Looking for Tulsa’s LGBTQ-friendly spots? @RaviRoundtheWorld came to Tulsa this year and helped us compile a list of some of the most well-known LGBTQ-inclusive spaces. Whether you’re here for the day or spending a week in town, take a look at the list below to plan your time in Tulsa.

Attractions

Ahha

101 E Archer St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Originally the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, Ahha Tulsa is a dazzling mecca of art and creativity in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District. The 40,000 square-foot arts center includes galleries, immersive art and offers a diverse array of arts and humanities experiences year-round.

Visitors are encouraged to explore, learn and create through different hands-on activities throughout the building. Ahha is a wonderfully inclusive space and is a member of the Equality Business Alliance by Oklahomans for Equality.

 

Dennis R. Neill Equality CenterDennis R. Neill Equality Center. Courtesy of Oklahomans for Equality.

Dennis R. Neill Equality Center

621 E 4th St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Established in 1995, the Equality Center serves the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) and allied community and is one of the largest centers of its kind in the region. The center is owned and operated by Oklahomans for Equality and includes an event center, a full-service lending library, a wellness center and more.

Be sure to keep up to date with events and programs offered by Oklahomans for Equality at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center by visiting their website.

 

Gathering Place

2650 S John Williams Way East, Tulsa, OK 74114

Recently named the Best City Park in the United States by USA Today, the Gathering Place is a must-stop visit with something for everyone. Designed as a vibrant and inclusive space, Gathering Place blends nature with an urban setting. Since opening in 2018 and named USA Today’s Best New Attraction, Gathering Place has provided Tulsans and visitors alike with space to play, relax and gather along the river.

Take the family to explore the incredible playgrounds spanning the park’s 66.5 acres or take a walk with that special someone through Gathering Place’s impeccably well-groomed landscape. The park includes several spots to grab a coffee or a snack and welcomes dogs on Wednesdays.

 

Gilcrease MuseumGilcrease Museum entrance.

Gilcrease Museum

1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd, Tulsa, OK 74127

Gilcrease Museum houses a comprehensive collection of the art, culture and history of North America. The museum represents hundreds of Indigenous cultures from across North and South America, with material culture and archaeology ranging from 12,000 BCE to the 21st century.

Make sure to reserve admission to see the museum before it is demolished to make way for a new, dynamic building designed to be the perfect home for the museum’s expansive collection of Indigenous art and art from the American West. The museum’s last day open is July 4, 2021, and the new building is expected to be completed in 2024.

 

Greenwood Cultural Center

322 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

The Greenwood Cultural Center is a jewel within the historic Greenwood district, also sometimes referred to as Black Wall Street. This area was destroyed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, but is steadily being rebuilt in the century that followed. The Greenwood Cultural Center offers educational and cultural experiences to visitors about the history of Greenwood.

 

Greenwood RisingGreenwood Rising rendering.

Greenwood Rising (opens July 2021)

10 N Greenwood Ave Suite 2021, Tulsa, OK 74120

Greenwood Rising, a state-of-the-art history center located at the entrance of Tulsa’s Greenwood District, will honor the legacy of Black Wall Street before and after the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921. Make plans to visit this powerful institution when it opens this summer. Learn more and keep up to date by visiting their website, tulsa2021.org/rising.

 

OKPOP (opens 2022)

422 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Opening in the Tulsa Arts District in 2022, OKPOP will collect artifacts, archival materials, film and video, and audio recordings that reflect Oklahoma's cultural influence nationally and internationally. This shrine to Oklahoma creativity seeks to inspire new generations of artists, musicians, and storytellers to impact the world through the powerful force of creative expression by highlighting the legacy of Oklahoma artists and their influence on popular culture.

 

Philbrook MuseumPhilbrook Museum

2727 S Rockford Rd, Tulsa, OK 74114

Named the most beautiful place in Oklahoma by House Beautiful magazine, Philbrook Museum of Art is an essential stop on any itinerary. Nestled on 25-acres of pristine gardens in the heart of midtown Tulsa, Philbrook Museum offers world-class art in a villa that transports visitors to the Italian countryside.

In addition to a sprawling collection of American, Southwestern, Renaissance and Baroque art and sculpture, Philbrook’s collection includes one of the most comprehensive surveys of 20th Century Native American art in the United States. Founded out of the historical home of Waite and Genevieve Phillips, Philbrook also features an architectural addition with auditorium, restaurant, library and educational studios.

