Nightlife

17th Street Entertainment District

In 2004, McAllen enacted special zoning permits and designated the Entertainment and Cultural District with hopes of revitalizing its aging downtown.  Since then, McAllen’s 17th Street Entertainment District has become the social hotspot of the Rio Grande Valley, rivaling those of larger metropolitan cities in Texas.  With more than 40 restaurants, bars, clubs and lounges all within three blocks, we invite visitors to enjoy a night out on the town and indulge.

2nd Street Bistro Bar Market

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Food is comfort. At the DoubleTree Suites McAllen hotel, we make it easy for you to enjoy a delicious meal without even leaving the hotel. Whether you are into health food, snacks, or gourmet food all the way, we’ve got something to tickle your palate. Stay in and use our in-room dining service, check out the onsite restaurant, or unwind with after-dinner drinks at the bar.

Alberico Fine Wine

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We are a Boutique Restaurant Wine Shop. The Culinary World comes to Texas. Wines from the great Chateau’s from Bordeaux meet the Culinary diversity of Mexico. A place where Family and Friends meet to enjoy the quality of life.

Applebee’s Grill and Bar

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Other locations:
514 E. Exp. 83 McAllen, TX 78503
Bill and TJ Palmer opened the restaurant that would later become Applebee’s. We’ve grown up a lot since then, with almost 2,000 locations in the U.S. and around the world. Here you will always be welcome – for delicious food, in a neighborhood setting, with attentive service, at a great value.

Austin Street Bar

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Address: 1110 Austin Ave.
Phone: 956-905-2369

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Avenue 1704

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This is the place where you can unwind & be yourself! Awesome drink specials! Bottle service Starting at $50! Beer pong, arcade – Pacman, pool table etc.

Bodega Tavern and Kitchen

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Located in the Heart of McAllen on 10th Street, Bodega serves both Lunch and Dinner. Come and experience a menu like no other that has everyone in McAllen coming back for more!

Bourbon St. Grill and Cantina

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Brewsome

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Brick House

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Sports Bar /Tavern atmosphere, Pool Tables, Darts, good music, finger foods, and delicious Brickhouse Pizza!

Brujeria Ultra HYPE

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Buffalo Wings and Rings

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Other locations:

4711 N. 10th St.

A Greater Cincinnati legend, Chef Elliot Jablonsky has owned or operated several well-known restaurants before joining the Buffalo Wings & Rings family. His love for cooking started at the age of 16 when he first cooked for a small Cincinnati eatery called Mozart’s. His career heated up from there as he started cooking at some of Cincinnati’s hottest restaurants including Bacchus, Dee Felice and the Waterfront. At age 26, he left Cincinnati for San Antonio to learn classical cuisine from a Swiss chef. Soon, he was ready to strike out on his own. In 1990, he opened his first restaurant and soon more followed – well-respected establishments including Cactus Pear, Tinks and the upscale-casual Vineyard Café.

Cabritos Nuevo Leon Restaurante

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Cantina Lomax

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Casa Del Taco

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We have been proudly serving the Rio Grande Valley since 1983 with our first restaurant opening in McAllen.

When we first opened our doors we mainly served “Tacos a la parrilla”, and now twenty years later we have an extensive menu of Mexican cuisine including seafood and specialty dishes. We also feature a full service bar in each of our four locations and a friendly staff to help take your next order. We have over 150 employees and have always been active in community events that promote the growth of the Valley.

We’ve even had a few V.I.P.’s walk through our doors such as Former President Bill Clinton, Senators P. Kennedy & J. Lieberman, Congressman R. Hinojosa and Governor Rick Perry among others

Casa Del Taco is also a great place to meet up with your friends or relatives. We have a friendly atmosphere and offer a casual dining experience at each of our four locations. Think of Casa del Taco for your next event as you enjoy our private dining rooms or let us provide our catering services.

Casa Petrides Tobacco

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Casa Petrides Tobaccos is McAllen’s best kept secret with a wide selection of premium cigars and accessories. Sit back, unwind, and pair it with a drink.

Centennial Speakeasy

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A speakeasy style club, located at the center of the Historic Center in Downtown McAllen, Texas. Listed as one of McAllen’s protected and endangered buildings, located at 1410 Austin Ave, The Centennial was formerly known as the White Kitchen Café.

We invite you to experience a building that empowers strength, beauty, and rich history. In 2002, the building underwent a vital restoration to bring back the essence and glory of the original 1920’s Golden Era.

Chili’s Grill and Bar

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Other locations:

501 W. Expy 83

Anytime you visit a participating Chili’s, you now have the choice of FREE chips and salsa or a non-alcoholic beverage. Every visit. Every time. There are two easy ways to redeem. You can use your phone number to log in to your table’s Ziosk and tap “redeem” or you can view your Reward on the Chili’s mobile app and scan it on Ziosk.

