When Hemingway wrote "A Moveable Feast" in Paris in the 60s, he wasn’t talking about getting on a bus and hitting a few great restaurants, distilleries, or breweries for a bite and a sip. But that’s exactly what’s happening right now: food and drink tourism in Fort Worth has truly taken off.
Whether you crave tacos or ‘cue, there’s something happening for you. Best of all – the organizers take care of the itinerary, and in some cases, the transportation!
Not to brag, but we’re pretty excited to add the Distillery Trail to our Fort Worth Ale Trail. The Spirit of the West is alive in Fort Worth, and these five distillers are keeping the spirits alive as well! The trail includes Acre Distillery and Coffeehouse (try the Hell’s Half Acre rum), Black Eyed Distilling for vodka, and Blackland Distilling where you can purchase a barrel and craft your own spirit for a special occasion.
Also on the list: Firestone & Robertson Distilling, which houses the largest whiskey distillery west of Kentucky, and the Trinity River Distillery, where you can belly up to the bar and sample cocktails made with their craft vodka or whiskey.
Fort Worth food blogger Josie Villa-Singleton will tell you that there’s nothing more Fort Worth than tacos! Her original tacos-and-margaritas tour will take you on an almost four-hour excursion to some of our favorite taco joints, along with some hidden gems. When a taco tour starts at Salsa Limon’s beautiful Magnolia location, it’s bound to be great. Stay tuned for more exciting tours coming this fall.
So, we’ll admit, this is not for the faint of heart. But biking the bi-monthly 10-mile brew cruise around Funkytown reaps its own benefits. Bike to six of our best breweries (location TBA), enjoy an 8-ounce pour in a souvenir beer stein, and cap it off with dinner at Brewed. You’ll be expending the same amount of calories you’re taking in! Light bike maintenance is also included if you have a minor mishap. You’ll stay hydrated with complimentary water, and there’s a contingency bus plan in case of bad weather.
The group offers a Southside Brewery Tour organized by brew-loving locals offering residents and newcomers alike a chance to sample a variety of craft brews. It’s also the only walking tour in our bunch – distances will not exceed 10 minutes, but you will need to prepare with comfortable shoes. The best thing of all – tour participants can have a couple of full pours of their favorites, or sample a flight to find a new preferred brew. The August tour starts at Hop Fusion Aleworks and offers the chance to visit Locust Cider & Brewing Co., Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., Wile Acre Brewing Company or others (final tour itinerary TBA).
The Texas BBQ Tour trips you through some of the town’s most historic and best BBQ locations, from the historic Angelo’s, which is now run by the third generation of the George family, to relative upstart Off the Bone. Your sampling pleasure is coupled with visits to some of our favorite spots in town, like the Water Gardens, Sundance Square and the Stockyards. The five-hour tours run almost every day.
Finally, Visit Fort Worth’s BBQ & Brews Tour is the newest tour in town. The guided tour of popular BBQ spots and local breweries will change every few months. On the inaugural tour, you’ll start at Panther City BBQ and get a guided bus tour of several of our local faves along South Main –– both popular and under the radar.