is a vibrant city whose emerging craft beer scene is impressive and enticing. This Texan gem is quickly becoming an essential stop on any beer tour. Explore the best places to get a beer in Funkytown.
Chimera Brewing Company
It’s impossible to hang out at Chimera Brewing Company and be unhappy. The decor is humorous and bizarre; the bartenders are enthusiastic and quick with a good joke. They know beer, they love beer, and they want you to love it too. Chimera makes its own brews – try the Püssensmasha Double IPA, the Roman Empire ESB brewed with Myrtle leaves, or the 1011 Red Ale (ask the bartender to tell you the entertaining story behind its binary name). They also serve up a rotating selection of guest beers and a menu of house-made pizza and sandwiches.
Chimera Brewing Company, 1001 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 923 8000
Chimera Brewing Company | © Tanya Wardell
The Sleepy Panther Bottle Shop
If you prefer to enjoy your craft beer in the comfort of your own home or you’re looking for the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life, make sure to visit The Sleepy Panther. The bottle shop, nestled in a small corner room at the Magnolia Mall, is owned by beer industry veteran Cristall Heisch. She offers a curated selection of the best craft beers from Texas and across the United States. She’s is happy to help you find the right brew to suit your tastes. Drop in, say hello, and pick up a bottle or two from The Sleepy Panther.
The Sleepy Panther Bottle Shop, 1208 W. Magnolia Ave #108, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 682 233 5947
The Sleepy Panther Bottle Shop | © Tanya Wardell
The Bearded Lady
Pub, Beer, American, Pub Grub, $$$
The Bearded Lady
This tavern is built inside an old craftsman house and has arguably one of the best patios in Fort Worth. They offer a wide selection of craft beer – 30 rotating taps and more than 100 cans and bottles. Also found here is a menu of award-winning pub food. Stop by and talk to local brewers during a ‘Meet the Brewer’ happy hour, or spend a lazy afternoon people-watching on the sunny patio. Alternatively, soak up the comfortable atmosphere over weekend brunch.
The Bearded Lady, 1229 W 7th St, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 349 9832
The Bearded Lady | © Tanya Wardell | © Tanya Wardell
Bar, Cafe, American, Beer, Coffee, $$$
Brewed is a cozy venue located on Fort Worth’s up-and-coming Magnolia Avenue. Its popularity among locals means it’s often packed on weekends. You may find yourself waiting more than half an hour for a table. Fear not, however, as you can easily pass that time at the bar trying any of the 14 Texas craft beers on tap. Or, enjoy one of more than 60 bottles and cans from around the country. Brewed also has Kombucha on tap and a full menu of coffee drinks for those less beer-inclined.
BREWED, 801 W. Magnolia Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 945 1545
Brewed | © Tanya Wardell
The Collective Brewing Project
The Collective Brewing Project is Fort Worth’s self-proclaimed ‘first franken-monster of a brewery.’ Located in the Near Southside district, this part brewery, part taproom is a must-visit for beer lovers. Try the Petite Golden Sour and the Suspicious Delicious Amber Saison while spending some time enjoying the laid-back vibes and stylish warehouse decor. And, if doing yoga in a taproom sounds like the perfect Saturday, then don’t miss their monthly Beer & Yoga events. Space is limited, so reserve your spot in advance.
The Collective Brewing Project, 112 St Louis Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 708 2914
Suspicious Delicious Amber Saison | © Tony Drewry, The Collective Brewing Project
Martin House Brewing Company
Martin House is one of the friendliest craft breweries around, where you’re invited to hang out, play cornhole and sample adventurous beer handcrafted to push the boundaries of flavor. For $10 you can fill a souvenir glass three times with any of their year-round beers or the monthly micro-seasonal concoction. Bring your friends and try the Daybreak, a refreshing ale described as a ‘sunrise in your mouth’. Or go for the Pretzel Stout, a dark brew rich with notes of sourdough and chocolate. Make sure you show up early, bring some lawn chairs, and are prepared for the best in Texas beer and hospitality.
Martin House Brewing Company, 220 S. Sylvania Ave #209, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 222 0177
Martin House Brewing Company | © Tanya Wardell
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Mention craft beer and Fort Worth in the same sentence, and you’ll likely be talking about Rahr & Sons. Since its opening in 2004, Rahr & Sons has been at the forefront of the craft scene and has more than 50 awards to prove it. Stop by and see what the hype is about – $10 gets you in the door, where you’ll get a pint-glass and three pours. Sample the Rahr’s Blonde Lager, and check out the seasonal and special releases on tap. Rahr & Sons is an integral part of Fort Worth’s beer history and a must-see for any beer lover.
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Ave, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 810 9266
Rodeo Goat is a rowdy good time. If you’re thirsty for a cold, refreshing Texas beer, and you want to wash it down with the best burger you’ve ever tasted, look no further. The beer list is vast and includes several local craft beers and selections from brewers all over the country. You’ll feel right at home at Rodeo Goat, welcomed by the fun and casual ambience. Seating is ample, service is quick, and the food and drink are both delicious and exciting. Once you get here, you won’t want to leave – just remember, you’ll have to go home eventually.
Rodeo Goat, 2836 Bledsoe St, Fort Worth, TX, USA, +1 817 877 4628