Downtown OKC, which consists of six districts all connected by the Embark Streetcar, is a mix of historic buildings with modern concepts that bring the heart of the city to life. And over the past decades, our downtown districts have evolved and transformed, filling downtown with food, drinks, shopping and attractions. 

All six districts – each with a distinct feel and personality –  have plenty to see and do. So here are a few suggestions on how to spend a day (or multiple) in downtown Oklahoma City: 


What to Eat

VastOklahoma City’s downtown districts have a wide range of dining options that can elevate any occasion. Starting from the literal top, head to the 49th floor of Devon Tower to experience a breathtaking view of the city at Vast and enjoy a fine-dining dinner and cocktail menu like no other — perfect for work outings, anniversary dates, milestone birthdays and more.  

Other local favorites include Stock & Bond, a modern steakhouse that pays respect to Oklahoma’s agricultural roots and Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, which provides an intimate setting before or after a night in downtown. OKC also has a plethora of brunch choices, but few have quite the atmosphere of Kitchen No. 324 at the historic Braniff building. 

For a quintessential Oklahoma meal, make your way to Sun Cattle Co. to get your hands on an Oklahoma onion burger. For a more relaxing atmosphere, visit Bar Arbolada, home to America’s best double cheeseburger, according to Food Network star Alton Brown.  


Where to Drink

Jones Assembly

If craft cocktails or live music are your jam, Jones Assembly is worth a stop in downtown’s West Village district, opening at 4 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. on the weekends. From delicious bites to craft beer and cocktails, Jonathan Stranger’s Bar Cicchetti also might be the perfect place to start a night in downtown. 

Want a more historic look at Oklahoma City? Tellers brings OKC’s story to life, nestled inside the historic First National Bank. Tellers not only serves authentic-interpreted recipes from regional Italian cuisine but boasts an extensive Italian wine list. 

For an incredible look at Oklahoma City’s skyline, enjoy O Bar's beautiful rooftop, which is located in Midtown on the seventh floor of the Ambassador Hotel

Looking to go back in time? Pop into FlashBack RetroPub for great drinks and over 55 arcade-style video games from the 1980s and ‘90s. 


Where to Shop

Painted DoorJust a short walk from downtown OKC’s hotels, Painted Door Gift Boutique is a one-of-a-kind shop. From wedding gifts to jewelry to infant clothing, Painted Door has something for every occasion and age group. 

If you’re trying to add new pieces to your wardrobe, City & Stars in downtown’s West Village has a strong selection of curated clothing to fit your aesthetic.  

Finally, stop into Oklahoma Shirt Company or Opolis Clothing Co., both of which offer unique Oklahoma-themed apparel and accessories. 


What to Do

Myriad GardensNo matter where you take your downtown Oklahoma City experience, there is plenty to do and see while in town. 

In the heart of downtown Oklahoma City, visitors will find the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, which honors the victims, survivors and all those impacted by the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. This moving and powerful experience can fill an afternoon. 

Other downtown activities include Civic Center Music Hall — home to Broadway performances, concerts and the annual Festival of Arts — and the vibrant Myriad Botanical Gardens, set across 15 acres of downtown Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is another must-see for its extensive and diverse collection of art from across the globe, as well as its art-focused museum store. While shopping, visitors can enjoy the shop’s full bar, including coffee and cocktails. 

Finally, take in an NBA game at Paycom Center, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Paycom Center also attracts big-name music acts from across the country. Other music venues worth following include Jones Assembly, The Criterion and Beer City Music Hall