On the northern edge of downtown and just west of Automobile Alley, the Midtown district connects the hustle and bustle of downtown with the stately historic neighborhoods to its north. With a mix of local restaurants, neighborhood pubs and unique shops, it’s a great place to experience the best of OKC’s recent urban renaissance.
Enjoy a burger at a local staple
Irma’s Burger Shack has long been a local favorite for grabbing a burger. With Oklahoma-raised beef on the menu, plus hand-cut French fries and hand-breaded Onion Rings, this restaurant offers an authentic Oklahoma eating experience.
Grab a cup of joe at Elemental
Elemental Coffee Roasters imports and roasts some of the finest coffees available and serves them at its coffee shop, which offers a full menu of espresso-based drinks, brewed coffee and fresh food. Be sure to pay a visit during the weekend to sample their delicious brunch menu.
Strike out at Dust Bowl
This 12-lane bowling alley harkens back to the heyday of bowling with its retro-inspired décor (think wood paneling and shag carpets). It’s located right below Fassler Hall, meaning that after you bowl a few frames you can walk upstairs to enjoy beers and brats at this German-inspired beer garden. If you enjoy the vintage-bar vibe, take a short walk and pay a visit to R&J’s Supper Club as well.
Find food truck fare at Bleu Garten
With a rotating schedule of food trucks, you will never get tired of the cuisine at Bleu Garten. Its open-air dining includes lawn games, a fire pit, a full-service bar and several large TVs, making it a great place to catch a Thunder game during basketball season.
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Of course, the guide above is just a sampling of what there is to taste, see and do in the district.