20 Best Bars in Fort Worth


Fort Worth is the 5th largest city in Texas. An important trading post for cowboys (Yeehaw!) This is now a modern city with contemporary architecture and international art institutions. Fort Worth has options for great cocktails and beers in swanky and inviting aesthetics to imbibe them in. Check out some of these bars when you’re in Fort Worth!

Mash’D – Fort Worth

They have outside seating. The patio is pet friendly and the place is kiddo friendly too. The atmosphere is trendy and casual, and the food is delicious too. We highly recommend the rebellious burger and queso!

They serve 17 varieties of craft cocktails, more than a dozen wines and almost have a dozen beers. It is a wonderful place to gather with friends and family and celebrate life!

2948 Crockett St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Arlington Heights
(817) 882-6723
https://mashd.com/location-fort-worth/

Fixture

The menu is chef-inspired with a lovely twist. The place is clean and pleasant, and the atmosphere is hipster, trendy and casual. They have an extensive selection of wines by the glass and bottle. Check out this fixture on Mondays and Tuesdays because they offer half price on bottles on select wines. They have a small and exclusive selection of 9 craft cocktails and 5 beers.

The service is knowledgeable, friendly and prompt. The chicken and waffles and the Truffle Mac and Cheese are the best on the menu and to die for! Wash it down with a bloody mary or one of the delicious drinks on their drink menu.

401 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Southside
(817)708-2663
https://www.fixturefw.com/

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The beer selection is super long and you can find something for everyone. The ambience is classy, casual and the whole setting is cozy and spacious. The outdoor seatings are intimate and charming, with picnic tables and trees everywhere and twinkling lights overhead.

From tart to bitter to dark and roasty, you will find a beer for any palate and preference. The waitstaff is helpful and courteous and will help you with recommendations for a good beer.

111 E 3rd St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Downtown
(817) 336-7470
http://www.beerknurd.com/locations/fort-worth-flying-saucer

HG Sply

Both the drink and food menu is extensive and well throughout. They serve several varieties of craft cocktails, draft beers and a dozen varieties of wine. The atmosphere is hipster, trendy and casual and great for kids too. They are pet-friendly as well.

The view is great – the outdoor patio is right by the trinity river. Watch the stunning sunset with a sunset toast with the complimentary beverage of the day. The food is pretty rad and the service is impeccable. Need more reasons to visit?

1621 River Run
Ste 176
Fort Worth, TX 76107
TCU/West Cliff
(682) 730-6070
https://www.dfweats.com/

The Usual

If you appreciate craft cocktails, this place will not disappoint. One of the best places to get a cocktail in Fort Worth. The Usual has some speakeasy vibes with its opaque door and dim lighting. The ambience is trendy and classy.

It is spacious as well, with a patio area so you won’t feel suffocated and squished. So chill with one of the unique selections of cocktails or go for the old-fashioned cocktails like the French 75 or Sidecar. They all taste great! Apart from cocktails, they also serve a couple of wines and around 20 beers.

1408 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Southside
(817) 810-0114
https://theusual.bar/

Pouring Glory

Pouring Glory is located at the heart of Fort Worth’s exciting Near Southside. The ambience is trendy and casual. A great place to hang out as a group and pets are allowed too. The beer menu is wide-ranging with over 60 beers on the menu. The draft selection has an array of options, from light lagers to heavy stouts.

The food is great too with plenty of appealing choices and tantalizing flavors. The outdoor area is a great place to relax while you wait for your order and you will enjoy the music too.

1001 Bryan Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Southside
(682) 707-5441
https://www.pouringglory.com/

Thompson’s

This Speakeasy bar is located in the historic Vybek building in Downtown Fort Worth. They serve a wonderful selection of craft cocktails and whiskeys in a mysterious yet inviting ambience very much in keeping with the prohibition-style vibes.

There are tons of books in bookcases and delicious limitations which will keep you buzzing! Get your hands on the Grapes of Wrath- we mean the drink, not the book!

900 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Downtown
(817) 882-8003
http://www.thompsonsbookstore.com/

Mezcales Mexican Bar & Grill

This place has a 100/100 health score and we give the food a 10/10 as well. From the avocado and chicken enchiladas to the fajita burritos and the salsa and chips, everything tastes amazing!

The ambience is casual and upbeat. A wonderful place to relish margaritas and a good enchilada plate.

5532 Jacksboro Hwy
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Far West
(817) 625-0004
https://www.mezcalesrestaurant.com/

Rahr & Sons Brewing

Rahr has been concocting award-winning beers for around 16 years now. Their pedigree is astounding. The Rahr family has been making beer in the US since 1847! They now distribute beers to 8 states in the US. You will enjoy the live band performance and there’s a food truck if you get hungry when taking a tour of the brewery.

The beer selection is huge and eclectic and the seasonal beers are the best! Pop into this place if you want to try out some amazing craft beers in the Fort Worth area. Don’t hesitate to take your kids along- they will have just as great a time as you!

701 Galveston Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Southside
(817) 810-9266
https://rahrbrewing.com/

Scat Jazz Lounge

This lounge is set in the basement of the historic Woolworth building. The vibe is swanky and intimate, with rich wood accents and plush red curtains. The ambience is classy and romantic, yet relaxed and laid back.

Revel in the special cocktails they offer, the live jazz music and maybe shake a leg if you are so inclined. A swell place to impress your date!

