One of the first bars I went to after being vaccinated was my favorite one in my hometown of Tulsa, the Saturn Room. What pure joy to relax in this T-town tropical hut under low lighting with an ever impeccable playlist playing. Tonight’s musical selections included “Care of Cell 44” by The Zombies, “Rock and Roll” by Velvet Underground, and “Lover Undiscovered” by The Coral.
Guests are typically greeted as they enter the cozy tiki bar, meeting the hospitality standards described in on their site, which states that the bar “was built on the fundamental ideas of the forefathers of tiki, Don the Beachcomber, Trader Vic, and Stephen Crane. These stewards of hospitality created some of the most classic of tiki drinks and ideals.”
And the cocktails are incredible. In fact, their Macadamia Chi Chi is one of the best drinks I’ve ever had. With the perfect blend of macadamia nut liquor, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and vodka, this drink is too heavenly, because I just want to sip and sip, and sip…
The weather was warm and windows open, making the perfect setting for sipping their cool Piña Colada, which also had a smooth, almost nutty flavor.
They have a Mystery Tiki option on the menu, as well, so we tried our luck and got a delectable sweet and fruity concoction.
The Chairman Mao is one that I’ve been eyeing for years, but never took a chance on it until now. It’s a strong blend of exotic flavors and spices, the boldest being peppercorn from the peppercorn gin! It also has coffee liquor, kings ginger, Blackstrap rum, falernum, lemon, lime, grapefruit bitters, and fragrant absinthe.
It’s a truly relaxing experience, with the music at the perfect level for listening or talking, decadent drink mixes, and an exotic tropical setting.
The Saturn Room is located at 209 N Boulder Ave in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and open daily from 4 pm until 2 am.