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welcome Reflecting Pool & West Gate, Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

As publishers of the Oklahoma City Conventioner, allow us to extend our welcome to OKC! We hope we can provide a glimpse of the diversity Oklahoma has to offer. We have everything you would expect in a major class hotels, professional sports, full gaming casinos and race track, a zoo, historic museums, live music and theater. What you might not expect will be the taste of a uniquely rich cultural heritage formed from the red earth so abundant in Oklahoma. Historic Bricktown and the Western Heritage Museums will take you back to the Land Run Era of the Wild West via walking trails, water taxi, or on a river cruise up the rechanneled Oklahoma River. The Classen Curve area offers upscale dining and shopping against a uniquely modern backdrop. As OKC residents and business owners for over 36 years, we are eager to show you “our town.” We know you will enjoy the casual atmosphere and friendly people of OKC and find the dining, entertainment and shopping second to none. If you have any questions or need extra copies of the Oklahoma City Conventioner, don’t hesitate to call our office at 405.249.7097. We hope you enjoy your visit and invite you to return soon! Sincerely, The Matlock Family

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Abuelo’s Club One15 Biting Sow Bolero Spanish Grill Bourbon Street Café Bricktown Brewery Bricktown Burgers Bricktown Sonic Cafe BRiX Capt. Norm’s Dockside Bar Chelino’s CityWalk Club Albee Coach’s Coyote Ugly Dollhouse Lounge & Burlesque Drinkz Earl’s Rib Palace Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Hooters of Bricktown IHOP In The Raw Sushi JJ’s Alley

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Mantel Wine Bar & Bistro Marble Slab Creamery McDonald’s Melting Pot Mickey Mantle Steakhouse Michael Murphy’s Dueling Pianos Nonna’s Ristorante & Purple Bar Nonna’s Streetside Café Peachwave Frozen Yogurt Pearl’s Crabtown Purple Martini RedPin Bowling Lounge ROK Bar Frequency SKKY Bar Ultra Lounge Spaghetti Warehouse Starbucks TapWerks Texadelphia Toby Keith’s “I Love This Bar & Grill” Whiskey Chicks Wormy Dog Saloon Zio’s Italian Kitchen







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47 Bass Pro Shops 48 Bricktown Candy Co. 49 The Artist Studio Bricktown Marketplace Canal Convenience Store Red Dirt Emporium Put A Cork In It Winery 50 CocoFlow 51 Guestroom Records 52 House of Bedlam 53 Painted Door (Nonna’s) 55 Redhawks Giftshop 56 The Store 57 Chickasaw Nation Visitor Center

ENTERTAINMENT & VENUES 58 American Banjo Museum 60 Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark 61 Coca-Cola Events Center 63 Harkins Theater 64 Rocky’s


HOTELS 67 Hampton Inn 69 Residence Inn PARKING & TRANSPORT 73 Bricktown Main St. Parking 74 Bricktown Parking Garage 76 METRO Transit Trolley Stop 77 Limousine Parking 78 Oklahoma City Carriage Co. 80 Sure Beats Walking Segway Tours 81 Water Taxi Ticket Booth SERVICES & LANDMARKS 82 ACM@UCO 83 BodyWorks 84 Bricktown Police Station 85 OK Corral—Buffalo Project 86 Sonic Corp. Headquarters 87 The Bricktown Association 88 Federal Corporation


FOOD & DINING FEATURED DINING DESTINATIONS Nonna’s Euro -American Ristorante & Bar (see our ad on pg 3)

Situated in a century-old warehouse on the corner of two of Bricktown’s main thoroughfares, Nonna’s features an eclectic menu highlighting fresh ingredients among refined surroundings. The enormous second floor patio dining space overlooks Redhawks Field at Bricktown and offers an excellent view of the OKC skyline. Nonna’s is a great place to host a dinner meeting, featuring several private dining suites that can accommodate up to 40 dinner guests. Stop by for happy hour at Purple Bar on the second floor for half-price appetizers Tue-Sat 3:30-6:30pm.  Grab one of Avis’ desserts from the patisserie on TIP your way out for a late night treat back in your hotel room. 1 Mickey Mantle Dr., Bricktown 405.235.4410 // Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse (see our ad on pg 13)

Located in the heart of Bricktown, Mickey Mantle’s puts a modern twist on the classic steakhouse with contemporary interiors and an inventive menu. In addition to aged USDA prime steaks, Mantle’s has excellent seafood offerings & an extensive wine list. The #7 Lounge offers a sleek, modern setting with a multitude of HD screens to catch a game. Looking to host a dinner meeting while in town? Mickey Mantle’s has private dining for groups of 10-66. Call 405.473.2108 to book your event.  While you can’t go wrong with any steak here, the TIP “Cowboy Cut” rib eye is truly special. 7 S. Mickey Mantle Dr., Bricktown 405.272.0777 // Cattlemen’s Steakhouse Cattlemen’s is the anchor of Stockyards City and is the oldest continuously operating restaurant in OKC. The atmosphere is classic steakhouse: low-lit leather booths, dark wood and sprawling western landscapes on the walls. The steaks are dry aged, seared over a charcoal fire and pair well with their classic sides. Cattlemen’s banquet facility can host your event for up to 120 guests.  Don’t leave without ordering a slice of homemade TIP pie for dessert. 1309 S. Agnew Ave., Stockyards City 405.236.0416 //


