Tulsa sits amid naturally forested rolling hills in what's known as "Green Country." Once called the “Oil Capitol of the World,” the the city's economy has diversified, and redefined itself as the cultural and arts center of the region. It has two renowned art museums, full-time professional opera and ballet companies, and 15 institutions of higher education. Some of the nation's best and most numerous examples of art deco architecture can be seen here.
Small wonder Tulsa is such a magnet for gay folk from all around these parts. The city has a thriving gay community of bars, shops, and restaurants. The city has a thriving gay community of bars, shops, and restaurants. The Brady Heights Arts District just north of downtown is one of the gayest areas of the city.
Tulsa Pride takes place the first week of June each year.
Tulsa International Airport is the city’s main gateway. It’s about 10 miles from downtown. Taxis are the best way to get to your hotel, but Tulsa Transit (route 203) has bus service to their main Denver Avenue Station (319 S. Denver), and also to the Memorial Midtown Station (on 33rd).
On the Tulsa Transit interactive website you can find out if the public transportation system can provide what you need to get around. If not you'll likely need a car to get around this sprawling city, especially to explore the surrounding countryside.
The GAYly is Oklahoma’s gay news source. The Urban Tulsa Weekly is the independent alternative paper with news, films and arts listings, and restaurant reviews. The Oklahomans for Equality website has a community guide, gay events and business listings
Bars, cruising, and more
Bamboo Lounge (7204 E Pine St) OK's oldest gay bar, outdoor patio; pool, darts and volleyball games; drag pageants and karaoke.
Club 209 (209 N Boulder) comfortable cocktail and video lounge with big divan seats, karaoke and Saturday live music entertainment.
Club Majestic (124 N Boston) popular gay dance club, good sound and lights, patio, live entertainment, amateur talent, 18-plus Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays.
Club Maverick (822 S Sheridan) Country/Western music dance bar, open daily, talent show Wednesdays, drag on Sundays, line dancing Fridays and Saturdays.
Mojo's Bar (426 South Memorial Dr), relaxed neighborhood bar welcomes everybody, erotic go-go dancers, shows and events, karaoke, pool games.
New Age Renegade (1649 S Main St) show bar with nightly entertainment including drag, karaoke and monthly "Twisted Theatre" production shows.
TNT's (2114 S. Memorial) women's bar with DJs and live music every Friday and some Saturdays.
Tulsa Eagle (1338 E 3rd St) mostly men's Levi leather, bear and live music bar with strippers, where everyone is welcome.
Yellow Brick Road Pub (2630 E 15th St) a midtown neighborhood tavern for men and women, gay or straight.
Dreamland Video (8807 E. Admiral) offers video sales and rentals as well as Tulsa's only private viewing rooms.
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