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.
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.