A Visitor's Guide to OKC

Welcome to Oklahoma City!

You may hear the pilot on your flight call this "Oak city." If you want to be one with the locals, just call it OKC. This is no longer just a "flyover city." Oklahoma City is a growing metropolis with a flourishing foodie scene, a new frontier of breweries, and entertainment for everyone.

As a wedding & food photographer living and working in downtown OKC, I've been around, eaten a lot of great things, and I love our big little city. I'm excited to share my favorite local places and must-see stops!

I hope you enjoy your stay here in OKC, and enjoy celebrating Melissa + Jeffrey!

Group Activities

This bike tour will stop at five breweries for beer tastings with a behind the scenes look into the brewer's process.  Ride at a leisurely pace, stopping at notable sites in between breweries to get to know the city.

Eating and drinking is definitely my favorite group activity! But for something a little different ... check out what OKC has to offer.

Families and visitors can get on the water in a kayak or stand up paddle board, experience tubing, surfing, or enjoy the thrill of the rapids at RIVERSPORT Adventures!

Located on the Northeast side of Oklahoma City, our zoo offers fun experiences for adults and kids alike!



Riviere Modern Banh Mi
905 N Hudson Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Cafe Cuvee
First Floor of Ambassador Hotel, 1200 N Walker Ave, Oklahoma City

The Halls Pizza
1004 N Hudson Ave STE 106

Asian Bistro vii
2900 N Classen Blvd G, Oklahoma City

❤️ The Mule
1630 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City

The R&J Lounge & Supper Club
320 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City

The Hamilton - reservations recommended
12232 N May Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73120

❤️ The Jones Assembly - reservations recommended - can accomodate large groups
901 W Sheridan Ave

The Black Walnut
100 NE 4th St, Oklahoma City

Empire Pizza
1804 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City

Sushi Neko
4318 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City



The Jones Assembly - reservations recommended
901 W Sheridan Ave

❤️ Bradford House - reservations recommended
1235 NW 38th St, Oklahoma City

Picasso Cafe
3009 Paseo Drive, Oklahoma City

Frida Southwest
500 Paseo, Oklahoma City

Kitchen 324
324 N Robinson Ave

201 NW 10th St, Oklahoma City

❤️ Ponyboy
423 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City

❤️ Lunar Lounge - this is a new, hidden speakeasy style bar inside of the Midtown building. Hard to find, but so worth it! Look for the entrance in the main lobby of the building -- right between the Subway and the Hacienda tacos.
1114 Classen Dr, Oklahoma City

❤️ Palo Santo
1203 SW 2nd St, Oklahoma City

Stonecloud Brewery
1012 NW 1st St #101, Oklahoma City

O Bar at Ambassador Hotel
1200 N Walker Ave 7th Floor, Oklahoma City

Late night bar + snacks

Coffee, coffee, coffee!

Formosa Street Food + Bar
427 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City

730 NW 23rd St, Oklahoma City

❤️ The Pump
2425 N Walker Ave

Palo Santo
1203 SW 2nd St, Oklahoma City

❤️ Bradford House - Get a latte and a pastry and thank me later.

❤️ Classen Coffee
2515 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City

Stella Nova
119 N Robinson Ave, Oklahoma City,

EOTE Coffee
The Central Exchange Building, 7 NE 6th St Suite 010, Oklahoma City

Uniquely "Okie"

Shopping + Fun things

The Chicken Shack - 212 OK-66, Arcadia, OK
Feeling like a field trip? Head out to Arcadia, OK (about 35 minutes from the metro) and experience fried chicken and all the fixins' at it's absolute finest.

Braum's - Many locations
Okay, hear me out on this one -- West coast folks have In-N-Out, east coasters have Shake Shack, and we Okies have our beloved Braum's. Grabbing a burger and a shake here might turn you Okie.

Cattlemen's Steakhouse -1309 S Agnew Ave, Oklahoma City
If you're not from 'round these parts, I imagine this place is the epitome of what you and the other states think Oklahoma is like. Nonetheless, it's good stuff, and a true "cowboy" experience. To double down on your Okie-tonk experience, head over to Langstons Western Wear (2224 Exchange Ave) to see yourself in some alligator boots and a real cowboy hat.

Plaza District has lots of local shopping, funky vintage stores, and local restaurants. Lots to check out here. Find something funky at Bad Granny's Bazaar, and get a slice of pie at Pie Junkie -- the best in OKC!

Automobile Alley is home to shopping, restaurants, and lots of new breweries -- my favorite spots to shop are Shop Good, Common Dear, and Plenty Mercantile. Take a break from shopping with a brew at Skydance Brewery or Elk Valley!

Check out Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center -- it's free to the public, lots of parking, and accessible by streetcar.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the biggest collections of Chihuly glass, and has 3 floors of art to check out.

I'm Lexi, a wedding and food photographer in OKC. I hope you found this guide helpful!

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