Are you ready to add a dash of excitement to your dating journey in Tulsa, Oklahoma? Look no further than our exclusive 2023 Tulsa City Dating Guide! We’ve scoured the city to bring you the crème de la crème of dating spots, whether you’re seeking a laid-back rendezvous, an outdoor adventure, offbeat experiences, or a dose of romance. Delight your taste buds at local eateries renowned for their premium ingredients and diverse culinary offerings.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of outdoor locales adorned with captivating art installations and live musical performances. Embark on an adventure to Tulsa’s very own “Center of the Universe” in downtown. Elevate the romance with delectable Pacific Northwest seasonal cuisine and intimate cinematic experiences. Join us on a journey through Tulsa’s hidden gems and make these exceptional locales your new favorite rendezvous for first, second, or ninth dates!
☕️ Casual Date Spots
The Gypsy Coffee House lives within the Tulsa Gypsy Building, an over 100 year old building that used to be an oil refinery. Now, that building refines coffee beans into delicious coffee in a comfy coffee house that also offers a wide selection of teas, deli foods, and desserts.
A nice little “barcade” in the Blue Dome district offering retro arcade games, retro jams, and a nice drink selection. Plus, they host dance parties and gaming competitions. Great place to cut loose and spend your quarters beating that high score.
Boasting Tulsa’s best cheese enchiladas and margaritas, El Rancho Grande has been around for over 60 years serving delicious Tex-Mex food. A good place for a first date.
SMOKE sources high-quality ingredients that are hand-cut in-house every day, and serves locally brewed beers and wines. Also, if you are into this sort of thing, you can enjoy a different kind of smoke in their hermetically sealed cigar lounge before or after your meal.
As Oklahoma’s first food hall, Mother Road Market is focused on providing an eclectic array of good food and unique retail while supporting locally. They are a nonprofit providing entrepreneurs an opportunity to test their food and retail concepts without the financial risk of opening their own space.
🏃🏾♂️ Active Date Spots
Originally opened in 1939, the Philbrook Museum of Art is committed to being Tulsa’s most welcoming and engaging cultural institution. Providing a unique trifecta of experiences with a historic home, a world-class art museum, and 25 acres of gardens, Philbrook is a spot of enrichment on American, Native American, and European art.
The Tulsa Botanic Garden offers a great outdoor space to take in all the beautiful flora they offer while acting as an “outdoor classroom” for plant life. Beyond offering beautiful gardens, there’s a children’s discovery garden, adult workshops, and art spread out across the park.
Who doesn’t want to go to the Zoo? The Tulsa Zoo offers over 10 different exhibits featuring many different species of wildlife from all over the world. Also, the Tulsa Zoo offers fun events year-round like the After-Hours Experience in the summer, where you can enjoy an adults-only night out with live music and drinks.
Circle Cinema offers more than the latest blockbusters, with showings of ballet, opera, music concerts, and films focused on Oklahoma filmmakers/actors. Plus, Circle Cinema offers a unique experience by showing silent films with musical accompaniment from a 1928 Robert Morton theater pipe organ.
This community town square is designed to provide the public with free events such as concerts, movies, markets and more. Just because it is free doesn’t mean it can’t be romantic.
🎭 Unique Date Spots
Have an affinity for questionable home design choices? Why not check out the Cave House located just west of Downtown Tulsa? Originally built as the Cave Garden Restaurant, the Cave House has a unique history tied to prohibition in the 1920s. You can schedule a tour to learn more about this awkward abode and what secrets it holds.
An interesting oddity on Archer Street in Downtown Tulsa, the “Center of the Universe” is a neat little acoustic phenomenon. If you stand in the middle of the circle and make a noise, the sound is echoed back several times louder than it was made. Why not check out your own private amplified echo chamber while downtown?
Looking for a fun challenge to take on together? Eleventh Hour Enigma is Tulsa’s premiere escape room experience. Boasting three different scenarios for you and your date to solve, this escape room experience is sure to make you put your thinking cap on!
Ever wondered how they make those elaborate glass sculptures? You can learn how while doing it yourself at the Tulsa Glassblowing School. They offer their own workshops on the sculpting and design of glass, along with annual fundraising events and a live glass art auction.
🌹 Romantic Date Spots
Just off of Route 66, this drive-in has been in operation for over 70 years! The Admiral Twin Drive-In has two separate 9-story tall screens showing a double feature every evening during their movie season. Just make sure to prepare your car battery if you plan on using your car stereo during the movie.
A great dining experience that strives to invoke a Pacific Northwest feel. Offering a seasonal and locally sourced menu, Palace Cafe offers a wide selection of cuisine that’ll leave your taste buds and stomach satisfied. They also have a weekly themed menu updated every Tuesday called Tapas Tuesday.
Nobody said a coffee date can’t be romantic. Shades of Brown offers a down-tempo cafe where you can enjoy a nice cup of coffee, experience local art, and enjoy the atmosphere.