The building that Thunderbird Station occupies is nearly 100 years old. Photography courtesy of Kim Finch

From the mind behind Double Wide and Single Wide comes Thunderbird Station, a new bar and bites concept by Kim Finch. Thunderbird Station is a vintage-style watering hole that boasts indoor seating as well as a 5,400-square-foot patio.

Thunderbird Station occupies one of Dallas’ oldest buildings. The building in Deep Ellum, which first opened in 1922, housed Riegel’s service shop for 62 years. The menu is a nod to vintage fare, offering items like “the king,” a grilled peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich, a tribute to Elvis Presley. Another interesting choice is the “sloppy Jolene,” a vegetarian sloppy Joe served with Lays chips and a pickle.

Cocktails include the “peel out,” a push-pop inspired cocktail made with orange juice, vanilla and vodka. Another option is the “junkyard dog,” an A&W root beer-based vodka cocktail.

“We are so excited to get the doors open finally,” Finch said in a statement. “We wanted to honor the history of the building and have put all of our energy into maintaining the retro look and vintage feel while keeping true to the neighborhood. Designing it during a pandemic has certainly been a challenge.”

Thunderbird Station is located at 3400 Commerce St.


  • Tuesday – Friday: 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday: Noon to midnight