If you’re the sort that likes to check out the hip and happening, you’ll find it in the Plaza District; an enclave of locally-owned shops, neighborhood bars, quirky galleries and fun-and-funky restaurants. Named for the historic Plaza Theater (built in 1935), the area has become a hub for creativity and a magnet for local businesses. Its namesake theater is now the nationally-renowned Lyric on the Plaza Theater, where you can catch live performances in season.
Sample some of the best craft beer in Oklahoma
Oak & Ore lives up to its slogan of “Craft Beer and Craft Fare” by keeping 36 always-rotating Oklahoma beers on tap. When combined with its selection of unique appetizers, salads, and hearty knife-and-fork sandwiches, you’ve got a dining experience that can’t be beat. Try their take on Chicken Nachos, a dish that uses plantain, taro root and kettle potato chips as its base.
Satisfy your sweet tooth
It doesn’t get much better than Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, a food truck turned permanent establishment that scoops up the best salted caramel ice cream in existence (in our humble opinion). Roxy’s Ice Cream pairs nicely with the nearby Pie Junkie’s tasty options. Buy pie by the slice or get the whole thing – we won’t judge.
Shop for the perfect OKC t-shirt and other only-in-okc gifts
Check out the affordable art and locally-sourced clothing, accessories and gifts at DNA Galleries.
NW16th St. between Classen Blvd. & Penn Ave.
Of course, the guide above is just a sampling of what there is to taste, see and do in the district.