Say cheers with this downtown bar guide

Enjoy a local libation with these 20 bars in downtown Fort Worth.


How about drinks with a view? | Photo by @thesinclairhotel

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All this work is making us thirsty. Check out these 20 downtown bars for beer, wine, cocktails, rooftop spots, and more while you’re out and about this week.

Remember to enjoy responsibly, get home safe, and toast (and tag) @FTWtoday for tipping you off for your holiday toasts.

Cowtown Brewing Co. _ @cowtownbrew

Hey there hops stuff. | Photo by @millyfromthefunk

Pour me a pint

Cowtown Brewing, 1301 E. Belknap St. | Settle into the 5,000-sqft taproom or large outdoor deck for one of 16 locally made brews.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, 111 E. 3rd St. | You can’t go wrong with a tap list so large it needs its own zip code. Plus, stop by for $4 beers on Mondays or trivia on Tuesdays.

Durty Muphy’s Irish Pub, 609 Houston St. | Bookmark this spot for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in a couple of months.

Malone’s Pub, 1303 Calhoun St. | Grab a pint and challenge your friends to a game of pool, pinball, or darts.

The Winchester Tavern, 903 Throckmorton St. | Cozy up in the English neighborhood-style spot for a chill drink and a game of billiards.

Basic Bar, 904 Houston St. | It doesn’t get more basic than a cold one and karaoke with your friends.


Three cheers to your clever name, Wines From A Broad. | Photo by @winesfromabroad

Why not have wine

Wine Thief, 1300 Houston St. | Relax in the upscale lobby of the Omni Fort Worth Hotel with a glass of wine.

Wines from A Broad, 317 Houston St. | Grab your girlfriends and celebrate female winemakers at this newly opened bar and wine store.


What’s better than a cocktail made with local spirits?

Cozy up with a cocktail

Acre Distilling, 1309 Calhoun St. | Stop by for a tour and a flight of Fort Worth-made spirits or happy hour from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The Library Bar, 611 Houston St. | Bring a book and relax with a handcrafted Cowtown cocktail during the daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Whiskey & Rye, 1300 Houston St. | Order a signature old-fashioned or build your own highball and kick back in a cozy leather chair to watch a game.

Red Goose Saloon, 306 N. Houston St. | The nostalgic neighborhood bar used to be a children’s shoe store in the 1930s.


Who doesn’t love a pink drink with a skyline view?

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Sip and stargaze

Refinery 714, 714 Main St. | Sip a sweet drink and take in views of downtown from the 24th floor of the Kimpton Harper Hotel.

The Archibald, 902 Houston St. | Relax on the rooftop while still being in the hustle and bustle of the city in this newly opened bar.

Branch & Bird, 640 Taylor St. | Midday coffee or post-work libation — the Sky Lobby Level of Frost Tower is the spot to be.

The Sinclair, 512 Main St. | Have a drink and share a small plate while you take in a panoramic view of the skyline.

Photo of a library-themed bar with plush lounge furniture and a wall of alcohol bottles.

The old fashioned, library-themed bar is located in the former Hell’s Half Acre and has new finishes and details.

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Make a night of it

Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar, 621 Houston St. | Kick off your night by belting out songs and cheering on battling baby grand pianos.

Thompson’s Bookstore, 900 Houston St. | The newly reopened bar is a one-stop-shop for a night out with a cocktail lounge, speakeasy, and cigar lounge.

Studio Eighty, 500 Taylor St. | Break out your vintage threads for this 1980s-themed nightclub.

Curfew Bar, 350 W. 5th St. | Dance the night away at this speakeasy-style bar.

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