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Bricktown, a renovated warehouse district a stone's throw east of downtown, is the city's premier nightlife district. Its focal point is a mile-long canal, with Water Taxi boat tours (tel. 405/234-8294; www.bricktownwatertaxi.com) offering the most entertaining introduction to the area's history. Alongside the canal are restaurants and larger-than-life-size bronze statues commemorating the 1889 Land Run.

A good watering hole is Bricktown Brewery, 1 N. Oklahoma Ave. (tel. 405/232-2739; www.bricktownbrewery.com), a microbrewery famous for its barbecued meats and live music on weekends. Down the street is Citywalk, 70 N. Oklahoma (tel. 405/232-9255; www.citybrickwalk.com), which offers seven clubs and bars under one roof Friday through Sunday nights. On Western Avenue, a good choice for live music on weekends is VZD's, 4200 N. Western Ave. (tel. 405/524-4203; www.vzds.com), which offers rock, country, reggae, and other kinds of music in addition to salads, soups, and burgers. For families, Rodeo Opry, in Stockyards City at Agnew and Exchange avenues (tel. 405/297-9773; www.ohfo.org), showcases up-and-coming country-and-western entertainers every Saturday evening.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.