Fort Worth’s Alliance center lures in laid-back Truck Yard from Dallas
Alliance Town Center, the 900 acre master-planned community at AllianceTexas in the far north of Fort Worth, has attracted a laid-back concept that started in Dallas: Truck yard, an indoor-outdoor slope with a food truck, drinks, games and space for pets.
Truck Yard made its debut on Lower Greenville Avenue in Dallas in 2013 and has been an extremely popular place to kick back and relax with live music, plenty of space to party and play, a daily rotation of food trucks, and a full bar.
Truck Yard’s locations opened in The Colony and Houston in 2019. Fort Worth will be the fourth. According to a publication, it should open in autumn 2020. An address is not yet available, but it will be on the northwest corner of Prairie Vista Drive and Feather Grass Lane.
Mark Miller, VP of Hillwood, says the new venue will significantly expand the dining and entertainment options at Alliance Town Center, be it happy hour, lunch or dinner. Food trucks are set up daily to diversify the culinary options in the Alliance Town Center.
In addition to the food truck offerings, the indoor bar serves beer at a crisp 39 degrees and makes cocktails such as Mojito Mo ‘Problem, an interpretation of the classic Mojito. the Mother Trucker, a Texas variant of Long Island iced tea; and Frosé, a spiked, frozen rosé wine.
It will be on more than two acres, with indoor and outdoor areas that include heavily shaded courtyards and a 6,500 square foot indoor area called the West Texas Pole Barn. There will be a play pit and a special resting place for four-legged friends.
The decor includes historic windmills, water towers and silos, hand-painted murals and signs, and rustic treasures plucked from Hillwood’s AllianceTexas ranch properties, including an “auto kebab” – a large installation work of art made from various vintage parts – and eight centerpieces – Years of Ramada’s National Highway rest stop.
Founder Jason Boso, who also founded Twisted Root Burger and Tacos & Avocados, said in a statement that this place will be more “live music-forward” with a Fort Worth honky tonk beer hall ambience.
“The West Texas Pole Barn has the largest indoor space of any of our locations to keep us open and serviced year round,” he says.
The room will also have animals on-site, including ponies, goats, and bison, at a facility called the Fainting Goat Ranch. Boso also says something about being Instagrammable, but let’s not encourage the whole trend of taking selfies with poor animals in the background, right?
Truck Yard will be open 364 days a year. The indoor and outdoor stages consist of two flatbed trucks from the 1950s that are parked throughout, as well as a ribbon platform made of branches.