3 ways to have fun with friends downtown
Skip the bar-hopping routine. There's something for everyone in your friend group to enjoy in downtown Tulsa.
Shuffles Board Game Cafe
Don’t get stuck in a rut for group activities. Whether you are in the mood to laugh, be daring or settle in and use your wits, three downtown experiences offer something for everyone.
It’s a board gamer’s paradise.
Located in the historic Archer Building, Shuffles Board Game Cafe has walls of more than 700 games with cozy booths, gaming tables and a bar. Patrons can choose their game and order made-from-scratch food, milkshakes, coffee and alcoholic beverages.
“I wanted to bring everything you need for great board gaming under one roof,” owner Eric Fransen says.
For those overwhelmed by the sheer number of game choices, Fransen recommends Patchwork, a quilting simulator game for two players, and Ticket to Ride, a train route building game. Staff are available to help with rules and game recommendations.
Play ranges from free (certain days/times) to $5 per hour, per person. See website for hours and pricing.
207 E. Archer St. | 918-728-7252 | shufflestulsa.com
Dig out your best flannel shirt to try a new trend: urban axe throwing.
Angry Axe opened in the Pearl District in December 2017, providing a safe, fun environment to give this new hobby a whirl. “People can be transported from their world to the lumberjack world,” says owner Chance Hawkins.
Participants rent a lane and take turns throwing at a target. For more advanced fun, patrons can play Connect Four, Battleship and other games. “This is a great thing to try with friends because most people haven’t done it before,” Hawkins says.
Pricing is $20 per person for one hour, or $35 per person for two hours. Axe throwers must be 12 years or older to participate. Advance reservations must be made online or by phone.
7 N. Peoria Ave. | 918-917-9015 | angryaxe.com
Let’s Go Urban Scavenger Hunts
From the Philtower to Hurts Donuts to the BOK Center, Let’s Go Urban Scavenger Hunts can create a downtown adventure just for you.
Tulsa landmarks and out-of-the-way places are included in different challenges, which might involve solving clues, following GPS directions or answering trivia about Tulsa or pop culture.
“It’s a great chance to get out and get to know the city in a different way,” says Let’s Go founder Stephanee Kockelman. “It brings people together.”
Each group downloads an app to participate in challenges and submits funny pictures and videos to earn points.
Pricing options start at $20 for two people on one team. Other options are available for larger parties and corporate events.
918-859-7403 | letsgoandhunt.com