Downtown Tulsa…it is time to check it out! We decided to have an outing tonight since for an October day, the evening was absolutely beautiful. We didn’t have a destination in mind so we just found a parking spot and went walking. Side note- we might have found out the hard way that there is never free parking. If you thought they only monitored that on weekdays- we have proof that’s not the case. We started out in the Blue Dome district. The first stop was Neff Brewing. This was a building that was formerly “the dock” and had a beautiful taproom. They had several beers on tap and an interesting menu of food. We didn’t stay because the wine selection was almost nonexistent. But hey if you are a beer drinker- this is your place and there was indoor and outdoor seating and plenty of socially distanced space. Next we just started walking again and I was happy to see there were options of Limes again ready to take off at any time. We went through the Boxyard, where Sabores was hopping. It’s on the top floor of the boxyards and seems to always have a lively group up there. We decided to keep traveling and loved seeing the beautiful murals on the downtown city walls. We were amazed by the many newly constructed condos and apartments in downtown. It’s now become a place not only to visit, but many are finding homes downtown. As we kept moving along, we pass by one of my favorites and that is the East Village Bohemian Pizzeria. If you haven’t been to this place whether it’s summer or fall, it’s a must. There is a cozy area on the side of the building, in the winter and fall they have fires going and blankets for you to borrow. Of course that was pre-Covid- I am unsure when that will return. Now about this wood fired pizza, it is the best, most unique fresh pizza I have ever had. Visit their website to find out more and see more pictures.
As we continued to walk I couldn’t help but reminisce where the old buildings bring in young people for their senior pictures. As we smile at the young senior, the photographer and the proud Mom, I couldn’t help but think back about my son and daughter getting their senior pictures at that exact location. Just across from that we finally settled on eating dinner at The Goat. This is a new restaurant that’s been open less than a year. They have Mediterranean food and we loved it. He had a burger and I had the hummus wrap, they were both delicious! They have outdoor dining and a huge indoor area with a large bar and fancy cocktails. As a point of interest, directly across from the Goat they are renovating an old building into a home right there in the heart of the business district. As we finished our meal we decided to keep walking and made our way toward the Pearl District which encompasses East of downtown between I-244 and 11th Street. The restaurants on one of the blocks have embraced Covid 19 social distancing and closes off one block with added tables out in the road. They have strung lights across the street making the environment inviting and whimsical. As we moved through the Pearl district we passed by Prhyme Steak House, known for it’s fine dining and was reminded of Bull in the Alley. This hidden gem is a place to go, not only for their steak but also known for their delicious desserts! As we continued to stroll, we heard some live jazz music so we made our way to a new restaurant for a drink called “Duet”. They had an outdoor patio with an area for the music. The indoor area felt like you were part of the outdoors as they had a huge garage door opening up. While we just had a local draft beer and wine, I couldn’t help but notice the charcuterie board at the table next to us. We will definitely go back to check it out. As we moved back through the Pearl district this time, we got pulled toward OneOk park. There we saw people socially distanced out on the baseball field peacefully scattered as they had their attention on the big screen. The Tulsa Roughnecks were playing soccer and the huge screen and loud speakers made you almost feel like you were there live. As we crossed back over to the Blue Dome district we were reminded how much we enjoyed the Bowling Alley with our adult kids. It’s a great place to enjoy family fun bowling. For our final stop we went to Roof 66, located on the top floor of Indigo Sky. The view is beautiful of Tulsa and there is outdoor seating to be able to take it all in. If you haven’t made your way to check out this view, I highly recommend it. After that we made our way to our car. We enjoy downtown Tulsa and are super proud to see the growth and development of the city continue. Stay tuned as tomorrow we will head over to the Gathering Place.