The Oklahoma City Streetcar debuted in December 2018 as a downtown transportation solution to make several districts more accessible to visitors. The beautiful green, blue and pink cars – colors inspired by our iconic redbud trees, as well as blue sky and Bermuda grass – connect visitors to hotels, dining and attractions throughout Downtown, Bricktown, Automobile Alley and Midtown.
The streetcar operates with seven cars on two loops, seven days a week. With 22 platforms on the 4.86 mile loop, passengers only need to walk a couple of blocks to find a platform. Passes are also available for purchase on each platform or by using Embark’s mobile fare app. Day passes can be purchased for $3 and single-use tickets for $1. Children under 6 ride free, and rates are halved for seniors, children and youth 7-17, as well as passengers with a qualifying disability.
Bricktown has a dedicated loop that runs from the Myriad Gardens to East Bricktown every 15 minutes (6:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. on Fridays and 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. on Saturdays) along Reno Ave. and Sheridan Ave. The Downtown loop overlaps the Bricktown loop, and service along the Downtown loop begins at 6:00 a.m. Monday through Friday, making it convenient to get to morning business meetings. Streetcars arrive at the Downtown platforms every 12-14 minutes. View the route map here. Here’s a quick guide to what you’ll find along the way!
THE BRICKTOWN PLATFORMS (1-3, 21-22)
The Bricktown Loop consists of nine platforms, with platform 1 in East Bricktown. That’s where you’ll find Bass Pro Shops, Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar” & Grill, Charleston’s and the Criterion, a 4,000-capacity venue for concerts. It also provides easy access to the historic Deep Deuce District, once home to OKC’s jazz scene.
Platform 2 is adjacent to the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, where you can catch an Oklahoma City Dodgers game! The Dodgers are the AAA-affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Bricktown Canal, with its mix of family entertainment and restaurants, is also close, as is the plaza around Harkins Theater. Catch a movie, eat tacos at Fuzzy’s or just stroll the canal. You’ll find games for all ages at Brickopolis Entertainment, which along with Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse – one of the metro’s outstanding prime steakhouses – is just a half block north of the platform.
Number 3 is part of the transit network; it’s a stop right by the Santa Fe rail depot, but it’s also close to Pinkitzel, one of OKC’s most popular candy shops. Pinkitzel carries a wild and colorful selection of candies, cupcakes, macarons and chocolates.
On the Sheridan Avenue side of Bricktown are platforms 21 and 22. This is the traditional entrance to Bricktown, and it’s an excellent introduction to what’s in store for the visitor. Beautiful murals adorn the underpass, and restaurants and shops line both sides of Sheridan. Here you’ll find Painted Door gift boutique, with a great selection of Oklahoma products, decorative accessories, home furnishings, gourmet foods, bath and body care, fragrant candles, children's clothing and accessories, as well as ladies jewelry, handbags and apparel. Right across the street is The Joinery, a three-level restaurant, including a speakeasy and golf simulators in the historic building.
THE THUNDER PLATFORMS (4-6, 20)
That’s not really the name, but platform 4 is sure to be one of the busiest on the loop, as it’s situated right in front of Paycom Center, home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Number 5 is the southernmost platform and gives you easy access to the convention center, Omni Hotel with Bob’s Steak and Chop House and Scissortail Park. On the northern edge of Scissortail Park, you’ll find Spark, one of the favorite burger joints among locals, where you’ll want to say ‘yes’ to the custard shakes.
Number 6 is the Myriad Gardens platform, which is a popular year-round destination. The gardens are a 15-acre botanical retreat for guests in the middle of the city. The landscaping is changed seasonally for maximum greenery and blossoms. The Crystal Bridge just reopened and is home to more than 700 species of plants. In the winter, the splash pad next to the restaurant is converted into an ice skating rink.
The Century Center at platform 20 is home to Mahogany Prime Steakhouse, a popular fine dining establishment with great pre- and post-game bar crowds. Directly across the street is the Colcord Hotel, OKC’s oldest hotel, built in 1909. Flint, an excellent brunch spot, is on the ground floor. Down a short causeway is the entrance to the Devon Tower, with Vast, a top-of-the-city fine dining restaurant, on the 49th floor. Vast also has a cocktail lounge and bar if you just want drinks with a view.
THE BUSINESS DISTRICT PLATFORMS (7-9, 18-19)
Number 7 is adjacent to the beautiful downtown library, but it’s also a short walk to important business destinations. Just west of the platform is Hightower Park, a lovely pocket park next to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. The museum is home year-round to the beautiful glass artwork of Dale Chihuly, and visitors can find portions of the museum’s permanent collection on the first floor. The Civic Center is one more block north.
Platform 8 is the connector for access to Embark’s bus routes. The platform is on the edge of Midtown, just a short two blocks from Elemental Coffee and Tamashii Ramen. You can also find outstanding modern Vietnamese food at Riviere Modern Banh Mi, just across the street from Elemental. Both 9 and 18 are located adjacent to the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, one of our state’s most popular and meaningful destinations. Tour the museum, walk the grounds, view the interactive screens and see how our beautiful city responded to tragedy with spirit and strength.
Platform 19 is near Kerr Park, the Skirvin Hotel and Leadership Square. It’s also a short walk from Kitchen 324, one of the city’s favorite brunch restaurants. With full coffee service, freshly baked pastries and tantalizing entrees for omnivores and vegetarians, Kitchen 324 is a beautiful downtown hotspot. Yes, they have a full bar.
THE AUTOMOBILE ALLEY PLATFORMS (10-12)
Situated on historic Automobile Alley on N. Robinson Ave., these three platforms are convenient to Hideaway Pizza, Red Primesteak, Yuzo Sushi, Sidecar Bar and delicious Lebanese food at Saj Lebanese Cuisine. You can also grab local brews at Twisted Spike and Vanessa House. For the art enthusiast, Platform 12 is your jumping-off point for Factory Obscura’s Mix-Tape, an immersive experience inspired by Meow Wolf, and you’re also steps from Oklahoma Contemporary, a building that is a work of art in itself. You’ll find a stunning mix of contemporary art and community spaces, as well as a cafe.
THE MIDTOWN PLATFORMS (13-16)
Other than the Bricktown platforms, the Midtown leg has the most dining and entertainment options. You’ll find modern Italian at Stella and the city’s three-time bar war winner Lunar Lounge in the Midtown Plaza Court Building. Pop up to O Bar, the Ambassador’s rooftop bar, and get a craft cocktail with a view of the downtown skyline from the rooftop balcony. McNellie’s Pub is just off the number 14 platform. The popular beer mecca has 300 selections and a solid menu of pub food, burgers and entrees. For shopping, Platform 14 also drops you close to Black Scintilla boutique, Chirps & Cheers, Barkeep and several other shops and boutiques. Neighborhood Jam is a brunch destination, as is Brazilian food concept Café do Brasil. A popular indie bookstore, Commonplace, is at the north edge of Midtown, too, right next to Sincerely Coffee, where you’ll want a signature latte.