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An all-new German-inspired, Texas-rooted Biergarten is making its way to the Dallas area.
Called Old 75 Beer Garden, the concept is coming to the city of Richardson, bringing with it the essence of “Gemütlichkeit” – a state of conveying a feeling of warmth, friendliness and belonging. It is expected to make its debut this fall as a casual outdoor Texas-style beer garden where singles and families can gather, relax and drink ice cold beer, enjoy a cocktail, eat great food, listen to live music, watch their favorite sports team and play a few games.
Dallas-based, award-winning architecture and design firm Harrison has been enlisted to serve as the concept designer, which will consist of brand strategy, selection of materiality, finishes and FF&E and artwork curation. The firm will also add personality and storytelling moments to its artwork in an effort to capture the essence of the brand and make a connection with guests.
Featuring a one-of-a-kind, 15,000-square-foot outdoor area, communal seating will be located under the shade canopy of 12 magnificent live oak trees at Richardson Restaurant Park.
Old 75 Beer Garden is being brought to the Dallas area by owner and operator Kirk Hermansen.
“We ideated the concept based on our experience during the COVID shutdown, which forced people to enjoy outdoor spaces differently than they had in the past. We’re thrilled to work alongside Harrison as they help us bring it to life,” Hermansen said in a statement.
“We wanted to introduce an outdoor space to the Richardson area that personifies a bit of the Matthew McConaughey-Texas vibe, where locals can come together for any gathering, whether that be a birthday, graduation, work outing and more. We want to capture the essence of what a ‘Biergarten’ is all about – a community gathering space where everyone is welcome that offers ‘Gemütlichkeit.’ We can’t wait to officially open our doors this fall and quickly establish ourselves as the go-to destination for ‘Good Cheer. Good Friends. Good Times.’ in the Texas weather.”
Food-wise, there will be hot dogs, sausages and burgers from Dog Haus. A “Guest Kitchen” and rotating seasonal food trucks are sure to be a highlight, as well. Drinks will be served from the “Tap Bar” and “Drink Bar” – a repurposed shipping container that provides a unique indoor/outdoor bar experience – offering 50 drinks on draft, full cocktail service and canned drinks.
Guests will also be able to rent a cabana for casual get-togethers, play games on the Game Court, enjoy s’mores around the firepit, listen to local musicians from the live stage and watch the Dallas Cowboys and other sports teams on the big screen. Additionally, there will be over 20 additional TVs, all under the cool, shaded canopy of those magnificent live oaks.