Deco Lounge A Welcome Addition to Downtown Tulsa

Contributing Writer

BLAKE AUSTYN for GTR Newspapers
NEW TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Deco Lounge, 607 S. Boston Ave., opened in Downtown Tulsa’s Deco District in September 2019. The bar and lounge sits in the former location of Decopolis and is one of many new openings in the district, including DGX, a new concept by Dollar General, 522 S. Boston Ave, that opened in January.

Since opening last September, Deco Lounge, 607 S. Boston Ave., is aiming to capitalize on the growing number of residential units popping up in downtown Tulsa’s Deco District and to establish itself as a welcoming neighborhood bar and lounge.
The space, formerly occupied by retail shop Decopolis, had sat empty for a while.
Deco Lounge offers bar and table seating as well as a more relaxed lounge area, complete with a unique piano for live music.
Its food options are relatively straight forward, with appetizers, burgers and a few entrees, many of the dishes with an Asian influence due to the owners’ Asian heritage. The owners and their family have a long history in owning and operating Tulsa restaurants, including Ming’s Noodle Bar, Golden Palace and Jow’s Takee Outee.
My party started with Mama’s Eggrolls. We weren’t sure what was in them, as the menu does not list the ingredients, but we were feeling adventurous. Turns out, the egg rolls are a vegetarian dish, filled with cabbage, plus two sauces on the side: one of them spicy, and the other a more traditional, Asian dipping sauce.
For our main dishes, we chose the Bleu Burger and the Golden Palace Garlic Tenders.
The Bleu Burger is a patty topped with blue cheese crumbles, carmelized onions, lettuce and blue cheese dressing. The burger had a nice, subtle blue cheese flavor and was accompanied by fries that were crunchy and not too thin. As an option, patrons can substitute a different side, if desired. Side options include Asian slaw, tomato cucumber salad and coconut rice.
Because I love coleslaw, I added Asian slaw as a side; it was crunchy and refreshing, with a largely cabbage flavor.
We also opted for the Golden Palace Garlic Tenders, which our server noted as being a popular item. The marinated tenders had an easy flavor typical of chicken tenders and came with a side of sweet sauce that complimented the tenders’ flavor well. The dish also came with a side of fries.
Deco Lounge offers drink and food specials throughout the week and during sporting events. Check its Facebook page for more information or call 918-932-8391.
As my party was leaving, the bar began to fill up with enthusiastic sports fans – as it was a Saturday college football day. Deco Lounge looks to have picked the right time to come to the neighborhood.