Kitchen No. 324 Kitchen No. 324 is a seasonally inspired café, craft bakery and coffee curator serving American Rustic Cuisine in the heart of downtown, just three blocks north of the Cox Convention Center. Every item on their breakfast, brunch and lunch menu is hand crafted each morning using local, organic and sustainable farmed products when possible. The setting is extremely beautiful with natural light flooding through large windows onto the soft white marble and subway tiles. It’s the perfect environment to sip a delicious coffee drink while mentally preparing for your day.  The selection of juices is pressed fresh and bottled TIP for grab n’ go. Try the Pineapple Green Apple Lemon Mint and thank me later. 324 N. Robinson Ave., Downtown 405.763.5911 // Ludivine Chefs Jonathon Stranger and Russ Johnson maintain an ambitious, seasonal farm-to-table menu at this delicious homage to Oklahoma producers. Ludivine is all about finding the highest quality local ingredients and preparing them respectfully. What’s not to love? Ludivine has a great bar with knowledgeable bartenders. Come before your dinner reservation during happy hour and enjoy half-price appetizers Tue-Fri 5-7pm.  Don’t miss the rotating $10 Blue Plate Special TIP on Mondays. 805 N. Hudson Ave., Midtown 405.778.6800 // VAST Perched 726.2 feet above downtown Oklahoma City, VAST occupies the 49th and 50th floors of the Devon Tower and offers patrons an unmatched perspective in both experience and fine cuisine. Upon entering, visitors are instantly engaged by stunning views and top notch hospitality. VAST’s menu features a unique interpretation on world renowned dishes using the best ingredients from around the globe. The result is a destination restaurant where the menu pairs perfectly with the sophisticated setting and one of a kind view.  The lunch menu offers outstanding value with the TIP same million dollar view. 333 W. Sheridan Ave., Downtown 405.702.7262 //



Kitchen No. 324’s Green Eggs & Ham

Other Local Favorites 1492 New World Latin Cuisine Latin // Midtown 1207 North Walker Ave. 405.236.1492 Big Truck Tacos Mexican // Uptown 520 NW 23rd St. 405.525.TACO (8226) Bolero Spanish Grill & Tapas Bar Spanish // Bricktown 200 S. Oklahoma Ave #140 405.602.0652 Cheever’s Café American // Uptown 2409 N. Hudson Ave. 405.525.7007 Chelino’s Mexican // Bricktown 15 E. California Ave. +11 other locations 405.235.3533 Crabtown Seafood/Cajun // Bricktown 303 E. Sheridan Ave. 405.232.7227

Cuppies & Joe American // Uptown Bakery, Coffee Shop 727 NW 23rd St. 405.528.2122 Deep Fork Wood Grill & Seafood American // Western Ave. Corridor 5418 N. Western Ave. 405.848.7678 Earl’s Rib Palace BBQ // Bricktown 216 Johnny Bench Dr. 405.272.9898 FLINT American // Downtown 15 N. Robinson Ave. (inside Colcord Hotel) 405.605.0657 Hideaway Pizza Pizza // Automobile Alley 901 N. Broadway +6 other Metro locations 405.796.7777 Iguana Mexican Grill Mexican // Automobile Alley 9 NW 9th St. 405.606.7172


In The Raw Sushi Sushi // Bricktown 200 S. Oklahoma Ave. #130 405.702.1325 Iron Starr Urban BBQ BBQ // Crown Heights 3700 N. Shartel Ave. 405.524.5925

Pearl’s Fish House Cajun // Meridian 1920 S. Meridian Ave. 405.688.9888 Picasso Café American // Paseo 3009 Paseo Dr. 405.602.2002

La Luna Mexican Café Mexican // Downtown 409 W. Reno Ave. 405.235.9596

RED Primesteak Steakhouse // Automobile Alley 504 N. Broadway Ave. 405.232.2626

Louie’s Bar & Grill // Meridian 412 S. Meridian Ave. +11 Other Metro Locations 405.942.1141

Rococo Restaurant & Wine Bar American // Uptown 2824 N. Pennsylvania Ave. 405.528.2824

Matthew Kenney Raw // Classen Curve 5820 N. Classen Blvd. 405.842.1050 The Mule Gastropub // Plaza 1630 N. Blackwelder Ave. 405.601.1400 Musashi’s Japanese Steakhouse Japanese // Western Ave. Corridor 4315 N. Western Ave. 405.602.5623 Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs American // Uptown 1400 NW 23rd St. 405.525.DOGS (3647) Paseo Grill American // Paseo 2909 Paseo St. 405.601.1079

S&B’s Burger Joint Burgers // Automobile Alley 20 NW 9th St. 405.270.0516 Stella Modern Italian Cuisine Italian // Midtown 201 N. Walker Ave. 405.235.2200 Sushi Neko Sushi // Western Ave. Corridor 4318 N. Western Ave. 405.528.TUNA (8862) Trapper’s Fishcamp & Grill Seafood // Meridian 4300 W. Reno Ave. 405.943.9111 The Wedge Pizzeria Pizza // Deep Deuce 230 NE 1st St. + 1 other location 405.270.0660



The psychedelic façade of the Womb Gallery & Dwelling Spaces in Auto Alley.

Automobile Alley is an upscale urban shopping and entertainment district just north of downtown on Broadway Ave. Formerly home to the bulk of OKC’s auto dealerships, the district is in the midst of a renaissance with hip new establishments popping up everywhere. Walk down Broadway and it’s hard to miss the explosion of color adorning the facade of the Womb Gallery (@WombGallery), the psychedelic art gallery curated by Wayne Coyne and The Flaming Lips. Nestled within the Womb you’ll find Dwelling Spaces (, the edgiest gift shop in town. Good times radiate from this epicenter on NW 9th with S&B’s Burger Joint (, Iguana Mexican Grill ( and Shop Good ( all within a stone’s throw from each other. Keep exploring Broadway to find Plenty Mercantile (read more on pg 35), Hideaway Pizza (, upscale RED Primesteak ( & Coffee Slingers (, all highly recommended. Reaching Automobile Alley from downtown couldn’t be easier with a Spokies bike share kiosk (see pg 33) at Broadway & NW 9th St. Visit for a full list of featured OKC Entertainment Districts. 12 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

The view from inside the new “Where Earth and Sky Meet” sculpture by Phillip K. Smith III located outside OKC’s City Hall.



