The next restaurant to open at The Shops at Clearfork will no doubt score points with sports bar fans.
City Works Eatery and Pour House, a growing sports bar chain specializing in chef-inspired American cuisine and craft beer, will open Dec. 9 in an end-cap spot across from Malai Kitchen.
The restaurant’s pride and joy is an extensive beer list made up of nearly 100 drafts.
A cool option for the curious or indecisive: You can build your own flights. Nearly half of the beers will be sourced from North Texas breweries, including Four Corners Brewing, Wild Acre Brewing Co., HopFusion Ale Works, Fort Worth’s Martin House Brewing and Rahr & Sons Brewing Co., among others.
Food will be of the American-with-a-twist variety. Overseen by executive chef Andrew Ehrmantraut (a grad of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Dallas, who most recently worked at Bread Winners), the lunch/dinner menu includes items such as duck confit nachos, filet mignon sliders, buttermilk-breaded fried chicken and steak-infused chili.
During Sunday brunch, you can try your luck with the Churchill, a 20-ounce Bloody Mary topped with a skewer of grilled shrimp and cubed pepper jack cheese. It comes with a stir-stick made out of – we kid you not – a Slim Jim.
Fort Worth marks the second North Texas stop for City Works; a branch opened in August in Frisco. It’s not a small, intimate place — the restaurant’s 9,000 square feet encompasses a dining room, separate bar and patio area. Sprinkled throughout will be 18 65-inch flat screens.
While the restaurant is scheduled to open Dec. 9, City Works will hold a soft opening charity event Dec. 8. Cost is $40 per person. Proceeds will go to Cook Children’s Medical Center.
5288 Monahans Ave., Fort Worth. 682-207-1500, cityworksrestaurant.com.