Raise Your Spirits
From the drinks to the food and fun, everything at MixCo is designed with intentionality at the forefront. If you haven’t joined the party yet, what are you waiting for?
Located just a skip and a hop from the BOK Center off Third and Denver, MixCo is about to become one of your new favorite cocktail spots — that is, if it isn’t already.
Stepping through the front doors leads down a set of stairs and into a low lit, cozy grotto with a modern speakeasy vibe. Along the north-facing wall, a Gatsby-esque bar is stocked ceiling-to-counter with an array of high-end spirits and liquors, including many housemade infusions and bitters. And with a food menu that is as stellar as their hand-crafted cocktails, MixCo is the perfect place to meet up and unwind any day of the week.
Under the guidance of the JTR (Justin Thompson Restaurants) Group, MixCo has recently undergone a revitalization in both food and drink menus, including adding in a host of recurring weeknight events, special monthly events, and happy hour specials. General manager Matt Land and executive chef Nico Albert both have many years’ experience in the craft food and beverage industry, and they have worked closely with JTR to continue to see MixCo cemented into a destination spot in Tulsa’s Modwest District (the area surrounding the BOK Center).
“Overall, we just took the best that MixCo had to offer before and added some new stuff we thought would work well,” says Justin Thompson. “MixCo was already great, so we just chose to highlight the best features in order to make them even better. Nico updated the menu and added some new items, and Matt has worked hard on updating the cocktail list and creating a seasonal beer menu.”
“A lot of my inspiration for creating new cocktails is travel-based,” adds Land. “We’ve got a cocktail from Mexico City, and one from Belize. I like to try and recreate flavor profiles here at home.”
The Modwest Manhattan is one of Land’s special creations. An updated version of a classic Manhattan, the Modwest is made with over-proofed bourbon, Cynar Italian bitter liqueur, amaro sfumato, and housemade celery bitters. Another extremely popular cocktail on the menu is the Basic Bitch — vodka, St-Germain (a liquor flavored with elderflowers), blueberries, lemon, and champagne. And then there’s the Stamos Gin Fizz, which is a balanced mix of gin, honeyrosemary syrup, lemon, lime, Greek yogurt, and orange flower water.
Every drink that MixCo prepares will make any night taste like a celebration, and the food is exactly on par with the quality of the drinks. Ring in the weekend on a Friday night with the Basque Dip Sandwich, which is grilled chile-orange rubbed steak, garlic buttered sourdough, au jus, and is served with seasoned fries. Or if a long day finds you in need of comfort food, MixCo has got you covered with their NDN Tacos — authentic Indian fry bread, chili, lettuce, white cheddar, and roasted tomato salsa.
If you are out with friends, order one of the cheese or charcuterie boards for the table. “For the cheese board, we are now making a seasonal fruit compote in-house, paired with a rotating soft cheese, a firm cheese, and our housemade pimento cheese, which has become a staple for us,” says Albert.
As far as specials go, from 4-6 p.m. every evening MixCo has the happiest happy hour around. For just $10, guests can order a pound of fries and a bucket of Hamm’s beers ( four total). For the fries, you pick your seasoning — rosemary bay, roasted garlic herb, or chile lime — and your sauce — scallion aioli, harissa ketchup, green goddess, or caramelized onion bacon aioli. Even if you’re living life on a tight budget, that’s too good of a deal to not split with a friend or two. And if you stick around until 8 p.m., they offer a half-off burger until midnight called The Dad Burger, which is a third-pound burger topped with mushrooms, Muenster cheese, and greens on a brioche bun and served with seasoned fries.
“It’s called The Dad Burger because it’s topped with the crimini mushrooms my dad used to make whenever we grilled out as a family growing up. They are seasoned with scallions, garlic, and plenty of butter,” says Albert.
In addition to exceptional food and cocktails, MixCo is also implementing a recurring themed party for each Wednesday night of the month. Every first Wednesday will be Vinyl Night, and a D.J. will spin records both new and old. The second Wednesday of the month will be Cards against Humanity Night, where winners will take home prizes including bottles of wine. The third will be Movie Night, when favorite and cult-classic movies will play on a large flat-screen. The fourth is Tap-Takeover night, and a local brewery will come in to showcase their beers. And on the months where there is a fifth Wednesday in the calendar, there will be live local music.
“The idea is that every Wednesday is MixCo night downtown no matter what, because it will be the place to be,” says Thompson. “And with each Wednesday night there will be a specialty cocktail that Matt makes, and some kind of food special that Nico will make.”
MixCo will also be throwing a party brunch once a month. For July, the theme is Christmas in July, and it will be held July 16. “For our Christmas in July brunch, we will be partnering with Emergency Infant Services as a benefit for them,” says Albert.
“There will be a big party Saturday night, and then Sunday during brunch we will be collecting everything from diapers to toys to clothes for children,” adds Thompson. “If you bring in a donation, you will receive 10 percent off your food order.”
3rd and Denver | Tulsa
Monday-Saturday: 4 p.m.-2 a.m.
Kitchen open until midnight
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