The good restaurant news keeps coming for the Music Factory, which has announced a deal with another concept. Yard House, a pub-style restaurant with lots of craft beer, is the 14th venue signed on for the sprawling entertainment complex in Irving.
Yard House president Craig Carlyle calls Dallas "a great market for Yard House" and predicts the Irving branch will open in 2016.
Yard House is the "modern public house" entry from Darden Concepts, with more than 130 beers on tap. Each beer is delivered perfectly chilled via miles of overhead steel and nylon beer lines to the central island bar. A glass-enclosed keg room is kept at a constant 34-36 degrees. The beer list will feature 24 selections from Texas breweries, including Deep Ellum, Real Ale and Lakewood.
The first North Texas branch of Yard House opened in Addison in fall 2014.
Noah Lazes, president of Music Factory developer ARK Group, says that Yard House got a key location at the complex. "Yard House has leased a space inside the project directly beside the world's largest concert promoter, Live Nation," he says, referring to an 8,000-seat concert pavilion.
Located just north of O'Connor between U.S. Highway 114 and Las Colinas Boulevard, adjacent to the Irving Convention Center, the Music Factory will house more than 25 restaurant and entertainment venues, as well as an eight-screen Alamo Drafthouse movie theater, special-event outdoor plaza and office building.
Previously announced eateries include Kabuki sushi restaurant; Thirsty Lion Gastropub; and a slate of concepts operated by Restaurants Unlimited, from a seafood house to a martini lounge to a Latin cantina.