Bartender Matt Cook draws a draft from the wide selection of craft beers on tap at World of Beer near SMU in Dallas, which opened in 2012.

Bartender Matt Cook draws a draft from the wide selection of craft beers on tap at World of Beer near SMU in Dallas, which opened in 2012.

Jerry McClure

It’s no secret that craft beer drinkers like having a selection to choose from. And selection is exactly what hopheads in Fort Worth and Plano can expect when two new World of Beer locations open next month.

The World of Beer taverns will offer more than 500 different brews from around the world, 50 of which will be available on rotating draft. The rest will be available in cans and bottles, according to Laura Pitzer, the company’s local market development partner.

World of Beer in Fort Worth and Plano will join two others in North Texas – one near Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the area’s first in Arlington – and more than 65 nationwide. Pitzer says consumer demand is driving the company’s expansion, as more people become educated about craft beer and learn to “trust their own palate.”

Here are the details of both new bars:

World of Beer Fort Worth

  • Expected open date: March 2, 2015
  • Location: In the lively West 7th District (3252 West 7th St.)
  • Size: 4,650 square feet with an additional 1,000-square-foot patio
  • Also: Small menu featuring pretzels, brats and more, brunch on Sundays and a stage for live music on the weekends.

World of Beer Plano

  • Expected open date: March 30, 2015
  • Location: 1941 Preston Rd., down the street from Trader Joe’s
  • Size: 4,950 square feet with an additional 1,500-square-foot patio
  • Also: Small menu featuring pretzels, brats and more, brunch on Sundays and a stage for live music on the weekends.

Each of the existing WOB locations has an online database where you can peruse what’s currently in stock. Check it out at worldofbeer.com.

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