Saturday brunch has become one of the most popular meals in Oklahoma City, and a day with girlfriends can start with brunch in several areas of the city. For traditional and modern American, Packard’s New American Kitchen offers brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Located just one block off Automobile Alley, brunch at Packard’s puts you close to all of Bricktown, Midtown, Deep Deuce, Downtown and Uptown 23rd.
If you are farther north, West on Western also has Saturday and Sunday brunch, as does La Baguette. These restaurants have excellent wine lists, as well as mimosas and bloody mary bars. La Baguette puts you close to Memorial Road, an area with dozens of shops. West on Western is located just 10 minutes from downtown and 10 minutes from Memorial, a central location that gives you twice the options.
After a mimosa brunch, hit the spa for pampering. Udånder downtown is one of Oklahoma City’s most elegant spas. If you plan your day right, you can brunch at Kitchen No. 324 and walk across the street to Udånder, which features a full range of spa services, including facials, massage, sauna and skin treatments. One of the best features about Udånder is the quiet elegance; even the atmosphere and décor are relaxing.
Shopping districts are located all over Oklahoma City, but one of the local favorites is Blue Seven, a boutique that features men’s and women’s clothing, gifts and fun, wonderful surprises. Just north of La Baguette, it can be the first stop on a shopping expedition that takes you north to Memorial or south to Midtown or Plaza District, two more of the city’s best shopping districts.
Midtown shops include stationery, clothing, gifts and art. Hit Black Scintilla for women’s clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor, and then pop over to Automobile Alley for an amazing assortment of stuff you never knew you needed at Plenty Mercantile.
Before the big night of fun, hit the rooftop at Packard’s or O Bar (atop the Ambassador Hotel), both in Midtown, for excellent wine or cocktails. Both provide an excellent view of the city, but if you really want to check out the skyline, be a part of it by heading up to Vast on the 49th floor of the Devon Tower. For an alternate view, head downstairs to Flint, one of the city’s best patios, and check out the view from the base of the tower.
If it’s dancing you’re after, the locals still swear by Groovy’s. Their mixture of rock, pop, hip-hop, country and R&B makes for an eclectic crowd and a wonderfully casual atmosphere. If it’s a quiet evening, hit Roxy’s in Plaza District for amazing ice cream or Pie Junkie in the same neighborhood, because good days end with dessert.