After $2 million upgrade, Dallas backyard bar Truck Yard has reopened

After $2 million improve, Dallas yard bar Truck Yard has reopened

The unique Truck Yard bar close to Greenville Avenue in Dallas reopened March 10, 2023 after a $2 million facelift. However there’s no Botox at this yard bar: The hand-me-down hubcaps and rusted bikes are nonetheless hanging on the fences, and one of the best seat continues to be from an previous truck mattress.

The renovation cash went towards higher restrooms and a bigger bar. A part of the yard has been turfed and lined with a pergola and heaters. Proprietor Jason Boso can now seat extra folks round new fireplace pits.

Boso says the improve to North Texas’ oldest — and smallest — Truck Yard is “lengthy overdue” and “extraordinarily vital.” Truck Yard began promoting cheesesteaks and beer in 2013, and Boso went on to open a lot bigger Truck Yards in The Colony, Fort Price and Houston. In 2021, he opened a equally shabby-chic bar and restaurant known as Second Rodeo Brewing within the Fort Price Stockyards.

The beer-can-covered moose is new to Truck Yard in Dallas. The yard bar reopened March 10, 2023 after a renovation.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)

“I wanted to alter, I wanted to improve,” Boso says of the renovation. “I wanted to offer my prospects a brand new cause to return again.”

Truck Yard had been closed since November 2022. Wintertime is traditionally the outside bar’s slowest time of yr.

Clients will nonetheless discover the meals vehicles parked behind the property that give this restaurant its identify. The tree home continues to be there, providing an up-high ingesting spot with a view — although it has some new structural help.

Clients gained’t discover a few of the different upgrades, like the brand new faucet system that pours beer and cocktails behind the bar. The kitchen has new tools and flooring tile. (“Nothing thrilling,” Boso says. However needed.)

Artist Amber Zuniga created two items of artwork hanging close to the bar. There’s the deer head dressed like Willie Nelson, braids and all, and a moose bust lined in yellow Shiner cans.

The ladies’s restroom is very wild, with zebra-tile flooring and shiny pink partitions to match the plastic flamingoes connected to the chandeliers. The boys’s restroom is not “crappy,” as they put it: It has license plates lining the partitions and leg lamp lights on the ceiling.

The ladies’s restroom at Truck Yard in Dallas has a flamingo chandelier and a disco ball.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Some drinks at Truck Yard in Dallas are served in flasks.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Truck Yard has room for 5 meals vehicles on the property. Or, prospects can order cheesesteaks from the small kitchen behind the bar.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Ciara Lalor takes drink orders from patrons on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Truck Yard in Dallas. (Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
The newly renovated males’s restroom at Truck Yard has license plates all around the partitions.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
The newly renovated girls’s restroom at Truck Yard has zebra wallpaper and flooring.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
The yard at Truck Yard in Dallas seems comparable right now because it did in 2022, earlier than the renovation. A majority of the adjustments happened on the bar, within the restrooms and on the facet patio.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Inside of newly renovated Truck Yard on Friday, March 10, 2023, in Dallas. (Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Zagorka Ingoglia spends time her 14-month-old grandson Luka whereas sitting on the brand new swing set desk at Truck Yard in Dallas. (Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Rachel Inexperienced feeds her canine on Friday, March 10, 2023, at Truck Yard in Dallas. (Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
A swing set sitting space is new at Truck Yard Dallas.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
Patrons spend time within the entrance yard of Truck Yard on Friday, March 10, 2023, in Dallas. (Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)
An honorary Dallas Fireplace Division helmet hangs on the wall at Truck Yard in Dallas. The bar has new firefighter gear on the partitions, to pay tribute to a few of their most loyal prospects.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)

Chandler Swift (left), Grant Sexton (middle) and Caroline Perryman spend time on the new swing set desk at Truck Yard in Dallas.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)

Many purchasers will nonetheless order drinks from the bar, however a brand new order-from-your-phone system will make getting a drink speedier.

The well-known “Tango Frogs” stay on the roof at Truck Yard. The dancing frog sculptures had been commissioned by Dallas restaurateur Shannon Wynne within the early ‘80s and positioned atop his Greenville Avenue bar, now lengthy gone. Boso had unique artist Bob “Daddy-O” Wade repair up the frogs not too long ago, and they’ll now completely stay within the neighborhood.

“We’re giving them a brand new, enjoyable life and presentation,” Boso says. “I hope it continues to be some form of iconic imagery.”

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The bar nonetheless has a marquee out entrance that shows quippy messages. When Truck Yard was briefly closed, the signal learn, “If Rome was actually in-built a day, we’d have used the identical contractor.”

Truck Yard close to Dallas’ Greenville Avenue is again open after a $2 million renovation.(Shafkat Anowar / Employees Photographer)

Boso says he created Truck Yard a decade in the past to attempt to emulate the laid-back ambiance at Texas’ historic Gruene Corridor. Boso goes usually.

“I simply love that there are eight ladies operating round within the again, and in addition a pair married 60 years sluggish dancing within the nook. And there’s 25 yr olds partying it up.”

Truck Yard stays an all-ages place. Canines are welcome, too.

Truck Yard is at 5624 Sears Avenue, Dallas. It reopened March 10, 2023.

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