Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Near Bricktown
1750 East Reno Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 278-7250
Fax: (405) 278-7260
This is OKC's primary destination for visitors seeking restaurants, bars, museums and places to entertain themselves. The historic district was formerly a place filled with warehouses and storage depots along the Bricktown Canal, however this industry has now departed and the buildings have been rehabbed and refurbished into stylish lofts and businesses. Highlights in the district include the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, the Tapwerks Ale House and it is just steps away from the Cox Convention Center and Chesapeake Arena. One of the coolest attributes of the neighborhood is the mode of transport; the water taxis zoom up-and-down the Bricktown Canal and drop visitors off at several stops along the way.
Entertaining fans since 1992, Wormy Dog Saloon is the best place for country music in downtown Oklahoma City. The set-up is casual, where everyone knows each other and the evenings are spent in the company of friends, conversation and beer. Their live music features are something that everyone looks forward to, since the best country music is regularly played here. Check the website for further information on upcoming events.
The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is one of the crown jewels in Oklahoma City's bustling Bricktown neighborhood. The ballpark is home to the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the AAA affiliate of the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team. From the old-school billboards in the outfield to the nostalgic P.A. announcers, this is classic Americana at its finest. The park also hosts several other different sports events and tournaments throughout the year, check website for details and season calendar.
Bricktown Music Hall hosts regional as well as national musicians in the Bricktown Entertainment District. This non-smoking venue has a full bar, a stage and is equipped with a good sound and lighting system. Their previous line ups include the likes of Noah Gundersen, Old Man Markley, Paul Thorn, Silverstein, Seryn and, Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys.
Enjoy an evening of great baseball at Oklahoma City's RedHawks Ballpark, home of the Redhawks. With a capacity of 13,066 and a unique seating plan, fans get closer to the game than ever before. The ballpark is modern and has top-of-the-line features, like a million-dollar marquee, a state-of-the-art video board and television monitors throughout the park. Guests can munch on a bag of freshly roasted peanuts or have a full meal at Coach's, the restaurant overlooking the field.
This multiplex has 16 screens for your viewing pleasure. For a more enjoyable experience, sit back and relax with popcorn and a soda from the refreshment stand. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call or see their website.
An academy that is dedicated to music, the Academy of Contemporary Music is a musician's dream realized. First founded in London, the school focuses on providing students with an opportunity to work with professionals in an encouraging environment. In the downtown area of Oklahoma City, this academy is a joint venture of the academy in London and the University of Central Oklahoma. Housed in a former warehouse, the academy features a Music IT Suite, a Roland V-Drum Room, and a Teaching Studio. See the website to know more.
The Chesapeake Energy Arena is the premier venue in Oklahoma City for large events and entertainment. It is primarily known as the home of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, but it holds all kinds of other events as well. From major concerts with famous artists to arena shows like Disney on Ice and Walking with Dinosaurs, the Chesapeake Energy Arena has something for everyone. Check website for event calendar and to find out more details.
One of the city's major annual events, the Arts Festival offers the best creations of both artists and local eateries. Open-air booths showcase hundreds of works by artists from across the country. Every style of art can be found from paintings to sculpture and jewelry to woodwork. Prices are a bit steep for some pieces, but there are works to fit anyone's budget. If art is not your thing, do not fear. Many come just for the food. For a couple bucks, you can feast on a meal from one of the city's fine restaurants that set up booths here. Admission is free. Held at the Stage Center of the Festival Plaza and the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
A choir made up of the finest local singers, Canterbury is a musical powerhouse that performs timeless church pieces, classical works and contemporary favorites. The choir's prestige has led it to produce several commercial albums and draw guest singers like Placido Domingo to concerts. Three performances are held throughout the year. The choir also performs with the Philharmonic Orchestra during the holiday season. The season runs from October to May, with ticket prices ranging from $20-$45. The cost is well worth it, as these singers will awe you. This place opens at 8pm on Saturday and at 3pm on Sunday.
The Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall combines historic elegance with cutting-edge technology. The building was made in limestone, stainless steel, and it features authentic art-deco chandeliers. The electronics and acoustics are state-of-the-art and here you can find more than 250 shows a year. The venue hosts everything from ballet to Broadway as well as public and private gatherings, weddings, receptions, parties, etc.
Enjoy some great country music every Saturday night at this over 50-year-old historic theater in downtown Oklahoma City. You will hear up-and-coming artists perform traditional country, contemporary country and gospel music. The performers come from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and Texas, and they represent the future of country music. The friendly staff considers this "Branson-style entertainment."