Whether you have just a few hours or an extended weekend in this historic district, check out our guide for help navigating some top spots throughout the heart of downtown Oklahoma City. Bricktown offers a vast selection of activities for all, no matter your age or how you prefer spending your free time.
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Get a glimpse of Oklahoma City’s teeming nightlife, restaurant and entertainment options with a quick trip to Bricktown. This downtown district contains crucial pieces of Oklahoma City history, told through the deep red brick and visual art hidden along its winding pathways. Over the recent years, this former warehouse and distribution district has transformed into a bustling entertainment district, complete with family friendly activities, a major sports team, fine dining options, water taxi tours and a unique outdoor climbing facility. Park your car, hop off the Oklahoma City streetcar or walk along the canal to see some top destinations in the ever-expanding Bricktown Entertainment District.
Gather the entire family for a few hours' worth of friendly competition at Brickopolis. Enjoy perfect views of the Bricktown Canal while putt-putting around 18 holes of mini golf or reaching new heights on the outdoor bungee trampoline and Klime Wall. Head inside for a round of old-school arcade games while you wait on the next installment of laser tag to begin. After navigating the exhilarating multi-level arena and successfully executing base takeovers, treat your team to pizza, wings, burgers and more from the on-site grill.
Introduce yourself to Bricktown by floating on a relaxing one-mile, 40-minute water taxi ride along the Bricktown Canal. As you pass by well-known dining spots and eye-catching public art, you’ll hear about the district’s historic origins from your fun, knowledgeable tour guide.
Admire Bricktown from an entirely new perspective with a few spins on the Bricktown Ferris Wheel. Located just steps from the canal, riders will be able to watch water taxi passengers float by while also taking in skyline views of downtown and the many iconic red brick buildings in the area.
Catch the latest big screen movies from the comfort of Harkins Theatre’s plush recliners. While you’re transported to other worlds on one of 16 movie screens, munch on buttery popcorn and other movie theatre favorites among friends and family. With the help of 3D projection, Dolby Atmos digital sound and IMAX capabilities, you’re sure to have a thrilling viewing experience.
For a unique look into music history, tour the American Banjo Museum and see the largest public collection of banjos in the world spread across 21,000-sq ft of exhibits. Guests will learn everything about the banjo’s African beginnings and its gradual cultural shifts, as well as its transition into a staple instrument of today’s bluegrass, folk, jazz and world music genres. The museum also features special rotating exhibits, such as “The Banjo World of Steve Martin” and “Women of the Banjo.” Take your time examining sheet music, memorabilia, recordings and 400 ornate instruments on display as you fully immerse yourself into the banjo world.
Time travel back to the Land Run of 1889 when viewing the Centennial Land Run Monument by foot or during a water taxi tour. These commemorative sculptures, created by fifth generation Oklahoman Paul Moore, immortalizes the chaotic energy during the settling of Oklahoma Territory’s Unassigned Lands. Grab a photo of these 45 bronze horses, riders, families, pets and their belongings as they embark on their journey to claim a new homestead.
Continue brushing up on your Oklahoma history with a walk along the Oklahoma! Bricktown Mural on E.K. Gaylord Boulevard. This four-block masterpiece was painted by Dr. Bob Palmer and his students from the University of Central Oklahoma in celebration of the Sooner State’s Centennial in 2007. Elements throughout the mural are inspired by Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “Oklahoma!” and represent state emblems like the state wildflower and depict a rough timeline of early Oklahoma to present day.
“Murals become bigger than just the artist and the client. They become the community’s.” – Dr. Bob Palmer
Undergo a climbing adventure like no other at Summit OKC Silos. Rock climbers of all skill levels are invited to scale the converted grain silos on the 140-ft indoor, climate-controlled routes or outside along the massive 90-ft “This Land” mural. Enroll in new climber orientation and belay training class or bring your own chalk bag, harness and shoes for a day spent reaching new heights. For a bucket list experience, brave the ice corridor after cold weather strikes and enjoy winter wonderlands views of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline.
Venture through the great outdoors without ever leaving the metro with a trip to Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. This 110,000-sq ft store features everything from outdoor recreation and camping equipment to a spacious boat showroom, a large hunting apparel section and plenty of essentials needed for a successful fishing trip. Don’t leave without checking out the laser arcade, practicing your aim at the on-site archery range, viewing local fish species in the 15,000-gallon aquarium or signing up for an informative outdoor skills class.
