1The Tavern, Tulsa

Photos by Josh New

Open until 11 p.m. Sunday-
Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Full menu all night weekdays,
1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Dimly lit, elegant but not too stuffy, The Tavern toes the line between fine dining and a casual night out. You get excellent service and ambiance, plus one of Tulsa’s most delectable hamburgers (The Tavern Burger, half price every night after 9). Hoards often stroll in after Cain’s concerts – and they’re welcomed with a smile. Try the famous deviled eggs as your starter. You’ll thank us later.

 

2Fassler Hall, Tulsa 

Appetizers galore! Try the duck fat fries, lamb sausage, or pork rinds with french onion dip at Fassler Hall. Photos by Josh New.

Open until 2 a.m. daily

Full menu until midnight Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

This bar-restaurant combo is a staple in the Tulsa late-night scene – you haven’t done this city right without a trip to Fassler. Munch on the sausage sampler, black pepper pork rinds or duck fat fries. The roomy patio is where the action is: fresh-faced collegians alongside adults of all ages. Half-priced sausages are served every Monday, and “we also offer pretzel bread pudding for dessert that pairs perfectly with a beer,” says Joy Toburen, marketing strategy manager at the McNellie’s Group. Bonus: There’s an OKC location.

 

3The Manhattan, OKC

Photos by Brent Fuchs.

Open until midnight Monday-Saturday 

Full menu dependent on the rush, but usually 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

If you want something classy in Downtown OKC, The Manhattan offers generous happy hour specials from 4 p.m. to midnight daily, except Sunday, including deviled eggs (add shrimp or crab – swoon), oysters on the half shell and jalapeno onion dip. Wash it down with a drink from a robust cocktail menu, composed mostly of – you guessed it – Manhattans. Postcript: The place is known to keep its doors open later than midnight on the weekends, depending on the crowd.

 

4Empire Slice House, OKC

Pizza is the name of the game at Empire Slice House in OKC. Photos by Brent Fuchs.

Open until midnight Sunday, 2 a.m. Monday-Saturday

Full menu all night

The joint’s motto says it all: “It’s like Frank Sinatra and David Bowie had a pizza baby.” A linchpin of the utterly transformed Plaza District, Empire Slice serves everything you need for an after-hours snack. Late-night favorites include the Ghostface Killah, a spicy slice finished by crushed barbecue potato chips, and the Foghorn Leghorn, with sweet marinara, chicken, bacon, jalapeno and Sriracha sauce. Rachel Cope, CEO of 84 Hospitality Group, says every night at Empire is an adventure – from dance-offs to stolen (and returned) mascots.

 

5Tacos Don Francisco, Tulsa

Authentic Mexican cuisine. Photos by Josh New.

Open until 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Full menu all night

When you think of late-night dining in Tulsa, you (should) think Tacos Don. This no-frills, slightly austere joint makes up for its lack of space with flavorful and authentic Mexican dishes at affordable prices. (Several platters, which come with rice and beans, are under $9.) The proof’s in the pudding … er, uh … guacamole. There’s often a line to the door, no matter the time. You can even find a few beers if you want to keep the party going.

 

6The Jones Assembly, OKC

The Jones Assembly’s Nashville Hot Chicken comes with scratch biscuits, hot honey and ranch slaw. Photos by Brent Fuchs.

Open until midnight Sunday, Tuesday-Wednesday, 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday

Full menu until 10 p.m. nightly, 11 p.m. during Thunder games.

This recent addition to the OKC music-and-dining scene serves up delicious American fare in trendy digs. In addition to viewing national musical acts, grab some inspired mouthfuls of Nashville hot chicken, cornmeal-battered okra or scratch biscuits with honey butter. Be warned: The dining room is closed on show days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t jam out with Dawes (Nov. 6), Greensky Bluegrass (Nov. 14) or Kurt Vile (Dec. 5).

 

7Ludivine, OKC

Enjoy an Oklahoma Wagyu Tenderloin at Ludivine in OKC. Photos by Bent Fuchs.

Open until midnight Monday-Thursday, 2 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Full menu until 10 p.m.

Storied eatery Ludivine is the perfect place to grab a drink and a bite after a show. If you need a hit of protein, order the charcuterie. Selections rotate, but choices often include house-cured salmon, foie gras and a variety of cheeses and condiments. If you want to indulge, try the Oklahoma wagyu bavette steak.

 

8Prairie Brewpub, Tulsa

Photos by Josh New.