But wait, there’s more!

  • Personalized Rewards just for you – free kids meal, appetizers, desserts and more!
  • Free dessert on your birthday
  • 1-Tap reorder of your favorites in the Chili’s mobile app

Cigar Bar

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Cine El Rey

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Club Vibe

Address: 221 S. 17th St.
Phone: 956-516-8128

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Coast Asian Bistro

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Costa Messa

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Other locations:

1621 N 11th St, McAllen, TX 78501

1800 S Main St, McAllen, TX 78503

At Costa Messa Restaurant our goal is simple: provide people with the best service and best food possible. And to do that we have an outstanding team of gracious servers, talented cooks, and friendly hosts to serve you. Every day we work to provide an outstanding and unique experience for our guests.

Deloreans

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The Valley’s only 80s-themed bar, featuring music and videos from our favorite decade.

El Divino

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Electric Garden

Address: 315 S. 17th St.
Phone: 956-825-1095

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El Pastor Grill

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Fast Eddies Billiards

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Superior facilities and service, yet each Fast Eddie’s location is unique!
Where life is meant to be good!

Grain to Glass

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Grain to Glass is the product of a family and friends who are deeply passionate about craft beer, great food and good music. At it’s origin the goal was simple: to bring the experience of the best craft beer from the ends of the earth, back to the Rio Grande Valley. We believe we’ve done just that. We are proud to be a family venture, locally owned and operated for the enjoyment of our neighbors right here in McAllen, Texas. Come on over anytime!

The Gremlin

Address: 322 S. 16th St.
Phone: 956-330-8582

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Havana Club and Grill

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Havana Bar and Grill has offered McAllen a unique experience for 10 years, inspired by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Latin America. We are a full-service restaurant that features live music, dancing, award-winning cocktails, salsa classes, and some of the Valley’s most unique events.

  • Full-service dine-in restaurant open until midnight
  • Voted Best Margarita in the Valley — Mango Chamoy Margarita
  • Salsa, merengue, and bachata concerts by world-renowned artists
  • Dance classes with professional instructors in salsa, bachata, and kizomba
  • Fundraisers and charity events
  • Comedy nights
  • Boxing and UFC watch parties
  • Book our private room with your very own bar and TV projectors!

Hillbilly’s

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Formerly known as Hillbilly Heaven, Hillbillys has been providing the Rio Grande Valley with country music entertainment since 1988. We feature some of the Valleys top local bands along with artists such as Toby Keith, Tracey Lawrence, Trick Pony, Johnny Rodriguez, and other National Artists.

Il Forno a Legna

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Koko’s Mexican Restaurant

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Other locations:

6100 N. 10th McAllen, TX 78504
At Kokos, we take real pride in serving our guests authentic Mexican dishes made with the finest ingredients available.
We have always been located in McAllen Texas and have proudly served the Rio Grande Valley for over 25 years.

Kumori Sushi and Teppankyaki

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Kumori Sushi & Teppenyaki is all about giving our customers the best quality food available.

Our history is steeped in tradition, respect and appreciation for the origins, art form and taste of sushi. Our approach is a fusion of traditional tastes with a contemporary style of presentation, enough to make even Japan a little jealous.

Kusina Restaurant and Market

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“Kusina”, the Filipino word for kitchen came from the Spanish word “Cocina” as part of our Spanish heritage. Filipinos are the only Asian Hispanics. This unique blend of Asian and Spanish cultural influences makes the Filipino cuisine truly delicious. We recently opened our brand new expansion located in 6700 N 23rd street and we invite you and your whole family to come and taste what we have prepared for you.

La Costa Grill

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London Grill and Tavern

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We provide a ton of different options for our Customers. Whether it’s from live entertainment, DJ nights, Happy Hour or our amazing food, we offer a little something for everyone who just wants to get out of the house and enjoy a little “you” time.

Catch Football, Baseball, Soccer or Basketball on one of our many screens. Order a stiff cocktail or ice cold beer during the game, order some wings or a salad and kick back and let us take care of the rest.

Longhorn Steakhouse

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Other locations:
7401 N. 10th St. McAllen, TX 78504
Find steaks grilled to perfection at your McAllen, Texas LongHorn Steakhouse. At your restaurant located near intersection of Trenton Road and 10th street and across from Sam’s Club, you will experience expertly grilled steak uniquely seasoned in our secret signature spice blend, ice-cold beer and beverages, freshly baked honey wheat bread, hand-chopped salad, seasonal sides, and signature desserts. At your steakhouse at 7401 N 10th Street you can experience Lunch or Dinner that’s a cut above the rest.

Love Buzz

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Mambo Seafood

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We began operating in the neighborhoods of Southwest and North Houston in the mid 1990’s with a menu of varied seafood dishes prepared with the best elements of traditional and innovative American, Latin and Pacific seafood cuisines.

