Cheers to perfect fall weather and new ways to enjoy it, be it on the third floor of Roanoke’s newest bar and restaurant; on the Trinity River with a spiked coffee at Tim Love’s outdoor eatery; or on your front porch with beer or wine delivered right to your door. All options, and more, are covered in this month’s Where to Drink list.
Craft & Vine
Roanoke’s hottest new restaurant and bar is worth the drive from anywhere in Fort Worth for wine and beer on tap and picturesque views. Located in Old Town Roanoke on the third floor of a newly constructed building, the sleek space offers more than 70 wines and craft beers, all presented at the long bar with interactive touch-screens to help patrons to learn more about each. A covered patio with comfy couch seating provides the perfect vantage point for Texas sunsets. There’s also a full bar (martinis are $5 on Wednesdays) and a menu with customizable charcuterie boards and sharable dishes like duck and prosciutto flatbread and Nashville hot red snapper.
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
While all the buzz has been about the Austin-based restaurant’s freshly-ground beef burgers (and those addicting Parmesan truffle fries), Hopdoddy also offers quite the cocktail menu. Standout libations from the Signature Sips list include the Funky Town Tea made with limoncello, Deep Eddy sweet tea vodka, and raspberry puree; and the Black Cherry Hard Limeade — black cherry fizz doused with gin or vodka and garnished with lime wedges. All Signature Sips are $5 during happy hour, Monday through Friday, 3-6:30 pm.
The riverside restaurant has launched daily breakfast service featuring chicken and waffles, avocado toast, and strawberry shortcakes, and also a menu of breakfast cocktails. Morning sippers can enjoy cold brew coffee beverages like the Kremlin Koffee with Enchanted Rock vodka, Kahlúa, and cream; and the Irish Goodbye made with Jameson Irish whiskey and Baileys Irish cream; or simply a cup of coffee paired with a pint of Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s Local Legend sweet milk stout. Breakfast is served Monday through Saturday, 8-11 am.
Tiki drinks are sweeping the bar scene in such a big way that the West Magnolia Avenue cocktail bar has dedicated an entire menu to the tropical libations. Now through the end of the month, patrons can partake in potent concoctions like the Painkiller, made with two kinds of rum and coconut cream; the Jade Punch, made with gin, crème de menthe, Creole shrubb, and green tea; and Island Dreams, composed of Clément rums, fresh orange, egg whites, cream, and bitters.
In the Sack
When making it to a bar is simply too much effort, In the Sack can help. The Dallas-based wine, beer and spirits store is now open in Sundance Square and provides free delivery service within seven miles with a minimum order ($30, or $20 for less than three miles). This means a bottle of Firestone & Robertson’s TX Whiskey can be at your door within an hour. The corner store also sells a limited selection of munchies — salads, deli foods, and sandwiches made to order.