza District
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Wonít 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, February 17, 2015

H&8th

As we get closer to warmer temperatures we are also nearing the return of the ever popular H&8th in the Midtown District. With more than 25,000 people attending the monthly food festival, H&8th has quickly become the country's largest food truck event and a gathering place for people who love OKC and love food. We can hardly contain our excitement as the March 27 date nears. Seriously, who doesn’t love picking out their favorite delicacies, whether it’s the 5th amendment from Big Truck Tacos or chicken and waffles? This year promises to be bigger and better than ever with the addition of a shopping bazaar as part of the festival.

Get out there and explore OKC at any of these monthly festivals. It’s a great, inexpensive way to see more of what OKC has to offer. Don’t worry, you can thank us later. 

festivals, food, Midtown, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Embrace Midtown as it develops

To see OKC’s renaissance in action, you don’t have to look any farther than the Midtown District, centered around Walker Avenue and 10th Street, near St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s first hospital. This now-bustling hub attracts restaurants and bars, retail stores and restaurants. It continues to develop for people who want to live, work and play in the heart of Oklahoma City, and it includes housing, retail, night life, hotels and history, with many of its original buildings being brought back to life.

Specifically, the Midtown District extends from NW 13 south to 4th Street and from one-half block east of Robinson and west to Classen Boulevard. More than 10,000 people live within one mile of 1100 N Walker Ave.

Public and private investments have created a thriving district of diversity within its 387 acres. Midtown includes the city’s first grocery store and kindergarten, surviving territorial Victorian homes and a strong restaurant and night-life scene.

Find out more.

Midtown, nightlife, restaurants, retail
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Retail therapy

Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Downtown in December offers a plethora of opportunities for retail therapy. The Deluxe Winter Market in Leadership square will feature more than 60 vendors with local and handmade goods, crafts, home decor, art, food and other specialty items.

More than 30 Oklahoma-owned shops and an urban Christmas tree will be showcased at the holiday pop-up shops in Midtown. Shops rotate weekly through a set of geodesic domes at NW 10th and Harvey, next to Bleu Garten. The holiday shopping village is open each weekend, beginning this Friday.

The Winter Shoppes at Myriad Botanical Gardens offer a complete family experience including on-site ice skating, a selection of boutique-style vendors and the breathtaking views of the gardens and Crystal Bridge. You can even enjoy a carousel ride while you’re here. The Myriad Botanical Gardens is hosting a variety of holiday-related events from scavenger hunts to wrapping parties.

Of course, Oklahoma City offers shopping options that are incredibly diverse. From high-end shops at 50 Penn Place, Penn Square Mall, Quail Springs Mall or Classen Curve to funky local shops on Western Avenue or in the Plaza District, OKC offers more than you might imagine. Check out a listing of local retailers here.

downtown, family-friendly, holiday, Midtown, outdoor recreation, retail, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Looking for a great way to spend time with your girlfriends? Here’s an itinerary filled to the brim with pampering, shopping, dining and more.

Start your morning off right with a delicious brunch (and maybe even a mimosa or two). Oklahoma City’s brunch offerings are vast, but you can’t miss Kitchen No. 324. It’s the perfect blend of classic and modern both in décor and dining. Enjoy the Fried Green Tomato Benedict alongside a Rose Mojito (it’s probably wise to also throw in a cup of coffee) and your day will be off to a fantastic start.

We know you want to look spectacular as you make the rounds so before the day gets away from you, head over to the Dry Shop in Midtown, one of OKC’s blow-dry bars and boutiques. Once you’re pampered and styled, get in the car and head over to Western Avenue where you’ll find some of OKC’s best antique shopping. The antique shops lining Western are intermixed with restaurants, a coffee shop and more in case you need nourishment.

Head a little further north to Classen Curve. Here you’ll find shopping galore. Need new running shoes? Head to Red Coyote. Looking for threads to take home to your youngsters? Uptown Kids has just what you need. Need a new dress to wear to dinner tonight? Stop by LIBERTÉ or On a Whim. The possibilities are endless.

Since you’re already on Western Avenue, why not stay and enjoy a glass of wine (along with an amazing meal) at Café 501, Flip’s Wine Bar and Trattoria or one of the other many dining options in the area?

Where’s your favorite OKC destination for a girls’ night out? Let us know in the comments!

Classen Curve, kids, Midtown, nightlife, restaurants, shopping, Western Avenue
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

We Arenít Done Yet

I know what you are thinking, “You’ve got my Friday nights booked for the foreseeable future. Surely there can’t be more?” Well, buckle up, because we haven’t even mentioned First Friday and H&8th, two of OKC’s biggest and most successful Friday night events.

