The ghosts of Tulsa’s music past haunt The Colony—you’ve probably heard the stories: Leon Russell bought the bar as a gift for his wife; a wasted Eric Clapton once performed and then passed out in the back dumpster; George Harrison played an impromptu set; J.J. Cale, too. A lot of the best tales are more legend than fact—few people know what really went on at the midtown haunt during its Tulsa Sound heyday in the ‘70s.
It’s a fact, though, that The Colony has once again become an indispensable source of live music and a gathering place for some of our most talented musicians. Walk in on any given night and you’ll likely find a handful of local players taking shots and hanging out between sets.
Open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.