Toyota Music Factory: The New Soul of the DFW Metroplex


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The Toyota Music Factory in the heart of Dallas-Forth Worth is rapidly becoming the new soul of the DFW Metroplex. The music venue has been revitalized and the area around it has been renovated to add several new restaurants and bars. From power lunches to happy hours, date nights to show time,  the Toyota Music Factory is sure to satisfy any taste in food, music, movies and more.

Experience world-class entertainment in the 17-acre, mixed-use groundbreaking venue, the Pavilion. This state-of-the-art venue converts from a 2,500 intimate theater to a 4,000 capacity indoor theater and opens up to an 8,000-person capacity boutique open-air pavilion. The Pavilion offers an incredible live entertainment experience for fans from the world’s leading live entertainment company, Live Nation.

With several restaurants and bars on site and more coming soon, you can satisfy every one of your food and drink cravings. Here is a list of restaurants and bars currently open (or opening very soon).


Bar Louie – A neighborhood bar featuring spirits, local craft beer, and hand-crafted cocktails plus delectable scratch food, all in a progressively hip and inviting atmosphere.

Boi Na Braza Brazilian Steakhouse – Boi Na Braza means “steer over the embers” and recalls the Gaucho tradition of cooking on the pampas of southern Brazil including juicy and delicious fire-roasted steaks, and fresh and mouth-watering chicken, pork chops, leg of lamb and more. We recently ate here and it not only has amazing beef, the molten lava cake is to die for. See our review here.

Freshii – Offers healthy options and high-quality ingredients with a diverse and completely customizable menu of breakfast, soups, salads, wraps, bowls, burritos, frozen yogurt, juices, and smoothies.

Gloria’s Latin Cuisine -Serving a signature mix of Salvadorian, Mexican and Tex-Mex classics. Sit back with a margarita and your favorite dish before the show or after shopping.

Grimaldi’s Pizza – Offering fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, and their “secret recipe” dough; flavors only possible with a coal-fired brick oven. They also have an open-kitchen layout with a premium bar and an extensive wine list.

Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – This is probably our favorite hangout on the strip so far. The Pub features from-scratch cooking, a culinary commitment to local and seasonal ingredients, and food that is both authentic and bold — and somewhat English? Enjoy a wide range of local craft beers and cocktails created with fresh fruit juices while watching the game or soaking up the sun on the patio.

Top Round Roast Beef (Opening February 1st!) – Founded by fine dining fanatics and chefs who know how to make tasty food fast. They promise good old fashioned fast food and handmade sandwiches crafted with whole cut meats and lots of love.

Yard House – Also currently open, a frequent lunch spot for the hubs, features great food, classic rock and more than a hundred taps of craft and imported draft beer. More than one hundred dishes are made from scratch in a kitchen that’s open late with a late-night Happy Hour.


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Hot movies, cold beer, delicious snacks and meals, all under one roof.

Bar Manzanilla – A coastal taqueria and tequila bar that will offer thirst-quenching Latin-inspired cocktails, 24 ice cold regional craft beers on tap, an extensive tequila library, and authentic and exciting culinary creations.

Burgerim – Declare your individuality at Burgerim, choosing from 3 buns, 6 sauces, 10 patties, and 9 toppings to create hundreds of flavor profiles.

Highway 61 South –  Inspired by the Blues clubs and performance halls along Highway 61, they are the stage for American Blues Artists performing live, every day. Enjoy juke joint-inspired specialty cocktails, ice-cold regional craft beers on tap, and traditional Texas barbecue.

Kabuki Japanese Restaurant – Showcasing both traditional and innovative Japanese cuisine and creative cocktails in a contemporary setting. They will offer a great Happy Hour menu, an award-winning kid’s menu and gluten-free and vegetarian offerings.

Kitchen 101 – A fast-casual concept that offers grilled, made-to-order meals for dining in, or to grab and go.

Martini Ranch – Dallas meets Vegas in this “Cowboy Chic” atmosphere with expertly crafted nouveau and classic cocktails. Dance with today’s hottest open format D.J.’s who will create their sounds on state of the art audio and video system.

Nosh & Bottle Market – a Mediterranean and New York-style deli and cafe.

Pop Factory by Maxfrut -100% all-natural ingredient (whole fruit) frozen fruit bars packed with vitamins and fiber, no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, and all with only 70 calories or less.

TCBY – A pioneer in frozen yogurt committed to both great taste and nutrition, with an assortment of products that includes options for those who choose to eat vegan, GMO-Free, protein-rich, gluten-free and dairy-free diets.

Texas C Bar -Impeccable service compliments their chef-inspired creative seasonal & sustainable cuisine, created to pair exclusively with their incredible wine selection.

Texas Jam House – Will be open 24 hours a day serving “Old Stove” family recipes with Southern hospitality.

Violet Room – An immersive dining experience awaits in this upscale restaurant and bar which will offer seasonal menus with creative plating and execution. A large stage will be the focal point, offering a brilliant display of sight, sound, texture and experience with a wide range of entertainment events.

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