Allure on Lake Ray Hubbard new hot spot for karaoke, live bands

(Rockwall) One of the hottest spots in Rockwall nowadays – for the 30+ crowd in particular – appears to be the new lakeside Allure Restaurant Bar & Grill at Chandler’s Landing Marina on Karaoke Thursdays, as well as on Friday and Saturday nights with live bands.

Nearly 100 people squeeze into Allure’s Bar & Grill every Thursday night –  often overflowing on to the patio – rocking out to some surprisingly excellent local country, rock and contemporary hit karaoke singers, watching sports on big-screen TVs, sipping drinks with friendly people and staff, plus eating food from the grill which regulars say is quite good.

Chandler’s Landing resident Jerl Welch is the karaoke DJ, spinning tunes virtually non-stop, while adding in some of the best harmonica playing in the DFW area. By day, he and his wife own Casa Jewelers in the Casa View Shopping Center. At night, they make quite a duo – singing, dancing and rocking the house together.

It’s often the same crowd and same number Friday and Saturday nights doing it all over again – this time listening and dancing to some top area bands, including the JD Cobb Band, Droo D’anna and Sound House.

The karaoke fun begins officially at 7 p.m. Thursdays and continues until midnight, but if you want to get a table, be advised to arrive as early as 6:30 p.m. After 8, be prepared to practically sit on the laps of some of your friendly neighbors. That might actually be one reason why so many single men and women show up! Plenty of married couples are in the crowd, as well. If you want to sing, be sure to get on the list early! On Friday and Saturday nights the music normally begins at 8 and lasts until midnight.

The Bar and Grill menu includes such favorites as the Big BBQ Bacon Cheddar Burger, Nacho Cheeseburgers, Lakeside Chicken Sandwich, Turkey Club, a huge Catfish sandwich, four flavors of Chicken Wings, several salads, numerous appetizers, plus many dining room entrees – such as tenderloin steaks and fresh seafood. Bar and Grill prices range from $6-14.

Allure restaurant owners Pat and Linda Adams, plus their sons Jason and Taylor, are all on hand each night and day to supervise the action. They serve lunch seven days a week – beginning at 11 a.m. – plus host a Happy Hour daily.

Since opening in July, the Adams say business has exceeded expectations in the bar and restaurant and they are working hard to make it even better.

During the World Series, for example, the Adams brought two huge projector screen TVs into the dining room so Ranger fans could watch the games from the spacious dining room. They also had an additional big-screen outside on the patio. On Thanksgiving and game days they host Dallas Cowboys game-watching parties featuring their big screens.

To provide even more room for special parties and wedding receptions, they’ve recently torn down the downstairs exercise center wall and are converting it into an overflow room for more parties. They had a beautiful new gazebo built outside the reception room for weddings during warm weather. There’s also a downstairs patio with a snack bar and white sand beach with umbrellas and lounge chairs.

Several local residents say Allure’s dining room offers a delicious array of sizzling steaks, fresh seafood and much more. Watch soon for a review of the Allure Restaurant dining room, which is open Tuesday – Sunday, from 5-10 p.m., with a Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The lakeside view from the Bar and Grill, patio and dining room is spectacular and unmatched in the DFW area – especially at sunset – of Lake Ray Hubbard and the boats going in and out of the Chandler’s Landing Marina.

For reservations or info, call 972-771-3600 or visit

Story and photos courtesy of J.J. Smith, Publisher,, published Nov. 30, 2011