Whether you’re looking for a craft beer and a barstool to watch the game, a glass of wine and live music, or a cocktail lounge with a dance floor, you won’t have to venture far to quench your thirst.

FEATURED NIGHTLIFE DESTINATIONS Nonna’s Purple Bar (see our ad on pg 3) On the second floor of Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar is Nonna’s Purple Bar, a sleek and modern space bursting with color. The bar features large windows and ample patio seating for great views of Bricktown. Don’t miss happy hour at Purple Bar for half-price appetizers Tue-Sat 3:30-6:30pm.  Purple Bar has live music on Friday and Saturday TIP evenings from 8-11pm. 1 Mickey Mantle Dr., Bricktown 405.235.4410 // Bricktown Brewery Since 1992, Bricktown Brewery has been serving up their house-brewed craft beers alongside a diverse menu of great 14 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

A drink from the bar at VAST is accompanied by the best view in town.

food. Housed in an old candy factory, the Brewery recently underwent a complete remodel and can easily accommodate your large group. Try the 46 Star Oklahoma Amber Ale, Wiley One-Eyed Wheat or one of the seasonal beer offerings. They also have a location on the casino floor at Remington Park.  Both lunch and dinner feature daily first-come, TIP first-served Blue Plate Specials. 1 N. Oklahoma Ave., Bricktown 405.232.2739 // James E. McNellie’s Public House Inspired by the public houses of Dublin, McNellie’s is a neighborhood gathering place focusing on a welcoming atmosphere, reasonably-priced cuisine and a wide selection (350+) of draught and bottled beers. McNellie’s can also accommodate private group events from 2 to 200. Check their website for more information, monthly specials, featured beer pairing dinners, beer tastings and more.  Try one of the many local brews on tap...COOP’s F5 TIP IPA is a hoppy tornado of deliciousness.

1100 Classen Dr., Midtown +1 location in Norman 405.601.PINT (7468) // W/S 2013 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | 15


Republic Gastropub, Classen Curve.

Republic Gastropub Republic is a contemporary American Public House bridging the gap between beer bar and upscale eatery. With 100 unique beers drawn from custom taps and close to 250 hand selected bottles from around the world, there is no shortage of thirst quenching options to pair with their modern American takes on classic pub food. Republic features a high energy atmosphere, sleek decor and one of the best audio visual systems in the country to watch your favorite sporting event.  You won’t regret the bacon wrapped meatloaf and TIP a Pride of Oklahoma beer flight. 5830 N. Classen Blvd., Classen Curve 405.286.4577 //

Other Local Favorites 51st Street Speakeasy Bar // Western Ave. Corridor 1114 NW 51st St. 405.463.0470 Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery Brewpub // Belle Isle Corridor 1900 NW Expressway 405.840.1911 Biting Sow – Live Blues Music Bar/Music Venue // Bricktown 1 E. California Ave. 405.232.2639 BRiX Restaurant + Sports Lounge Sports Bar // Bricktown 27 E. Sheridan Ave.

405.702.7226 Blue Note Lounge            Lounge // Uptown          2408 N. Robinson Ave.   405.600.1166 Club One15 Ultra-lounge // Bricktown 115 E. Sheridan Ave. 405.605.5783 Coach’s Bar & Grill Sports Bar // Bricktown 20 S. Mickey Mantle Dr. +1 location in Norman 405.232.6224


Cock O’ the Walk Bar // Western Ave. Corridor 3705 N. Western Ave. 405.524.0304

The Other Room Lounge // Paseo 3001 Paseo St. 405.602.2002

Drinkz Bar and Lounge Lounge // Bricktown 115 E. Reno 405.231.8660

Red Piano Lounge Lounge // Downtown 1 Park Ave. (inside the Hilton Skirvin) 405.702.8555

Drunken Fry Bar // Western Ave. Corridor 5100 N. Classen Blvd. 405.226.5030 Edna’s Bar // Western Ave. Corridor 5137 N. Classen Blvd. 405.840.3339 Flip’s Wine Bar & Trattoria Wine Bar // Western Ave. Corridor 5801 N. Western Ave. 405.843.1527 Grandad’s Bar Bar // Uptown 317 NW 23rd St. 405.604.0922 JJ’s Alley Bar/Music Venue // Bricktown 212 E. Sheridan Ave. 405.605.4543 The Lobby Café & Bar Bar // Western Ave. Corridor 4322 N. Western Ave. (inside Will Rogers Theatre) 405.604.4650 The Mantel Wine Bar & Bistro Wine Bar // Bricktown 201 E. Sheridan Ave., 405.236.8040

Red Pin Restaurant & Bowling Lounge Lounge // Bricktown 200 S. Oklahoma Ave. 405.702.8880 Saints Irish Pub // Plaza 1715 NW 16th St. 405.602.6308 Tapwerks Pub // Bricktown 121 E. Sheridan Ave. 405.319.9599 Urban Wineworks Winery // Plaza 1749 NW 16th St. 405.525.9463 VZD’s Restaurant & Club Bar/Music Venue // Western Ave. 4200 N. Western Ave. Whiskey Chicks Bar // Bricktown 115 E. Reno Ave. 405.228.0087 Wormy Dog Saloon Bar/Music Venue // Bricktown 311 E. Sheridan Ave. 405.601.6276



