When the relentless N. Texas sun permits, this is a good place to drink outdoors. Sure, itís right by a somewhat busy street, but itís partitioned off nicely and filled with long picnic tables, with water readily available. Itís hard not to compare this place with the Dallas location, and I think it comes out on top based on available seating choices/layout, atmosphere, and how nice the bar is. Did not eat at this location, would assume the menu is equally limited. But this is a place for drinking & we found on a recent visit that the selection here was superior even to the Dallas location (but then we found out that while Maharaja was still on the board, they were in fact out : ( Highly recommended for an evening full of adventurous drinking, but youíd be wise to look their beer menu up online & come with your own game plan.
Smokey bar in Fort Worth. Good parking lot, a lot of good, and local taps. Some really interesting stuff. Staff was a little harsh at first, but not horrible. Very interesting fort-worth style interior. Prices were on par with other places. Didnít try the food.
Went here on a Sunday afternoon. Not very many people inside and it was kind of cold with all the doors open. Lots of places to sit, and I choose the big comfy couch. Maybe something like 30-50 taps and a decent bottle selection. Bunch of stuff I havenít had and hard to find taps. The staff is generally concerned with their own stuff rather than you. Not bad decent interior.
Cavie (80) Arlington, Texas | February 8, 2009| Updated December 22, 2009
This is a nice cozy spot to relax and try some new brews. They specialize in craft beers, and have a very large selection of this as well. You will not find your standard macros here, save for Coors LIght. The staff knows the styles they have and can easily recommend a craft replacement for any macro you enjoy. The food menu is limited to sandwiches and appetizers. I had the roast beef and it was superb. They have bar seating, table seating and couches for lounging. 2 dart boards and a jukebox. If the jukebox isnít playing then
there is no music on, which is one of the few things that I do not like. Also, they update the beer selection menus at the beginning of the month, and so the availability isnít always whatís listed. All
in all, itís a great hangout.
UPDATE 12/22/09 Iíve become a weekly regular here for several months now. All the staff know me by name and I truly feel at home here. This is by far my favorite Fort Worth bar, much better than the Saucer. Itís smaller with less of the "trendy" crowd. Also itís not difficult to strike up a conversation with a stranger regarding beer here. My home base.
So very glad to find this so close to museums district. For Texas, a great selection. Compared to Austin Gman, itís the step cousin.
Server seemed rather bored, but did poor me a number of samples. Then he disappeared when I wanted to order a second pint.