Casual eatery at Omni PGA Frisco hosts happy hour with the greenest views
Since opening in May, the Omni PGA Frisco Resort has welcomed golf aficionados from all parts of the world. It's a 500-room hotel that sits at the heart of modern golf culture, with two championship golf courses, a spa, shops, restaurants, and bars that's steps away from the PGA of America headquarters.
Located on the 660-acre PGA Frisco campus, the Omni PGA has two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 10-hole par-3 short course, and a 2-acre putting course and entertainment area. All it's missing is a miniature golf course.
Food options fill a variety of niches: from the healthy Green Cactus Cafe with juices and bites, to the Leisure Pool Bar with handhelds, salads, and chilled treats, to the Swing Bar, a beverage truck with margaritas, draft beer, and bottled cocktails.
But for the best happy hour, it's The Apron, a cozy spot in the resort's lower level which, with its stunning views overlooking the Fields Ranch golf courses, is among the "golfiest" places in the hotel.
Named after the grass fringe that frames the green on a golf course, The Apron Kitchen + Bar Resort is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is a casual, easygoing spot serving Texas and California fare: stone-fired flatbreads, California-inspired bowls, sandwiches, and pastries.
It's a quick walk down the stairs in the resort’s main lobby takes diners to a vibrant space, with clean white floors, shiny granite countertops, and comfortable seating, ideal after a long day of golf. The Apron is encased by large glass windows, allowing diners to see the beautiful green golf park outdoors.
The Apron recently introduced a new happy hour, ideal for golfers who spent the morning on the course. Monday through Thursday from 3-6:30 pm, they're serving snacks, beer and wine, and a rotating cocktail at a fairly decent price (for the Omni).
Menu items include the TX Bao, a soft, warm bao bun filled with shredded pork, flavored with cilantro and jalapeño, $14 for three; and Crispy Chicken Bites: nuggets in a crispy, buffalo-spiced crust, with ranch and green onion dip, for $15.
Cocktails have a Texas theme including a prickly pear margarita and an old-fashioned with a large Texas-branded ice cube. Happy hour cocktails vary day-by-day, but the daily rotating signature cocktail is $12 during happy hour. Beer is $5, and red or white house wine is $10.
You don't need to be a golfer or even a hotel guest to drop in: with its rolling verdant greens, the property serves as a kind of oasis and The Apron has all the views.