Hipster '80s-style roller skating rink to wheel into Dallas Design District
Roller skating is wheeling in to Dallas' Design District via Ride On, a new adult-oriented rink opening at 170 Pittsburg St., at the corner of Riverfront Boulevard, in fall 2023.
According to a release, Ride On is from On Brand Hospitality, a new company formed by Adrian Verdin, previously of Jaxon Beer Garden at the AT&T Discovery District, who wanted to revive the present-day roller rink by infusing it with an "elevated" social experience.
It'll go into a space, still to be built, right next door to Texas Ale Project.
Ride On will be an "adults-only" roller skating rink, thank god — a “social drink rink” with a chef-driven menu, arcade area, DJ booth, and more.
The entire venue will span more than 17,000 square feet, with the rink itself coming in at 7,000 square feet.
It'll boast an '80s cyberpunk atmosphere, with a disco ball DJ booth in the center and state-of-the-art sound systems.
Skaters will skate on custom-made Ride On skates and be able to simultaneously enjoy craft cocktails and mocktails.
Outside of the rink, amenities will include an arcade, lounge, restaurant, and bar.
Verdin and Vyctoria (Torry) Cray, COO of On Brand Hospitality, want Ride On to be a place where guests can have fun and let loose, regardless of skating skills.
"We can say there is nothing like this in the world. Trust me, we’ve checked," Verdin says in a statement. "An adult-only roller rink, quality food and beverage, state of the art sound system, custom made skates and we can't wait to reveal who our chef is."