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Texas’ Hottest New Restaurant Mecca Lands its First Brewpub

Casual West Coast Approach to Beer to be Celebrated

BY // 01.04.18
photography Kathy Tran

Between the city’s $3.2 billion development Legacy West, massive foodie wonderland Legacy Hall, and hotspots like Sixty Vines and Whiskey Cake, Plano’s restaurant scene seems to have it all. But the start of 2018 brought something different to the burgeoning ‘burb.

Plano’s first independent brewpub and restaurant opened this week at the Boardwalk in Granite Park. Union Bear Brewing, the newest concept from Frisco-based 33 Restaurant Group (Taverna Rossa, Cadillac Pizza Pub, Heritage Pizza & Taproom), is now serving dinner daily and will add lunch hours on January 8.

Union Bear’s roomy new home includes 7,250-square-feet of interior space and a 3,000-square-foot patio overlooking the water. The brewpub has a comfortable, communal atmosphere and offers family-friendly activities like bocce ball, shuffleboard, and a golf putting hole.

“We couldn’t think of a better home for Union Bear Brewing and are thrilled to be a part of the beautiful Granite Park Boardwalk, they’ve truly done an amazing job with this development,” Tony Smith, VP and Partner of 33 Restaurant Group, said in a statement.  

Inspired by the West Coast casual beer approach, Union Bear’s signature line of brews includes UB Blonde, Amber, White IPA and Stout as well as 33 featured taps. Beer aficionados will be able to take growlers and crowlers to-go.

The kitchen complements Union Bear’s brews with elevated American pub fare, like the buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, duck leg sliders and the UB patty melt. The chef-driven menu also has a range of appetizers, soups, salads, flatbreads, and other entrees.

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The brewpub is the third restaurant to open in the mixed-use development, which also houses Chip’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers and Hookline.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Union Bear Brewing to The Boardwalk, a unique and cool waterfront escape with restaurants, patios and lounge areas conveniently located in Granite Park at the intersection of the Sam Rayburn Tollway (121) and the Dallas North Tollway,” said Greg Fuller, president and COO at Granite Properties. “The Boardwalk is a top restaurant destination for our customers and for the growing population in Collin County.

Additional restaurants, overlooking our luxurious Hilton hotel at Granite Park, will open soon.”

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