The original Filling Station was located on 6862 Greenville Avenue at Park Lane in Dallas, Texas. The building was an actual gas station built around 1925 and frequented by Bonnie and Clyde. In 1973 it ceased operations and was purchased by Dr. Sam Dorfman Jr. When asked why Dr. Dorfman created The Filling Station. He said, “to meet women”. It was the very first big screen sports bar in Dallas history. There were five Filling Stations in all, one in Dallas, one in Addison, two in Houston and one in Austin.
The new owner is Ana Saldana.. When asked why she re-opened The Filling Station, she said, “because I missed it”.