As part of the DFW Beer & Brewers Index, here is a map of the 80+ of the best places to enjoy a pint (or take home a growler) of local brews. Below are eleven, get the full list by downloading the full guide.
Here is just a taste.
The Bearded Lady (Fort Worth – Magnolia St.)
Located in a seemingly normal house in a small neighborhood, The Bearded Lady is quite easy to miss. They carry a wide ranging selection of beers from across the state and country. They have also received glowing reviews on their burgers and sides (like bacon or jalapeño mac n cheese), but don’t forget, The Bearded Lady is beer-first establishment.
BREWED (Fort Worth – Magnolia St.)
One of the many beer places along Magnolia St., BREWED has a cozy indoor atmosphere, and alongside local beer, they also serve handcrafted coffee from local sources, like Avoca Coffee (Fort Worth) and Cuvee Coffee (Austin). Also stick around for their decadent desserts.
The Common Table (Dallas - Uptown)
Personally considered one of the best patios in Dallas, The Common Table is always serving up good beer from around the country and holding beer related events throughout the year. Founder and owner, Corey Pond, is also one of driving forces behind the local beer and serves as one of the main organizers for North Texas Beer Week. Also stop by for their weekly beer dinners on Monday nights, to sample beers and chef-inspired creations together as one flavorful experience.
Craft & Growler (Dallas – Fair Park)
Craft & Growler has one of the largest selections for growler fills in the area. Don’t have a growler? No problem. They have all varieties to choose from. 12 oz to 2 Liter. Glass and aluminum. Screw top and flip top. Don’t want it to-go? Then belly up to the bar where you can order a full pint or mix it up with a flight of their over 40 beers on tap.
The Gingerman (Uptown Dallas, Lakewood, Fort Worth, Plano, Southlake)
The Gingerman has 5 locations in DFW alone, as well as multiple locations across Texas. The Uptown Dallas location is the most unique in North Texas, as it used to be a old house complete with upstairs library and outdoor beer garden. The Uptown location is the second built of all of the Gingerman locations and has been one of the original craft beer bars in Dallas, dating back to 1992.
The Libertine (Dallas – Lower Greenville)
The monthly beer dinners at The Libertine are some of the best around. Usually offered towards the end of the month, the beer dinners are usually themed towards a certain brewery, region, or holiday. Past dinners have included Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ales, Utah Breweries & Distilleries, Halloween, and they will do a Vegan beer dinner every once in awhile as well.
Local Urban Craft Kitchen (Dallas – Trinity Groves)
Local Urban Craft Kitchen (or LUCK for short) boasts the most local beers available in Dallas. Located in the up-and-coming Trinity Groves area, they have a large covered patio among the other restaurants, to enjoy a nice beer on a hot Texas day. They also provide growler fills for all of their beers on tap.
Meddlesome Moth/Bird Café (Dallas, Fort Worth)
These sister gastropubs boast a selection of some of the best beers on both sides of the metroplex. Though a little bit on the higher end of things, they tend to bring in more of the rarer beer collections than most other places locally. They too offer monthly beer dinners, with their menus also offering up unique and delicious entrées and appetizers. Don’t even get me started on the bacon lollipops.
Ron’s Corner Tavern (Bedford)
While the space between Dallas and Fort Worth isn’t really known for beer, Ron’s Corner provides a much needed relief for anyone in need of a good beer in between the two big cities. Their friendly wait staff and over 30 beers on tap (plus over 30 more in bottles/cans) make this a prime happy hour location for those working in the area. They also share a kitchen with the next-door sports bar for a few tasty items.
Strangeways (Dallas – Henderson Ave. area)
Strangeways is one of the more hidden beer gems in the metroplex. Nestled off of Fitzhugh next door to a hair salon and across the street from a Mexican meat market, Strangeways may seem a little sketchy at first. Step inside though, and you’ll see their chalkboard full of unique and eclectic assortment of beers.
Ten Bells Tavern (Dallas – Bishop Arts District)
On the far east edge of the Bishop Arts District, Ten Bells Tavern is a small local pub with its own attitude. Though only a few beers on draft, they always dedicate a handful to some of the best local beers and have many more options in bottles and cans. They have won multiple awards for their amazing English-style bar food and also hold some of the funniest trivia in the area on Wednesday nights.
To see the full list of the best places to find local beer in DFW, download the DFW Beer & Brewers Index, which also includes all 18 metroplex breweries (and 20 soon-to-open), and all of their year round and seasonal brews.
Get the full list by downloading http://www.iliveindallas.com/dfw-beer-and-brewers-index.