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Big Beat Dallas Now Open

Story and photos by Anna Price

Come with me
And you'll be
In a world of pure imagination...

Willy Wonka might have been taking his crew on a tour of his crazy chocolate factory, but today you're going to want to come along for a tour that will be better than your wildest culinary dreams. Come along and see Texas' new dining and entertainment adventure, Big Beat Dallas. 




Behind the new Toyota Music Factory sits an open air music pavilion surrounded by five, yes, FIVE beautiful and unique restaurant concepts. From quick and juicy BBQ to a swanky wine bar, Big Beat is going to be THE next big entertainment district in North Texas. 

We'll start our tour together at Texas Jam House, your spot for southern comfort recipes and 24 hour barbecue. Come by before or after your headlining show at Toyota Music Factory, or enjoy the music from Texas Jam House's front porch. 




As a self-proclaimed barbecue enthusiast, I've gotta say you are not living until you've tried their brisket sourced from C Bar Ranch right here in Texas and doctored up with the home cooking you wish your grandma could make. 

After BBQ, check out the pavilion, which will host a Farmer's Market every Saturday, lunch during the workweek, and a 5:00 social hour with live entertainment every. single. day.

Looking for some elevated Mexican food next? Stop by Bar Manzanilla for seafood inspired from fresh ceviche to lobster tacos. Want to take your frozen margarita out back for some more music? Big Beat's unique liquor license allows you to carry your drink from one spot to another within the 90,000 square foot complex.





While Bar Manzanilla will make you feel like you're on a Mexican resort beach, Highway 61 will bring you back right down to the best part of Texas with its ranch feel and country blues band. Highway 61 has your typical Texas feast with burgers and barbecue, but they won my Bite of the Nite award with their global-inspired Moroccan spiced chicken wings with tzaziki sauce. 



Finish your night with a hand rolled Cuban at Texas C Bar's classy wine bar, or dance the night away at Martini Ranch, Big Beat's club venue. 


Big Beat Dallas shines in its attention to detail - every venue is uniquely designed to sweep you away in a new atmosphere, from the food and music to the staff and decor. Whether it's daily live entertainment, farmer's market, or stellar food, you will not have a problem coming back to Big Beat every day of the week.

As Mr. Willy Wonka himself said, "Time is a precious thing - never waste it", and you can be certain that hours spent at Big Beat will be well worth it. 

340 W Las Colinas Blvd,
Irving TX 75039

*My meal was complimentary but all opinions are my own.









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