What's New in Allen?

Allen is constantly buzzing with a vibrant array of new and thrilling dining, shopping, and entertainment options! Get an exclusive glimpse into what’s on the horizon, so don’t miss out on any of the excitement!


Coming Summer 2025

High 5, an upscale family entertainment company with two locations in the Greater Austin area, is slated to open its new location in Allen in Summer 2025!

Like the large, two-story High 5 in Lakeway, the Allen location will feature traditional High 5 attractions, including 24 lanes of bowling, a 2-story laser tag arena, axe throwing, and High 5’s signature “Up Top” boutique bowling lounge. In addition, the new location will offer escape rooms and an expansive resort-style miniature golf course allowing for outdoor entertainment. Pair all that fun with craft food and beverages, bars, and event spaces and you’ve got the ultimate experience!



Now Open!

Gao's BBq & Crab

From original recipes and charcoal skewers to tender cuts of meat and sizzling seafood, Gao’s BBQ and Seafood has everything your tastebuds have been waiting for. The Chinese, cooked at the table style provides a deliciously unique experience! Some of their must tries are Xinjiang Special Lamb Skewer, Snow Crab and King Eggplant.  Head over with your friends and grab a beer while you’re at it!

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Dirty Dough is now open in Allen! Visit the Twin Creeks Village location for delicious one of a kind stuffed and iced cookies. There are all of the fillings, mix-ins and layers that go into the cookies that make up the unique experience of a Dirty Dough cookie. Flavors rotate frequently and they’ve arrived just in time for you to try the holiday seasonal menu!

They claim “you won’t find a thicker, softer, more gooey or flavorful cookie than the ones from Dirty Dough.” Try it for yourself now!

Dirty Dough

Now Open!

Armor Brewing Company

Allen is getting it’s very own brewery – Armor Brewing Company! Now open – located just off of W Bethany Drive and SH-75, get ready for a brewpub that brings together locals and visitors to create community over a pint brewed in-house and great food. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from their 22 beers on tap, and maybe even make some new friends! All this from the team you know and love over at Armor Coffee Company.

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First Watch is a popular breakfast restaurant that has recently opened a location at The Village at Allen!

Offering a seasonal menu alongside every day breakfast favorites you’ll find something for everyone. Bring your girlfriends for brunch or the family for a big breakfast. They’ll have whatever you need!

First Watch

Coming Spring 2024

Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette is a French-style bakery and coffee shop coming to Allen this May! Serving fresh baked goods, sandwiches, salads and Lavazza coffee to suite every palette, you’ll want to stop by as soon as they open. Treat yourself to a slice of Tiramisu Mascarpone Cheesecake or Pineapple Brulee Pastry!

Coming Summer 2024

A beloved DFW food truck is opening a brick and mortar location at Watters Creek Village, right here in Allen! Vaqueros Bar-B-Q is run by James Beard nominated Chef Trey Sánchez, who considers it a family affair since he makes all the favorites his dad made growing up at the family barbecue restaurant. Keep an eye out for opening day, you won’t want to miss it!

Vaqueros Texas Bar-B-Q

Coming 2025

Katy Trail Ice House "Ranch"

Dallas’ popular backyard bar Katy Trail Ice House is expanding to Allen in late 2025!

It’ll be the biggest Katy Trail Ice House so far and the last one according to the owner. Costing between $7 to $8 million to build, the owner is also spending $1 million to buy and plant trees on the site — a must-have for this shaded backyard hangout.

Owner Buddy Cramer is calling it Katy Trail Ice House Ranch because it’ll have a cattle guard at the entrance and will be located on more land than either of the other two. The restaurant will have the same menu as the other two Ice Houses, but because there’s more space, Cramer plans to have three barbecue smokers, whereas the Uptown restaurant has just one. We can’t wait to take a seat and sample this experience in Allen!

Coming 2025

Chicken N Pickle, the unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar, pickleball courts, and a variety of yard games, is opening in Spring 2025 at The Farm, a 135-acre mixed-use destination located on the south side of SH-121/Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Road.

Chicken N Pickle will join other entertainment venues including High 5 and the recently opened The HUB in the award-winning development. We can’t wait for all the new entertainment in Allen!


Coming 2024


The local high end Tex-Mex restaurant, Mesero, is opening their eighth location at The Farm in Allen in late 2024. The new eatery will feature and indoor/outdoor bar with a patio, spacious dining area, and private dining room. 

Mesero’s menu includes classics and new takes while also featuring American favorites with a southwest twist. They also have an extensive cocktail menu. It is a welcome addition to the mixed use destination that The Farm promises to be.


Now Open!

Chloe Mae Studios

At Chloe Mae Studios you’ll find gifts, original art, attend a creative experience or book time at the spa! They have artist receptions and classes or just pop in for a new piece of art. No matter how you connect with your creative side, it is the ultimate spot to dip your toe in the arts scene in Allen. 

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Game Nerdz has recently opened a brick and mortar location at The Village at Allen! Game Nerdz has been providing North Texas a great selection of games and gaming accessories for over 15 years. They’re ready to provide everything you need for your next game night.


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Lululemon is now open at Watters Creek Village! You can now refresh your althleisure wear whenever you’re shopping in Allen. Take advantage of it’s proximity to other great shopping like Apricot Lane Boutique and Kendra Scott. You’ll be glad you planned on a whole day of shopping!

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Nordstrom Rack has opened the all-new, 29,000-square-foot store at The Village at Allen, joining other major discount shopping players Target, HomeGoods, Burlington’s, and the similar Macy’s Backstage.

Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering up to 70 percent off on-trend apparel, accessories, beauty, home, and shoes from many of the top brands sold at Nordstrom stores.


Coming Summer 2024

Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble is coming to Watters Creek Village. This unique location will be particularly cozy and welcoming while still offering all the things you know and love about the bookstore. Come see for yourself summer 2024!