20 Best Bars in Tulsa


best bars in Tulsa

A city on the Arkansas River, Tulsa is a green patch located in the state of Oklahoma. It is known for its artsy vibes, and decor, and exceptional museums. Its drinking scene is eclectic much like the city itself. Here are the best bars in Tulsa for a good drink.

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub

Located in the heart of Tulsa, this is one of the best Irish pubs. The drink menu features 12 beers on draft, around 30 beers in bottles and many interesting beer combinations. They also serve two dozen wines, plenty of cocktails and a massive Whiskey selection from Ireland, America and Japan.

Fashy presentations and decor take a backseat, and the focus is on great-tasting food and delicious beverages for everyone. The atmosphere is that of an authentic Irish Pub so much so that you will doubt whether you are in Dublin or Tulsa! The ambience is classy, yet casual. The service makes the whole experience complete.

Begin your meal with the Scotch egg appetizer and end with any of their delicious desserts. They are open for delivery and takeout.

Kilkenny’s Irish Pub offers genuine Irish Pub ambience and atmosphere at Tulsa, and they do it better than anyone!

1413 E 15th St
Tulsa, OK 74120
Cherry Street
(918) 582-8282
tulsairishpub.com

Chimera

Are you even a coffee lover if you haven’t visited the Chimera? Chimera is one of the top cocktail and coffee bars in Tulsa. This breakfast and brunch spot offers coffee, cocktails and more.

The ambience is hipster, trendy and classy with fun and interesting artwork and fairy lights. The food menu is superbly crafted, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. There are vegan pastries, donuts, breakfast tacos, platters, sandwiches and more. They offer seamless and prompt delivery and takeout.

If you are looking for a great breakfast/brunch spot, drive straight to the Chimera.

212 N Main St
Tulsa, OK 74103
Downtown
(918) 779-4303
chimeratulsa.com

Tavern

A Tavern is a place to enjoy great food and drinks in good company and be merry. Well, if the drink menu in the Tavern doesn’t excite you, I suppose you aren’t much of a drinker! The cocktail menu has old classics kept intact, but some classics have been tweaked to produce newer and interesting versions. The beer menu is eclectic with something for everyone. You will find the best of local and imported beers here. The wine list spans many varieties and styles, from many countries predominantly from the usual suspects – France, Italy and Spain.

The Tavern is set in an old building, with classy decor and ambience. The food is excellent, and so is the service. Burgers, Mac and Cheese and other elevated bar grub, you cannot go wrong with any selection here! They are open to delivery and takeout.

Overall Tavern offers great food and drinks, excellent ambience and top-notch service. What more could you possibly want?

201 N Main
Tulsa, OK 74102
Downtown
(918) 949-9801
taverntulsa.com

McNellie’s

A perfectly poured pint and a tasty snack to go with it. That all it takes to make me happy. And McNellie’s offers exactly that. The biggest beer selection in Downtown Tulsa boasts of having more than 350 beers on their drink menu. Now THAT is massive!

Inspired by the wonderful pubs in Dublin, McNeillie’s is your authentic Irish Pub with a casual, relaxed and laid back ambience offering the perfect setting to gather with friends and family, and have a fantastic time.

Once you’ve had your fill of food and drinks, step into the backroom for a medley of entertainment, including pool, shuffleboard, darts, video game etc.

The beer menu expands now and then, but the one thing that doesn’t seem to change here is the great food and wonderful service. Charburger is the most popular item on the menu, but there are plenty of other good options including fish and chips and Cottage Pie.

409 E 1st St
Tulsa, OK 74120
Downtown
(918) 382-7468
mcnellies.com

Savastano’s Pizzeria

If you are a fan of Chicago-style, deep-dish pizzas, they do it marvellously well at Savastano’s Pizzeria – a family-owned spot that opened its doors in 2003. But the food isn’t the only thing that is authentically Chicago.

From the names of the items on the menu to the decor, it’s all Chicago! Savastano’s offers thin-crust pizzas, sandwiches, and a slew of delicious appetizers in a trendy and casual ambience. There are plenty of TVs to watch the game if you are so inclined.

The establishment is kiddo-friendly, and there’s even a kid menu that will delight the little ones. So sit back, relax and revel in the delicious pizza and a pint of beer to wash it down with.

They have sit-down dining, outdoor seating and offer curbside pick up. So, if you choose to takeout, you can enjoy some of the best pizza in Tulsa in your own den!

8211 E Regal Pl
Ste 109
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 369-9387
savastanospizzeria.com

The Tropical

The Tropical is one of Tulsa’s hidden gems! Voted Tulsa’s best new restaurant in 2011 by the Tulsa World, this place offers delicious Thai food to people who walk in the doors.

