Downtown dining

Chef Jon Bonnell puts new sports bar with patio into play in Sundance Square

Jon Bonnell puts sports bar with patio into play in Sundance Square

Buffalo Bros. wings
Buffalo Bros is famous for its "Wing Wednesday" deal — 10 wings for $5. Photo by Nancy Farrar via Buffalo Bros./Facebook

Downtown Fort Worth will get pizza, wings, and a new patio from chef Jon Bonnell when his Buffalo Bros sports bar opens in Sundance Square.

The second location of the popular TCU-area hangout, which Bonnell co-owns with Ed McOwen, will open in 2019 at 415 Throckmorton St., according to a release. It will replace In the Sack, a grocery-liquor store that opened in 2017 and took over the space from Oliver's Fine Foods.

And it brings two things the area needs: a patio and a place to watch the big games.

“With more than 10 years of award-winning experience at our first location, we cannot wait to bring an even bigger version of Buffalo Bros to Sundance Square,” says Bonnell in a release. “We are designing the perfect spot for sports fans, families, and everyone in between with this new location. We’ll have pizza by the pie or slice, the best wings in town — hands down — and plenty of freshly-prepared affordable options for every palate.”

Buffalo Bros' menu will feature authentic Buffalo-style chicken wings; deck oven pizza; made-to-order subs; fresh salads; and Buffalo, New York, classics like Beef on Weck sandwiches and Sahlen hot dogs. Customers will be able to sit and sip on the outdoor patio at Fourth and Throckmorton streets, in the heart of downtown.

It's Bonnell's second Sundance Square venture; his upscale Waters seafood restaurant does bustling business nearby.

The area has been without a dedicated sports bar since Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill, a few blocks over, closed in 2016. Buffalo Bros promises "more TVs than you can count and a wide choice of beers on draft, [so] there is never a bad seat to catch your favorite game."

Bonnell said in a September 24 Facebook post that he doesn't yet have an opening date but is meeting with designers and developing a timeline for an opening date next year.

“Buffalo Bros is known for their lively yet casual atmosphere, and that’s a concept we can get behind,” Johnny Campbell, president and CEO of Sundance Square, says in the release. “With their highly rated food and laidback style, we’re excited to add Buffalo Bros’ distinctive flavor to our brand of Texas hospitality.”