Where to dine and drink alone in Fort Worth

“Party of one” might be our new favorite phrase.


Yes, I will eat this all myself, thank you.

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[Insert country lyric about drinking alone, here.]

Drinking or dining alone doesn’t have to be a miserable, crony tune. Treating yourself to a nice, quiet drink or meal all by your lonesome is one of life’s great pleasures — particularly in Fort Worth, where there are so many spots for a solo adventure. Here are 10 local options that should satisfy all the lone rangers out there.


Who needs company when you have this?

🍽️ Table for one

Maria’s Mexican Kitchen | University
Post up at the bar for a plate of enchiladas tres colores in the Instagram-worthy eatery.

Little Lilly Sushi | Camp Bowie Boulevard
Cross the compact interior — of the newly reopened restaurant — and sit at the counter for dinner and a show and watch the chefs create culinary masterpieces.

Fixe Southern House | Clearfork
Word on the street is the bartenders are worth meeting — settle in for a buttermilk biscuit and make a new friend.

West Side Cafe | Camp Bowie Boulevard
Breakfast is me time at this homestyle hole-in-the-wall diner. Swivel on the antique barstools while you get lost in a slice of oatmeal cake and endless cups of hot coffee.

Buffalo Bros | University + Sundance Square
Chow down on all the bar food you can handle at this spot “where everybody knows your name” even if you came in solo.


Enjoy a solo drink on the sunny Near Southside patio.

🥃 Another round

Cidercade | University
Grab a glass of Bishop Cider or a hard seltzer and camp out in front of one of 275+ new and retro arcade games.

Nickel City | Near Southside
Drop into one of this neighborhood bar’s theme nights and people-watch while you sip a draft beer or specialty cocktail.

Trinity College Irish Pub & Beer Garden | Weth 7th
Have the bartender pour you a pint and kick back to watch the big game.

The Bearded Lady | Near Southside
Settle in for a solo drink on the patio with your furry friend or grab a cocktail to-go and enjoy it at home.

The Rabbit Hole Pub | White Settlement Road
Stop by for daily specials or weekly karaoke or bingo and join the fun even if you come by yourself.

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