Shinjuku Station in Japan is the world's busiest train station; Shinjuku Station in Fort Worth is a Japanese restaurant specializing in small portioned dishes meant to be shared among friends. With brick walls and trendy artwork adorning the walls, this is the kind of place that's perfect for a night out with friends over drinks and exotic Japanese flavors. Try the okonomiyaki, or "Japanese Pizza," which consists of pork belly, cabbage, and Shoma. With beer, wine and specialty cocktails on offer, there is plenty to fuel your conversation deep into the night.
Head to Houston Street, and walk into Thompson's bar and lounge, for the best cocktails in Fort Worth. The lounge has two levels, with the basement opening at 8p, for which you need a password to enter, giving it a nice exclusive feel. The establishment has the look of a library with a long bar table, fancy couches and chairs. Choose from the vast menu which includes wines and house made syrups. You can have a conversation with the bartender while he prepares your drink, and they are happy to chat too. The place is a bit pricey, but going by what the establishment has to offer, it is totally worth it.
Tucked below the street level on the West Exchange Avenue, this local dive is a popular watering hole among the locals. The smoke-filled ambiance of the bar may deter you to enter at first. However, once inside, settle down on one of the tables and be ready to gulp down strong drinks served by friendly, good looking bartenders, and listen or maybe even dance to rock bands performing on stage. A number of people have stumbled upon this place and have made this their favorite watering hole in Ft. Worth. The bar doesn't serve food, however, no one would stop you from bringing in food from the nearby eateries to enjoy it with various drinks.
With a typical Texas cowboy theme, this is a popular local joint that was named in honor of bull riding champion, Samuel Thomas Privett. The signature Anita Rita margarita is out of the ordinary and the small batch, 'Buffalo Butt Beer' is handcrafted and slightly hazy since it doesn't go through pasteurization or micro filtering. The food is also appetizing and fresh. Bookmark this place as a must visit!
A softly-lit dining hall, a cracking fireplace to keep you warm and the smooth buzz of fine wines - if this isn't enough to induce a sublime trance, we don't know what is. Winslow's Cafe ensures all this and more during your time here. Dig into fresh seasonal offerings ranging from wood-fired pizzas to breezy American fare, salads and soups. There is no dearth of wines, with a list featuring crisp Canadian wines as well as perfectly complementing dessert wines. Located in the Fort Worth Cultural District, Winslow's Wine Cafe is the ideal place to unwind after a day's trip to surrounding museums and galleries.
Magnolia Motor Lounge is a live music bar and restaurant that offers a casual atmosphere for the after-work crowd. The attentive yet unobtrusive staff ensures that you are comfortable and have a good time while you are here. Serving traditional American dishes and snacks, it is popular for its burger varieties. Magnolia Motor Lounge also has an excellent beer selection that perfectly complements the fun mood. Last, but certainly not least, is the live entertainment. Local artists and bands play here almost every day to a full house.
Wines come only second to automobiles which are Frank Kent Cadillac's first love, and every wine on the shelves at Cadillac Wines is a testimony to this deep-rooted passion. The wines that line walls of this beautiful enterprise are sourced from across the world and are made available to patrons in three distinctive price bands. Starting from USD25 and going beyond USD50, Cadillac Wines has a wine for every budget and taste preference. The bar has a romantic setting where red, white, rose or port wines, champagne and more can be enjoyed over quieter conversations.
Acre Distilling is a fine distillery producing vodka, gin and whiskeys. For any aficionado of liqueur, a tour of this place comes recommended. The setting is welcoming and maintained impeccably, the plant is at the rear end while a stunning bar occupies the entrance. Their tours are very informative, covering the nuances of distillation of these spirits and the guides are always enthusiastic about answering questions. Acre Distilling allows you to purchase their spirits on site. If you have arrived here with some extra time on your hand, do not forget to indulge in the potent cocktails crafted by Acre's master bartenders.
Pouring Glory Craft Beer Growler Fill Station is a bar located in a historic structure. The main aim of the place is to serve best crafted beers as they are the suppliers of beers to the nearby breweries. Their extensive beer menu features beers like 3 Nations GPA, Bells Two Hearted Ale, Hopfusion Feisty Blonde and Lakewood Grand Allowance. Their food menu complements their beer selection, as patrons can nibble on their Cajun Burger or Jumbo Pretzel as they chug their chilled beer. Apart from that the bar also arranges for some fun activities like Sunday Punday, wherein patrons can bring their pets and participate in the event arranged. A great place to get connected to your community and enjoy the historic setting while sipping your beer.