111 W 4th St
Ste 11
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Downtown
(817) 870-9100
http://www.scatjazzlounge.com/

Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar

They have a nice drink menu with some wines, bottled beer and signature cocktails. Do try the Beet juice cocktail – it is well-balanced, delicious and goes down smooth.

The service is incredible and the food will not disappoint. The ambience is classy and they had outdoor seating options. It is great for kids too.

5253 Marathon Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76107
TCU/West Cliff
(682) 231-8820
https://docbsrestaurant.com/locations/fort-worth/

Martin House Brewing Company

Martin House offers year-round, seasonal and taproom only beers. They have 8 beers that they offer year-round, 8 on tap canned bears and 4 seasonal beers. A must-visit spot to try out some unique flavor of beers. They play some pretty great music too!

Amble around to the back of the brewery for a lovely view of the downtown and the river. If you are a beer fan, you will love this place. If you aren’t, well then this place will convert you! The place is kiddo friendly and offers plenty of space for them to play around while you await your order. They have some board games, coloring books and snacks for the kids.

220 S Sylvania Ave
Ste 209
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Northeast
(817) 222-0177
https://martinhousebrewing.com/

Ampersand

Nestled in the heart of Fort Worth, Ampersand serves great coffee and delicious cocktails. The aesthetics are charming with decorative plants all around. The music is always popping and the service is spot on!

Cozy up on a couch and get some studying done with a nice strong cup of coffee or tea. And don’t forget to get a picture snapped in front of their social media-worthy green wall!

3009 Bledsoe St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Arlington Heights
(682) 707-9626
https://www.ampersandtx.com/

Trinity River Distillery

Trinity River Distillery is home to the Silver Star Whiskey, Silver Star Honey and Silver Star Vodka. The distillery tour is informative and fun; plus you get to taste their vodka, whiskey and honey whiskey.

This is a great place to relax and unwind with friends, family or co-workers. They are dog-friendly. It is housed in an iconic building which used to be the old ranch style bean factory. There’s a lovely patio with games for you to enjoy. The place has a pool table as well. The waitstaff is passionate, exuberant and engaging.

1734 E El Paso St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Southside
(817) 841-2837
https://www.silverstarspirits.com/

T & P Tavern

It is a tavern so the focus is more on drinks! They serve a nice selection of beers, split between popular brands, local Texas beers and rare finds. The wine list is well crafted and the scotch selection is rather modest but good. They have almost a dozen varieties of cocktails – a good mix of classic cocktails like sazerac and sidecar and specialty cocktails. There are plenty of games to indulge in at their patio and take your pooch along!

They offer almost 40 beers in bottles and cans along with almost two dozen craft beers and a couple of beers on deck. It is a seriously great place to grab a beer! The bartenders are friendly and are on top of everything. Once you step inside, you will be transported back in time. Train memorabilia all around, old-fashioned decors and the and seatings and settings that really gives you a taste of what it was like in the rails of yesteryears.

221 W Lancaster Ave
Ste 1000
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Downtown
(817) 885-8878
https://tptavern.com/

Acre Distilling

Looking for a wonderful time of distillery touring and tasting? Then reserve your spot at Acre Distilling. The tours are interesting, fun and educational. They serve craft cocktails and some incredible whiskeys and vodkas in different flavors.

Soak in the relaxing vibes that the place offers with its wood paneling, low lighting and comfortable settings. The atmosphere is laid back, trendy and casual.

1309 Calhoun St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Downtown
(817) 632-7722
https://www.acredistilling.com/

Cowtown Brewing

Cowtown Brewing is where great beer is accompanied by great barbeque! They have plenty of TVs and a pup-friendly patio with plenty of games.

They have more than a dozen selection of beers of all styles- so something for everyone! The waitstaff is friendly and attentive and will ensure you have a grant time.

1301 E Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Downtown
(817) 489-5800
https://www.cowtownbrewco.com/

Magnolia Motor Lounge

Love craft beer? Then add Magnolia into your must-visit watering holes the next time you are in the mood for bar-hopping. They have a large variety of beer which they offer on rotation on a frequent basis.

There is live music every day which is very entertaining. The food is delicious and prepared fresh and made to order.

3005 Morton St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Arlington Heights
(817) 332-3344
https://www.magnoliamotorlounge.com/

Rogers Roundhouse

This is a laid back and relaxed place to eat and drink and watch some games. The place is pup and kiddo friendly. The outdoor patio also features yard games, picnic tables and live music. In all, a wonderful place for a large group to have an awesome time!

The beer menu is cleverly crafted and always rotating. There are 30 taps offering delicious draft beers. The service is solid and satisfactory.

1616 Rogers Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76107
TCU/West Cliff
(817) 367-9348
https://www.rogersroundhouse.com/

Proper

Tucked away at the far end of Magnolia by the Thai place, Proper is a small, cozy and neighborly bar. The ambience is hip, intimate and classy without being pretentious.

Proper has a nice big selection of craft cocktails. But if this is not your thing, they do have 6 taps that serve craft beers for the beer aficionado. The ambience is quaint, relaxing and inviting. The bartenders are experienced, skilled and great with recommendations and fixing a wonderful drink that you will fall in love with!

409 W Magnolia Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Southside
(817) 984-1133
https://properfortworth2.bestcafes.online/

Josh

Josh is the Editorial Director here at BARPX. His favorite drank is Baileys (Yassss, he's a light weight!) and counts the days when coronavirus is over so we can all get back to our favorite bars.

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