Bigger… Better… Badder! That’s how Gas Monkey Garage’s Richard Rawlings describes his new dining and entertainment destination, Gas Monkey Dallas, which is planned for the Mercer Boardwalk development on LBJ Freeway near Luna Road.
Gas Monkey Dallas will offer a whole new live music venue and experience – the evolution of the monkey. Gas Monkey Garage has become a cultural icon in the automotive landscape, and this new iteration appeals to a diverse audience, with family-friendly fun during the day and a rocking live music scene at night.
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.
It’s Fast. It’s loud. It is the Gas Monkey Garage boys ripping it up each week on the Discovery Channel with their hit reality program Fast n’ Loud. The Dallas based show is centered around two mechanics, Richard Rawlings who is a self-pronounced motor mastermind, and Aaron Kaufmann, a mechanical prodigy. Now call them by their new title, restaurateurs.
We were invited in for an exclusive hard hat tour this week and it looks like this will be an extremely fun venue. Gas Monkey Bar and Grill is deep up in the construction phase with new ideas being brought to the table each day to make it more Monkey-esque. Look for plenty of garage doors opening up into secret cabanas in perfect eye sight to a massive outdoor stage that also overlooks a beautiful pond. Or the beautiful patio around the corner, in the front of the venue, that has the same water view but will be shaded with faux garage fixtures. Continue reading →