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Texas Rangers corral Urban Cowboy bar to Arlington complex

Texas Rangers corral Urban Cowboy bar to Arlington complex

PBR, Texas Live
Get ready to channel your inner cowboy. Photo courtesy of Texas Rangers

A cowboy-hat venue has been added to Texas Live, the entertainment district in Arlington, by the Texas Rangers stadium. Called the PBR country bar — "PBR" standing for Professional Bull Riders — it will host live music and feature a mechanical bull. Well, yee-haw.

PBR is the latest concept, joining high-profile players such as Lockhart Smokehouse, Revolver Brewery, and Guy Fieri at the complex being developed in partnership between the Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers, and the city of Arlington.

A release says that PBR is "born from the toughest sport on dirt," and that it will marry a combination of cowboy cool and Texas-sized entertainment. That includes a live concert series, and an anthem played every night at midnight called "I Think I'll Just Stay Here and Drink." It's a remake of a Merle Haggard song by Warrant.

According to CEO Sean Gleason, the first PBR was launched in 2008, and it will expand to 10 locations nationwide.

"PBR country bars provide a strong daily brand presence for the sport in a fun, lifestyle venue where our fans can come out and release their inner cowboy," he says. When he says "sport," he means riding on a mechanical bull.

The PBR country bar will be located on the second floor above Lockhart Smokehouse. It'll be a big place with room for 1,500 and a 7,000-square-foot balcony overlooking Arlington Backyard, a 5,000-capacity event pavilion that will welcome national, regional, and local music talent.

Located in between the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Park and the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Texas Live is part of Arlington's new stadium district with a new Rangers ballpark, hotel, outdoor pavilion, restaurants, retail, and entertainment venues.