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Popular Fort Worth brewery & pizza spot finds surprising new home

Popular Fort Worth brewery & pizza spot finds surprising new home

Fort Brewery & Pizza
Pizza and beer, that's what it's all about. Photo courtesy of Fort Brewery

A Fort Worth destination known for pizza and beer is moving up: Fort Brewery & Pizza, the craft beer brewery and restaurant, will relocate to a roomy new facility that's northwest of downtown, at 2737 Tillar St.

According to a release, the brewpub will remain open at its current Near Southside address while the new location is under construction. It's scheduled to open in April 2021.

The new facility is the former Parker Candy factory and, with 25,000 square feet, will allow Fort Worth Brewery & Pizza to:

  • increase beer production
  • offer a larger seating area
  • have dedicated parking

"We are excited to bring an environment to Fort Worth that may be one of the first COVID-inspired designs for all families to enjoy," says co-owner Will Churchill in a statement. He and his twin sister Corrie Watson opened the Magnolia Avenue location in March 2018.

The new facility will feature a retractable roof covering a 3,500 square foot-outdoor patio, making it usable year-round and in all weather conditions.

The patio will feature a family-friendly area with patio games and offer opportunities for social distancing in an open-air environment.

Sports fans will enjoy multiple TVs inside for game day, and couples will enjoy intimate indoor dining options, perfect for date-night.

The expanded facility will offer large windows so customers can view the brewing process.

A large screen movie projector will allow for movie nights, a stage will be erected for concerts and private outdoor cabanas will be offered for rent.

An expanded beer and wine menu will include seasonal rotations, seltzers, and slushy seltzers, plus a larger variety of wines selected by the sommelier from Cadillac Wines.

Murals by local Fort Worth artists will adorn the building and offer photo opportunities which are an essential part of any food or beverage experience.

Churchill and Watson are the great-grandchildren of famed Fort Worth car dealer Frank Kent. For them, it's all about the people, the friendships, and carrying on their family history.

"Our great, great, grandfather Carrol Peak came here with his wife Florence in 1854," Churchill says. "Their children, Clara and Howard, were the first babies born in Fort Worth."

"Carrol spent his entire life helping Fort Worth grow," he says. "He was Fort Worth’s first doctor, opened its first drug store, founded the oldest surviving church, created the town’s first mail service and established the first public school. "With Fort Brewery & Pizza, we honor our legacy and continue their work in building a community we’re all proud of."