Whether your palette prefers whiskey, beer, wine or all of the above, head out on this tasting trail featuring the best local libations in Dallas-Fort Worth. We’ve mapped out our favorite hot spots and a suggested itinerary for you to enjoy. Cheers!
Denton Brewing Company, Courtesy: @cmr0112
FREE BEER FRIDAY:
Denton takes their beer drinking seriously, so begin your trail at the Discover Denton Welcome Center where visitors are invited weekly to sample local brews during Free Beer Friday.
Head southeast on I-35 to Lewisville, a small town packed with charm and a big passion for spirits and beer. | Approx. Travel Time: 23 min.
Witherspoon Distillery, Courtesy: @rwakser
SMALL-TOWN CHARM, BIG FLAVORS
Located in a former Piggly Wiggly grocery store is this small-batch distillery offering award-winning malt whiskey, rum and bourbon. Order a $10 flight, take the distillery tour, and be sure to relax on the outdoor patio.
Continue east on President George Bush Turnpike to explore the vibrant city of Plano. | Approx. Travel Time: 35 min.
Unlawful Assembly Brewing, Courtesy: Kathy Tran
MADE FOR FOODIES
UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY BREWING CO:
This cutting-edge brewery is located on the 3rd floor of the brand-new Legacy Hall in Plano, an innovative culinary destination that features over 20 artisanal food stalls. After you fill your plate, wash it down at the tap room with a selection of highly creative, collaborative and seasonal beers. Stop in for a brewery tour every Saturday at noon, 1 and 2 p.m.
Did you know that the frozen margarita was invented in Dallas? It’s true! And what served as the inspiration for the VisitDallas Margarita Mile app, a collection of the best and brightest margaritas in the city. With well over a dozen spots that serve up incredible margs, the Margarita Mile allows users to explore new places and earn prizes by checking in.
Over 24 house-brewed ciders and a “cidercade” featuring 150+ arcade games makes this stop on the trail perfect for a Sunday (or any day) funday. The cidercade is open daily. If you want to skip the games, visit the nearby taproom open Tuesday-Sunday and be sure to try the Crackberry.
Take I-30 W for 12 miles to Arlington, the “American Dream City” where beer reigns supreme. | Approx. Travel Time: 20 min.
Division Brewing, Courtesy: @mamachallenge
BREWS AND TUNES
At Arlington’s first locally-owned brewery, you can discover cool, new brews–and every Friday and Saturday–you can catch live music featuring local bands. Division serves everything from light ales, ambers and sours to dark porters and stouts. Try the Hibiscus beer for a refreshing treat.
Texas may not be known for whiskey, but Firestone & Robertson changed that when they opened their tap room near downtown Fort Worth. They’ve now expanded to a must-visit location, coined “Whiskey Ranch” for tours and to try the famous TX Whiskey.