Family-friendly happy hours are hard to come by, but one Fort Worth distillery is catering to parents this week with “sundae funday” event for all ages. Also on the agenda: a chic cocktail competition, Napa Valley wine dinner, and a beer float party featuring one of Fort Worth’s most popular ice creams. There’s a brand new barrel-aged spirit in town, too, and the release party is set for Saturday.
Wednesday, June 19
Whiskey Wednesday featuring Melt Ice Creams at Whiskey Ranch
Parents of little ones, here’s a happy hour just for you. Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co. is graciously opening its normally adults-only venue to families for a sundae party with Melt Ice Creams. From 5-8 pm, guests of all ages can visit for live music and a sundae bar. The $15 adult ticket comes with a cocktail and a sundae (with a TX Whiskey floater, if desired). Tickets are $10 for those under 21. Sundaes can come with vanilla or chocolate ice cream with toppings ranging from cinnamon whipped cream and double chocolate brownie bits to bourbon butterscotch and whiskey pecans. Gepetto’s Pizza Truck will be on site, and a portion of the event proceeds will benefit The Ladder Alliance.
Thursday, June 20
Mixology Soiree & Cocktail Competition at Café Modern
Six of Fort Worth’s top bartenders will battle to win “best beverage” at this chic cocktail competition, which comes with food pairings by Café Modern chef Denise Shavandy. Contenders include The Usual, 4 Kahunas Tiki Lounge, The Collective Brewing Project, soon-to-be-open Tarantula Tiki Lounge, Pop Up Bar, and Café Modern. Drinks will use gin, tequila, and scotch. Tickets are $99, and the event will run 6:30-9:30 pm.
Napa Wine Dinner at Del Frisco’s Grille
Summer flavors shine in this five-course wine dinner, which comes with five different Napa wines. Patrons will enjoy rosé, Chardonnay, Cabernet, and more paired with spring pea salad; pan-seared halibut; tomahawk pork chops with summer squash; prime ribeye; and peach and blueberry cobbler with pecan crumble and vanilla gelato. Seats are $125, plus tax and gratuity, and dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, June 21
MeltdownFest at Lone Star Taps & Caps
The Camp Bowie Boulevard bar has teamed with Real Ale Brewing Company and Melt Ice Creams to offer beer floats in refreshing flavors. Combinations include strawberry milkshake IPA with rose ice cream; lime gose with Key lime pie ice cream; Firemans Light with limoncello sorbet; and Brewhouse Brown Ale with a yet-to-be-named new Melt flavor. Tickets are $15, and the pairings will be available from 5-8 pm.
Saturday, June 22
Release Party at BlackEyed Distilling
The makers of Blk Eye Vodka barreled a new spirit more than two years ago, and they’re ready to release it. Blk Eye Spirit Number 5 looks like whiskey, smells like whiskey, and tastes like whiskey, but it can’t be called whiskey because it’s made with black-eyed peas, which is not a grain. Visit the Southside distillery from 2-9 pm to try the new spirit, which will only be available in limited quantities. Reservations are encouraged.