This week in gluttony
These are the 6 best food and drink events in Fort Worth this week
Not one but two local bars will go undergo holiday transformations this week as patrons prepare to bid farewell to fall and hello to the Christmas season. Prepare for Thanksgiving with a Drinksgiving karaoke party the night before, then recover with a Black Friday brunch where guests can sip and shop from local vendors, too.
Monday, November 20
Holly Jolly Bar at Third Rail
Grapevine’s Harvest Hall will once again transform its Third Rail bar and live music venue into a Christmas-y spectacle complete with matching cocktails. Drinks will include the pretty Peppermint Bark Martini and the tropical Santa on the Beach made with Tito’s vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and cranberry juice. While the entire Harvest Hall will be decked out in décor, Third Rail’s Holly Jolly Bar pop-up hours will run Monday through Saturday starting at 5 pm and on Sundays starting at 1 pm.
Sippin’ Santa at The Down ‘n Out
Mele kalikimaka – The Down ‘n Out is prepped for a tropical holiday. The West Rosedale Street watering hole is channeling all the Christmas vibes for its Sippin’ Santa transformation, a tiki themed pop-up bar that is making an appearance at several spots across the country through the holiday season. This year, The Down ‘n Out is the only bar in the DFW area to host the concept. Visit for cocktails in festive glassware (available for sale) like the Surf Nut made with Puerto Rican rum, Caribbean-spiced coconut water, and apricot brandy, and the shareable North Pole Bowl featuring two kinds of rum, black tea, spiced honey, lime, and vanilla syrup. The pop-up will run through December 31.
Tuesday, November 21
Chef’s Table & Cellar at Fort Brewery
The new wine dinner series features a different local chef each week, and this week it's Victor Villarreal of La Onda. The four-course dinner will be paired with Elk Cove Vineyards wines. Menu highlights include Villarreal’s signature dry-aged salmon along with Guajillo bison ragu, and grilled apricots with crème anglaise. Dinner is $85, plus tax and a service fee, and begins at 6:30 pm with a welcome reception.
Wednesday, November 22
Karaoke Night at Whiskey Ranch
Warm up your vocal cords with some TX Whiskey before belting out your favorite tune during this Drinksgiving party at Whiskey Ranch. The $10 ticket includes your first cocktail. There’ll be a food truck on-site and the retail shop will be open for some early Christmas shopping. The event will run from 6-9 pm.
Thursday, November 23
Whether you need to supplement your Turkey Day feast at home with takeout sides from a local restaurant or you're looking for last-minute dining plans, this long list of restaurants can help. Just don't wait too long to order or book - deadlines are fast approaching.
Friday, November 24
Black Friday Brunch and Market at The Bearded Lady
Sip and shop during the South Fort Worth gastropub’s annual Black Friday brunch and market, which will feature several local vendors in partnership with Wandering Roots Markets. Stay fueled with brunch dishes like strawberry cheesecake pancakes and the fried chicken and biscuit, paired with an array of micheladas, mimosas, and breakfast shots.