By: Malcolm Mayhew
by Meg Hemmerle
Sure, patios are great for spring weather, but you know what’s better than a patio? A rooftop. It can really, ahem, elevate things.
Here are some of Fort Worth’s best rooftops, plus the best time to visit them.
When you also want really good food...
Photo from Reata Instagram
310 Houston St.
Complete with its own bar and sweeping views of downtown Fort Worth, the rooftop of Reata Restaurant has long been a popular spot among locals. The rooftop can be booked for private events too.
When you want sushi...
Photo from Kona Grill website
3028 Crockett St.
Yes, it's a chain, but in a city where rooftop dining is few and far between, Kona Grill's is notable. Located on the corner of Crockett Street, the rooftop faces University Boulevard and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.
When you’re in party mode…
2793 W. Seventh St.
Bar Louie has a spacious rooftop with shady awnings and comfortable couches, overlooking West Seventh Street. It can also be rented out for private parties.
When there’s a game to watch…
Photo from Varsity Tavern Instagram
1005 Norwood St.
Restaurant and bar by day, only bar by night — Varsity Tavern has a large rooftop patio where guests can enjoy drinks and dance to music.
When you’re feeling nostalgic for Capital Bar...
3017 Morton St.
The new spot that took over the former Capital Bar space is part-beer garden, part-dog park. This dog-friendly bar has a spacious rooftop with views of the Fort Worth skyline, plus a separate balcony that overlooks the stage.
When you want a breeze off the Trinity River…
Photo from Press Cafe Instagram
4801 Edwards Ranch Road
Located at Clearfork along the Trinity River, Press Cafe's rooftop seating gives you a scenic, waterfront view of the Trinity. Guests can eat their meals at tables or enjoy drinks on the couches.
When you want that downtown vibe…
Photo from Houston Bar & Patio website
Houston Bar & Patio
902 Houston St.
This open-air rooftop patio has two HD screens so guests can watch the game while enjoying the fully stocked bar. The rooftop is available to be rented for private parties.
When you want to people watch...
Photo from Bird Cafe website
155 E. Fourth St.
Bird Cafe’s 2,300-square-foot rooftop patio overlooks Sundance Square and the rest of downtown Fort Worth. It is all self-service, so once you order food or drinks from the bar, take them up to the rooftop and enjoy the scenery.
When you’re feeling active…
2201 E. Fourth St.
Topgolf’s rooftop terrace offers views of downtown, along with a full dining and drinks menu, firepits, TV and — of course — golf. Check Topgolf’s website for special events.
When you also want to check out some live music…
Photo from Fairmount Music Hall Facebook
Fairmount Music Hall
1311 Lipscomb Drive
Enjoy food, drinks and live music on the rooftop patio overlooking the Fort Worth skyline and West Magnolia Avenue. A large screen upstairs and high-end speakers will stream the live music happening in the adjacent music hall.
By: Malcolm Mayhew