When it comes to finding places with a combo of delectable food and brews along with good vibes, it is far and few in between. You typically either end up at a run down bar that provides you with a decent selection of beers, or you end up at a nice restaurant that serves tasty food yet lacks the malts and hops. There must be a better way, and thankfully there is. Opening only a year ago and located on the south side of Fort Worth next to the University Park Village is Roger’s Roundhouse, a place where delectable food, tasty brews and good vibes all reside.
As the name implies, this restaurant is nestled right next to a railway roundhouse (and not a roundhouse kick to the face, I might add) which is a building with a circular or semicircular shape used by railways for servicing and storing locomotives. This ingenious name pairs perfectly as trains periodically pass by blowing their horns and rattling the ground beneath, giving the theme of the restaurant its due. The Roger’s part is pretty straight forward as it is from the name of the street it resides on.
Starting out as an old metal building, both owners of Roger’s Roundhouse, Tommy Koons and Bourke Harvey, saw potential and designed an outstanding restaurant out of practically nothing.
“The metal frame was here and we wanted to create our version of an American-style beer garden, so we made an indoor space, a covered patio with heaters and an uncovered patio.” States Tommy Koons.
The interior features a rustic wood interior with several TV’s spread throughout the inside and outside along with plenty of taps featuring some nationally known brews as well as local favorites that include Hop and Sting, Rahr and Sons, Martin House, Sierra Nevada and more.
“We have thirty beer taps and four wine taps with a good mix from light to dark that includes locally and nationally known beers.” Tommy says. “We are also all draft with no packaged beers, so that customers get the freshest form.”
Their food is no less awe inspiring with a full line up of various mouthwatering dishes that include loaded tots, a burger that comes with shredded cheese and pico, a smoked turkey club sandwich, biscuits and gravy, and a sweet tooth favorite funnel cake.
“We have “gourmet” bar food with a little something for everyone, and yet our best seller is our Wagyu Beef Burger with a side of tots.” Tommy explains
Not only do they serve up delicious food that you can pair up with a good brew, but they also host several events, including live music that features the latest and greatest upcoming local artists.
“There is always something going on here, we have pint nights every Tuesday night and live music every Thursday.” Tommy says.
Roger’s Roundhouse, 1616 Roger’s Road, Fort Worth, Texas-Open Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat-Sun 10am-2am
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