  • First Friday Gallery Walk- Located in the Paseo Arts District, First Friday is (you guessed it) held the first Friday and Saturday of every month. It is an art lover’s dream as more than 60 artists in 17 galleries participate (and it’s all within walking distance).
  • H&8th- On the last Friday of each month (through September) H&8th is the place to be. H&8th can be summed up pretty easily: food trucks and live music (and lots of them). More than 30 food trucks located within one block is pretty tough to beat.
arts and culture, festivals, food, Midtown, music, Paseo District
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 10, 2013

Bundled Up

There’s definitely been a chill in the air and if you’re like us, you may be experiencing some cabin fever. Thankfully, there’s no reason to feel all cooped up. No matter the temperature, there are always great things to do and experience in Greater Oklahoma City. Here are just a few suggestions:

Visit a museum.
Warm up inside the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory.
Check out one of OKC’s great districts, filled with plenty of eating, drinking or shopping options. 
Do a little holiday shopping.
Curl up with a good book.
Catch a movie, in the not-so-usual way.

Western Avenue, Adventure District, downtown, food, library, Midtown, movies, museums, Myriad Botanical Gardens, parks, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Midtown Merriment

This holiday season, more than 30 local shops will rotate through one location in Downtown Oklahoma City for your shopping convenience. The Holiday Pop-Up Shops presented by St. Anthony Hospital features a village of geodesic domes filled with local shops, nestled amid an urban Christmas tree lot.

Last year was the first year for this event and its return includes an expanded roster of shops and list of activities for the entire family. The Shops are open Thursday through Sunday in Midtown at 1000 N. Walker next door to St. Anthony Hospital. The shops not only encourage shopping at their weekly set of shops, they hope visitors will support the restaurants in Midtown and downtown before or after their visit.

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During lunch on Thursdays and Fridays, Continental Resources is providing a shuttle service from their headquarters for employees downtown. All involved hope this will make shopping at a local shops even easier for people on tight holiday schedules.

Get more info here.

Midtown, shopping
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Speed Reading

https://asoft6162.accrisoft.com/abetterlifeokc/clientuploads/blog/VelocityCover-1.jpgVeloCity, the digital magazine of Oklahoma City, is now wearing a fancy brand-spanking-new cover just for you! Why? Well, as a reader of The Better Life, you’re naturally awesome, of course. But also, the interior of the mag is new as well. In addition to a story giving you the lowdown on Midtown (the latest in our series on our city’s distinctive districts), VeloCity Volume 6 has features on some of OKC’s Millennial magnets like our nightlife and sparkling river developments; our deep-rooted entrepreneurial spirit; our rockin’ new relocation video; the notice and applause being given our city by the architecture community; and morein addition to our usual accolades and rankings roundup feature, Acclaim. Go to velocityokc.com to dial it up, check it out, and live it down by enjoying some reads about your new favorite hometown!

community, Midtown, nightlife, Oklahoma River
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Live It Up Downtown

Whether you're new to town or are thinking it's time to find a new place to rest your head, you do not want to miss the Downtown Living Tour. Brought to you by our friends at Downtown Oklahoma City, Inc., this tour will give you a chance to see what it's like to live in the heart of OKC. The tours will take place on Sunday, Sept. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. During this time, you'll get to check out some of the high-end properties available in the downtown area. These fabulous abodes are on the list so far – Hadden Hall, Twelve Twelve, LEVEL Urban Apartments and City Place. The tours will leave by shuttle every 30 minutes, starting at noon, with the last shuttle departing at 3:30 p.m.

It's free (that's right, FREE!) to experience these lovely locations through the tour, but space is limited so you want to register ASAP. By registering, you'll also receive a free ticket to the Taste of Bricktown event on Sunday, Oct. 7. If you have questions about the Downtown Living Tour, contact Gentry at 235-3500, or gentry@downtownokc.com.

community, downtown, Midtown
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Get Your Bike in Gear

May 18 is the official bike-to-work day, and Oklahoma City is celebrating with the official launch of Spokies, Oklahoma City's bike share program. With six kiosk rental stations in the downtown and MidTown areas, your parking and traffic worries can disappear as you take a relaxing scenic ride through Oklahoma City.

Bike to Work Day 2012 is part of a national campaign to promote bicycling as a healthy and efficient transportation alternative, as well as an effort to increase safety awareness among bicyclists and motorists. METRO Transit, the Cleveland Area Rapid Transit in Norman and Citylink Edmond all have free bus fare coinciding with Bike-to-Work Day and all area transit system have bike racks, so leave your car in the garage and pedal to the nearest bus stop.

If you don't have a bike, the upcoming launch of Spokies will still let you have fun on two wheels. You can check out a bike seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m., and the three types of memberships make it easy to choose an affordable rental plan. Daily membership cards can be purchased at the kiosks, while monthly and annual memberships can be purchased online. And if a short ride is more your style, 30 minute rides are free and unlimited. Read more about the pricing options.

downtown, fitness, Midtown, outdoor recreation
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

MidTown on the Rise

After languishing for years, Oklahoma City’s MidTown area is experiencing a long-overdue resurgence. Driven in part byMidtown Renaissance and expansion of St. Anthony Hospital, the city’s heart is enjoying a boom in retail, restaurants, offices and residential properties. At the center of things is the historic Plaza Court. These days, the 84-year-old building at NW 10 and Walker is bustling with life thanks to the ever popularMcNellie’s Public House and a variety of other establishments. And with other all-time favorites such as Café do Brazil,Stella and Brown’s Bakery nearby, there are plenty of options when you want to grab a bite.

Midtown
Posted by: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
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