Club Albee is a hookah lounge, cigar bar, and dance club rolled into one chic package. DJ Saad provides a mash-up of music and videos nightly while professional belly dancers wiggle their tummies as if they were full of live butterflies. Kick back in the cozy hookah room as you blow smoke rings or octagons, or bust a move to the saucy beats while sipping your bubbly brews. The club has a strict dress code to keep the atmosphere upscale and to stop grizzly bears from entering. Coat check is complimentary.
Kush Hookah Lounge engages eaters and puffing patrons alike with a menu of Mediterranean eats and a full hookah lounge, featuring 20 tobacco varieties. Complement puffs with a fete of small plates, including creamy hummus ($5.99), curry fries ($5.49), and six different types of wings, including garlic and chipotle ($6.99+). Guests can synchronize blown smoke spheres of smooth and fragrant tobacco flavors such as coconut, apple, or strawberry ($14) while reclining on a mound of silky throw pillows. Adventurous inhalers can sample more exotic essences, ranging from passion-fruit mojito to blue mist, a blend rivaling only microwaved peanut butter in smoothness.
Urban Roots is a communal space where art and food intersect. Housed in one of the last original buildings of Oklahoma City's historic Deep Deuce, they offer fresh, artful alternatives to the norm. This tradition of uniqueness blends with the building's past lives, which date back to the 1920s when it housed dance halls, juke joints, and other restaurants. Today, the building continues to buzz with imagination thanks to Urban Roots' dedication to showcasing art exhibits. Even the restaurant's food carries a creative identity, from sandwiches to snacks and dishes designed to share.
Recommended in an Oklahoma Gazette article entitled "7 New Places to Please your Palate," Asian Taste Chinese Japanese Restaurant enables guests to enjoy the distinct cuisines of two countries during a single sitting. The Chinese menu opens with a variety of spring rolls and dumplings, then progresses with specialties such as bourbon chicken and fresh scallops with beef. Chefs sate Japanese cravings with artful performances at hibachi grills, as well as by arranging fish such as red snapper and smoked salmon into sushi or edible origami; specialty rolls include the lobster roll with cucumber, eel sauce, and spicy honey sauce.
51st Street Speakeasy dishes up a savory spread of creative American staples in a vintage-style bar with an intimate stage hosting live entertainment. The fresh menu brings together tacos, salads, and burgers in a culinary harmony unseen since the California Raisins dominated the airwaves. Guests can rev stomach engines with a starter such as chicken or beef nachos, stacked to stratospheric heights with tomatoes, jalapeños, and cheese and served with luscious guacamole, sour cream, and salsa ($8). A traditional caesar salad with freshly made dressing ($7) makes for a well-rounded meal when paired with a cheeseburger, amassing a half-pound patty seasoned and cooked to order ($8).