Tulsa has an abundance of breweries and bars, but it's midsummer and you probably want to enjoy your drinks on a patio. We've rounded up the best biergartens and outdoor drinking spots in town.
The first production craft brewery in Tulsa, Marshall is an Oklahoma classic. From year-round favorites like This Land Lager to seasonal beers, barrel-aged brews, and tap room exclusives, Marshall consistently offers a wide variety of styles for all types of beer lovers. They added a traditional biergarten to their taproom in 2019.
Jake Miller, the brewmaster at Heirloom, is hyperconscious of the ingredients that go into his beers and develops recipes with a sense of land and season. The results are unique European-inspired light and dark beers, and other "potions." Visit their patio for a neighborhood backyard vibe where dogs are always welcome.
American Solera's experimental brews are meant to take you on a self-proclaimed "cosmic flavor voyage." The recent addition of two house wines and in-house hard seltzers are even better reasons to visit Solera's patio. The beloved SoBo location is closing soon, so this might be your last chance to grab a beer there with friends.
Dead Armadillo has designated their biergarten the "Boneyard." We admit the name is menacing, but their Amber and Tulsa Flag are solid daily drinkers. They recently canned a Gose made with pickles and tapped a Berliner Weiss, so go get these summer refreshers while they last.
Volleyball and beer: can you name a pair more suited for summertime? This oasis near downtown is open for drinking and lounging, or you can reserve a beach volleyball court for up to 12 participants. They offer local and craft tap options, with happy hour specials as well.
Although not technically a biergarten or brewery, we would be doing you wrong not to mention this gastropub with spacious outdoor seating and one of Tulsa's best beer selections. Roosevelt's has 80 unique beers on tap in constant rotation and a bottles and cans "Reserve" list longer than a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Order the buffalo cheese fries, trust us.
In the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, Welltown features a rooftop patio and a solid beer lineup. How does a raspberry wheat-based sour ale aged in Chardonnay barrels for 22 months sound? Get this limited bottle release and a new seltzer at the brewery. Kids are welcome as long as they keep their hands off your beer.
Don't let the name fool you. This new spot on Route 66 also serves craft beer on tap. The cheeses are sourced directly from the owners' farm in Dublin, Texas, and the wine list has been consciously selected.
The classic German beer hall of Tulsa and arguably one of the best places to share a pint outdoors. Fassler Hall is consistent: pouring Spaten, Stiegler-Radler, Warsteiner and other rarities, and serving a vast selection of sausages and their amazing duck fat fries. There, you can't go wrong.