Parlor OKC _ 2020

Apps in the Alley

OK _ 11,243 sqft
Architecture, Interior Design, Fabrication
Photo Credit _ Hufft

In Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley, historic buildings, many former car dealerships, have been restored and transformed into local restaurants, specialty shops, working spaces, residential dwellings and artistic venues. Located in a 1900s brick building that used to serve as a Pioneer Telephone garage and warehouse, Parlor is one of the newer hospitality concepts to join the Alley. Multiple outdoor patios, complete with a bocce ball court, have made the food hall a welcomed addition and beloved hangout in the historic district.

Like its sister location in Kansas City, Parlor OKC hosts seven unique dining concepts, from pizza or classic Italian, to burgers and barbecue. Kitchens line the perimeter surrounding the open dining spaces, promoting flexibility and movement throughout the space. With the help of a large lounge space, Parlor seamlessly caters to the noon lunch meeting, trivia night and weekend watch party, often in the same day.

The bars of Parlor OKC celebrate the building’s history and place. At the main level bar, a tile mosaic is designed after a vintage Packard, recalling the industry and businesses Automobile Alley district is named for. On the second level, the building’s original structure is exposed as the primary bar backdrop.