(KMOV) – PBR St. Louis: A Cowboy Bar will be one of the first restaurants to open at Ballpark Village, making it the eighth location across the country.
It will be Professional Bull Riders Inc.’s only venue in the St. Louis region.
“PBR wants to be in world-class districts within very special cities and there is no doubt that Ballpark Village in St. Louis fits the bill,” said PBR CEO Sean Gleason on Thursday. “Our goal with the PBR club was to create a concept that captures both the electricity that is PBR as well as the warm camaraderie that exists between our patrons at our events.”
Some St. Louis leaders were pleased with the announcement.
“We appreciate PBR’s investment in St. Louis,” said Phyllis Young, 7th Ward Alderwoman, 7th Ward. “PBR St. Louis promises to be a happening place that will bring a lot of boots downtown.”
The first PBR location opened its doors in 2008 at the Power & Light District in Kansas City since launched six other venues, including in Las Vegas, Houston and Philadelphia.
“Each location of PBR features its own unique high-quality design, but with shared attractions including a large dance floor, a soft-seating lounge area, private outdoor balconies, multiple bars, and the world’s meanest mechanical bull as a show-piece element to the club,” a statement sent to the media read.
Officials said PBR St. Louis will take the design to a new level, promising an eclectic combination of “cowboy cool” and “urban chic,” spanning 8,000 square feet.
PBR St. Louis will also feature an expansive beer and bourbon list as well as a southwestern inspired food menu.
“PBR is a perfect addition to Ballpark Village,” said St. Louis Cardinals President Bill DeWitt Jr. “We are focused on making Ballpark Village the premier entertainment destination for the region and for our fans and PBR will help us accomplish that goal.”
Blake Cordish, Vice President of The Cordish Companies, the developer for Ballpark Village, agreed.
“The Cordish Companies and the St. Louis Cardinals are committed to bringing best-in-class concepts to Ballpark Village and with PBR we have done just that,” said Cordish, “We are thrilled to welcome PBR to St. Louis and we are confident that it will be an anchor attraction for years to come.”
The announcement of the Ballpark Village PBR comes just days before PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series comes to St. Louis. On Feb. 15 -17, the world’s Top 35 bull riders ride into Scottrade Center for the Cooper Tires presents Kawasaki Invitational. It’s the 16th time the PBR has visited St. Louis.