With more than 40 filling stations, it's no secret Dallas-Forth Worth has a growler-friendly beer scene. How else are you supposed to drink Peticolas' Velvet Hammer in the comfort of your own home?
Since the start of the year, two more have opened in the area, including one in the 'burbs that also serves pizza. Here's the skinny on Heritage Pizza and Taproom and Bluffview Growler.
Heritage Pizza and Taproom
Located near Nebraska Furniture Mart in The Colony, Heritage Pizza and Taproom is the latest venture from pizza-friendly family 33 Restaurant Group, which also owns Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney and Taverna Rossa in Plano and Southlake. Like the name suggests, Heritage is "a tribute to the classic pizza parlor" by way of thin crust 'za, baked pasta, hot sandwiches and salads, says a statement.
But you're here for the beer, right?
Heritage offers 40 draft brews, primarily from Texas, that can ordered by the pint to drink onsite or by the growler to be taken home. It sells the vessels onsite and eventually the owners want to roll out growler delivery to nearby neighborhoods as well.
The restaurant also offers cold brew coffee, root beer and kombucha on tap. Wine is available to purchase by the glass and bottle.
Heritage Pizza and Taproom is located at 3570 Plano Parkway, Suite 600 in The Colony. It's open Monday to Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Three years ago, Dallas residents Stacie and Dale Czech opened Lakewood Growler, a neighborhood bar that specializes in curating hot-ticket local beers that patrons can take to-go and drink at home. Now they've replicated the concept in a different area of Dallas.
Opened in January, Bluffview Growler inhabits an 1,800-square-foot space on the bottom floor of the Elan at Bluffview apartments near Love Field Airport, an area Stacie says was "a dead zone for craft beer" before they moved in. Here the owners maintained the vibe of its first bar -- patrons can tell it's related to the bar in Lakewood by the wood accents, including a wall of brightly colored boards adorned with metal letters "B" and "G" -- and also expanded upon the concept based on what worked at the original location.
Bluffview Growler offers beer from 48 draft taps, which is more than is predecessor, and a menu of bottles and bombers that drinkers can enjoy onsite. Two of the taps are on nitrogen.
Offerings are "unapologetically Texas-focused," Stacie says, and served by the pint and flight, as well.
Also new to the Bluffview outpost: food. This location has a small kitchen that dishes up bar snacks such as sausage plates, fried cheese curds and popcorn. A select menu of wine is also available for purchase. The Czechs hope to open a small patio by the spring.
Bluffview Growler is located at 3850 W. Northwest Highway, Suite 1190 in Dallas. It's open Monday to Tuesday 4-10 p.m., Wednesday to Thursday 2-10 p.m., Friday to Saturday noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday noon to 8 p.m.