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Tulsa’s Hidden Gems

Whether it’s a lesser known piece of Tulsa, a hole-in-the-wall, or just extremely quirky, one thing’s for sure: these 40 Tulsa gems aren’t for everyone, but that’s what makes them so special. Read on to find out where you can experience the locally-known Tulsa.

Cave House

An eccentric house with a bootlegging past.

1623 Charles Page Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74127

Bull in the Alley

Cosmopolitan chophouse & tavern turning out elevated American fare in smart surroundings.

11 East Mathew B, E Brady St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Circle Cinema

Tulsa’s one-and-only independent/art-house cinema. Check out their $2 Tuesdays!

10 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74104

Tacos Don Francisco

Quaint and authentic mexican restaurant that is open 7 days a week and late into the night to satiate your cravings. No part of the animal goes to waste as there are 9 different choices of meat for the street tacos!

4008 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74112

Downtown Underground Tunnels

Under the hustle and bustle of downtown Tulsa lies a system of escape routes for the oil barons of yore.

White River Fish Market

Fresh seafood fare in a family-style, informal setting. Located right next to the airport, it’s a great spot to catch a quick bite whether you’re visiting or leaving Tulsa.

1708 N. Sheridan, Tulsa OK 74115

Center of the Universe

Climb the pedestrian bridge to witness the sonic vortex of mystery.

1 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

Cellar Dweller 

Submerge your worries for the evening in this cozy and casual underground bar. 

417 W 7th St, Tulsa, OK 74119

Linnaeus Teaching Gardens

An intimate and serene garden oasis complete with a koi pond.

2435 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74114

The Starlite (Dive Bar)

A classy dive bar right off Route 66 serving lively libations and a variety of regular events.

1902 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104


Local Ramen bar in downtown Tulsa with boba tea and veggie options.

601 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

Tulsa Spirit Tour

Trek through Tulsa’s haunted history…but beware of the spirits that might still roam…

The Fur Shop 

An expansive dive bar with a punk aesthetic hosting a variety of both indoor and outdoor local music events. What it lacks in paint it more than makes up for in character & community. 

520 E 3rd St, Tulsa, OK 74120

Shuffles: Board Game Cafe

A board game-centric cafe, this spot is great hangout spot for families in the day and adults in the evening.

207 E Archer St unit e, Tulsa, OK 741032

Pollos Asados al Carbon Food Truck

Try their 5 tacos for $5 deal; it’s unbeatable. They can be found right behind Fairfellow Coffee Roasters in Kendall Whittier Square whose coffee makes for a good post-taco dessert.

2405 E Admiral Pl, Tulsa, OK 74110

Pancho Anaya 

Also located in Kendall Whittier neighborhood, pair Pancho Anaya’s pastries with your coffee and tacos for the ultimate trifecta of deliciousness…Their pastries are as cheap as they are delicious!

2420 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110

Church Studio

The former creative space of the renowned Leon Russell, a pioneer of the Tulsa Sound.

304 S Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

Boston Title & Abstract 

A well hidden speakeasy. Shhhhh….

522 S Boston Ave b100, Tulsa, OK 74103

Fulton St. Books & Coffee

A space created with you in mind, centered around the stories, narratives, and lived experiences of people of color and marginalized communities.

210 W Latimer St, Tulsa, OK 74106

Saturn Room 

Kitschy tiki lounge featuring tropical drinks & a patio with city views in a casual ambiance.

209 N Boulder Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

Whitty Books

Indie bookstore with a focus on small publishing houses, diverse titles, #ownvoices authors, and under-the-radar releases. On the right day you might even catch a local music performance.

2407 E Admiral Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110

The Local Bison 

Neighborhood kitchen & bar serving some Okie favorites and modern takes on classic cocktails. Vegan-friendly.

522 S Boston Ave Suite 103, Tulsa, OK 74103

El Rio Verde

Simply the best wet burrito in the midwest.

38 N Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

Zipline Canopy Tour at PostOak Lodge

Soar over 10 football fields worth of treetops! Thrill-seekers only.

The Max Retropub 

Relive the 80’s with no judgement in this retropub sporting several retro arcade games. The kids are away so the adults can play.

114 S Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

Pie Hole Pizzeria

Order New York Style pizza by the pie or by the slice in a casual setting.

2708 E 15th St, Tulsa, OK 74104

High Dive 

Korean-ish food. Fancy-ish drinks. Catch these refreshments across from the Church Studio!

315 S Trenton Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

The Escape Tulsa 

Do you love Tulsa? We’re sure you do. If you don’t ever want to leave, go here!

1448 S Carson Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119


A perfect pre-concert refreshment, you can try their gourmet coffee and tea right across from the BOK Center. We recommend their boba tea!

202 South Cheyenne Avenue West 1st Street Floor Suite A, Tulsa, OK 74103

Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar 

Middle Eastern cuisine served in a lofty, stone-walled bistro with a bar. Located in the Tulsa Arts District.

111 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103


Breathing life into the deco district, Elote has always brought a crowd with Salsafest, Chihuahua races, Pop-up shops, Chalkfest, and of course, Elote’s famous Luchadores. But even though the Luchadores have temporarily hung up their suits in pandemic times, you will not be disappointed by Elote’s food, including their vegan-friendly options!

514 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74103

OSU Tulsa Gateway Tower

Simply one of the best views of Tulsa. ‘Nuff said. Best paired after a visit to the Greenwood Cultural Center.

700 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106

Lone Wolf Banh Mi

Banh Mi, Kimchi Fries, Fried Rice. Even lone wolves gotta eat. Best enjoyed with your pack, though.

3136 E 11th St, Tulsa, OK 74104

The Hunt Club 

Enjoy a drink and snack in their outdoor patio area! Almost always local talent playing.

224 N Main St, Tulsa, OK 74103

Burn Co BBQ

They don’t fool around. Limited hours and only served until the food is gone so you know it’s fresh. They have several award-winning pitmasters. Go. Go now!

1738 S Boston Ave, Tulsa, OK 74119

Angry Axe (axe throwing attraction)

Need to blow off some steam? Live out your Lord of the Rings Fantasies? Angry Axe is the place. Just…please don’t bring your axe murderer relatives.

7 N Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

Route 66 Historic Village

A great experience for fans of the Mother Road! This open air museum possesses a restored Frisco 4500 Steam Engine, passenger car, caboose, and oil derrick.

3770 Southwest Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74107

La Roma Pizza

There’s just nowhere else where you can get a delicious falafel and a delicious pizza.

6027 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74145

River Parks Disc Golf

Long, open course running along the Arkansas River. Just don’t lose your frisbee in the water!


Recognized as one of the best bar teams on worldly lists, Valkyrie is the real deal. ‘Playfully serving serious drinks’, you can even have a drink made to your taste here.

13 E Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74103

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