Since the 2008 arrival of our new NBA franchise the OKC Thunder, the level of excitement downtown on game nights has skyrocketed. The NBA isn’t the only game in town, though. OKC has several successful sports franchises that can provide an exciting evening on the town. BASKETBALL The major sports buzz around OKC these days is around NBA’s young Western Conference powerhouse, the Oklahoma City Thunder ( The hype is justified. All Stars Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook and the talented role players around them are a joy to watch live. The team’s home court in the Chesapeake Energy Arena has earned its “Loud City” moniker. When the Thunder is rolling, there’s no other place you’d want to be. Check the Thunder Schedule on p. 42 or visit their website for game times and ticket information. 18 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

A bronze sculpture of Oklahoma-born Mickey Mantle stands outside the Chicksaw Bricktown Ballpark. The energy inside Chesapeake Arena during Thunder home games is unrivaled.

HOCKEY The OKC Barons ( play their hockey in the Cox Convention Center. The Barons are the top AHL affiliate to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers and rank among the leaders of the AHL’s Western Conference. If you haven’t experienced live hockey, you owe it to yourself to check out a game. Tickets start at $14 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets or the team’s box office at the Cox Convention Center. BASEBALL The Oklahoma City Redhawks ( occupy the nationally renowned Redhawks Field at Bricktown. The Redhawks play in the Pacific Coast League as the Houston Astro’s A A A affiliate. Redhawks Field offers everything you love about the ballpark experience with tickets starting at $11. Visit the Redhawks website to purchase tickets or visit the ticket office at Redhawks Field at Bricktown.



The Oklahoma City area has several casino and gaming options within a short distance from downtown. Whether you’re seeking horse racing, table games, slots, or poker, you’ll have no problem finding your game. Your entertainment options aren’t limited to gambling, though. Each of the casinos below features several dining and nightlife options and frequently host big name musical and comedy acts.

Grand Casino Just 20 minutes east of Oklahoma City on I-40, Grand Casino offers 125,000 square feet of luxurious surroundings for their 1800 Vegas-style slot machines, poker, blackjack craps and Oklahoma’s only Keno lounge. Dining options include a massive buffet, sports grill and an upscale steakhouse. 777 Grand Casino Blvd., Shawnee 405.964.7777 //


Remington Park, Oklahoma’s only major league horse racing. Photo courtesy of RP.

Remington Park Head to OKC’s Adventure District to test your handicapping skills at Oklahoma’s only major league horse racing attraction. In addition to live seasonal horse racing and daily simulcast races, Remington Park’s casino floor offers 750 electronic gaming machines and features the Bricktown Brewery at Remington Park and Henry Hudson’s Pub. Remington Park is open daily until midnight or later. Visit their website for directions, hours and race details. One Remington Pl., Adventure District 405.424.1000 //

Riverwind Casino Riverwind Casino is located in Norman, just a quick 20-minute drive south on I-35 from downtown Oklahoma City. Riverwind is a Vegas-style hotel and casino. They offer poker, blackjack, baccarat and more than 2700 electronic games In addition to a variety of dining and lounge destinations, Riverwind’s luxurious 1500 seat Showplace Theatre plays host to nationally-recognized entertainment, MMA fights and more. 1544 W. State Highway 9, Norman 405.322.6000 // W/S 2013 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | 21


The widespread rejuvenation initiatives around downtown Oklahoma City in recent years have brought with it a resurgence of interest in the arts and the venues in which they’re housed. Take some time between meetings to explore our diverse cultural offerings. Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum The Memorial features a museum and monument erected in remembrance of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. Open 24/7, the Outdoor Symbolic Memorial is a powerful place as night falls and the Field of Empty Chairs begin to glow. Take some time to walk the grounds and contemplate how hope rose from such a horrific event. A free guided video tour is available by searchTIP ing iTunes or YouTube for “Outdoor Symbolic Memorial Walking Tour” on your smartphone (length = 17:56). 620 N. Harvey Ave., Downtown 405.235.3313 // 22 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013


Inspired by the scissor-tailed flycatcher, the new 380-foot long Skydance Bridge connects downtown pedestrians to the OK River.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art The OKCMOA’s extensive collection is highlighted by works from O’Keeffe, Calder and Renoir to name a few. The museum has also received wide acclaim for its comprehensive collection of glass sculpture by Dale Chihuly spanning three decades of his finest work. Chihuly’s 55-foot tall Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the museum’s atrium can even be appreciated from the exterior if you find yourself in the neighborhood after hours. The newly updated interior of the Museum Café is an excellent lunch or dinner option as well.  OKCMOA screens indie, foreign and classic TIP films every Thursday – Sunday evening. 415 Couch Dr., Downtown 405.236.3100 // National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Known for their extensive collection of classic and contemporary western art, the museum features well known works by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, among countless others. Perhaps its most iconic piece is sculptor James Earle Fraser’s 18-foot plaster tribute to the Native American people, The End of the Trail. It’s easy to spend hours combing through this tribute to the American West, W/S 2013 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | 23


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The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Musuem, founded in 1955, is America’s premier institution for Western history, art & culture.

but it’s worth seeing the grounds and statues if you only have a short time to explore.  The gift shop has some great lost-wax cast bronze TIP replicas of Frederic Remington’s western sculptures. 1700 NE 63rd St., Adventure District 405.478.2250 // American Banjo Museum Located in the heart of Bricktown, the museum boasts the largest collection of instruments on public display in the world. If you have even a passing appreciation for the banjo, it’s well worth a few minutes to stop by and have a look. 9 E. Sheridan Ave., Bricktown 405.604.2793 //

Performing Arts Originally opened in 1937, the restored Art Deco style Civic Center Music Hall ( is Oklahoma City’s premier performing arts venue. It plays host to Oklahoma City Ballet (, Oklahoma City Philharmonic (, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre ( and the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma ( Check our Event Calendar or the Civic Center’s website for upcoming performances, tickets and location information.


