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 isn’t 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 isn’t always what’s listed. All
in all, it’s a great hangout.
UPDATE 12/22/09 I’ve 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. It’s smaller with less of the "trendy" crowd. Also it’s not difficult to strike up a conversation with a stranger regarding beer here. My home base.
Cool little space with lots of taps and a good dose of locals, which is what I was looking for. We didn’t eat so I didn’t rate that component. Biggest disappointment was the smoking. Our server took a little while to get to us, but she was top notch once she took our order. She was fantastic and extremely polite.
When the relentless N. Texas sun permits, this is a good place to drink outdoors. Sure, it’s right by a somewhat busy street, but it’s partitioned off nicely and filled with long picnic tables, with water readily available. It’s 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 you’d be wise to look their beer menu up online & come with your own game plan.
Similar offerings to Dallas Gingerman except with some differences in Texas beers they carry on tap, much newer looking than the Dallas version, food is usual pub food, good service when I went
TChrome (8) North Richland Hills, Texas | January 7, 2007| Updated January 9, 2007
Fort Worth, Tx: Nice space off Camp Bowie ,within sight of downtown Fort Worth. Comfortable, not too loud, I had Real Ale Coffee Porter, New Belgium 2 Below, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, and Live Oak Liberation IPA(very nice). Good beer; good place.
A long-awaited addition to the Ginger Man chain, a cousin to its eastern (Dallas) neighbor. Pretty much everything written about the Dallas location applies also to FTW.
Positioned as a "pub" inside an old-style remodeled house on historic Camp Bowie, this is located spittin’ distance from the Museum District and 7th Street scene. Parking is tight sometimes and a major teaching hospital is next door, so tow zones do exist -- just be cautious.
Interior is nice and homey, crowds are handled well and comfortably. Somewhere around 66 taps (at least the same number in bottles), all in great condition, and including some hard-to-get Texas brews. Limited wine list, and a cask offering is soon to be added.
Food menu is limited but quite good for bar food. Service is spotty, but it’s really not meant to be table service (more of bar service then sit down). Large patio out front right on Camp Bowie, room inside for darts. Will be great unless they try to cram an unnecessary band into a corner (which Dallas often does).
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 haven’t had and hard to find taps. The staff is generally concerned with their own stuff rather than you. Not bad decent interior.