Square Burger, aptly named for its location on the square in downtown McKinney, opened in June. While others around town may refer to themselves as a “burger bar”, this place is the real deal.
The focal point of the distinctly modern decor is behind the bar, where a striking blue tile backsplash calls your attention to a diverse collection of 30 beer taps. Included among them are selections from 24 different breweries comprising over 20 different styles. Beat the heat with a light and refreshing Franconia Kolsch, or choose an American Brown Ale like Big Sky Moose Drool, or Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar as the ideal accompaniment to the signature burgers on the menu. For dessert, enjoy Young’s Double Chocolate Stout either on its own or paired with your favorite chocolate indulgence. Rotating taps promise to keep things fresh in the interest of staying unique, and to accommodate seasonal selections.
Bottled beers, primarily macros, are available but kept out of sight. Also of interest, traditional shaker style pint glasses are strategically hidden to highlight the array of drinking vessels stocked in an effort to deliver your craft beer in the appropriate glassware. Both practices emphasize a commitment to promote craft beer and its versatility when paired with high-end cuisine.
Speaking of the food, the focus on craft beer carries over to the menu with fare such as Franconia Dunkel Glazed BBQ Ribs, and the Bacon & Smoked Cheddar BBQ Burger with Old Rasputin Imperial Stout BBQ sauce. The latter was outstanding, topped with shoestring onions and accentuated by the stout infused sauce which was rich and flavorful while still allowing the flavor of the meat to take center stage. A side of sweet potato fries with garlic aioli was a satisfying treat, seasoned with just the right amount of sea salt and balanced with a dusting of sugar. Rounding out the menu is a variety of burgers, sides, and salads along with daily features and tempting dessert options.
Not to be overlooked is a commitment to local suppliers. Of the thirty draft beers offered, seven are from Texas breweries with Franconia Brewing Company of McKinney staking claim to the most with four. On the culinary side, organic grass-fed beef is delivered by McKinney’s Genesis Beef, and fresh buns are provided by Empire Baking.
With friendly service and a casual but vibrant atmosphere, a passion for great food and great craft beer shows through in every aspect of this welcome addition to downtown McKinney.
115 North Kentucky Street
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