Amplified is Dallas’s new home for live music, great food and cold drinks. Occupying the same space as the former Gas Monkey Bar & Grill, the updated concept reopens October 5 with a renovated interior, improved audio system and new menu. Headlining the grand opening is Manchester Orchestra—tickets are on sale now.
The October 5 opening will also include Hush Money bassist and tattoo artist, Bob Kakaha (aka Bob Zilla), who will be on site inking attendees with Amplified lightning bolt tattoos and other designs to commemorate the occasion.
Amplified’s interior has experienced a major overhaul, with new floors, a wraparound bar near the stage, new seating and upholstery, fresh paint and new décor. The interior stage now houses a DAS Vantec Series PA system with eight speakers and 15,000 watts of total power. Extensive lighting features 24 fixtures, including eight moving fixtures, and a 176-inch HD LED video wall. The outdoor stage received an update of its own, with a DAS Aero Series PA system with 30 speakers and 40,000 watts of total power. A state-of-the-art lighting system features 54 fixtures, including 24 moving fixtures, and another 176-inch HD LED video wall. With its updates, Amplified is now the best place in Dallas to see a show, whether indoors or outside.
The menu continues to feature many Gas Monkey favorites, including select burgers, sandwiches and smoked meats, but Amplified has fine-tuned the food and drinks offerings. Try new dishes, like Chicken Marsala, Shrimp, Chicken and Sausage Étouffée, and the Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich, as well as new tacos including Al Pastor and birria-style Brisket. The drinks menu has also received an update and now features new cocktails and shots, plus plenty of ice-cold beer from local and national brands.
“We’re excited to unveil Amplified and show DFW what we’ve been working on,” says Alex Mendonsa, Managing Partner. “After a lot of hard work, we’ve remade this space inside and out, focusing our attention on sound quality, guest comfort and our menu. We can’t wait to welcome Manchester Orchestra for a great show on October 5, which kicks off a calendar packed with local and national acts, including Matisyahu, Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio.”
Amplified is located at 10261 Technology Blvd in Dallas. For more information, including a calendar of concerts, please visit http://amplified-live.com/.