The ambience is a blend of sophistication and laidback. The food is delicious, flavorsome and you get to pick how much spice you want in your dish. The corn cakes and Thai Pad are the best-sellers here. You could order a Thailand Lager or Singapore beer, which really helps if you like your food spicy like I do! They are welcoming of kids.

It is a good place for a small group of family/friends. They are open for delivery and takeout.

Experience the best of Thai cuisine is Tulsa at the Tropical. You’re in for a treat!

8125 E 49th St
Tulsa, OK 74145
East Tulsa
(918) 895-6433
tropicaltulsa.com

Bull In the Alley

An upscale steakhouse, the Bull In the Valley serves delicious food, terrific cocktails and incredible wine to its patrons. The ambience is intimate, classy and romantic with Speakeasy vibes. The whole fun of Speakeasy is locating the place, but watch out for the green door with a bull over it!

The ambience of the place is brilliant! A pianist playing live music on the gorgeous piano really sets the tone and vibes.

This is a gorgeous place for a memorable date night or any special occasion. So set the date and experience the magic!

201 N Main St
Look for the Bull
Tulsa, OK 74103
Downtown
(918) 949-9803
bullinthealley.com

Valkyrie

Valkyrie is located in the historic and resurgent Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. If you want to do away with all those frills and airs of mixologists in some of the other bars, then this is the place for you. Laidback and casual, Valkyrie specializes in specialty drinks made without pretense. Craft cocktails are the king here, but they also have a small, but good beer selection. Some Boutique wines and plenty of spirits are also on offer.

 The first thing you will notice when you walk in is an entire wall behind the bar of liquor. It is a sight to behold!

The bartenders are super-skilled and knowledgeable. They can whip up a cocktail that will blow your mind! If undecided, go for the Bartender’s choice, tell em how you would like your drink by choosing a few adjectives, and then watch as your wish is granted in a glass. It’s magical!

13 E Brady St
Tulsa, OK 74103
Downtown
(918) 508-2285
valkyrietulsa.com

Smitty’s Garage Burgers & Beer

Inspired with the mission to create the best-tasting hamburgers and fresh-cut fries, Smitty’s Garage has some of the finest hamburgers in town. Hamburgers and craft beers are a perfect pair. Smitty’s features an immense selection of craft beers that will go great with the burgers. Just a tip: the Sticky Finger Burger is out-of-this-world delicious! If there’s one item on the menu that’ll keep you coming back, it’s this one! The BBQ Bacon Theta Burger is another popular choice.

Apart from beer, they offer around a dozen cocktails including the Smitty’s Cadillac Margarita which is a concoction of Tequila, Elderflower Liqueur, Cointreau, House Sweet & Sour, Fresh Lime, and a Salted Rim – all in a casual and perfectly relaxed environment. They are open to delivery and takeout too.

There are TVs and arcade games for your amusement. They are kiddo-friendly, so if there are kids in your party, get them the cheeseburgers or grilled cheese. They’ll love it!

7104 S Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 584-8484
eatatthegarage.com

Hodges Bend

Hodges Bend is famous for its 3 Cs – Cocktails, craft beer and coffee. They have a small selection of classic cocktails and over a dozen house cocktails, which are interpretations and twist on the classics.

They have a quaint patio that offers great views. Live Jazz music on Mondays and everyday happy hours add to the appeal. Trendy and classy, warm and inviting, this is a great date night spot.

Go here for a coffee during the day and a cocktail in the night. Or have it the other way round. Whatever works best for ya!

823 E 3rd St
Tulsa, OK 74120
Downtown
(918) 398-4470
hodges-bend.com

McNellie’s South City

Established in 2004, it was the first craft beer bar in Tulsa! They have the largest beer selection in Tulsa and offer both Irish and American fare to go with the drinks. Apart from beers, they serve delicious and refreshing summer cocktails and some wines.

In a place known for burgers, they serve some of the best burgers, and that’s saying something!

They are kiddo and dog-friendly and offer delivery and takeout.

7031 S Zurich
Tulsa, OK 74136
South Tulsa
(918) 933-5250
mcnelliessouthcity.com

Fassler Hall

Located in the heart of Downtown Tulsa, this is a German-inspired beer hall serving great beer, a huge assortment of whiskeys and tasty cocktails in a casual and easy-going atmosphere.

The beer garden is a fabulous spot to chill with some friends. And perhaps take bites of their delicious brats, pretzels, and the duck fat fries served with Gouda cheese, which is to die for! They have delivery and takeout options.

304 S Elgin
Tulsa, OK 74120
Downtown
(918) 576-7898
fasslerhall.com

White Lion

This is a truly authentic English Pub. Dim, Dingly and classic British Pub vibes are on offer, as are traditional British fare. White Lion has a full bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Great rotating quarterly Scotch whiskey, wine, and beer tastings complete with a four-course meal in a relaxing and inviting ambience are the highlights of this pub.

