New coffeehouse and bar combo opens in Fort Worth

Ampersand, a coffeehouse by day and caffeine-fueled bar by night, will open in April in Fort Worth, Texas at 3009 Bledsoe St. in the West 7th area. The new coffee-cocktails concept will feature java-infused spirits.

During the day, Ampersand will function as a café with a menu of locally air-roasted coffee, specialty craft coffee and select coffee cocktails. Ampersand has plans to bring coffee roasting operations in-house and have a master roaster on staff.

In the evenings, Ampersand will offer a unique bar menu with other coffee-inspired cocktails and coffee-spirit pairings. Featured cocktails include the Cold Fashioned, a spin on an old fashioned, infused with cold brew; the Ampersand Mule, a coffee-infused Moscow mule; a spiked vanilla bean latte; and a wine milkshake called the Amy Winehouse, made with ice cream, pinot noir and vanilla-infused vodka. Cocktails will be made with in-house infused liquors. A range of popular beverage brands will be offered, including many local options; a selection of local beers and wines will also be available.

The new concept comes from hospitality group MRTD, which includes entrepreneur Reham Choudhury, who is an investor in multiple concepts in Dallas. Choudhury, who has a family history in the coffee business, sees the endless opportunities of harmony between coffee and cocktails. “I have wanted to create a concept like Ampersand for a long time. You may come in to meet someone for coffee but stay for the cocktails,” says Choudhury. “Both types of beverages are ways to connect friends, families, business contacts or even strangers.”

MRTD chose to open Ampersand and has plans to develop more projects in Fort Worth because of the local culture and community. To show their appreciation to the people who protect the city of Fort Worth, Ampersand will offer free coffee every day to men and women in uniform – even those on night shifts.

Ampersand’s 3,200 square-foot space will have a modern interior with modular furniture to easily rearrange as needed. Large garage doors with windows will allow for plenty of natural lighting.

Ampersand will be open daily for coffee service 7am-6pm CDT, and the bar will be open Thursday through Sunday 8pm-2am. Happy hour will be offered Wednesday through Sunday 6-9pm. Visit ampersandfw.com for more information.

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