OKC’s Automobile Alley Is a Sporty Destination

Oklahoma City’s unique neighborhood districts come with their own stories, and Automobile Alley is no exception.

In the 1920s, Automobile Alley along Broadway Ave in downtown Oklahoma City was the hot spot for cars. Home to more than 50 auto dealers, the streets were lined with vehicles, auto dealers and shiny new rides. The district began to decline in the 1970s and 1980s, but thanks to the vision of key local developers, the area is now a restored, mixed-use destinaton of local retail, restaurant, bars and more.

The district is enjoying an economic resurgence as an urban, mixed-use community. So, how should you enjoy a day in Automobile Alley? We’ve got some tips!

GET FUNKY AT MIX-TAPE

Mix-Tape at Factory Obscura, located in the Womb Gallery at 25 NW 9th St., is an immersive experience that incorporates the intentional use of music, ambient sounds, vibrations, textures, and more to offer visitors a fully immersive, meaningful experience.

The Womb Gallery is now home to the Mix-Tape experience, where visitors are greeted with a window display called “Boombox” before wandering the nooks and crannies of the Mix-Tape installation.

SHOP AROUND

While cars may not be the focus of the neighborhood, shopping still is. From Indian Motorcycles to hyper-local stores like Plenty Mercantile, Shop Good, Tin Lizzie’s and Sara Kate Studios, surprising gifts and unique creations are yours for the taking.

EAT AND DRINK

Why not start your day with a glass of local wine from Water’s Edge Winery before filling your belly at other restaurants, like Broadway 10 Bar and Chophouse, Coffeeslingers, Nashbird, Iguana Mexican Grill and Yuzo Sushi Tapas, just to name a few.

Stop in for beers at Vanessa House Beer Company, Twisted Spike Brewery and the Prairie Artisan Ales Taphouse.

Thanks to the new streetcar downtown, you can leave your own car while exploring For information, visit automobilealley.org.