RoadTripOK: Ep. 2 – Tulsa OK | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | OTRD

RoadTripOK: Ep. 2 – Tulsa OK | Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department | OTRD

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– [Narrator] Our state is
one of the most beautiful and unique states in the U.S.A. With diverse geographies,
the historic Route 66, unforgettable restaurants and some of the greatest
people on the planet. We want to show you why traveling within the
great state of Oklahoma is a great idea. So come join us for thousands
of miles over the next year, from Broken Bow to Black Mesa. This is the Oklahoma Road Trip. On today’s road trip, our team is visiting the Tulsa Arts District,
located in downtown Tulsa. The downtown area alone
has over 10 local breweries and today we’re checking
out Welltown Brewing. (relaxing music) Jeremy! – Jason, hi, what’s going on, man? – How are you?
– Doing well, I’m doing well. – Thanks for letting us
come raid your place. You know, Tulsa is not what it
used to be 15, 20 years ago. Tell me a little bit about downtown. – A lot of it happened in the 2010 era with drillers coming in. We’re very happy to be a part of it, with different venues, BOK,
Brady, Cain’s, the Ballpark, lots of restaurants, brewery. (electric guitar music) I kind of got interested in craft beer when I lived in South Korea, that was the first little introduction to something outside of
the normal domestics, and that’s kind of the snowball that started what we’re standing in today. We’re sitting in a great 1902 building that used to be a burlap sack factory. It talks to Welltown Brewing. We wanted to be not only downtown, but also to be in a building
that told our story. – This place is beautiful,
I love the windows. – These are all the original
windows from the 1902 building. The look of it is amazing. – [Jeremy] Creating a place
where people want to hang out was kind of our paramount. Really trying to drive
traffic to our Tap Room and really create a community
around what we were building. – [Jason] So we left
Welltown, went to The Tavern which was just two blocks away. All right, Scott, so
thanks first for having us out at the Brady Tavern. We’re in the Arts District? – Arts District, downtown, yes. – So tell me, tell me
exactly where do we sit and what is this place? – Welcome to The Tavern. We serve fine food in a very
comfortable environment. We are sitting right now on the corner of Main Street and Brady, a lot of historic stuff going on down here and so much growth is
happening in the district. One of the coolest things we
do in here is our Chef’s Table. That’s actually dining in
the kitchen with the chefs, letting the chefs flex their muscle culinarily a little bit, and prepare for you a multi-course
meal of their choosing. So not only are you tasting things that are not on our menu, things that we may be
prepping for new menus, but you’re doing that right in the hustle and
bustle of a busy kitchen. – [Casey] We do a five course menu. Four courses are Chef’s Choice menu, you don’t know what you’re
eating until you sit down, and then the last course
is our pastry chef. She does a nice dessert. It’s really special, it’s my favorite part about working here. – Scott actually said, “Hey,
there’s one more place,” and sure enough he took
us down this back alley and he shows us these green doors, and you look up and there’s a little bull. We went back there and it really is just this
unique, cozy little speakeasy. – Your eyes are adjusting and immediately I just thought, “Why have I not been here before?” – I definitely have to go back
there and get some drinks. – Come down and see us,
have some great dinner, share a bottle of wine,
bring some friends. – That’s awesome, well
thanks for having us out, this place is awesome. – So glad you’re here.
– Good to see you, Scott. – There’s so much going on
in downtown Tulsa right now. Tulsa is booming, so much that we even
got pulled into riding in the Tulsa Tough, one of the best races in
the country, every year. Come along! – I’m about to take off on
the Tulsa Tough right now. So excited, it’s a 40 mile race. Great opportunity to show off
Tulsa and our great state. – [Dave] Five, four, three, two, one! (fast paced chunky music) – [Dave] You’re in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There’s so much history here I don’t even know where to start. The bike race happens in three
different communities here. Last night we were just a mile away over in the historic Blue Dome District. That’s where Route 66 came through Tulsa. Here, this is the Arts District where we started our Fondo, including the Governor and
the Lieutenant Governor who went out riding, it was so cool to have
them here this morning. Some really neat things are
happening here in Oklahoma, and in Tulsa in particular, have become an epicenter of
American bike racing right now. There’s energy, there’s momentum, and why don’t you be a
part of it in Oklahoma. – [Narrator] On today’s Road
Trip we experienced first hand the energy and the excitement
of the Tulsa Arts District. Welltown Brewing blew us away with their huge selection of craft beer. Then just two blocks away
we met up with Scott, and he let us in on a couple of secrets: be sure to make reservations for the Chef’s Table at The Tavern as well as the restaurant
that’s hard to find, The Bull in the Alley. And hey, there’s endless
events to experience in the Tulsa Arts District, and most of them are free. Join us next week as we hit the open road. We’ll be heading west on Route 66, first grabbing lunch at
the Rock Cafe in Stroud, then pulling over at Pops in Arcadia to snap a few shots of
the giant soda bottle, and finally finishing off the day with a delicious farm to table
dinner experience in Depew. We’ll see you then!

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13 Comments

  1. Just moved to Oklahoma. I’ll have to make a trip to Tulsa. Went there once for a show but didn’t get to hang out long. Seemed like a cool city.

  2. I moved to a tiny town in "green country" ok over 20 years ago. From a big east coast city … I was so impressed by the overnight road trip travel OK marketing campaign. My husband and I, along with our son traveled every corner of ok. In 6 months. It was a clever campaign and we had the best time. We discovered beautiful botanical gardens, sand dunes , caves, Queen Wilemina state park, the runestones, spiro mounds, to Guymon ok. … a different time zone from the rest of ok. Great memories!

  3. Moved to Tulsa 2 years ago from okc. Like it alot better. It is cleaner and alot greener. If you want to have some good Mexican food I suggest this little hole in the wall called El Rio Verde. Get the wet burrito I promise you won't be disappointed. Also if you like Irish food check out killkennys down on Cherry St or crow Creek tavern down by Riverside. Tuesday is 4 dollar burger night and you can't beat it getting a large burger and fries for 4 bucks .Lots of great stuff here in Tulsa.

  4. I live in Tulsa and this was a great video but I can’t believe you guys didn’t include the gathering place?? That’s the biggest thing in Tulsa since the BOK Center and Ball Park

  5. I lived around Tulsa all my life. Now, living just a short drive in Owasso. I love the Gypsy Coffee House – Open Mic Nights

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