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Dine, Drink, and Discover at Legacy Hall in Plano

Legacy Hall, one of the nation’s largest and most unique food halls is dedicated to serving the best-of food trends prepared by premier chefs and local artisans. The three-story, 55,000-square-foot European-style food hall, brewery and live music and entertainment venue is now open in Plano’s acclaimed Legacy West development and was named USA Today’s 2019 2nd Best Food Hall in the U.S.

Like the food hall’s cuisine, the architecture is simple, honest and well crafted. Raw wood, concrete, steel, modified shipping containers, exposed ductwork, conduits and pipes are all carefully and purposefully arranged to create a functional artistic expression of what a building is.

Legacy Hall: Dine, Drink, and Discover

Legacy Hall has an eclectic collection of 15+ artisanal food stalls on ground level, featuring everything from elevated Neapolitan pizzas, duck fried chicken and Baja-style tacos, to worldly selections like shawarma, yakitori and bao steam buns. Also on the first floor, Blush Wine Bar features a robust list of more than 80 wines carefully selected by an in-house, level-two sommelier, who will provide wine education and recommendations. The cozy, adults-only space will also offer plenty of comfortable seating. To see the full list of food stalls and the chefs and restaurateurs behind them, visit legacyfoodhall.com/food-stalls.

The second floor comprises Legacy Hall’s main seating area, comfortably accommodating 250 or more guests and an indoor/outdoor bar, the Good View Bar, that opens onto a balcony overlooking the Box Garden.

The third floor features High Bar Kitchen & Tap with a full menu of elevated pub fare developed by Executive Chef John Franke to pair with Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co.’s extensive draft selection. Menu highlights include shareable favorites like Boneless Wings tossed in Buffalo Hot, Lemon Pepper or Thai Sweet Chili and served with ranch or blue cheese or Chicken or Beef Nachos. Main plates include Kobe Sliders with fries, Meatball Sub with fries or a Chicken Chopped Salad. High Bar Kitchen & Tap also provides table-service dining throughout the third floor allowing guests to sit back and relax while watching their favorite teams on one of 12 TVs. It is open daily from 11 a.m.

Unlawful Assembly Brewery

The third floor houses a fully functioning craft brewery, Unlawful Assembly Brewery & Tap Room, featuring classic pub fare and 21 operating tanks used to crank out its portfolio of premium year-round beers, along with a rotating tap selection of highly creative, collaborative and seasonal beers. The brewery opened with six premium beers: the Antagonist Amber Lager, Public Dissent Pale Ale, Deviant Behavior Belgian Wit, Real American Brown Ale, Idol Time Passion Pineapple Wheat, and Barrel Aged Brown Ale.

Guests can also enjoy the eye-catching tap room within the brewery that serves as an ideal gathering place for people looking to enjoy the sights and sounds of a working brewery while hanging out with friends. The UABC Tap Room can host private parties and acoustic live music shows in a unique and intimate setting.

Comedic brewery tours are available every Saturday at noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Guests will be guided through the 8,000-square-foot brewery while expertly trained comedians lead guests through the brewing process used to create Unlawful Assembly’s  high quality craft beers. Each tour costs $15 per participant and includes a limited release UABC beer glass, and two complimentary beers. No RSVP or pre-registration necessary. Must be 21+ to attend.

Happy Hour

Monday through Friday Legacy Hall is putting the happy in Happy Hour with craft cocktails made from fresh squeezed juice and beer from Unlawful Assembly Brewing Co. Grab your beverage of a choice, a friend (and/or coworker) and unwind on the patio. They’ll have the music on vibe, the drinks pouring and the snacks ready for those munchie needs!

3, 4, 5, 6 ‘til 7 Happy Hour

$3  Unlawful Assembly beers
$4  Frozen cocktails
$5  Taps (beer & wine)
$6  Fav spirits
Monday – Friday from 3-7 p.m.

The Box Garden

The Box Garden is located ground level adjacent to the food hall. Constructed from reclaimed shipping containers, this expansive courtyard holds more than 1,500 people and houses Carlton Provisions BBQ along with multiple bars including a tiki bar, Texas stillhouse bar, margarita cantina, rotating pop-ups and even a Hawaiian shaved ice stand. The heart of the Box Garden features a 600-square-foot event stage with an LED screen that provides constant entertainment for Legacy Hall’s guests. Check their calendar and Facebook for upcoming live music and other various events.

Legacy Hall is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. – 12 .m., Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. With accommodations and event packages available for groups from 25 to 2,000, Legacy Hall is available for your next event. For more information, visit legacyfoodhall.com/groups-parties.

About Front Burner Restaurants, LP

Front Burner is a restaurant innovation lab and the force behind more than 100 restaurants and multiple thriving concepts, including Plano’s Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar, Sixty Vines, and The Keeper, as well as Velvet Taco, Ida Claire, Twin Peaks, and The Ranch at Las Colinas. Front Burner’s mission is to open independent concepts with memorable names and to use fresh, local products to fill a gap in the market and break the traditional rules of dining. The company’s newest creation is the much-anticipated Legacy Hall, the first of several projects envisioned for The Food Hall Company, founded by Randy DeWitt and Jack Gibbons.

For more eats and drinks in Plano, see our complete dining listing here.