Fort Worth is home to several beer-drinking mainstays, such as Flying Saucer and World of Beer, but those are not the only good options. These are five spots currently on our rotation when we want a glass of cold beer and a nice atmosphere.
Chimera Brewing Company
The number of available taps at this brewpub isn’t the largest, but you will find beers you can’t get anywhere else. Of the 16 taps, four to five are always Chimera Brewing Company originals, like the 1011 Red Ale or the Roman Empire ESB. There’s also an extensive food selection; the Diavola pizza is spicy deliciousness.
This pub, located in a renovated 1920s home, features a patio that serves as the perfect spot to people-watch on Magnolia Avenue. The substantial tap wall always has a rotating selection, and the food menu makes this a good spot to grab lunch or dinner or both, especially because of the grilled cheese of the week. Also, the fried leek rings are a must.
Pouring Glory Growler Fill Station & Grill
The 52 taps here cover Texas breweries ranging from Fort Worth neighbor Martin House to Karbach Brewing Co. in Houston. The frontage consists of two garage doors that can be rolled up during good weather, joining the porch with the bar. Pouring Glory also has a varied food menu that spans burgers to fish and chips to Korean tacos. This is also one of the few places on this side of DFW that fills growlers to-go.
You may have seen Brewed on our list of the 10 best breakfasts in Fort Worth, but it also deserves to be included here. Brewed is the kind of place you can hang all day, so come for the specialized coffee and stay for the craft beer. All 14 of the taps are dedicated to Texas craft beers, and there’s also a selection of more than 50 bottled and canned craft beers from breweries across the country.
Collective Brewing Project
The low-key vibe and friendly staff makes CBP a great place to grab a beer. The brewery's own draft beers are available to-go in a growler or crowler (32 ounces in a can). The vast selection appeals to all beer drinkers, such as the Petite Golden Sour or the Mustache Rye’d Rye Porter. A recently installed guest tap with a rotating local or other hand-curated brew offers even more selection. Make it out to the monthly Beer Yoga, which frankly is something we wish we’d thought of first.
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