Open until 9 p.m. Sunday, 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Full menu until 8 p.m. Sunday, 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Sleek, modern and enticing, Prairie Brewpub is the perfect place to crash after a Brady Theater, Cain’s Ballroom or Vanguard show – for both the great food and the proximity to late-night entertainment. With plenty of local brews created in-house – including the restaurant’s namesake, Prairie Artisan Ales – and delicious American classics like braised short rib and pork tenderloin, you can’t go wrong. Make sure to venture to the unique outdoor booths, complete with fairy lights, to end your evening.

 

9Hurts Donut Co., Tulsa

The unique Hurts Donut Company donut flavors look like pieces of art, not desserts. Photos by Josh New.

Open 24 hours a day

Hurts is not so much a doughnut shop as it is a sugary wonderland. From the whimsical decor to the enthusiastic employees, your entire experience feels like a sugar rush … even at 3 a.m. You can often see bleary-eyed students or workers shuffling in to get an energy boost, or post-sporting event crowds hankering for dessert. From the Cosmic Brownie to the Fruity Pebbles, these delicacies are too pretty to eat … almost. You can find the chain in Norman and OKC, too.

 

10Beverly’s Pancake House, OKC

Chicken and waffles is a signature dish at Beverley’s Pancake House. Photos by Brent Fuchs.

Open 24 hours a day

It’s not your post-party imagination: The mural in Beverly’s bears a golf-club wielding chicken insisting, “I’ll gladly be fried for Chicken in the Rough!” Once a successful international chain, this is the last Beverly’s location in the state. There’s a lot to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with the signature dish – pancakes – or try pretty much the best fried chicken in OKC.

 

11Kilkenny’s, Tulsa

Kilkenny’s Butter Slip Burger boasts a half pound of fresh ground beef on a Kaiser roll with lettuce, tomato and onion. Photos by Josh New.

Open until 2 a.m. daily

Full menu until 12:45 a.m. daily

Known for its Irish cuisine, Kilkenny’s boasts dishes you can’t find many places in Tulsa: cottage pie, bangers and mash, classic corned beef and boxties. There are also twists on classics; the Irish sirloin, for example, is topped with Irish whiskey and mushroom sauce. If you’re looking for a new watering hole, Kilkenny’s full bar boasts premium spirits: whiskey, wine, brandy, beer and pretty much anything else you can dream up. Late-night diners are rewarded with food specials after 10 p.m.

 

12The Garage Burgers and Beer, OKC

The Garage Burgers and Beer in OKC offers up ‘The Big G,’ with two patties – one cooked fried onion style – pickles, onion, American cheese, ketchup and mayo. Photos by Brent Fuchs.

Open until midnight Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Full menu all night

While burgers and beer may be the stars of the show at The Garage, there’s a lot more to tempt a late-night appetite. From 10 p.m. to midnight, snag the Classic Burger for $3.99 and appetizers for half price (plus drink specials). Managing partner Brandon Kistler says don’t miss out on the creamy onion dip – a confection of sour cream, cream cheese and caramelized onions served with house-made potato chips. There is a bevy of locations in the state’s two main metro areas, but operating hours are a bit shorter in Tulsa County.

 

 

13HONORABLE MENTIONS

Bull in the Alley, Tulsa

Open until 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

You get high-end dining in a dimly lit joint. The only downside is that it’s a bit of a hunt to find the entrance.

Dilly Diner, Tulsa

Open until 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 1 a.m. Friday-Saturday
Find retro digs, diner food and great cocktails.

Phat Philly’s
Cheesesteaks
, Tulsa

Open until 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4 a.m. Friday-Saturday
It offers American fare, simple and delicious. Here, no one judges you for eating a cheesesteak at 3 a.m.

Nola’s Creole
and Cocktails
, Tulsa

Open until 2 a.m. daily
Try a little bit of New Orleans in Oklahoma.

The Pump Bar, OKC

Open until 2 a.m. daily
This gas station-turned-bar offers small plates and creative cocktails.

Bleu Garten, OKC

Open until midnight Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday
This food truck park offers a taste of different OKC eateries.

Goro Ramen, OKC

Open until 10 p.m. Sunday, midnight Monday-Saturday
Try Japanese bites and lots of ramen while sitting on a killer patio.

Guyutes, OKC

Open until 2 a.m. daily
Modern and eclectic, Guyutes has American grub with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.

 

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