More beer is good news, and we're getting a double dose, with two new World of Beer locations scheduled to open in major North Texas towns: Fort Worth and Plano.
The Florida-based chain will open a branch at Plano's most dynamic intersection — Preston Road and Park Boulevard — in the old Nico's Tex-Mex Cantina space. In Fort Worth, the store will open at 3252 W. Seventh Street, not far from Blue Sushi, Eddie V's and Righteous Foods. The area is bustling with new openings including French restaurant Le Cep and Dee Lincoln Steak Bar, opening in the Museum Place project.
A spokesman said that both new branches were scheduled to open in mid-December — "December 15 or possibly December 21," he said.
North Texas currently has two branches of World of Beer. The first opened in Arlington in 2011; Dallas followed, opening a branch on SMU Boulevard in 2012. The chain began in Tampa as a retail store and evolved into a tavern concept. There are currently more than 55 branches in 17 states.
Each World of Beer has more than 500 beers, many considered premium or "craft," with nearly 50 on tap. They rotate in new selections nearly every week, frequently seasonals such as Sam Adams Octoberfest, and offer thematic flights such as "local beers" and "fall favorites."
World of Beer also has food, with a menu of basic but appealing items such as a German pretzel, burger, Guinness brat sliders, flatbreads and steak frites. And it's big on game nights such as trivia.