Have you survived the summer without melting? Then we’re happy to tell you that the weather is going to start cooling down soon.
In the next few months, Tarrant County residents will begin venturing out of the air conditioning and into the fall weather.
But where to go? We’ve got a few happy hours and brewery tours that we can recommend. We love our neighbors, and want everyone to experience the small businesses that support Tarrant County’s community.
Wild Acre Brewery
Address: 1734 E. El Paso St. Ste. 190 Fort Worth, TX 76102
Chances are, you’ll run into a pub crawl group when you visit Wild Acre Brewery. It’s one of the top breweries in Fort Worth – and for good reason.
When the weather gets chilly, the outdoor fire pit hits the spot. Any time you go, whether you like sampling beers, playing bocce ball, or listening to live music, there is something fun to do at Wild Acre Brewery.
Wild Acre is also a great choice if you’re on a budget – you can get a 16 oz. pour for just $4!
Martin House Brewing Company
Address: 220 S. Sylvania Ave. Ste. 209 Fort Worth, TX 76111
If you’ve been sipping sours this summer, you might have run across Martin House Brewing Company’s True Love Raspberry Sour Ale (the pink and blue cans), but that’s not the only one.
Martin House Brewing Company has a beer for everyone’s taste. Tarrant County neighbors can visit during any season of the year and try out a new seasonal beer.
Martin House is certainly a staple in the area – put this brewery on your list, even if you’ve been there before!
Panther Island Brewing
Address: 220 S. Sylvania Ave. Ste 209 Fort Worth, TX 76111
This bar has everything: kombucha on tap, cornhole, giant Jenga, and food trucks. Many people quench their thirst and hunger at Panther with beers like the Sweet Fang chocolate and peanut butter milk stout and the Allergeez honey and rose wheat ale.
Sports fans and music lovers alike can enjoy the TVs and live bands that play frequently at Panther Island Brewing.
This is a great choice for a happy hour, Sunday Funday, or special event.
Rahr and Sons Brewing
Address: 701 Galveston Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76104
New to the Fort Worth area? This is a great place to meet people and get to know the area. Visitors can take a paid tour of the brewery and get a free souvenir glass. As you begin enjoying your free time in Fort Worth, you’ll recognize beers from Rahr and Sons everywhere.
This bar is typically packed with great neighbors in Fort Worth, but you can comfortably find a place to stand and sample the brews or munch on some snacks from the food trucks.
When you arrive during a live music set, you’ll be in for an extra-special treat!
Address: 8447 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills, TX 76180
Tried every other brewery on this list? Don’t worry, we’ve still got an exciting suggestion. Brutal Beerworks is new to the neighborhood!
This new addition to Tarrant County will impress even the haughtiest of beer connoisseurs. Its young age comes with advantages – visitors appreciate the USB chargers at the outlets and the bright, hip art on the wall.
If you’re not into beer, Brutal also has a nice selection of fun wines and ciders to choose from.
There Are More Fort Worth Breweries to Enjoy!
We haven’t even begun to list all of the breweries open in the Tarrant County area. You can find more extensive lists of great breweries in the Fort Worth area by using Yelp or TripAdvisor.
Chances are, long-time residents and new neighbors alike can scan through each page and find a handful of breweries that you haven’t visited yet.
Whatever brewery you choose, be safe, and don’t drive.
Be Safe! Don’t Drive!
Brewery tours are a great way to support the community and let loose. But be safe. It’s not easy to gauge how many drinks you have enjoyed when you’re sampling so many.
Driving home after a few drinks could put you at risk of driving while intoxicated – and that’s a crime that could land you in jail. Driving home from a family outing may even result in more serious penalties.
Even if you decide not to drive, you might end up with a public intoxication charge for being too rowdy or disturbing.
Don’t let a fun day exploring the county’s breweries result in a DWI charge and a stain on your criminal record. Call a rideshare, book a tour, or choose a designated driver to accompany you to the different breweries in Tarrant County.
About the Author:
After getting his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center, Jeff Hampton began practicing criminal law in Texas in 2005. Before becoming a defense attorney, he worked as a prosecutor for the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office – experience he uses to anticipate and cast doubt on the arguments that will be used against his clients. Over the course of his career, he has helped countless Texans protect their rights and get the best possible outcome in their criminal cases. His skill has earned him recognition from the National Trial Lawyers (Top 100 Trial Lawyers) and Avvo (Top Attorney in Criminal Defense, Top Attorney in DUI & DWI, 10/10 Superb Rating), and he is Lead Counsel rated.