Dale Chihuly’s Eleanor Blake Kirkpatrick Memorial Tower in the lobby of the OKCMOA.



Don’t be content hiding out in your hotel bar. Round-up a group of your fellow convention goers and build some team camaraderie during your downtime while partaking in some of downtown Oklahoma City’s exciting group activities. OKL AHOMA RIVER CRUISE Enjoy unique views of OKC’s downtown skyline and the pristine Boathouse District aboard an Oklahoma River Cruise ( on the revitalized seven mile stretch of the Oklahoma River. Single-trip tickets are available for $6 and weekend Sunset and Live Entertainment cruises start at $29. Oklahoma River Cruises can also arrange a private chartered cruise for your group. More information is available at their website or 405.702.7755.


The Bricktown Water Taxi

BOWLING Gather the crew and head over to RedPin Restaurant and Bowling Lounge ( for an upscale bowling experience amidst hip, modern furnishings. RedPin isn’t a bowling alley…it’s a cool lounge and restaurant that also features ten state of the art bowling lanes. The attentive waitstaff serves items from the full bar and restaurant right to your lane. Check RedPin’s website for Happy Hour specials, lane rates and directions. They also offer event packages and private event space to host your group. Call 405.702.8880 for more information. INDOOR K ART RACING Strap in for some high speed racing action at Pole Position Raceway ( These are not go-karts…this is indoor karting; electric-powered highperformance karts capable of 45mph speeds with one inch of ground clearance. It’s said to be the closest a civilian will get to the experience of actual racing. Compete head



Harkins Theatres, Bricktown.

to head with your coworkers on Pole Position’s ¼ mile Euro-style road course for bragging rights back at the home office. All helmets and equipment are provided; just bring your competitive spirit. Individual admission starts at $19.95. Group packages and private meeting space is available. Visit their website or call 405.942.2292 for more information. BRICKTOWN WATER TA XI Hop aboard a Bricktown Water Taxi ( and cruise along the Bricktown Canal for a water-level view of the Bricktown Entertainment District and the new Centennial Land Run Monument. Water Taxis run continuously in-season from 10am-10pm. Bricktown Water Taxi also offers private lunch, dinner and cocktail cruises for your group. More information can be found on their website or at 405.234.8294. MOVIE Had enough networking for one day? Walk, ride or drive over to Bricktown’s state of the art Harkins Theatres Bricktown 16 (, kick back in one of their rocking stadium seats and catch the latest release. To check showtimes or purchase online tickets, visit their website or call 405.231.4747. 30 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013



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Through the HALO Alliance program, local businesses have aligned together to support orphanages in Kenya, Uganda, Mexico, Nicaragua, India and the U.S. One by one, these businesses help to provide a safe haven for deserving children in need. Together, we can give these children hope for a brighter future.

The chance to grow your brand and bring new hope to children in need both at home and around the world begins with your partnership in the HALO Alliance program.



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It’s a struggle to maintain an active lifestyle while on the road. Your hotel pool or treadmill is a good start, but here are a few options near downtown OKC where you can get your blood pumping while enjoying a change in scenery. CLIMBING Located just south of Bricktown, Rocktown Climbing Gym ( is the city’s premier climbing destination. Formerly a grain elevator, Rocktown offers indoor and outdoor climbs up to 90 feet, including top rope, lead climbs and bouldering. It’s recommended that you bring a partner to climb/belay with, but singles options are also available. Rocktown is open every weekday until 10pm, 8pm on Saturdays and 6pm on Sundays. Visit their website or call 405.319.1400 for more information. 32 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, Myriad Botanical Gardens

RIVER SPORTS Take advantage of the new high-end facilities in OKC’s Boathouse district on the newly revitalized Oklahoma River. In addition to the 13 miles of mixed use trails along the river, Oklahoma City RIVERSPORT ( offers $10 day passes to the Chesapeake Boathouse’s fitness center, locker rooms, yoga and indoor rowing classes. For $25, you can gain access to kayaks, paddle boards and bicycles in addition to the above amenities. Visit their website or call 405.552.4040 for more information. HIKING / RUNNING / BIKING In addition to the 13 miles of multi-use trails along the Oklahoma River, both Lake Hefner and Lake Overholser (see map on p. 36) boast several miles of scenic trail and are only a short drive away. If you’d rather stick close to your hotel, take a walk or a run through the newly renovated open spaces and cascading waterfalls of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The newly established OKC bike share program Spokies ( has six kisosks in the downtown area and is a great way to move around town in a healthy way. W/S 2013 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | 33


The reclaimed barnwood planters outside Plenty Mercantile hint at the bounty of sustainable goodness waiting behind their yellow doors.

