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.
Shopping local is easy in Midtown. Ladies can find the perfect outfit at Mode or Black Scintilla. For the men, TRADE Men's Wares has a collection of men's clothing, bags, high-end grooming products and accessories. Nourish your mind and your stomach at Commonplace Books. And Chirps and Cheers is one of the cutest stationary shops around with its picturesque window display and curated collection of paper and gift items.
Roll a Strike 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). Located below Fassler Hall, you can bowl a few frames and then 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.
Notable Noshes in Midtown
Two of Midtown's most popular restaurants are making "patio season" a year-round thing. Snuggle up with friends in front of the outdoor fireplace at Barrios Mexican Kitchen or grab a toasty slice of pizza at The Hall's Pizza Kitchen, but make reservations as these prime spots fill up fast. 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.