Father and son Sam and Rick Ali are at it again. The D-FW craft beer duo is opening another growler bar, Lone Star Taps and Caps Denton, to join their Lewisville location of the same name, and the Carrollton package store, Lone Star Beverages.
The duo set sights on Denton after watching the craft beer market there develop. The city is "creating a real craft beer destination for North Texas," Rick told GuideLive last fall.
The new space is 3,000 square feet, designed by noteworthy Dallas firm plan B (Velvet Taco, Whiskey Cake), and includes a bar and retail bottle shop. There's not currently a patio, but one is in the works.
The Alis hope to expand Lone Star Taps & Caps to more cities, such as Fort Worth, in 2016. But for now, get your booty to the Denton shop for special tappings on opening day.
Lone Star Taps and Caps Denton
What: Opening of the newest growler bar in Denton, Lone Star Taps & Caps
Where: 505 W. Hickory St., Denton, Texas
When: Saturday, Jan. 16 from 11 a.m. to midnight (tentatively -- bear with them as they decide on appropriate hours for a college town)
Why: Umm... have you been to a growler bar? They're amazing. This location has more seating then the flagship, and 500-plus bottles to purchase, as well as the 50 taps on the wall. You'll also likely see some familiar faces from the Lewisville location, so you might be following your favorite bartender and beer flies to Denton.
How much: Pay as you go, so you can get flights of four 4-ounce pours, pints, and 32-ounce and 64-ounce growlers to go. Check out the tap list.
What else: BYO food, including the pizza place next door, which is also BYOB, so if you want to take your beer to go, you can drink it with a slice.
Parking is OK; there are some spaces by the entrance on Hickory Street, but there are overflow lots across Carroll Boulevard. The space isn't terribly dog- or kid-friendly, but kids are legally allowed inside (but there's a lot of breakable stuff without arms reach).