Sports fans will love the action-packed thrills housed within the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. Visitors and residents alike can cheer on the Oklahoma City Dodgers as they compete on their home turf – one of the top Triple-A ballparks in the nation. During the game, sip on a Margarita Bat or chow down on homestand specials like the Hawaiian Spammich, Chorizo Burger, a Mango Habanero Dog or a Classic Philly. If you’re visiting during Downtown in December, opt for snow tubing down the right field stands out past second base as part of the must-visit Winterfest event.
After trekking across Bricktown, treat yourself to a pint from Bricktown Brewery’s full bar of house-brewed beers on tap. This downtown institution offers in-house options such as Wiley’s Blood Orange Wheat and Bricktown Bluesberry Ale, or craft beer from popular local breweries like COOP Ale Works, Prairie Artisan Ales and Vanessa House Beer Co. Along with tasty brews, this downtown brewery also serves up hearty burgers, sizzling apple crisps and beer-battered Watonga cheddar curds.
When Cajun food cravings strike, stop in at Bourbon Street Café for a satisfying array of entrees and appetizers from the Deep South. Enjoy patio seating overlooking the Bricktown Canal as you socialize with your table or listen to musicians perform live during annual festivals like the Bricktown Blues Festival or Bricktown Reggae Fest. Branch out with an order of deep-fried alligator tails or stick to familiar favorites like crawfish etouffee. Other popular dishes include Tabasco-glazed salmon or the Jazz Fest Trio – crawfish etouffee, blackened shrimp and chicken bon ton paired with garlic mashed potatoes and a dinner salad. Be sure to save room for New Orleans-style bread pudding before heading out for more Bricktown adventures.
Savor baseball history and modern cuisine with a view of Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark at Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse. Brush up on Mantle’s extensive professional accolades while warming up your palate with flavorful grilled tequila shrimp or Maryland-style crab cakes. Even the macaroni and cheese receives an upgrade at Mickey Mantle’s, with bits of jalapeno bacon or lobster thrown in the mix. For the main entrée, be sure to pair your pan-roasted sea bass with a side of lobster risotto or dine on a steak from the extensive Waygu selection.
Southern grill favorites merge with country memorabilia at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill. Relax on the “redneck loveseats” – pick-up tailgates transformed into plush seating – and learn about the grill’s namesake through Oklahoma native and country superstar Toby Keith’s guitars and platinum records adorning the walls. Stick with the Southern-style theme by ordering calf fries, fried bologna sandwiches and the “Big Dog Daddy” prime rib, topped off with a slice of buttermilk pie.
While you’re in town, catch a live performance by your favorite artist or up-and-coming local act at The Criterion. Located on the edge of Bricktown, this dual-level venue offers 4,000 seats with an extensive floor section for both intimate and spectacular experiences. World class productions have previously included hip-hop sensations Post Malone and Megan Thee Stallion to singer-songwriter icons Lana Del Ray and Ben Rector.
The sounds of snorts, giggles and deep belly laughter heard throughout the streets of Bricktown comes courtesy of Bricktown Comedy Club. Reserve your tickets for this adults-only venue to witness stand-up acts by established pros like Dave Attell and Jay Pharoah to emerging talents such as like TikTok influencer Pinky Patel. Budding comedians can also practice their one-liners during New Talent Tuesdays or on occasional open-mic nights.
Dust off your boots and prepare for an evening of all things country at Cowboy Ranch. Find a partner and two-step around the circular dance floor while stopping off for drinks at the center bar. If you’re not sure about the line dances, arrive early for free lessons or hangout on the outer ring at the mechanical bull or pool tables. On occasion, Cowboy Ranch transforms into a live music venue to host country stars like Keith Urban, Koe Wetzel, Jon Pardi and Stoney LaRue.
See the rambunctious 1920s come to life during a burlesque show at Dollhouse Lounge & Burlesque. As the lights dim over this two-story nightclub, you’re sure to be enthralled as flappers, dancers and acrobats come out of the woodwork to present eight sets of enthralling performances. Enjoy your favorite libation from the vast bar tops and prepare to dance the night away under the flashing lights.
Watch pianists face off – battling for better tips and louder cheers – at Michael Murphy’s Dueling Piano Bar. This unique nightlife option along the Bricktown Canal boasts quirky comedic banter, sweet drinks and upbeat tunes requested by the audience. Entertainers can play over 1,000 different songs, so whether you prefer classic country, legendary rock albums or contemporary pop, grab your $20 bill and get ready to belt out your favorite song.
Showcase your dance moves with a night spent inside Pretty Please Social Room, a cover-free club located on Flaming Lips Alley. Bring a group of friends to reserve a table and enjoy bottle service or step out on the bustling dance floor and party to hits mixed by the live DJ. Stick around long enough and you’ll be sure to experience the confetti canon once the beat drops.
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