If you want to experience some of the best Oklahoma City has to offer, you need to check out the top attractions in the downtown district known as Bricktown. From restaurants and bars to games and sight-seeing, there are plenty of things to do in Bricktown. It's a favorite for visitors and locals alike, and area highlights are listed below.
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The canal is the center piece of the popular Bricktown entertainment district in Oklahoma City. Take a leisurely stroll alongside it and check out all that Bricktown has to offer. Even better, buy a ticket for a Water Taxi ride. They're covered in the summer, making it not too hot along the water, and the winter season brings the beautiful holiday lights.
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The selection of restaurants in Bricktown is pretty good for such a fairly small area overall, and there's likely something to satisfy any taste, from the fine dining of Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse to the relaxed experience at Bricktown Brewery or Toby Keith's. Here's a breakdown of some of the best Bricktown restaurants. Try to sample as many as possible. After dinner, visit the Bricktown Candy Co. along the canal or Pinkitzel at the entrance to Bricktown for a unique treat.
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Anytime from April to September will work. Don't miss an opportunity to see the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the metro's AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers, play at the beautiful Bricktown Ballpark. The park has plenty of giveaways and promotions throughout the season, but even without them, it's a great experience.
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Bars, Clubs and Live Music
The nightlife in Bricktown is pretty exciting and holds a variety of options. For a club atmosphere, check out Club One15. Other hot spots include Coyote Ugly, Whiskey Chick's and Cosmopolitan. Several restaurants in the area, including Toby Keith's, occasionally have live music as well. Finally, check out the UCO School of Rock and The Criterion.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Whenever metro residents talk about improvements to the Bricktown area, one of the first topics to enter the discussion is retail. There aren't a lot of shopping establishments in Bricktown right now, but there are a couple. The Painted Door has unique specialty gifts, the Red Dirt Emporium has Oklahoma collectibles and, of course, Bass Pro Shops is a huge outdoors establishment.
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Harkins Bricktown Cinema
One of the top draws in Bricktown is the Harkins Movie Theatre, and it's among the best in OKC. There are 16 theatres, and all are nice, equipped with digital sound and stadium seating.
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Take a Horse-Driven Carriage Ride
Taking a canal taxi is certainly fun, but it's not what one would typically term a romantic ride. For that, make your Bricktown experience a special one with a horse-drawn carriage ride along the streets of the district. The Clydesdale and Percheron horses pull elegant carriages, either for transportation or just a quiet tour.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Get a window overlooking the ballpark and enjoy just a short walk to the restaurants and bars. Bricktown has several very good hotels right in the middle of the action.