Oak Street in Olde Towne East has welcomed a growing number of interesting establishments, from bars and restaurants, to coffee shops, a winery, and a brewery. Take a look at what you’ll find along the strip!
Yellow Brick Pizza has long won over fans with their creative pizzas and unique craft beer selection. Pair pints of beer with selections like the Spicy Chicken Corn Chowder pizza, the veggie-heavy Green Man, or the Red Hot Pie with hot sauce. Fans of the now-gone Tristano’s can also find their deep dish pizza on the menu at YBP.
Across the street is The Olde Towne Tavern. Located in a former apothecary shop, the tavern offers a cozy pub setting for lunch, dinner, drinks or weekend brunch. Grab a seat at the bar or on the spacious back patio while you sample pub nachos, wings, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches, all paired with a huge draft and bottled beer list plus cocktails.
At that same intersection sits Camelot Cellars, a boutique winery producing dozens of different wines, from reds and whites to rosés, ice wines and port. Gather with friends to sample flights or glasses of wine, and take home a bottle or two. The winery also operates The Osteria, serving Italian classics like bruschetta, spaghetti, fettuccine alfredo. Visit for their special events like comedy night, wine and psychic events, and drag queen game nights.
At the corner of Oak Street and Champion Avenue, The Oracle offers a quiet and mysterious haven for cocktails and beer. Their expert bartenders will craft their latest creations for you, while a regular line-up of DJs keeps the night pumping.
The new Gemüt Biergarten took shape in the historic fire station at Oak and Parsons. Enjoy their outdoor beer garden or marvel at the stained glass windows indoors. Heft a liter of hefeweizen or dunkel to go with spätzle, schnitzel, bratwurst and other German classics.
Across the street from Gemüt, The Olde Oak is a local watering hole serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Head there for creative bar snacks; sandwiches, tacos and arepas, and weekend brunch items like sweet potato hash and Belgian waffles. Pair it all with a cocktail or a pint of beer.
Oak Street intersects with Parsons Avenue, too, where a growing number of shops and restaurants add to the neighborhood. On Parsons Avenue, A.W.O.L. has long been the place for karaoke nights, drag shows, comedy, and other performances. You can fill a growler or choose from the huge selection of bottled beers and wines from Corner Stone Craft Beer & Wine. Sip a hand-pulled espresso and buy of a bag of fresh roasted beans from Upper Cup Coffee. Enjoy hearty breakfast classics all day every day at Hang Over Easy. Savor dozens of creative frozen yogurt flavors and other sweet treats at 39 Below FroYo.
For more on the Olde Towne East neighborhood, visit oldetowneeast.org.