Things To Do in OKC: A Beginner's Guide to Bricktown
Whether you’re looking to buy a home in Oklahoma City, or in one of our Edmond neighborhoods, something fun to do is just around the corner. Quite literally, actually. There’s a reason Bricktown in Oklahoma City is one of the biggest tourist attractions in the state; there’s always something going on downtown. And just because Bricktown is a tourist attraction doesn’t mean that locals can’t enjoy all the historic warehouse district has to offer. From restaurants and nightlife to sports and concerts, Bricktown’s eclectic activities offer something for everyone. Here are some things to do in Bricktown.
No matter what kind of mood you’re in, there’s a plethora of restaurants in Bricktown that are waiting to satisfy your hunger!
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop (@FuzzysBricktown)
Situated in lower Bricktown next to Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop offers high-quality, delicious Tex-Mex at an affordable price. Fuzzy’s fast-casual service make it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat before seeing a movie or attending a Thunder game. Recommendation: Get the grilled shrimp tacos and smother them in the table-side hot sauce.
Mickey Mantle’s (@mickeys_steaks)
Looking for the best steak in Oklahoma City? Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse would like to throw their hat into that ring. They offer eight different steak options, including a beastly 22 oz. “Cowboy Cut” ribeye you can top with Jumbo Lump Crab Oscar or Nova Scotia Lobster Oscar. Recommendation: Call ahead to reserve a table, valet your car, consume as much steak as you can eat, and finish the night in the #7 Lounge with a cigar.
The Melting Pot (@TheMeltingPot)
Nothing says ‘intimate’ like dipping meat and veggies in a steaming pot of cheese. What? You don’t like cheese?! It’s okay; nobody’s perfect. Luckily for you, The Melting Pot has plenty of dipping sauces for you to try. The Melting Pot offers a four-course meal that lets you experience all they have to offer, but if you’re just looking for a cheese appetizer or an individual entree, that’s fine, too. Hungry yet? We haven’t even brought up the dessert fondue: strawberries, bananas, cake, brownies, and marshmallows dipped in your choice of chocolate. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just another day of being alive, The Melting Pot is the place to be.
For a full list of restaurants in Bricktown, check out OKC Bricktown’s website!
26. This is the number of bars you’ll find in the district. If you’re standing in the street (we don’t advise this), look to your left, then look to your right – did you see a bar? We’re certain you did. If you’re looking for a fun way to unwind after a tough work week, Bricktown’s bars come in a variety of flavors; all of which are sure to make for the most fun nightlife in Oklahoma City.
The cream of the crop when it comes to bars in Bricktown: TapWerks is Oklahoma’s oldest and largest tap house, with 212 taps and more than 100 bottled beers! TapWerks has been listed in Draft Magazine’s Top 100 Beer Bars for seven years running. If you’re looking for a good place to watch the game, play pool, throw some darts, answer some pub trivia, or hear local bands perform, TapWerks has everything you need. Recommendation: The food isn’t bad, either. Try the beer-braised bratwurst if you feel so inclined.
Wormy Dog Saloon (@WormyDog)
If you’re looking for live country music, look no further than the Wormy Dog Saloon – Oklahoma City’s premier honky tonk bar. Saddle up at the bar (literally, the seats are saddles) or enjoy the view from the second floor. The Wormy Dog has hosted numerous musical talents, among them Lucero, Jason Boland, and many up-and-coming country artists. Feel free to drop in anytime during the week, because there’s likely to be a band playing. Recommendation: Take a seat at the bar, order the Wormy Dog SoCo and Lime shot, and enjoy the rest of your night.
For a full list of bars in Bricktown, check out Welcome to Bricktown’s directory!
Sporting Events in Bricktown
Bricktown isn’t all about restaurants and bars; it’s also home to two professional sports teams. The atmosphere in Bricktown on game nights is better than anywhere else you’ll find in Oklahoma City, so come early, stay late, and root on the home team!
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers (OKC said goodbye to the Redhawks in 2014): the Los Angeles Dodgers triple-A affiliate. Nestled in the heart of Bricktown, Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark offers guests an inside look at future MLB stars from April to September every year. Even when baseball isn’t being played, the ballpark is still a great attraction for any fan with a passion for the history of the game. Lining the outside of the stadium are statues honoring Oklahoma’s best ballplayers, including: Mickey Mantle, Johnny Bench, and Warren Spahn. Fireworks displays launch after every Friday night game, as well as during Oklahoma City’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. If you’re still not sold on going to a game, but would like to see the inside of the stadium, other events are held year-round that may better suit your tastes. Snow-tubing, anyone?
For the full Oklahoma City Dodgers 2015 season schedule, check out MiLB.com! website!
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Even though the arena falls just outside of Bricktown, any Oklahoman will tell you this is still the place to be for nearly half the year. Yes, this is the home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, where local heroes Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook electrify sold-out crowds week after week. Attending a Thunder game is an experience like no other; there’s a reason the arena has been nicknamed “Loud City.” The Chesapeake Energy Arena also plays host to numerous other events throughout the year, including: concerts, monster truck shows, Cirque du Soleil, and other sporting events.
For Oklahoma City Thunder Tickets, check out StubHub!
For a list of Chesapeake Energy Arena events, check out their website!
There’s no shortage of things to do in Bricktown, from nightclubs to fine dining, and from cinema to sports, there is always something happening that you’ll want to be a part of. Start planning your weekend today!