Thunderbird is the word at this cozy dive on the east end of Deep Ellum! Thunderbird Station may be a newer spot to the neighborhood, but our Business of the Week has made a big splash serving up comfort food, nostalgic drinks, and all-around amazing vibes.
The building that houses Thunderbird Station was originally built in 1922 as a Gulf Service Auto shop. Because of its car-related uses, a bar and restaurant dedicated to classic cars and auto culture only made sense to restaurateur Kim Finch. No stranger to nostalgia, Kim Finch also owns Deep Ellum favorite Double Wide and its sibling bar Single Wide and couldn’t pass up this spot when it was available.
With a menu dedicated to boozy takes on childhood favorites, the cocktail menu contains options inspired after push-pops, grape soda, cream pie, and A&W root beer plus a lengthy draft menu complete with frosty mugs! On the food side, the nostalgia doesn’t stop – frito pies, sloppy joes, fried bologna, and loaded hot dogs are just the tip of the iceberg.
Although opening during a pandemic wasn’t the plan, Thunderbird Station utilized their 5,400 square foot patio to make sure everyone could have plenty of space. With picnic tables, high boy tables, and fire pits for the colder months, the space is ideal for spending a night with friends. Indulge your inner kid with a drop down memory lane at Thunderbird Station for music, booze, bites, and only good times!