Tampa-based The Brass Tap plans to continue to expand in the Texas market with a craft beer bar in McKinney. The currently has seven locations in the Dallas area with two more on tap in McKinney and Frisco. Each location is independently franchised, and the McKinney location will be owned by Hardik Patel and his business partners. The McKinney location is the group's first location of its three-store deal with The Brass Tap.

The McKinney location will have a full sports bar that will feature 60 different beers on tap and "a full-size menu," according to Patel. The Brass Tap is known for its flatbread pizzas, burgers, wings and sandwiches, according to its website. The location will also feature a covered patio with yard games and a 4K video wall for customers to enjoy sporting events. The restaurant will host karaoke and trivia nights as well as live music on select days.

"With this Texas heat, people want different options for their beer," Patel said. "You won't find this many local beers at any other restaurant. Sixty different types of beers is a lot."

The Brass Tap McKinney will be in the 380 North development at the northwest intersection of Hardin Boulevard and US 380, and the owners expect to gain possession of the building in April 2023. The craft beer bar is expected to open for the summer and is slated for a June 2023 opening date, according to Patel. www.brasstapbeerbar.com