This week, there are a handful of events to get social over drinks and delights, but doesn’t it always get social when booze is involved? If happy hour doesn’t quite cut it after your long day of work, then try making it to one our tipsy listings below for an extra pick-me-up.
For the Beer Lovers:
For $35 you can enjoy brews from Grapevine Craft Brewery and munch on plates at Chill Bar Grapevine. The ticket includes live music, beer and plates like hummus and grilled shrimp, craft beer BBQ brisket slider with fried onion shoestrings, marinated steak stuffed with sausage on a bed of wild rice and a Sir Williams Brown Ale float. Call 817-310-6610 or email Julia@chillgrapevine.com to make your reservation. The party starts at 6:30 pm.
Next Tuesday, Deep Ellum Brewing Co. will take over Alamo Drafthouse to present a screening of Army of Darkness along with the debut of their cask-conditioned Belgian IPA dubbed Boomstick. Your $10 ticket includes a five-beer flight with a pint of Boomstick and a free commemorative pint glass. Stay after the show ends for a Q&A from DEBC founder John Reardon and head brewer Jeremy Hunt.
For the wine lovers:
Meet and mingle with III Fork’s special guest Agustin Francisco Huneeus, the proprietor of Quintessa, for an exclusive National Wine Release Dinner starting at 6:30 on Friday. The $145 four-course meal includes seared diver scallops, rabbit confit pot pie, USDA prime strip loin with roasted purple fingerling potatoes and a grand finale of “Death by Chocolate.” Call 972-267-1776 for reservations.
Arché Harvest Season 2014 begins Saturday, August 23 at 8:00 a.m when friends, neighbors and guests alike are invited to pick the Chardonnay grapes at the vineyard. Enjoy wine, lunch and lots of fun at this free event for ages 15 and above (children accompanied by parent/guardian at all times). Bring gloves (this is a must), hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes or boots (not sandals), pruners if you have them (they can provide), long sleeves and long pants suggested for sun-sensitive skin, lawn chair, and of course your best wine-loving friend. 228 Wagner Road, Saint Jo, TX.
For Cocktail Lovers:
The guys at Olenjack’s Grille really like fall and couldn’t wait to debut two autumn-inspired cocktails. These “warm and fuzzy” drinks are locally inspired, using Texas whiskies with warm spices and chiles. Two of the recipes include the Hatch, Ruby n’ Rye using muddled Hatch Chiles, sweet Texas Ruby Red grapefruit juice and Dallas County’s Herman Marshall Texas Rye Whiskey, and the other is a Pumpkin Spice Martini with Texas Rye Whiskey.