Named after the six trolley cars which once connected business and industry in downtown Amarillo to some of the local neighborhoods, Six Car Pub & Brewery offers locally brewed beer, weekend brunch, lunch specials and trivia nights. The spacious, dog-friendly patio—leashed dogs only—offers picnic benches positioned both in shade and partial sun. Kids are also welcome indoors and on the patio at Six Car, although leash requirements are unspecified. 

Simple joys are elevated at Six Car Pub & Brewery. The whipped cream atop the celebration-sized Stuffed Waffle (two Belgian waffles, sweet cream cheese, served with strawberry compote, caramel drizzle and a granola crumble) and the Cracked Pie is infused with the flavor of a beloved breakfast cereal, reminiscent of the joy of drinking leftover, sugary milk out of the bowl. The Cracked Pie is a joy in and of itself—a butter-sugar flavored gooey, fudge-like consistency filling is encased with a streusel-like oat-based crust, served with a dollop of cereal milk whipped cream. It is breakfast—rather, dessert—well worth starting with, or saving room for.

While it is Amarillo’s only downtown brewery, Six Car has plenty of options for non-beer drinkers, including a bevy of breakfast beverages including a Six Car Sunrise (tequila, orange juice, grenadine) multi-flavored mimosas (fruit juice with sparkling wine), or a boozy Long Island iced coffee (Kahlua, Bailey’s, rum, tequila, and Journey Canyon Coffee’s Six Car Blend coffee). 

Six Car Pub & Brewery features Nashville-style Hot Chicken in several of its brunch and lunch/dinner dishes. The dry-breaded, heavily spiced, and crispy fried chicken is at home in the Nashville Chicken Biscuit for brunch or smothered in cheese within and without the Angry Bird Grilled Cheese. Six Car’s Hot Chicken is pleasantly spiced but can be made extra spicy upon request if diners are looking for heat closer to the Music City’s famous dish.  

The made-to-order pub food menu features many burger options, and any can be prepared with Wagyu Beef for an additional fee. Or, replace the beef with a non-meat option (Six Car offers black bean veggie burgers or Impossible patties). The eponymous Six Car Burger features the restaurant’s housemade remoulade, a creamy beer cheese, and is topped with a tangy honey mustard and served with fries. Towering over its other burger brethren is Six Car’s BBQ Pulled Pork Burger, which is made with a half-pound patty, roasted pork shoulder, sweet and tangy BBQ sauce, Swiss cheese, housemade remoulade, apricot jam, and onion rings. 

Another must-try is the Korean Chicken Sandwich, which includes fried chicken doused in Korean-style BBQ sauce, crunchy-sweet slaw, pickled onions, crispy garlic, and chives. Those sweet-spicy, umami flavors are tied together by the addition of the house-made remoulade.  

Starters like beer cheese fries (or tots!) or arancini (surprisingly cheesy risotto balls, fried to perfection, and served with tomato sauce and a balsamic reduction) are served in large enough formats to easily share with four or more. 

625 S. Polk St.

Open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m.; and Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.