The cocktails are ready at Sidesaddle Saloon, a hip new bar and restaurant in The Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District that pays homage to the spirit of the American cowgirl.
Now open in the thriving Mule Alley complex at 122 E. Exchange Ave. #240, Sidesaddle is from Neon Light District Hospitality Group Partners Sarah Castillo, Glen Keely, and Christian Lehrmann, the team behind Fort Worth favorites Tinie's and Taco Heads.
Their goal: to create the finest saloon in Texas.
"We love the idea of an elevated watering hole for our growing city, and we are fond of the nod to the cowgirl — we're fans of tough, fearless women who can handle their own," says Castillo in a release. "We're excited to provide our community with a refined, yet laid-back bar where everyone feels welcome."
Lehrmann oversees the kitchen, with a menu of Texas tapas that includes:
- country ham and pimento cheese served with pickled vegetables
- bison tartare with mustard vinaigrette and toasted sourdough
- bacon cheddar chive biscuits with whipped butter
- deviled eggs with caviar and crème fraîche
The bar features beer, wine, spirits, and craft cocktails created by Keely, named for American cowgirls and outlaws such as The Prairie Rose Henderson with Old Forester Bourbon'd Texas Tea, raspberry, and rose water; and the Belle Star with Silverstar Vodka, mint, strawberry aloe syrup, lemon, and Peychaud's.
Sidesaddle Saloon joins an ever-growing mix at Mule Alley that includes Hotel Drover, with additional retail and restaurants on the way that include Second Rodeo Brewing Co., Avoca Coffee, and Paloma Suerte from chef Tim Love.
It'll be open Monday-Thursday from 3-10 pm, Friday-Saturday from 12 pm-12 am, and Sunday from 12-10 pm.