Whether you’re looking to kill some time between meetings, pick up a souvenir or replace that buffalo wingstained shirt from last night, Oklahoma City has a variety of shopping destinations near the downtown area. Painted Door ( in Bricktown on the ground floor of Nonna’s Euro-American Ristorante & Bar is a unique specialty shop with an eclectic collection of clothing, hand-crafted pottery, fragrances and home items to name a few. Painted Door also features a selection of “Made in Oklahoma” food and gift items, the perfect way to take a piece of our state home with you. Just west of the Metro on I-40, The Outlet Shoppes ( offers a variety of 85 stores including Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Nike, Coach,


Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers and more. Check their website for a full list of retailers and hours. Located 6 miles north of downtown, the upscale Penn Square Mall ( houses Oklahoma City’s only Apple Store, a wide range of apparel and specialty shops, a movie theatre and the city’s premiere designer clothing retailer, Mr. Ooley’s ( Opening its yellow doors just before Thanksgiving 2012, Plenty Mercantile ( has quickly become a hub of activity in the bustling Automobile Alley district (read more on pg 12). Plenty offers a responsible assortment of life and style goods that convey a sense of origin and authenticity. When you enter, you’re greeted by a bouquet of pleasant aromas and the smiling grill of a classic Chevy pick-up. Keep browsing to uncover the harmonious undercurrents flowing through their products: quality, tastefulness, sustainability, beauty. Plenty and its passionate owners are raising the bar on shopping in OKC.

Painted Door


a one-of-a-kind shopping experience.



METRO MAP W Hefner Rd N May Ave

John Kilpatrick Turpike

Lake Hefner



N Council Rd


st E



NW 39th St N MacAuthur Blvd

N Rockwell Ave

Lake Overholser


L a k e H e f n e r P kw y

Wiley Post


Pole Positio Raceway


NW 1

Suburban Contemporary Furnishings

W Reno Ave 40


Stocky City

S S Meridian Ave

SW 29th St

Wi l l

SW 44th St


Airport Rd R og e r s E xp y 240 Will Rogers World Airport

2 mi 2 km

SHOPPING Suburban Contemporary Furnishings (see our ad on the back cover)




Nichols Hills

Broadway Extension Hwy

W Britton Rd

NW 63rd St



E Wilshire Blvd National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

NE 63rd St

n Square Mall

N Lincoln Blvd

N Classen Blvd


NE 50th St Remington Park Racing Casino

NE 36th St 35


NE 23rd St


10th St

er Riv



See Downtown Map, p. 24


ma ho

E Reno Ave




S Western Ave


Chesapeake Boathouse OK River Cruises

S Sooner Rd



SW 59th St


SW 89th St 35



Custom glasswork from local artists adorns the impressive dining room at LOCAL.

Only 20 minutes south of downtown OKC, Norman retains an eclectic and cosmopolitan feel thanks to the erudite influence of the University of Oklahoma. The presence of so many students means that after a day of meetings, there are a multitude of interesting options for your evening. Many head to Campus Corner for its vibrant concentration of restaurants, bars and live music venues. Or try the renovated downtown along Main St. where you’ll find an eccentric collection of locally owned galleries, pubs and restaurants. If you crave higher stakes action, Riverwind Casino (see pg. 19) should be your destination. Norman has many hidden gems. We recommend that you start exploring with the list below.

FEATURED DINING & NIGHTLIFE Crimson & Whipped Cream This wonderful little bakery and coffee shop on Campus Corner hits the spot every time. The staff is always attentive and pleasant, the WiFi is fast, the tunes are great and the coffee and baked goods are out of this world. Stop in after your lunchtime meetings and pick up something to enjoy later in your hotel room.  The Roasted Banana Whoopie Pie is a TIP game-changer. 331 White St. // Bakery & Coffee Bar 405.307.8990 // 38 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013


(see our ad on pg 40)

Chef Ryan Parrott’s dedication to preparing delicious, locally sourced and sustainable American cuisine at LOCAL shines through brilliantly on the plate. The rotating seasonal menu is always excellent...serious food not taken too seriously. Grab a vintage cocktail and chow down. LOCAL also has private dining space to accommodate your group.  LOCAL’s risotto is such a tour de force, it has TIP its own twitter account (@LocalRisotto). 2262 W. Main St. // American 405.928.5600 // Benvenuti’s Ristorante Italian // 105 W. Main St.

McNellie’s The Abner Ale House Pub // 121 E. Main St.

Bison Witches Bar & Deli Deli // 211 E. Main St.

Misal of India Indian // 580 Ed Noble Pkwy.

Blackbird Gastropub Gastropub // 575 S. University

The Mont Restaurant Mexican/Bar Menu 1300 Classen Blvd.

Blu Fine Wine & Food Wine Bar // 201 S. Crawford Ave. 405.360.4258 Coach’s Bar & Grill Sports Bar // 102 West Main St. 405.360.5726 Coriander Café Vietnamese // 323 White St. Gray Owl Coffee Coffee Shop // 223 E Gray St. 405.701.2929 In The Raw Sushi Sushi // 575 S. University Blvd. 405.701.1323 Interurban American // 1150 Ed Noble Pkwy. Logan’s On the Corner Bar // 749 Asp Ave. 405.801.2321

O Asian Fusion Sushi/Asian // 105 12th Ave. SE 405.701.8899 O’Connell’s Irish Pub & Grill Irish Pub // 769 Asp Ave. Othello’s Italian // 434 Buchanan Ave. 405.701.4900 Seven47 American // 747 Asp Ave. Ted’s Café Escondido Mexican // 700 N. Interstate Dr. 405.307.8337 Victoria’s Pasta Shop Italian // 327 White St. 405.329.0377


Craig Swan’s “Sun Dial” on Main St. in Norman casts moving scissor-tailed flycatcher shadows on the surrounding sidewalk.