Dig into the cottage pie or any other classic British fare, drink a pint of beer and experience genuine English Pub vibes that even your British friend would validate!

6927 S Canton Ave
Tulsa, OK 74136
South Tulsa
(918) 491-6533

Elgin Park

Elgin Park is a Pizzeria and Sports bar with an on-site brewery. With over 50 televisions and great beer, this is Downtown Tulsa’s best Sports Bar.

Elgin Park specializes in Haven-style thin-crust pizza.  But that is not all. Wings, burgers, sandwiches, and the best New England-style clam chowder west of the Mississippi are all popular choices. There is a dog-friendly outdoor patio. The establishment is kid-friendly as well.

325 E MB Brady
Tulsa, OK 74120
Downtown
(918) 986-9910
elginparkbrewery.com

Pub W

Pub W is hipster, trendy and casual, the food is incredible, and the service is outstanding. Pub W serves draft cocktails, some wine and a considerable selection of beers on draft and in bottles/cans.

With plenty of TVs, great food and delicious drinks, Pub W is definitely worth visiting. Kids are welcome here. They are open for delivery and takeout.

4830 E 61st St
Ste 100
Tulsa, OK 74135
South Tulsa
(918) 551-6675
pubdub.com

Saturn Room

This is a rather small, cute and fun Tiki bar serving some incredibly delicious cocktails in a trendy and fun ambience. They have a small, but good selection of beer and wine too.

You can opt for sit-down dining or outdoor seating which offers a great view of the skyline! The patio is quaint and dog-friendly. The music fits in with the mood and vibe of the place, and the vintage decors with pufferfish lights are on point.

Go to this fun and funky Tiki bar for the spectacular cocktails!

Go on a tropical adventure in the Saturn Room!

209 North Boulder Ave
Tulsa, OK 74103
Downtown
(918) 794-9422
saturnroom.com

Lefty’s on Greenwood

Lefty’s on Greenwood offers the best of food, drinks, sports and music to make it an incredible experience during your visit.

The drink menu is expansive, with plenty of options. More than a dozen cocktails, handpicked wines, a great number of beers and an enormous spirits selection. The food menu has a plethora of traditional bar fare. The wait staff are friendly, attentive and accommodating.

10 N Greenwood Ave
Ste A
Tulsa, OK 74120
Downtown
(918) 794-0017
leftysongreenwood.com

MixCo Bar

MixCo is a bar that draws an eclectic crowd, so their drink menu is wide-ranging and eclectic to serve the needs of their guests. Here you will find craft beer, craft cocktails and wine on the drink menu.

The ambience is trendy, classy and intimate. Underground, intimate and a tad dimly lit, its speakeasy vibes are spot on.

Try the MixCo Bar and be transported back in time to the Prohibition era along with your date or small group of intimate friends.

3RD And Denver
Tulsa, OK 74103
Downtown
(918) 932-8571
mixcotulsa.com

Bird and Bottle

Tucked away in a shopping center, Bird and Bottle is a cute little trendy and intimate bar. Did you know they are the home of the $4 Martinis? No? Time to check them out then! They also specialize in cocktails and have wines and a select list of beers on their drink menu. The Brick Chicken is delicious, and it is guaranteed to become your favorite after just one bite!

This is a great spot to grab a bit, drink or catch with a friend over a meal.

3324 E 31st St
Ste A
Tulsa, OK 74135
Midtown
(918) 895-6468
birdandbottletulsa.com

The Local Bison

The Local Bison is your friendly neighborhood bar and kitchen featuring Okie beer, wine and spirits. The food is made fresh in their made-from-scratch kitchen.

They have half a dozen beers on tap and more than twice as much in bottles and cans. There are a dozen wines and 8 cocktails, which are modern takes on the classic cocktails.

The burgers here are legit delish! Try out their Bison Burger. Or, if you are a vegetarian, you could order the Korean Cauliflower Banh Mi. Loaded with a Korean BBQ sauce, it is a spice lover’s delight!

Overall, a good place to grab a beer and gobble some burgers in a chilled and relaxed ambience!

522 S Boston Ave
Ste 103
Tulsa, OK 74103
Downtown
(918) 561-6114
thelocalbison.com

Tulsa has many choices when it comes to craft cocktails and beer. Speakeasies, fun dive bars, exotic tiki bars, sports bars, fashionable cocktail lounges and breweries all provide plenty of possibilities for locals of Tulsa and out-of-towners to gather and enjoy a good drink and a few delicious bites of pizzas and burgers to go with it!

Ren

Ren is the Editorial Director here at BARPX. She loves writing, running, hanging out, and enjoying her free time with friends and family. Got a new idea for an article? Hit her up at ren [at] barpx.com.

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