 

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture

633 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) celebrates Oklahoma’s architectural heritage and champions the art of good design. Since the early 1990s, TFA has served as a resource that recognizes, records and preserves the built environment, and advocates quality future development that enhances Tulsa’s livability.

With tours built on storytelling, TFA tour guides offer engaging, unique experiences and will answer any question you throw their way. Make plans to attend one of their many tours exploring Tulsa's architectural beauty, including ornate art deco details and Tulsa's underground tunnel system.

 

 

Eats

 

Dalesandro’s Italian CuisineDalesandro's dining room. Courtesy of Tulsa Food.

Dalesandro’s Italian Cuisine

1742 South Boston Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74119

A classic Italian restaurant with a long history in Tulsa, Dalesandro’s is an excellent addition to your Tulsa trip. The restaurant was founded in 1990 by Vincent "Buzz" Dalesandro III, and is now run by Buzz’s son, retired professional soccer player Vincent "Sonny" Dalesandro IV.

A SoBo (S. Boston) district icon, Dalesandro’s is on the outskirts of downtown Tulsa near several of Tulsa’s major attractions. Dalesandro’s is a member of the Equality Business Alliance by Oklahomans for Equality.

 

Dilly Diner

402 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Whether you crave Sunday brunch or a late-night snack, Dilly Diner is here for you. With breakfast served all day, in addition to hearty lunch and dinner options, this Blue Dome district classic can satisfy your cravings day or night. Don’t miss their chicken and waffles served with spicy honey or their BLT+A (for avocado.)

With plenty of vegan-friendly options, Dilly Diner has something for everyone. Pop in for an early breakfast to start off your day, or for a late-night sandwich after an evening on the town.

 

East Village Bohemian PizzeriaEast Village Bohemian Pizzeria patio. Courtesy of Tulsa Food.

East Village Bohemian Pizzeria

818 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Pizza-lovers absolutely must visit Bohemian Pizzeria for their locally sourced flavors and cozy setting in East Village. Partnering with local vendors and importing additions from Italy, Bohemian packs a taste of Italy into every bite.

Located in the easily walkable East Village district on the edge of downtown Tulsa, Bohemian Pizzeria is a member of the Equality Business Alliance by Oklahomans for Equality.

 

Farm Bar

1740 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

Get the full Tulsa experience by trying our local flavors at Farm Bar. An urban extension of Living Kitchen Farm & Dairy in Depew, OK, Farm Bar features the agricultural cuisine of Oklahoma in a 32-seat restaurant in the SoBo district.

FarmBar offers a 10-course tasting menu dinners with wine and beer service, with seating options ranging from their adorable patio to a spot at the chef’s counter overlooking the kitchen. For a unique, intimate dining experience, choose Farm Bar.

 

JuniperJuniper exterior.

Juniper

324 E 3rd st, Tulsa, OK 74120

Juniper is an award-winning farm-to-table restaurant in the downtown Blue Dome district out to win over your heart. The restaurant offers quaint craft cocktails and creative, modern cuisine in an intimate, warm atmosphere. Their downtown location supplies easy access to many nearby concert venues including the BOK Center and the Tulsa PAC, making it an excellent choice for a pre-show meal.

A member of the Equality Business Alliance by Oklahomans for Equality, Juniper is an inclusive space where a good time is guaranteed. Enjoy weekly chef’s specials or a try a dish from their seasonal menu paired with the perfect glass of wine.

 

Queenie’s

1816 Utica Square, Tulsa, OK 74114

For an easy and delicious lunch, head over to Queenie’s in Utica Square. This farm-to-table cafe and bakery uses locally sourced ingredients to craft delightful breakfasts, sandwiches and entrees.

If you have a sweet tooth, you have to try one of Queenie’s flavor-packed pastries. Stop in to enjoy a mid-day snack on their patio, you won’t regret it!

 

Drinks

 

Yellow Brick Road Pub

2630 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74104

Just off Cherry Street, a Tulsa dining and shopping mecca, you can find Yellow Brick Road Pub (YBR.) Yellow Brick Road is a well-known LGBTQ+ friendly spot with pool tables and a friendly atmosphere.

