The Ultimate Locals’ Guide to a Perfect Midtown Weekend 

Welcome to the heartbeat of Oklahoma City – Midtown! In this guide, we’ll unveil hidden gems, iconic spots, and the must-try experiences that have you living like a local Midtowner. Whether you’re looking to rediscover your neighborhood or a visitor eager to dive into the local community, get ready to explore, indulge, and make plenty of memories in OKC. If you’re looking for things to do this weekend in OKC, this is the guide for you!  

Kickstart your weekend with some coffee for a cause.  

Head to Not Your Average Joe (NYAJ), a coffee shop in Midtown that inspires our community by including people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in the creation of their exceptional coffee. There are so many options to choose from, but we’d personally order a hand-crafted bacon burrito and Midtown Mocha!  coffee. There are so many options to choose from, but we’d personally order a hand-crafted bacon burrito and Midtown Mocha! 

Midtown Mutts Dog Park 

Whether you have a furry friend or not, this greenspace welcomes everyone. Join the strong pet owner community, let your pup off the leash for playdates, or make memories at the occasional beer and movie nights. Looking for more places to bring your pup? Check out our pet-friendly guide here!  

Shop Local 

Midtown is full of local small businesses! For unforgettable charm, visit Wishbone Vintage shop, where nostalgia meets style in a collection of cool memorabilia and timeless clothing items. For the fashion-forward, head to Classic Charm boutique to find women’s apparel, beauty, home goods, and other unique gifts. They also offer permanent jewelry, so gather up your friends and head to Classic Charm if you’re looking for some extra fun things to do this weekend in OKC! Want a full shopping day? Take a look at all the Midtown shops here 

Lunch at Rivière Modern Bánh Mì 

If you’re ready for lunch, make your way to the locally owned and operated New Vietnamese staple. From mouthwatering banh mi sandwiches to delectable bowls, Riviere is a must-visit for anyone and everyone!  


Banh Mis not your thing? Head to the Garage for delicious burgers or check out Plant for gluten-free and vegan options! 

Grab a book at Commonplace 

Looking for some downtime after lunch? Head to Commonplace! This local bookshop carries unique books and small goods that are thoughtfully curated by the amazing staff. They often host poetry slams, children’s story times, and other events for the community. Plus, you’re supporting local bookstores!  

Check out our Signature Events 

If you’re in Midtown, chances are we’re hosting a local event or pop-up shop! From Midtown Cool Down in the summer to the Holiday Pop-Up Shops, you’re guaranteed to feel like a local. Read more about our signature events here. We hope to see you there!   

Head to Dinner at Packard’s 

Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Packard’s – this restaurant offers a diverse menu with locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a delicious and fresh dining experience.  

Not your vibe? Check out Midtown’s best eats and drinks 

Go for drinks at James E. McNellie’s Pub 

If you’re out late, McNellie’s is the perfect place to end your weekend! Enjoy an eclectic collection of beer, wines, and cocktails–there’s bound to be something on the menu for everyone. Be on the lookout for the monthly beer menu, as well as monthly pint night!  

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