Across the country, coffee shops are popping corks during happy hour. One of Dallas-Fort Worth's better-known coffee 'n wine bars is Ascension. But even mega brands like Starbucks are leveraging this "stay all day" motto in the coffee-and-cocktails space.
In April, Fort Worth is expected to get a new coffeehouse and bar. Ampersand will open in the West 7th development in Fort Worth.
Ampersand will be a cafe, with plans to roast beans on site, during daylight hours. At night, it will become a bar, with some cocktails getting a jolt from your old friend joe. The Cold Fashioned (a twist on an old fashioned infused with cold brew) is an example of how coffee will be used in cocktails.
There's also a wine milkshake called the Amy Winehouse: ice cream, pinot noir and vanilla-infused vodka. Heavens.
Police officers will get free coffee during any hour Ampersand is open.
Note that the bar will be open Wednesday through Sunday in the evenings. Coffee service is seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ampersand will be located at 3009 Bledsoe St. in Fort Worth and is expected to open in April 2017.