Fort Worth bars and eateries reopening May 22 after COVID-19 closure

Just in time for fun on Memorial Day Weekend, Fort Worth bars will close at 25 percent capacity and restaurants at 25 percent capacity on Friday, May 22, as part of the second phase of Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas 50 percent resume. But as everyone expected, there will be strict rules in place to contain the spread of COVID-19.

According to Texas Bar Health Protocols, bars must remove bar stools and accommodate all customers at tables of six or fewer in order to maintain social distance. There will be no loitering at the bar, no dancing, arcade games, or a round of pool. Patios have no capacity restrictions, but must keep tables at least two meters apart and limit groups to a maximum of six people.

These Fort Worth area restaurants and bars (including breweries, taprooms, and wine cellars) are reopening their doors on Friday, May 22nd (and some have announced upcoming opening dates). The list will be updated as more locations announce their plans. Here is also a list of restaurants that opened on May 1st, and here are popular restaurant terraces that have reopened.

America Gardens

West 7th Bar says on social media that it will open on Friday and comply with all safety protocols. “We hope that everyone is safe and look forward to seeing you again soon,” they say. “God bless America.”

Aventinos Italian restaurant (opens June 1st)
The popular restaurant in the Ridglea region put a lot of emphasis on opening on June 1st. Read more about the results of a survey and more about the precautions they are taking here.

Cowtown Brewing Company

The brewery and the barbecue area in the city center will reopen their taproom on Friday at 11 a.m.

Horseshoe hill

“Who’s ready for a Chicken Fried Steak? !!! We are happy to announce that we will reopen this Friday from 4pm to 10pm,” says Chef Grady Spears of his Stockyards CFS outpost on Facebook.

Hot Box Biscuit Club

“Ok y’all … it’s been long enough. We open our dining room on Friday at 9:00 am! So come over or order online and drop by for a roadside pickup,” says the bustling cookie shop post a Facebook post near Southside.

Clay pigeon

Chef Marcus Paslay’s celebrated restaurant will return to the in-house restaurant on Friday at 5pm. They will also offer some menu items as well as bottles of wine and takeaway cocktails for roadside pickup, they say.

Flying saucer

Sundance Square Bar and Terrace will reopen at 11am on Friday.

Funky Picnic Brewery & Cafe (opens May 28th)
The craft brewery and restaurant Near Southside are preparing to resume on-site dining service on May 28, according to social media.

Grand Cru wine bar

The Magnolia Avenue wine bar will reopen on Friday. They encourage reservations by calling 817-923-1717.

HopFusion Ale works

The Near Southside Brewery will reopen at 12 noon on Friday, but will also offer take-away beer.

Kent & Co. wine bar

Magnolia Avenue Wine Bar opens for seating at 12 noon on Friday, but opens at 10 a.m. for a special reopening sale for wine bottles. “Great offers while stocks last,” it says on Facebook.

Kung Fu limousine

The salon in the West 7th area opened at midnight Friday to kick off Memorial Day Weekend celebrations. It is open until 2 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays.

Love nest

Tim Love’s burger joint in the Stockyards reopens at 11 a.m. with strict protocols. “The Dirty Love Burger is just around the corner and trust us we’re ready for everyone to enjoy one! With that said, we’ll be practicing social distancing, temperature checks, and health declarations with names and emails that are available for entry is required, “they said saying in a Facebook post.

Niles Town Hall Saloon

The Stockyards Salon opens at 5:00 p.m. Friday and has live music.

Panther Island Brewing

The brewery in north Fort Worth will reopen at 12 noon, but will also have roadside beer to go.

Poag Mahones Irish Pub

The neighborhood bar between the city center and the cultural district opened its doors and said: “Sláinte!” Friday at midnight.

Playground neighborhood music

The West 7th Playground-themed bar will open again on Friday for drinks, music, games and more.

Right on magnolia

The Magnolia Avenue Craft Cocktail Bar will reopen on Friday with limited seating, reduced hours, and other precautionary measures as outlined on their Facebook page for customers.

Rahr & Sons Brewing Company (opens May 23)
The original Fort Worth craft brewery will reopen at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 23rd. Opening events include live music and an on-site food truck. Check their Facebook page for more details.

Rancho Loma vineyards

The hidden wine bar on South Main Street will reopen on Friday to sample their wines, made from the Texas Panhandle’s vineyards.

Sarah’s place

The West Fort Worth Bar and karaoke hotspot will reopen at 3pm on Friday.

Stir Fort Worth

The restaurant bar on Crockett Row opened at 4pm on Thursday, May 21st. They are taking all necessary precautions, it says on social media.

T&P tavern

The historic gastropub at the Texas & Pacific Loft’s train station will reopen on Friday at 4 p.m. with happy hour specials.

Rossa Tavern, Southlake (opens May 26th)
The Southlake Hot Spot will reopen its terrace and dining room for limited service starting May 26th at 5:00 p.m. He will continue to offer a to-go service.


The downtown speakeasy-style bar will reopen at 3pm on Friday.

Tinies Mexican cuisine (opens May 26th)
The upscale Mexican restaurant in South Main, which barely opened its doors prior to the pandemic, will reopen May 26 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a limited menu and takeaway options.

Two brothers winery

The cellar wine room will open its tasting room and terrace on Friday and will also be open on Sundays, they say.


The Foundry District Bar, inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans, reopens at 3 p.m. on Friday and stays open until 2 a.m. for socially distant night owls.

Waters restaurant (opens June 4th)
Jon Bonnell’s Sundance Square seafood eatery, which has run a robust take-out business, will return to dining on June 4th. You are now taking reservations.

White Elephant Saloon

Tim Love’s Stockyards Bar next to Love Shack will open at 12 noon on Friday.

WineHaus (opens May 28th)
The romantic Near Southside wine bar opens on May 28th. “We’re going to be taking some great new security measures, including: disinfection stations, limited capacity, very widely spaced seating and lots of open space on our beautiful terrace,” a Facebook post said.

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