Lockwood Distilling Co., the neighborhood distillery + eatery where you can discover fun, food, and friends, is excited to announce its westward expansion – to Fort Worth! The community-driven distillery and craft kitchen, owned by Evan and Sally Batt that first opened in Richardson in October 2019, is currently building its second location, the Lockwood Distilling Co. Bottle Shop, at 1411 W. Magnolia, slated to open in late September 2021.
The new drinks and eats outpost on Magnolia feels similar to its Richardson counterpart with a black and white industrial aesthetic, natural woods, dark metals, and a covered patio perfect for sipping and live music. Custom artwork throughout the 2,700 sq. ft. space includes several familiar faces like Biggie Smalls and Dolly Parton adorning the walls with their favorite Lockwood swag, are just a little part of the charm, personality and heart that make up Lockwood Distilling Co. Bottle Shop.
Executive Chef Julio Ortiz (formerly of The Ritz-Carlton, Knife Steakhouse, and the Dallas Cowboys), who has been creating the mouthwatering-dishes in the LWDC kitchen in Richardson, will extend his magical touch in Fort Worth. His specially curated menu will feature noshable eats like Poblano Pimento Cheese, Dirty South Pie, or Lockwood’s legendary Smoked Bologna Sandwich that pair perfectly with their ever-changing offering of specialty cocktails featuring Lockwood’s spirits. Sean Masucci will lead the helm in Cowtown as the General Manager with vast experience in the microbrewery and tequila businesses as well as touts a beard (a true LWDC characteristic.) For those searching for a great place to work with great people in a great environment, applications for waitstaff and bar team are still in the works. Interested folks can inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both North Texas locals, husband and wife duo Evan and Sally Batt are known for bringing people together, personally and professionally. His love for distilling, with her passion for connections, and together their love for food, was the recipe for Lockwood Distilling Co. An experienced leading expert in the distilling industry, Evan dreamed of a place where he could unite together his favorites in a way that his wife, friends, and neighbors could celebrate the big moments and everyday triumphs in their own community of Richardson.
However, shortly after making the dream a reality only a few months after opening the pandemic hit. But with immediate action to begin hand-sanitizer production for front-line and healthcare workers, transitioning wait staff to bottlers and warehouse workers, and an outpouring from neighbors to set up their own “socially-distanced patio” in the parking lot in front of Lockwood not only kept their doors open, but allowed the concept to expand exponentially. In just the last few months, Lockwood completed the expansion of a 4,000 sq. ft. production and storage warehouse and a new Market for merchandise and purchasing bottles of their newly awarded (from the 2021 Microliquor Awards) Triple Gold Hibiscus Vodka and Single Gold Bourbon.
“We are thrilled to bring our division of the community, charity, and craft spirits to Magnolia Avenue in the Near Southside Village,” said Evan Batt. “Fort Worth has grown gracefully and even as a big city, it still maintains a small-town feel, which makes us feel right at home,” he said.
About Lockwood Distilling Co.
Lockwood Distilling Co. is a Texas-owned and Texas-grown neighborhood distillery destination by Evan and Sally Batt. The first-of-its-kind, community-driven distillery experience brings together chef-driven eats featuring local ingredients paired with its specialty, award-winning small-batch Vodka, Gin, Bourbon, Rye, Rum and whatever is in the 100-gallon copper still. Find your favorites at Lockwood Distilling Co. in Richardson or its newest location at Lockwood Distilling Co. Bottle Shop in Fort Worth, opening Fall 2021 www.lockwooddistilling.com.