Scott Helmer helps open Big Texan Brewery in Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo, TX – Beer inspired the latest business move by one of Amarillo’s best-known attractions.

After tasting success with the Big Texan Brewery, brothers Danny and Bobby Lee opted to convert unused former Palace space at the Big Texan Steak Ranch into a beer garden.

I can’t say whether beer actually was consumed at the exact moment lightning struck. But I can tell you that, a couple of weeks ago, the garden already had a comfortable feel.

The space carries the Big Texan’s Old West vibe into the semi-open air. One “room” of the covered porch contains tall stools surrounding round iron tables specially crafted to encircle the roof’s wooden support posts. Sunblock shades filter the west’s setting sun. Another room features porch swings and star-shaped tin lights.

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