A combo of two cool bar and restaurant concepts with established roots has plans to bring a new dining and entertainment experience to Huntsville. PBR x Lockhart Smokehouse in Huntsville will be the merging of the lively PBR Cowboy Bars and mouthwateringly delicious Lockhart Smokehouse.
The new PBR x Lockhart Smokehouse is a marriage of two iconic brands. PBR Cowboy Bars is an offshoot of PBR, also known as Professional Bull Riders. PBR is responsible for developing bull riding into a full-fledged competition sport that attracts both riders and spectators from around the world. The ultimate goal is to reach the PBR World Finals, which is the largest organized bull-riding event worldwide.
As a service to PBR patrons, the “cowboy cool” PBR Cowboy Bars concept has locations in Texas, Georgia, Virginia, Maryland, Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
About Lockhart Smokehouse
The other half of Huntsville’s new concept is Lockhart Smokehouse, which boasts the motto “Damn. Good. BBQ. Near You.” Right now, “Near You” is near Dallas, Plano and Arlington, Texas. However, the restaurant comes from a more than 100-year-old family tradition of BBQ in Lockhart, Texas, also known as the “Barbecue Capital of Texas.”
At Lockhart Smokehouse, brisket, sausage, ribs and other meats are smoked over Texas post oak. The menu also boasts famous sausage from the historic Kreuz Market, which was the first meat market in Texas that opened in 1875. It was later purchased in 1948 by Edgar “Papa” Schmidt, grandfather of Jill Bergus who, along with her husband Jeff, is responsible for the Lockhart Smokehouses we know today.
The new concept
Now you know the back story. Let’s talk about the new PBR x Lockhart Smokehouse in Huntsville that promises to bring the best of both to the area! The “western chic” dining and entertainment experience plans to open later in 2022 in Bridge Street Town Centre.
The 8,121-square-foot facility, in addition to mouthwatering BBQ and cold libations, will feature country music, sports and even a mechanical bull—the only professionally endorsed one in the area. In addition, patrons can enjoy an outdoor patio with fire pits.
Décor will reflect the authentically western concept by employing copper, textured wood and illuminated ribbed glass elements.
An exact opening date for PBR x Lockhart Smokehouse has not been announced; however, you can follow Bridge Street Town Centre on Facebook for updates!
We’re always excited to have new places to go and new things to do in our hometown, so we look forward to welcoming PBR x Lockhart Smokehouse in Huntsville later this year! Still looking for your place to live in The Rocket City? Check out our floorplans here. For more to do in the area, keep reading our blogs!