Brewpubs are popular and offer patrons opportunities to enjoy specialty and craft beers. Typically, brewpubs operate as restaurants with special beer licenses. Because of their alcohol and food service, brewpubs usually need licensing from state and local governments and in some cases both county and city agencies.
Dallas’ neighbor is a little more relaxed, and no less friendly to business. Fort Worth keeps business licensing to a minimum, instead doing most of its oversight and regulation through its zoning process. Fort Worth businesses of course have to comply with all state regulations and hold the appropriate Texas licenses. Although Fort Worth is known largely as the calmer, more residential alternative to Dallas, it has more than just local retail. Fort Worth claims defense, airline, railroad, electronic and medical sectors that help drive its economy.