Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19:
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt has recommended that Oklahomans use "common sense" to limit the spread of the virus. A spokesperson said that Stitt "will continue to take his family out to dinner and to the grocery store without living in fear and encourages Oklahomans to do the same".
Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum issued a shelter-in-place order through April 16 prohibiting all social gatherings. Essential businesses remain in operation but are required to implement social distancing measures.
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, more so to explore the surrounding countryside.
Media & Resources
For map locations and website links to businesses below, and more listings, see our gay Tulsa listings pages.
Area 18 (39 E 18th St), new upscale mixed bar and ultra lounge, dancing, shows, guest vocalistd.
Bamboo Lounge (7204 E Pine St), OK's oldest gay bar, outdoor patio; pool, darts and volleyball games; drag pageants and karaoke.
Club Majestic (124 N Boston), popular gay dance club, good sound and lights, patio, live entertainment, amateur talent contests, 18-plus Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays.
New Age Renegade (1649 S Main St), show bar with nightly entertainment including drag, karaoke and monthly "Twisted Theatre" production shows.
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), midtown neighborhood tavern for men and women, gay or straight.
CLOSED: End Up (5336 E Admiral Pl), dance bar, male strippers; Mojo's Bar (426 South Memorial Dr), neighborhood bar, erotic go-go dancers/shows; Rum Runnerz (822 S Sheridan Rd), LGBTQ/ mixed country music dance club; TNT's (2114 S Memorial), women's bar, live music.