Dallas’s OG adult playground is returning 140 years later! Former Jake’s Burgers on Henderson Ave has been transformed into the newest neighborhood restaurant, Mayer's Garden while playing homage to one of the city’s first bars!
Updated December 2021
Garret Mayer (the last name is a coincidence) and partner Austin Rodgers of the Alamo Club teamed up to revitalize a historic 1880’s beer garden. The original Mayer’s Garden was an open-air drinking spot with daily live music, delicious food, endless beer from their saloon, vaudeville performances, and a zoo! Mayer’s Garden was considered one of Dallas’ best meet ups at the time and owners hope to continue the legacy with their modern version.
The new Mayer’s encompasses a huge space on the corner of Belmont and Henderson in a newly painted brick building. It has an industrial and elevated sports bar vibe with huge TVs, ample patio seating and an artistic tiled bar. It is the perfect addition to a day drinking and sports driven Henderson Ave down from Skellig and Tap House.
FOOD + DRINK
The Texas inspired menu includes deviled eggs, taquitos, queso, a phenomenal burger, a fried green BLT and a solid list of salads. Or try their specialty Nuggies ‘n Fries!
For drinks, there’s 7 reasonably priced garden cocktails - the Paloma was the clear favorite by looking around the bar. There’s also two frozens: a carajillo and a Frosita, a take off a froze. But don’t leave without taking a Turtle Bite shot with habanero tequila, pineapple, lime, cucumber and honey!
Mayer’s Garden is offering happy hour from Wednesday - Friday from 3-7 PM. This includes $8 house cocktails, $5 Rita’s and $5-$7 wine and beer.