Stuart Whitis. b. 1984, Plainview, Texas Whitis’ bold, provocative pieces combine the influence of street graffiti, art defacement and death with a bright color palette. “Like many artists I drew incessantly during my childhood and the primal act of laying down a line is still my bread and butter. Then, like now, my inclination was to capture any visual information of interest and incorporate it into a large format compendium. I use these sometimes familiar and other times obtuse symbols to explore my adult fears and phobias: being exposed, examined, and losing control of my mind and my body. This relentless assault of data serves as my conduit in parsing the awesome terrors of modern life.”

Current Exhibition: Stuart’s work is on exhibit through March 3 in The Gallery space at LOCAL (2262 W. Main St., Norman, and can be viewed during their normal business hours, Tue-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am, Sun 10am-3pm.

Whitis, Stuart. Vernetzung. 2012. Acrylic, Oil Pastel.



The clean lines of Cafe Evoke’s inviting interior create a brilliant environment in which to sip.

A regular on numerous national “Top Places to Live” lists, Edmond is an upscale community just north of OKC proper. In addition to world class golf courses and an excellent restaurant and nightlife scene, Edmond has gained national acclaim for its efforts to engender city-wide adoption of public art initiatives. The resulting collection of over 100 works adds a flourish of charm to the city. After the sun sets, head downtown. A large cluster of Edmond’s best dining and socializing spots concentrate around Broadway and Boulevard St. to the west of the University of Central Oklahoma’s campus. Here are a few of Edmond’s best to get you started.

FEATURED DINING & NIGHTLIFE Boulevard Steakhouse Boulevard hits all the notes you want in a great steakhouse: USDA Prime beef cooked to perfection, a soothing atmosphere and impeccable service. Along with the steaks, the seafood and accoutrements will satisfy even the most discerning diner. After dinner, visit the adjacent Martini Lounge for a cigar and nightcap.  The Portobello mushroom soup’s rich flavor TIP and velvety texture are not to be missed. 505 S. Boulevard // Steakhouse 405.715.2333 // 42 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

Cafe Evoke A spacious coffee bar in downtown Edmond, Cafe Evoke offers a cool and comfortable atmosphere in which to en­ joy expertly prepared coffee drinks, a flavorful selection of small plates and a revolving list of delicious wines and craft beers. The icing on the cake is the beautiful wall mural by DNA galleries’ Dylan Bradway.  Evoke is open until 10pm or later every night TIP except Sunday. 103 S. Broadway Ave. // Coffee Bar 405.285.1522 // Café 501 Café // 501 S. Boulevard Charleston’s American // 3409 S. Broadway, Ste. 400 405.478.4949

Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler Burgers // 33 E. 33rd St. 405.348.3214 Kang’s Asian Kitchen Japanese/Sushi 2080 E. 2nd St.

Coach’s Restaurant & Brewery Sports Bar // 3005 S. Broadway

Let’s Do Greek Greek // 180 W. 15th St. Ste. #150

Coolgreens American // 1189 E 15th St. 405.562.1020

Louie’s Grill & Bar Sports Bar // 1389 E. 15th St.

Dan McGuinness Pub Irish Pub // 3005 S. Broadway Hideaway Pizza Pizza // 116 E. 5th St. 405.348.4777 Humble Pie Pizzeria Pizza // 1319 S. Broadway 405.715.1818 Italian Jim’s / Bella Forte Glass Studio Italian // 13 S. Broadway 405.330.2190 Interurban American // 1301 E. Danforth Rd. 405.348.2792

Othello’s Italian // 1 S. Broadway Signature Grill Fine Dining // 1317 E Danforth Rd. The Sushi Bar Sushi // 1201 NW 178th St. Vin Dolce Wine Bar Wine Bar // 16 S. Broadway Zarate’s Latin & Mexican Grill Mexican // 706 S. Broadway Zen Asian Dining Asian Fusion // 3209 S. Broadway, Ste. 127


EVENT CALENDAR february SPORTS Thunder Basketball - Chesapeake Energy Arena ( 4 – vs Dallas, 7:00 14 – vs Miami, 7:00 27 – vs New Orleans, 7:00 6 – vs Golden State, 7:00 22 – vs Minnesota, 7:00 8 – vs Phoenix, 7:00 24 – vs Chicago, 8:30 Barons Hockey - Cox Convention Center ( 1 – vs Charlotte, 7:00 22 – vs Houston, 7:00 8,9 – vs Grand Rapids, 7:00 26 – vs Texas, 7:00 MUSIC Mondays – J azz Jam at Picasso Cafe ( Fridays – L ive Music @ Nonna’s Purple Bar (see our ad on pg 3) Saturdays – L ive Music @ LOCAL, Norman, (see our ad on pg 40) ( 9 – Jason Boland & The Stragglers - Wormy Dog Saloon ( 13 – B  lack Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, FREE SHOW! – OPOLIS ( 13 – Lucero - Wormy Dog Saloon ( 15 – The Doobie Brothers - Lucky Star Casino, Concho ( 15 – The Turnpike Troubadours - Wormy Dog Saloon ( 16 – P arker Millsap - The Blue Door ( CULTURE First Friday – F irst Friday Gallery Walk, The Paseo ( Second Friday – L IVE on the Plaza, Plaza District ( Second Friday – 2 nd Friday Circuit of Art, Norman ( All Month – P hotorealism Revisited - OKC Museum of Art ( All Month – M iquel Barceló’s Areneros y muleros - Fred Jones Museum ( 9,10 – P aris Rouge - Presented by OKC Ballet - Civic Center Music Hall ( 22,23 – C  ole Porter Songbook: Anything Goes! - Presented by OKC Philharmonic - Civic Center Music Hall (

