Phoenix Rising OKC

90% love it
Friendly on the Strip
Welcoming neighborhood bar with an outdoor patio, drink specials, and drag queens.
We're raising funds to support bars & clubs affected by the pandemic. Learn about GayCities' LGBTQ Nightlife Relief Fund


    • Mandosoy
      Mandosoy Over a year ago
      Hates it

      wonderful place
      The smoke is thick in here but the staff is friendly and the drinks can lift weights. The decor is modern and there’s plenty of places to park your bones.

    • Bettygirl
      Bettygirl Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Worst Place Ever
      Went into this place hoping to have fun and dance.When i walked in we were stared at like we were not wanted there. My friend had to use the restroom so as we were waiting for her to come out the bartender starts to harass us saying we cant be drunk in a bar. We asked what are you talking about and he starts saying we told him we were high I said what are you talking about? So then he says I am calling the cops we told him to go ahead and call then he starts saying we were not welcome there and pulls out a bat from the bar and threatens us with it. My friends were black and he kept staring at them as well like a KKK member or something. He just kept hitting the bar with the bat like we were supposed to be scared. We left the bar after my friend came out of the bathroom. I can see why this place is dead on a Friday night I will never go back to this racist place. We went on to other bars on the strip and had a blast. I have never been treated so badly in my life. Stay away at all cost.

    • dogsicle
      dogsicle Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Really Friendly
      The staff is always very friendly and the kamakaze shots will kick your butt. I think this place started out trying to be a leather bar, but has turned into a place that anyone can hang out in. Yes, they do drag shows here. Most of the time they actually have good shows.

    • al_nm
      al_nm Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Unfriendly spend your $ elsewhere
      Took awhile for me to order a drink and people seem stand offish. Tried giving this place a 2nd chance to no avail. This time I didn't bother waiting for the bartender I just walk out the door.

    • cokescroaks
      cokescroaks Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The OKC Phoenix Rising offers an alternative to the bars in the Habana "resort" just down the street - but not sure it's a better alternative. The crowds in the hotel bars were bigger and having more all-out fun - but the Phoenix is good if you want to chill away from the crowds in a leathery atmosphere. The back deck area is nice. The inside is nice, too, but maybe not skanky enough for a good leather bar. Nice big dance floor, which is good for us crazy dancin' fools. A few of the patrons when I was there were kinda paranoid crazy scary and not sexy leather fun "scary." Cutest bartenders ever, tho - :) Good people working there. I had fun and just let loose and danced like a freak, which I do a lot, and just about everybody seemed to be in a live-and-let live, mellow, fun mood.

    • aesomaha
      aesomaha Over a year ago
      Hates it

      One word....lame. Was there in July, I was so dissapointed. Will not go back

    • Gaytravelers
      Gaytravelers Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A neighborhood bar
      Lots of very friendly guys at this fun bar. Always busy day and night.

    • MissouriTravler
      MissouriTravler Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It's all about bad drag.
      I was visiting OKC on Friday, 5/1/2009. I went to the Phoenix Rising and was expecting to see some real men. To my shock, it was the Friday night drag show. The bar was full of 20 something twinks running around screaming. Apparently, the Phoenix has changed since I was last there 2 years earlier. Drag shows are OK when it’s a benefit fund raiser. I don’t expect to see drag queens and twinks running around in what should be a man’s bar on a Friday night. I recommend changing the name to Flamingo Flying. At least this name reflects the crowd inside.

    • redraider
      redraider Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great bar, Hot bartender, clean bathrooms
      Found this bar by accident, but glad I did. Drinks are cheap, and strong. The bartender was awesome, I had a bad day, but seeing him sing and dance put a smile on my face. This will be my hangout when im in OKC.

    • rodeoclown62
      rodeoclown62 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      This is fact a very friendly bar and clean to boot! The staff is one of the best in the country I have ever seen and I travel the US and Canada! You can not label this a Country or Leather Bar, because both are there! It is clean and serves one hell of a good drink! If your new to OKC, this is the place to go a relax and meet people!

    • Texasfruit
      Texasfruit Over a year ago
      Loves it

      OKC has a leather club......
      Was there a spell back, the crowd seemed a bit older than most other places. The bartenders were quick with service, and actually got us a round. Clean bathrooms, good music, but the place was not filled as we were there @ 10:30. Maybe it gets busy later in the evening? It did have an outdoor patio too