Urban Union – One of the Most Interesting Developments in Downtown Arlington

Several new developments are enriching Downtown Arlington these days, and Urban Union is one of the most impressive. The facility has garnered great interest from Arlington residents and neighbors from all around the Metroplex.

Urban Union, the seven-acre infill site that today contains eight buildings and 70,000 square feet of lease space, has helped to revive the industrial edifice nestled between Abram and Division downtown.

Dodson Companies is the firm behind the updated engineering of the building, whose renovation and construction started back in 2014. Today, more and more successful businesses are becoming a part of the Urban Union, and participation in the many leasing and flex opportunities in the space has become a thing of status for many local shops and restaurants.

If you haven’t had the chance to visit it yet, here are some of the businesses that are currently attracting attention at the Urban Union:

Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery

Ask many Arlington residents, and you’ll often here that Sugar Bee Sweets is one of the best. It’s a place where artistry meets “heavenly delicious.” Visit the Sugar Bee Sweets down at Urban Union. You can relish their morning coffee along with breakfast, while breathing in the alluring smells of freshly baked sweet delicacies. Cookies, cupcakes, cake pops, wedding cakes, other types of custom cakes—the list goes on. You’ll have to visit to see what else they have in store.

Legal Draft Beer Company

For extraordinary craft beer, visit the Legal Draft Beer Company. Legal Draft holds a special place in the heart of Urban Union, having supported a great deal of the site’s development. And not only is the beer good, but the restaurant and draft house even allows your four-legged friends to join the party if you want to bring your dog. They have indoor and outdoor spaces for chilling while sampling the amazing assortment of beers brewed on-site.

4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge

In the mood for a fruity cocktail that takes you on a journey to sandy beaches and tropical sunshine? Visit the 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge, and the oceanside vibe they offer will take you precisely where you want to go. Craft cocktails, freshly-squeezed juices, and other delicious menu options will be waiting for you in the eternal summer of the Tiki Lounge.

The Tipsy Oak

The Tipsy Oak is one of the newest members of Urban Union. The restaurant offers craft food and drink in an atmosphere enriched with live music. The impressive menu will satisfy every friend or family member, so make an event of it and see what all the talk’s been about!

There are many businesses that provide a long list of services, food and entertainment at the Urban Union, including Cartel Taco Bar, Board & Brush Creative Studio, and events such as Brewing Arts Festival along with many others. Make the trip to visit the Urban Union today, and you’ll be happy you did.

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Nikki Frisby
Nikki is an Arlington, Texas native who loves finding hole in the wall restaurants, exploring new cultures, and listening to live music. She is currently a marketing and management double major at the University of Texas at Arlington who is involved in the Goolsby Leadership Academy, American Marketing Association, and LGBTQA Program. As a Yelp Elite member she supports local business and is always up to try new foods.