Want to have an adventure in Oklahoma City by yourself without feeling awkward? In this “A Solo Day in OKC” episode, I highlight a full day of activities from morning to night one can enjoy during the winter months. Special guests include Greg Elwell of I Ate Oklahoma, Brett Dickerson of Oklahoma City Free Press, and freelance writer, Heide Brandes, in this packed episode!

Greg Elwell wrote this article titled, How To Eat Alone, which includes more suggestions on places to eat.

From start to finish, here’s an idea how one can spend a day alone. Be sure to watch the video as it goes into more details and offers some activity notes.

1141 West Sheridan Avenue, Oklahoma City
Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee, the Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups – a free program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. Held on Wednesdays at 9 am at StarSpace46, 1 Million Cups is a great place to network with entrepreneurs and learn from them.

Selfie at Elemental Coffee

815 North Hudson Avenue, Oklahoma City
If it’s not a Wednesday or an entrepreneual event isn’t your thing, the full service coffee shop, Elemental Coffee can help start your day.

1325 North Walker Avenue, Oklahoma City
After coffee, head futhur north to Commonplace Books to curl up with a new book. To quote C.S. Lewis, “We read to know we are not alone.”

Food from the Paseo Grill - photo by Dennis Spielman

2909 Paseo, Oklahoma City
From Greg Alwell:
“If you’ve got the time and the money, the restaurant where Dennis and I ate is just about perfect. Paseo Grill does high-class food for a reasonable price and it seems built for intimacy. Lots of little tables for one-on-one conversations can just as easily be tables for one without conversation. There are plenty of curtains, which can hide you away, or grab a spot at the bar.”


After lunch, go see some art! In the video, Bryon Chambers from the Oklahoma City Museum of Art shares his insight about enjoying art on his art.

705 West Sheridan, Oklahoma City
For an afternoon pick-me-up, I had tea with Brett Dickerson at Okay Yeah Co. Located inside The Plant Shoppe, Okay Yeah is the one of greenist coffee shops a person can visit. There’s something special about having all of the plants around that boost my mood.

814 West Sheridan, Oklahoma City
Just down the street from Okay Yeah is vintage arcade pub, FlashBack Retro Pub. While you do have to be 21 or older to enter because it is a bar, the games are set to free-to-play.

Chef's Choice at Yuzo Sushi Tapas - photo by Dennis Spielman

808 North Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City
From Greg Alwell:
“My vote, as per the video, is Yuzo Sushi Tapas. Sit at the bar, talk to the sushi chef and enjoy a wonderful meal at your own pace. The omakase sushi (aka chef’s choice) is always a good idea, especially if you’ve been chatting with the guy cutting the fish. He can tell you what you might want to try based on what you already like.”

Hideaway Pizza in Automobile Alley, part of Downtown Oklahoma City - photo by Dennis Spielman

After dinner in Automobile Alley at Yuzo Sushi Tapas, walk down the the street and enjoy the lights strung on the buildings. Then, take a short drive to Bricktown for their free canal ride or just simply walk around.

3009 Paseo, Oklahoma City
At the end of the video, Heidi and I ended the day with a drink a wine of from Picasso Cafe.

We hope that whatever you do by yourself in Oklahoma City, that you have a great time! I plan to do another solo day video in the Spring, which will include outdoor activities. If you became a patron, you’ll get early access to that video and others. Thank you for watching!

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com