Check their social media when you visit to find out about their themed parties for holidays like St. Patrick’s Day, or their game nights with nostalgic gaming consoles like the Nintendo 64.

 

Club Majestic
Photo courtesy of @ClubMajesticTulsa.

Club Majestic

124 N Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

If you’re looking for a younger crowd, head over to Club Majestic. This 18+ club often hosts drag shows and dance competitions, plus their cocktail rotation has something for even the pickiest person.

Club Majestic is the perfect spot to dance the night away with your friends or to meet new people. It is upbeat and full of energy, so come prepared to feel the base drop.

 

Tulsa Eagle

1338 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Between East Village and the Pearl District, you’ll find the Tulsa Eagle. Designed as a space for people to be themselves and have a great time, Tulsa Eagle opened back in 2005. It follows the typical Eagle bar vibe and welcomes everyone.

You can keep up with Tulsa Eagle’s themed events, including underwear nights every Wednesday and occasional karaoke, by following their social media. Stop by the Tulsa Eagle for an afternoon or evening cocktail with friends to unwind and enjoy.

 

Inner Circle Vodka BarInner Circle Vodka Bar. Courtesy of Tulsa Food.

Inner Circle Vodka Bar

410 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Trying to impress a vodka-lover? Look no further than Inner Circle. The bar has an impressive selection of infused vodkas and a wide variety of delicious cocktails. While you’re there, get the full T-Town experience and try a Tulsa Thyme, a lemony-drink infused with (you guessed it) just the right amount of thyme.

This bar features outdoor green space with yard games and seating available in retrofitted shipping containers. Make sure you stop by this member of the Equality Business Alliance by Oklahomans for Equality, conveniently found in the Tulsa Arts District across the street from the historic Cain’s Ballroom.

 

Four. Seven. Three.

224 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110

Converted from historic Phillips 66 gas station #473, Four. Seven. Three. (473) is a sleek, modern bar in the Kendall-Whittier district dedicated to serving local beer, craft cocktails and live music. With an indoor/outdoor bar setup, guests are easily able to grab a refill from one of 473’s friendly bartenders while enjoying the beautifully diverse Oklahoma weather outside.

Dog-lovers will be happy to know 473 is pet-friendly, and their large outdoor space provides perfect sniff spots for your pooch. Keep an eye on their social media for live concerts and events you won’t want to miss!

 

Open Container at the Boxyard
View from Open Container at the Boxyard.

Open Container

502 E 3rd St #39, Tulsa, OK 74120

There are plenty of places in Tulsa where you can find insta-worthy views, but Open Container is one of the best. Complete with vegan-friendly bar food options, Open Container is perched on the second floor of the Boxyard and makes an excellent choice for happy hour or dinner. Try one of their draft cocktails or chicken ‘sammies’ and take in their incredible view of downtown Tulsa.

Located where the Blue Dome district meets the East Village district, Open Container is conveniently close to plenty of shopping and dining options. Make sure you include a stop at Open Container during your evening out!

 

 

Stay

 

Tulsa Club Hotel
Tulsa Club Hotel exterior.

Tulsa Club Hotel

115 E 5th St, Tulsa, OK 74103

A downtown staple, the Tulsa Club Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is a wonderful choice for your stay as it is walking distance a menagerie of highly rated restaurants and bars. The 1927 building itself is immaculate, featuring classic Tulsa Art Deco design by world-renowned architect Bruce Goff.

Their location in the downtown Deco district is a great launching point for any adventure, with midtown attractions like the Gathering Place. Perks of staying at this Equality Business Alliance member include their free local shuttle, indoor-outdoor event space for up to 400 guests and a rooftop terrace.

 

Hyatt Regency

100 E 2nd St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Near where the Blue Dome, Deco and Arts districts meet, the Hyatt Regency is a wonderful choice for your stay. The hotel includes an on-site spa and indoor/outdoor pool for when you need to relax and is walking distance from many Tulsa favorites including Center of the Universe, the BOK Center and more!

With many of Tulsa’s major attractions including Gilcrease Museum and the Golden Driller within a 10-minute drive of the hotel, Hyatt Regency is an excellent spot for a home base during your trip. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi, airport shuttle, a 24-hour fitness center and is a member of the Equality Business Alliance by Oklahomans for Equality.