Back 40 Grill
5214 98th Street (right off of Slide)
Hours: Sun-Wed 11am-10pm | Thurs-Sat 11am-12am
Back 40 Grill has three atmospheres in one: Lounge, sports bar, and casual restaurant. There are multiple flat screen TVs throughout with a standard bar. High-top tables and a small live music area is on one side of the space while normal tables and private booths line the other. There is also a wrap around patio outside equipped with outdoor heaters for chilly nights. The windows are floor to ceiling with a garage door look. Live music (no cover) can be heard Friday and Saturday nights, as well as other nights.
If you are looking for new drinks to try, Back 40 Grill is the place to go. We got tired of the same old margaritas and chiltons. We tried the “Pink Chandelier” which is a mix of Deep Eddy Cranberry Vodka and topped with a champagne floater. The rim even had pink rock sugar. On our next visit, we tried the margarita with sriracha-infused ice. A great mix of sweet and spicy. Troy’s Texas Iced Tea consists of Deep Eddy Sweet Tea and vodka with lemonade, cola, and Sprite. Another favorite was the Back 40 Sunrise: X-Rated Fusion Liqueur, El Jimador, OJ, and grenadine. Also on the menu you will find a rum strawberry punch, a mojito, martini with jalapenos, and of course a good beer and wine selection. Happy Hour is Monday-Friday 2pm-7pm. We went on a Saturday night and the Texas Iced Tea was on sale for $3, so you may just ask for nightly specials too. Prices for a drink range $3-$10.
The menu is not huge which in our opinion is good. Back 40 Grill focuses on the quality of its menu vs the diversity. Take a look at the menu for yourself here. Our suggestions: Start out with the fried cheese appetizer. These are substantial and can easily be a meal. The All-American burger is simple, but so good. The shoestring fries are also flavored perfectly. The Bacon and Bleu Cheeseburger is also a great choice. Finish off with the chocolate cake. It is big enough for two or three people. The quality has been great both times we have visited. Food prices range $6-$20.