Day In the District: Blue Dome


The Blue Dome District is one of Tulsa’s most popular entertainment districts. Located at 2nd & Elgin in downtown and anchored by the 1924 Blue Dome building, it offers a great nightlife scene and nice selection of restaurants. The Blue Dome is the perfect place to visit and this is your ultimate guide to a day in the district!


Begin your day in the Blue Dome with breakfast at Dilly Diner! Cookies and pies baked fresh daily and locally sourced dairy and produce. This kitschy, retro-feeling diner is different from anything else you’ll find in Tulsa. Don’t forget to try their giant cinnamon rolls!


After breakfast, take a quick walk around the block to The Boxyard. Composed of repurposed shipping containers, this addition to Downtown Tulsa is the home of many small businesses from micro-batch ice cream to clothing to craft beer.


When lunchtime rolls around, head over to the Prospect Local Bar & Kitchen. Located in the Indigo Hotel, Prospect Local Bar and Kitchen offers a homey menu with dishes such as Mom’s pot roast, Not Your Mom’s shepherd’s pie, fried catfish, Tulsey “Old Town” meatloaf and The Derrickman burger.


Next, head down the street to Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge for some fun and games! Featuring a lounge, full-service bar, patio and private VIP room, the Dust Bowl is a retro-inspired tribute to the classic bowling alleys of the 1970’s.


Grab your last meal in the district just across the street at Juniper. Juniper focuses on providing fresh, local, french-inspired food prepared simply and beautifully. Be sure to visit on a Monday for live jazz music!

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Wind down the night with drinks at Roof 66. Located on the roof of the Indigo Hotel, Roof 66 features top of the line liquors along with a great selection of wine and beer.


Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Blue Dome itself! Built in 1924, the Blue Dome was Tulsa’s first 24-hour gas station and was located along the original Route 66 before it moved to 11th Street.

Needless to say, the Blue Dome District is full of classic Tulsa history, great food, special drinks, and tons of fun shopping and entertainment!