A cowboy-hat venue has been added to Texas Live, the entertainment district in Arlington, by the Texas Rangers stadium. Called the PBR country bar — "PBR" standing for Professional Bull Riders — it will host live music and feature a mechanical bull. Well, yee-haw.
PBR is the latest concept, joining high-profile players such as Lockhart Smokehouse, Revolver Brewery, and Guy Fieri at the complex being developed in partnership between the Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers, and the city of Arlington.
A release says that PBR is "born from the toughest sport on dirt," and that it will marry a combination of cowboy cool and Texas-sized entertainment. That includes a live concert series, and an anthem played every night at midnight called "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink." It's a remake of a Merle Haggard song by Warrant.
According to CEO Sean Gleason, the first PBR was launched in 2008, and it will expand to 10 locations nationwide.
"PBR country bars provide a strong daily brand presence for the sport in a fun, lifestyle venue where our fans can come out and release their inner cowboy," he says. When he says "sport," he means riding on a mechanical bull.
The PBR country bar will be located on the second floor above Lockhart Smokehouse. It'll be a big place with room for 1,500 and a 7,000-square-foot balcony overlooking Arlington Backyard, a 5,000-capacity event pavilion that will welcome national, regional, and local music talent.
Located in between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Texas Live is part of Arlington's new stadium district with a new Rangers ballpark, hotel, outdoor pavilion, restaurants, retail, and entertainment venues.