Uptown is home to one of the latest neighborhood revitalizations in OKC and is gaining quite the local reputation as a fun, easy place to dine, shop, and drink. The attractions in Uptown are casual, very accessible and are largely owned by local proprietors eager to please OKC’s residents and visitors alike. It’s also home to the historic Gold Dome building, a Buckminster Fuller-inspired geodesic dome design that lies on the border of Uptown and OKC’s Asian District.
Do some serious dining
Restaurants options are abundant in Uptown, from fast casual to more upscale. Visit Pizzeria Gusto for authentic Neapolitan pizza from a wood-fired oven. The Drake, one of the newest restaurants to open in this district, offers family-style seafood platters. For a more eclectic menu (and one filled with Phish/Grateful Dead references), Guyutes offers elevated street food drawing inspiration from a wide range of cuisine styles.
Fill up (your glass) at The Pump Bar
The Pump Bar began life in 1929 as a Texaco service station. It’s now one of the hippest new places to grab a drink in OKC. Be sure to venture out back to the gaming area to make new friends over a game of cornhole.
Test your puzzle-solving skills
Think you are a whiz a solving mysteries? Test your chops at The Escape OKC, a live-escape game where you have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles and mysteries of a locked room. The easiest game room has a 38 percent escape rate, so good luck. You’ll probably need it.