Want the feel of the hottest spots in Downtown and Uptown Dallas, but don’t want to drive 30 min from your home here at Austin Ranch?… Well, look no further! Our newest retail hot spot, Shakertins, can give you all of that and more! With the walking convenience from your home, you will have the coolest vibes and unheard of cocktails right around the corner. Not to mention they have a 2000 square foot outdoor patio to sit out on and enjoy this beautiful Texas weather!
Shakertins is owned by former actor and restaurant/bar guru, Brad Hawkins. Brad has been in the hospitality industry for 12 years and loves every second of it. He started out at the famous Ghost Bar in Downtown Dallas and later helped open up Sfuzzi’s in Uptown Dallas. With his knowledge and skills in deliverance of the top places in Dallas, Brad has delivered us Shakertins which he words as being “a hybrid of the hottest places in Dallas: Sfuzzi, Whiskey Cake and KungFu Saloon”. This was definitely noticeable when I stepped foot inside.
When recently visiting with my staff for our team building activity, we were catered to by none other than Brad himself. He helped in the kitchen by hand making our flat bread pizzas, recommending the popular cocktails and catering to our needs. Alongside Brad was his extremely knowledgeable and attentive waitress, Rilee. She seemed to be working most of the open tables there that night, but she still made the time to give us the drink recommendations while carrying on friendly conversations at our table. She convinced me to get the Honey Bee cocktail, better known as a jalapeno margarita. I must say, I was not disappointed at all in that recommendation! J Another fabulous helper happened to be the GM of Shakertins, Anthony. He was checking on every table, bussing the tables and even personally delivering the pizzas. He made sure everyone was having a great time and was being attended to.
Towards the end of our visit, Brad enlightened us on the final touches to come to Shakertins, aside from their already massive 2000 sq. ft. outdoor patio, Golden Tee golf game and pool table lounge. These items will include Shuffle Board and Life sized games, such as Jenga and Connect 4! Who doesn’t LOVE life sized games?! I am so thrilled to have this new poppin’ place come to Thousand Oaks and I believe it’s just the right touch we need around here, considering the area is booming. It also is a place to meet many new faces and create new friendships, for I have reacquainted with many and have 5 new buddies just from my 3 visits.
The staff at Shakertins thrives in being extremely customer oriented and making sure everyone is having a great time. So, instead of driving to the Shops at Legacy, Dallas or just sitting at home, I recommend taking a stroll outside to this new place and enjoying the experience I have had the opportunity to enjoy multiple times now. Now go SHAKE IT UP!