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Welcome to Thompson's!

Our main goal has always been to give you a great cocktail experience. Our guests over the years have appreciated the wide array of drinks we offer. We hope you enjoy our menu as we strive to excite your palate with enticing craft cocktails, we hope will become some of your new favorites.

Whether this is your first time at Thompson’s or your hundredth time, we sincerely appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon.

Our History

A settlement had been established by Jonathon Bird in the winter of 1840, three miles east of where Birdville is today. In 1843, Sam Houston came to what was then called Fort Bird or Bird’s Fort and remained more than a month, awaiting chiefs from different tribes to discuss a peace parley. Houston departed, leaving Gen. Edward H. Tarrant and George W. Terrell to meet with the chiefs. When the tribes came to the negotiating table, a treaty was made under which the Native Americans were to remain to the west of a line traced passing through the future site of Fort Worth. The line marked “Where the West Begins” — giving Fort Worth its famous slogan.

Our building was built in 1910 and was formerly Fort Worth Pharmacy, Atlantic Coffee Co., a cut-rate drug store and Thompson’s Bookstore. The latter opened in 1972 and then closed in 1993. Rumor is that it was a brothel at one point in time…you never know, prohibition was intense, and this was Hell’s Half Acre. Thompson’s Bookstore Cocktail Lounge and Speakeasy as you know it today opened in Spring 2015.

House Rules

GOLDEN RULE: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Cocktails are made-to-order and can take time to prepare. Please be patient.

Alert bartenders of any allergies.

Dress code is neat, casual attire. No athletic wear. Ball caps worn forward.

No yelling or screaming. No tobacco use of any kind.

Be respectful of guests and staff. Creepy, lecherous, racist, homophobic, sexist, or other rude or inflammatory behavior won’t be tolerated.

Please refrain from excessive public displays of affection.

We reserve the right to ask for seating one hour after the last
drink is ordered.

Do not bring friends that you would not trust to leave alone in
your own home.

Please treat our décor, fixtures, and facilities with respect.

We will refuse service to any guest who seems to have had too
much to drink.

In the event of a full house, there may be a wait. Seating is first come first serve. Parties will need to remain together in order to gain access to the Speakeasy.

Parties of 6 or more will automatically be charged 20% gratuity.

Thank You for Joining Us. Please Drink Responsibly.
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