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Well, I was going to give Steve Brown the credit, till a quick search reveals it was former Observer-er Merritt Martin (sniff) who actually broke the news two days ago that Austin-based Kung Fu Saloon is due to take over the former Place at Perry's on Cedar Springs and Routh come spring. Says so right there on the Kung Fu Saloon website, which provides the conceptual rendering you see above and promises the following:
To quench your thirst we'll offer a full bar including 24 beers on tap, with selections ranging from the staple Miller Lite to more rare selections like the Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye. Almost forgot to mention the one of a kind sake bomb menu, and pickle shots. Nice! To satisfy your hunger we'll offer a full menu of Asian inspired American fare with items such as cheeseburger egg rolls, sriracha buffalo wings, burgers, salads and soon to be famous "The Dank" sandwich.
Entertainment will include 20 VINTAGE ARCADE GAMES like Ms. Pacman, NBA Show Time, Mortal Kombat, Galaga, Golden Tee, Big Buck Hunter, Double Dragon & more. The fun continues with Shuffleboard, foosball, five original Skee Ball machines (always free!), Giant Jenga, Giant Connect Four, and board games. To top it off we will feature two PRIVATE KARAOKE ROOMS!
You had me at Galaga. Anyway. We just got the press release, in which managing partner Chris Horne says, "We believe the clientele in Uptown Dallas are the exact type of customers who become regulars. They're fun loving and appreciate unique concepts with a lifestyle oriented approach." That means you, of course. You, I'm not so sure about. Jump for the hard sell.
(Austin, Texas) The owners of Kung Fu Saloon have announced they are opening a third location in Uptown Dallas, Texas early next year.
v "We believe the clientele in Uptown Dallas are the exact type of customers who become regulars. They're fun loving and appreciate unique concepts with a lifestyle oriented approach," said Managing Partner Chris Horne.
Once open at Routh Ave and Cedar Springs, Kung Fu Saloon Dallas will feature 20 vintage arcade games, five free Skee Ball lanes, two karaoke rooms and 24 beers on tap.
"We will offer an upper scale experience in a laid back environment. A place where a trader in a business suit that just got off work, or a wake boarder that just got off the lake in board shorts can come in and feel at home," Horne said.
It will cost just a quarter to play each of the 20 vintage arcade games such as Donkey Kong, Mortal Kombat and the original Super Mario Brothers, just to name a few. Customers will also be able to test their skills on five free vintage Skee Ball lanes.
While guiding Ms. Pac-Man around her maze, Kung Fu customers will be able to enjoy one of 24 beers on draft, many of them from Texas.
"We start with what every bar should and that's a great drink menu. While we'll have some staple drafts we also want to introduce our customers to some of the best, lesser known beers from Texas and around the nation," Horne said. "We'll also have a full liquor selection and sake menu as well."
Kung Fu Saloon also knows what it means to be a part of a much bigger community and giving back is important.
"Giving back to the community is an ideal that has been important to us since we opened our first location, and our tradition of holding philanthropic events throughout the year will carry on into Dallas," said Horne.
At both the Austin and Houston locations of Kung Fu, they donate 15% of their sales once a month to a local charity during an event called, Drink For a Cause. Kung Fu Dallas will carry on that tradition.