Mezzanine on 17th

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A trendy nightclub in the heart of McAllen, Mezzanine On 17th features eclectic music, dancing, and an impressive selection of cocktails and spirits. With tasteful decor and a luxurious ambiance, this is a great place for a casual time with friends or a romantic evening. Select a table overlooking McAllen’s Entertainment District for fantastic views of downtown.

Midnight Club

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The biggest nightclub downtown McAllen offering the best bottle and bar service. Several djs, bandas, concerts and more. Averaging over 500 people per night.

The Office Bar and Grill

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OMG a Shot Bar

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Palenque Grill

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Other locations:
421 E Nolana Ave, McAllen, TX 78504
Our food is 100% Mexican with the flavors of the North Pacific Coast of Mexico that includes Sinaloa, Sonora, North and South Baja California.

Parlor Room

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PDB’s Lounge

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PBDs, the oldest gay bar in McAllen, TX, the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas is located on the corner of North Ware Road & Daffodil at 2908 N. Ware Rd., or 2″1/2 miles North of Expressway 83.

So, if you’re visiting McAllen, TX or the Rio Grande Valley, we’d love to have you visit our gay bar and check out the music, videos, drinks and performing divas!

Pepper’s at Uptown

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Pepper’s is for….

EVENTS
Be a hero to your coworkers! Let us do all the work and you can take all the credit whether your company is large or small, our experienced Event Coordinators will work with you to plan a customized event that meets your individual needs and budget. From client entertainment to a new product launch, our excellent staff will execute your event to perfection. With extensive catering options, comprehensive bar selections Pepper’s has you covered for the ultimate event experience.

FAMILY
Dining for all ages!

FOOD
Fresh food served daily!
Serving Lunch and Dinner.
We Specialize in LOTS of things! STEAKS, SEAFOOD,

BURGERS, PIZZA!
Come in and try the Pepper’s experience!

FUN
We have Happy Hour EVERY WEEKDAY from 2pm-7pm and a wide selection at our bar… FUN is an understatement! Enjoy our
NEW Patio!

NIGHTLIFE
We have LIVE music.

The Quarter New Orleans Kitchen

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New Orleans Kitchen

The Quarter New Orleans Kitchen and Tap Room is a Louisiana inspired restaurant. We feature great cajun classics like gumbo, po’ boys and tons of local favorites. Let us craft something for you, you deserve it. 

Tap Room

We offer 100+ craft and domestic beers with 26 draft lines featuring 10 from Louisiana brewery Abita.

Cans, bottles of craft and domestic are ever changing and rotating.

Entertainment

We offer live local music Tuesday through Saturday. We are proud to offer some of the best talent in the RGV. Plus you can be the Star with Karaoke Monday nights. 

Recovery Room Lounge

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Republic of the Rio Grande Grill

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The “Republic of the Rio Grande” lives again, to provide you a fine dining experience. Enjoy your visit here at the Republic of the Rio Grande Grill and Cantina. “Viva la Revolution”!

The Rockwell Tap House

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Tap House offering full bar, 60 draft beers, brick oven pizza, DJ, live music & good times!

Rodizio Grill

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Rodizio Grill, the first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse or Churrascaria in the United States, was established in 1995 by Ivan Utrera. Born in São Paulo, this Brazilian native has created an award-winning restaurant featured in national media, including USA Today, The Washington Post, CBS and NBC News.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill

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Benvenuto! Macaroni Grill captures the Italian experience, down to each individual ingredient, and delivers the extraordinary flavors of Italy to ordinary life.

Inspired by Italian trattoria cuisine, culture, and conversation, Romano’s Macaroni Grill has been proudly serving unforgettable meals that leave a lasting impression to our deserving guests since 1988 – with knowledge, care and Italian charisma infused in everything we do. At Romano’s Macaroni Grill, we know that for our guests any night out is a big night out – and it is our responsibility and privilege to treat it as such. That’s why we start every meal off right: With a bottle of wine at the center of the table, while you explore our menu of expertly handcrafted rustic dishes and Italian classics. Warm distinctive touches, like our bustling open kitchen, create a memorable, sensory experience that you’ll remember long after you leave the table.

Roof 324

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Roosevelt’s at 7

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Roosevelt’s At 7 is McAllen’s finest Ale House!

SALT – New American Table

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When naming SALT, we thought about the one word that contained the integrity, wholesomeness and ethos behind our mission. In salt, we find the first currency known to civilizations, the first method for preserving food and a worldwide constant. Now, the thematic essence of the word acts as the namesake of something just as complete.

