In Arlington, the Grease Monkey Offers Burgers, Beers, and a Ride to the Game

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There's a little known yet painfully true secret amongst locals about central Arlington: "Division Street, it's not just for bums and hookers anymore."

A perfect new example of this just off Division on Mesquite Street is The Grease Monkey Burger Shop, which is about a mile and half from Cowboys Stadium. Recently opened by a group of Arlington kids, they offer up good bar grub, such as juicy burgers and nachos, as wells as cold drinks. I tried their Angry Burger that came with roasted green chili peppers, fried jalapeños and pepper jack cheese. It was a hot phenomenal mess.

There's a bar just off the main dining room, and in addition to an outside deck, they also have a cool sidewalk bar (in the photo above). Inside is a bit chaotic, but with a 12' x 10' screen center stage and 13 other flat screens surrounding the room, it's a great place to watch a game -- or 10.

Ideally they would offer shuttle service to games at the ballpark and Cowboys Stadium, right? Well, just spoke with Paul at the Grease Monkey and he tells me they will, in fact, have a bus for the Cowboy game tonight, and they're working on getting shuttles to Rangers' playoff games.

They have live music every weekend and a late-night menu consisting of just grilled cheese and pimento cheese sandwiches. The scene varies by day and time; a steady lunch crowd during the week and a more laid back sports crowd on the weekends. And, as far as I could tell, no bums or hookers.



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gabbahey
gabbahey

This sounds like a great idea! I will likely try this place some random Saturday afternoon for random college games, so, with no expectations + the ARL = win/win.

PlanoDave
PlanoDave

Looks like they got the bar stools just about right for all the fat-asses I have seen in Arlington.  Well done with good bracing.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

So Lauren, are there actually any greased monkees on the premises? If so, is there any wagering? Cause I likey both of this things.

Still waiting on answers from my previous questions.

Nic Rodriguez
Nic Rodriguez

The best part of Division St was driving from one end to the other hitting dive bars and counting the number of people you would see walking. Weirdest thing...no matter the time of day or night, there was always someone walking on Division St.

Pimento cheese sandwiches at a bar sound awesome. I'll be checking this joint out soonish.

Kelly @ EvilShenanigans
Kelly @ EvilShenanigans

I tried them two weeks ago.  Got the chicken fried bacon burger.  They bacon was golden brown on the outside, but inside it was flabby and not cooked enough for me.  Burger itself was ok, but the bum was lovely.  The garlic spread they put on it is a winner.  The fries were a SOGGY mess, and the day we went they were out of tater-tots.  I was not impressed. 

Storm_71
Storm_71

When you say "it's a bit chaotic" is that because there are real greased monkeys running rampant throwing shit everywhere?????

Sportster
Sportster

How does one distinguish between tub pimento cheese and regurgitated pimento cheese?Answer: The regurgitated variety will usually contain remnants of the 7-11 jalapeno dog you don't remember buying.

MoronDog
MoronDog

Is their menu ever brought full circle?

Sturms_Bloody_Rectum
Sturms_Bloody_Rectum

That's the kind of reporting I need, decent sports bars. Good idea at the Monkey, drink here, and they'll take/return you to/from the game. Bring back the hookers. I know bars that do that around the AAC.

Need some articles of the best dive bars. Dim lighting, mismatched/second hand bar stools/tables, dartboards with only 19 numbers, and good people. With cheap beer making the lists.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

how lovely was the bum?  did you finish him?

MoronDog
MoronDog

Do you think Mitch Moreland will be on the playoff 25 man roster?

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