Uptown is gaining quite the local reputation as a fun, easy place to dine, shop and drink. The attractions are casual, very accessible and are largely owned by local proprietors.
Uptown, Funk You Up
The newly re-opened Tower Theatre adds live music options to the Uptown mix. Visitors get a true taste of Oklahoma culture while historic architecture from the heyday of Route 66 adds a neon glow to your adventures.
Nationally recognized and locally loved, Uptown 23rd has long offered great food in a casual setting. Try The Drake for fresh seafood daily or a local favorite, Cheever's, for classic American cuisine in a vintage flower shop. Pizzeria Gusto uses an authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven to make your meal. Or, savor soft Korean buns stuffed with plenty of options at UR/Bun, as well as house made soft-serve. Visit Guyutes for craft beer or the Bunker Club for a retro atmosphere. Ponyboy offers creatively crafted coffee, cocktails and a mix of the two, making them the go-to bar for an afternoon pick-me-up or an evening out. Nice weather? Hit The Pump Bar for a drink on the pet-friendly patio.
Can't Escape the Fun
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.