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.
Located in the former Texas and Pacific Railway headquarters building, T&P Tavern has been transformed from a news stand and diner to one of downtown Fort Worth's most popular destinations. In its original glory days, such notable guests as politicians and The King himself, Elvis Presley, stopped by this restaurant, but today it is a favorite of the everyman, offering a balance of sophisticated martinis and outdoor games, such as bean bag toss and giant Jenga.
Lola's Saloon is actually comprised of three different bar areas: the one inside where musical acts play, the outdoor one on the front patio and the other outdoor one on the back patio. Live music lovers and laid-back beer lovers come here to knock back a few in a cool, fun atmosphere. Lola's features happy hour from 2p to 8p on Mondays through Fridays, giving patrons plenty of time to get their discount beer on.
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.
Being local and proud of it takes on a whole new meaning at Brewed. The decor can only be described as eclectic, with a mix of classic arm chairs, taxidermy, metal, bare-brick and wood-work, with turquoise accents that tie it all together. The ambiance is reminiscent of the living room of a marvelously eccentric friend who aches to show of his oddball collection of curios. Warm and inviting, Brewed is a place to gather with friends and sample an inspired selection of specialty coffees, craft beer and seasonal dishes created by locals, using local ingredients. The weekend brunch with fried chicken, biscuits and gravy is an especially popular event and attracts quite a following.
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.
Shannon Brewing Company located in Keller is best known for its craft brews and ales. The local brewery uses a traditional unique fire-brewing process, all-natural ingredients and a slow aging process to bring out the flavors of the ingredients and create a smooth brew. The brewery features an on-site tap room and beer garden, with a pleasant casual atmosphere and offers beer flights or tastings at USD6.50. The tap room is open Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm-8pm. Tours of the facility are arranged every Saturday and visitors can enjoy live music, food and beer tastings. The brewery currently produces five year-round beers and a seasonal option from pale ales to darker stout. For additional details and events, visit the website.