Saltgrass Steak House

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Saltgrass Steak House proudly serves Certified Angus Beef® steaks – the finest in the world. Even USDA Choice beef can’t match its mouthwatering taste and tenderness. The fact is that only the Certified Angus Beef® brand has the unique combination of exceptional leanness and fine marbling that makes it truly a cut above the rest. It’s a difference you’ll taste with each and every juicy bite. And don’t forget, each of our steaks is topped with fresh garlic butter and seasoned with our own Saltgrass-7 Steak Spice for the best flavor.

Santa Fe Steakhouse

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Acknowledged and heralded as the Valley’s premier fine dining restaurant, The Santa Fe Steak House and Cantina sets the bar in quality, excellence, and consistency. And now, reaching the pinnacle of twenty years in business, serving up the finest meats, seafood, and everything in-between, the Santa Fe has raised the bar on itself, adding a huge patio section, a forty seat private room, and a wine room that seats up to twelve privately as well. Guests will also be able to enjoy cocktails on a rooftop balcony overlooking South McAllen.

Simon Sez

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SIMON SEZ “THE HOME OF ROCK-N-ROLL” 2007 ORCHID McALLEN, TEXAS 78504 956-618-4178 SIMON SEZ…THE OLDEST ROCK-N-ROLL CLUB IN McALLEN, TEXAS. OPENED JUNE 1ST, 1995 AND STILL KICKIN’!

Sofie’s ‘SS’ Saloon

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Suerte Bar and Grill

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Other locations:
400 Nolana St.
Suerte Bar & Grill is a South 17th area watering hole featuring a relaxed atmosphere in downtown McAllen. To satisfy your thirst, we offer a full bar with a good selection of beers and liquor including a Mexican Loteria themed drink menu. Our specialty loteria menu includes several drinks/shots, named after loteria cards. Our kitchen menu is small but selective, ranging from Kim Chi fries to Mexican burgers. Our kitchen is open till 2am daily.

Taco Palenque

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Other locations:
1000 S 10th St #5022, McAllen, TX 78501
2200 S 10th St La Plaza Mall, McAllen, TX 78503
606 E Expressway 83, McAllen, TX 78503

Juan Francisco Ochoa, known as Don Pancho to his friends and family, was in search of an opportunity to bring his love and passion of Mexican cuisine to the United States. This is how the Palenque chain was born. Originally from Sinaloa, Mexico, Don Pancho first founded El Pollo Loco, which was such a success. This led him to open another restaurant, Taco Palenque®, in 1987 in Laredo, Texas.

It has become the ultimate location to spend time with family and friends while enjoying a delicious, unforgettable and authentic Mexican food. In fact, positive word-of-mouth has led to new and loyal customers, building on to Don Pancho’s passion for providing unique dishes in a comfortable setting. There are several Taco Palenque® locations operating throughout the southern region of Texas, and the potential for more is strong.

The Bearded Lady

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The Flying Walrus

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The Spanish Room

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ROOM FEATURES

  • 280sqft/25sqm
  • Air-conditioned
  • This room is non-smoking
  • Connecting rooms are available (for some rooms)
  • Living/sitting area
  • Windows may be opened
  • Total outdoor space: 91sqft/8sqm

FOOD & BEVERAGES

  • Room service
  • Bottled water, complimentary
  • Coffee maker / tea service

HOTEL HIGHLIGHTS

This hotel has a smoke-free policy
Hotel was built in 1918
Rooms were renovated in 2017

Thirsty Monkey

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Thirsty Monkey is a bar located in Downtown Mcallen with some of the best drink specials around!. Always serving $2 Jager Bombs & $2 Landshark.

Tony Roma’s

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Tony Roma’s is located in the McAllen area. The restaurant’s newly renovated design provides the perfect atmosphere for any type of occasion. Featuring two separate patios, a full-service bar with eight TV’s and a banquet room for private events, the location can be used to celebrate things both big and small! With a new attitude and new menu featuring Tony Roma’s World Famous Baby Back Ribs we’re ready to get saucy. We could go on, but we’ll let the meat do the talking! See you soon!

Tres Bar

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Your favorite 90s-Y2K party jams & weekly themed dance parties. A welcoming space with friendly bartenders, delicious cocktails, & unpretentious vibes.

Wing Barn

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Founded on the belief that Big Texas Taste can always be Bigger, the Wing Barn opened its Doors in May of 2010 in Brownsville TX. Business Partners and Family Relatives Bobby Saenz and Chef Daniel Pompa, teamed up to bring new flavor to the Rio Grande Valley. With the right combination of heat in the sauce and know-how in the kitchen, The Wing Barn spread its Wings literally and now ownes and operates 5 locations across the RGV Brownsville-Harlingen-McAllen!!

The Yard

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Outdoor Bar – Music – Foodtruck Park

Yerberia Cultura

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Yerberia Cultura is an alternative music venue + bar, and the only of its kind in South Texas.