The Tulsan has taken up residence in a building you’ve likely strolled by many times. Until recently, it was a private studio for several local artists. As a bar, it beautifully maintains the "art space" feel with bright splashes of turquoise and a handmade wooden bar. Sage-green succulents dot each table, and verdant foliage drapes the walls.
The taps pour local brews, and shelves of spirits — with a heavy offering of bourbons — tower above the space. The bartender recommended the signature drink Blueberries Over Blue Dome, and it is perfect for a steamy July night. Blueberry vodka is mixed with lemon juice and simple syrup, completed with a splash of red wine and topped with fresh blueberries. The mix of red wine and fruitiness creates a sangria effect, with the red wine adding an understated dazzle.
The Tulsan Bar, 412 E. Second St., is open daily from 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Check it out on Instagram (@thetulsanbar) for upcoming events such as cigar-rolling classes, yoga and jewelry making.