march SPORTS Thunder Basketball - Chesapeake Energy Arena ( 5 – vs LA Lakers, 8:30 15 – vs Orlando, 7:00 27 – vs Washington, 7:00 10 – vs Boston, 12:00 19 – vs Denver, 7:00 13 – vs Utah, 7:00 24 – vs Portland, 6:00 Barons Hockey - Cox Convention Center ( 11 – vs Peoria, 7:00 19 – vs Rochester, 7:00 8,9 – vs Rockford, 7:00 22 – vs Houston, 7:00 MUSIC Mondays – Jazz Jam at Picasso Cafe ( Fridays, Saturdays – L ive Music @ Nonna’s Purple Bar (see our ad on pg 3), Saturdays – L ive Music @ LOCAL, Norman, (see our ad on pg 40) ( Fridays, Saturdays – L ive Music @ Nonna’s Purple Bar (see our ad on pg 3), Saturdays – L ive Music @ LOCAL, Norman, (see our ad on pg 40) ( 44 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

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MUSIC - CONT. 1 – Jamey Johnson - Riverwind Casino ( 8–M  iranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley - Chesapeake Energy Arena ( 16 – Trace Adkins - Lucky Star Casino, Concho ( 16 – Bon Jovi - Chesapeake Energy Arena ( 20 – E ric Clapton / The Wallflowers - Chesapeake Energy Arena (

CULTURE First Friday – F irst Friday Gallery Walk, The Paseo ( Second Friday – L IVE on the Plaza, Plaza District ( Second Friday – 2 nd Friday Circuit of Art, Norman ( All Month – P hotorealism Revisited - OKC Museum of Art ( All Month – M iquel Barceló’s Areneros y muleros - Fred Jones Museum ( 14-24 – B  UG - Presented by OKC Theatre Company - Civic Center Music Hall ( 6 – J im Gaffigan - Rose State College Performing Arts Theatre (

april SPORTS Thunder Basketball - Chesapeake Energy Arena ( 4 – vs San Antonio, 8:30 17 – vs Milwaukee, 7:00 7 – vs New York Knicks, 12:00 20 – NBA Playoffs Begin 15 – vs Sacramento, 7:00 Barons Hockey - Cox Convention Center ( 2 – vs Hamilton, 7:00 19,20 – vs Abbotsford, 7:00 6 – vs Chicago, 7:00 21 – vs Houston, 4:00 7 – vs Chicago, 4:00 Redhawks Baseball - Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark ( Check website for full schedule. MUSIC Mondays – Jazz Jam at Picasso Cafe ( Fridays, Saturdays – L ive Music @ Nonna’s Purple Bar (see our ad on pg 3), Saturdays – L ive Music @ LOCAL, Norman, (see our ad on pg 40) ( 6 – Nelly - Lucky Star Casino, Concho ( 6 – Air Supply - Riverwind Casino ( 7 – Sugar Free Allstars - Civic Center Music Hall ( 9 – Chicago - Riverwind Casino (

CULTURE First Friday – F irst Friday Gallery Walk, The Paseo ( Second Friday – L IVE on the Plaza, Plaza District ( 6 (ends) – American  Moderns, 1910–1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell OKC Museum of Art ( 24 (opens) – P hotorealism Revisited - OKC Museum of Art ( 25-26 – T he Music of Michael Jackson - Civic Center Music Hall ( W/S 2013 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | 45




The HALO Foundation



2262 W. Main St., Norman


Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse 7 S. Mickey Mantle Dr.


Moonstone Medical Massage



Nonna’s Ristorante / Purple Bar

1 Mickey Mantle Dr.


Painted Door

124 E. Sheridan Ave.


Suburban Contemporary Furnishings

201 N. Portland Ave.


Moonstone Medical Massage Swedish Deep Tissue Prenatal



1328 N. Interstate Dr., Norman 46 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | W/S 2013

JUST IN CASE... MEDICAL & EMERGENCY Immediate Care of OK Urgent Care 800 24th Ave. NW, 3400 Tecumseh Rd. Norman 8am - 8pm 405.321.7100, 405.307.6900

Walgreens 535 NW 9th St. 405.231.2133

Walgreens (24 Hour) 5120 N. May Ave. 405.942.2471

St. Anthony Hospital ER 1000 N. Lee Ave. 405.272.6137

Wilson Pharmacy 7128 E. Reno Ave. *Free Delivery to Mid-Del area 405.737.3464

TRANSPORTATION Airport Express Executive Sedan/Group Transport 405.681.3311

Independent Cab Company 405.603.4222

TECHNOLOGY Apple Store 1901 NW Expressway Penn Square Mall 405.767.6600

Best Buy 3333 N. May Ave. 405.949.9911

AT&T Store 2131 Northwest 23rd St. 405.606.7035

Verizon Store 5401 N. Penn Ave. 405.843.9113

SUPPLIES Broadway Wine Merchants Liquor Store 824 N Broadway Ave. 405.231.0031

Whole Foods Market 6001 N. Western Ave. 405.879.3500

RADIO KOSU 91.7 - NPR / The Spy KOMA 92.5 – 60s & 70s KHBZ 94.7 - Alt Rock KTST 101.9 - Country KRXO 107.7 - Classic Rock W/S 2013 | OKCCONVENTIONER.COM | 47


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Oklahoma City Conventioner - Winter / Spring 2013  

The Pocket Guide to Dining & Entertainment - The only magazine designed exclusively for OKC's convention goers.

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