Flips is one of those places that you find a reason to go to. Since there’s really a little bit of everything here, that’s not hard to do.
A mouth-watering burger, a mini-arcade, a to-die patio (complete with plenty of seating, misters, and a huge projector), six pool tables, two bars, plenty of flat screens, incredibly clean restrooms, and bomb-a homemade chips are just a few of my favorite things about this laid-back resto.
Flips has something for families, sports nuts, pool junkies, bar flies, and the rest of us (though I guess I am considered a bar fly, so the rest of YOU). Walking into Flips, you are greeted by a HUGE stuffed bear on either side of you and a friendly hostess. You choose which bar or seating area fits your needs at the moment (basically whichever is closest to the huge flat screen playing what you want to watch or the large taxidermy* you want to sit under) and take a seat to peruse the menu of goodies.
Drinking at Flips seems like a good idea, and when you see the happy hour prices and drink specials, you realize that it’s a brilliant one. They not only have a stellar happy hour lineup, but they also offer deeply discounted drinks each day, (wait for it…) ALL DAY. They aren’t slouches over there, that’s for sure. The drinks are just strong enough to make them interesting but not so strong as to make you questionable while trying to balance on one foot to get the 8-ball in the corner pocket to win the pool game (it darn near made me more confident I was going to make it!).
The sweet potato fries are pretty darn good along with the hand-cut potato chips. You can’t go wrong with most of the food unless you’re a vegetarian (which a mural on the wall very clearly states isn’t healthy). The burgers are made with USDA choice chuck and are freshly ground. All burgers are $8 so it eliminates the dilemma of whether to splurge and spend the extra $2 for the mushroom swiss vs. the traditional. The serving sizes won’t leave you wanting more; Flips portions are very value oriented.
The wait staff is friendly and very outgoing. They can chat to you with a smile and still do their job very well. I don’t think I ever had less than a third of a glass of Diet Dr. Pepper before another was offered up. Also, have them tell you about the fireballs … you must try.
The only drawback about this place for this Dallasite is just that, I live quite far from it. From now on, the meetings that take me across the Metroplex will be strategically scheduled to ensure a pocket of time to visit the Flips bear (who has his own Facebook page … seriously). http://www.facebook.com/?sk=ru#!/LILLFLIP?ref=ts
*No animals were harmed for the specific purpose of display in a Flips building. All taxidermy was purchased at a charity auction whose proceeds went to the preservation of wildlife … ironic, eh?
Drink strength: 3.8
Flips Patio Grill
Fort Worth | 6613 Fossil Bluff | (817) 847 4424 | www.facebook.com/flipsfortworth | @flipsfortworth
Grapevine | 415 West State Hwy 114 | (817) 251 9800 | www.facebook.com/flipsgrapevine | @flipsgrapevine
Fort Worth Location:
Happy Hour | all day Monday, Tuesday-Friday 3-8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. | $2 domestic drafts, $3 import drafts and wells
Monday | $2.25 domestic bottles, $2.50 domestic pints, $3.50 import pints and house wine, and $3.25 wells
Tuesday | $3 Tito’s, $5 Tito’s and Red Bull, $2.50 drafts, LIVE MUSIC at 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday | $3 22 oz. domestic drafts
Friday, Saturday | $2.25 domestic bottles, $2.50 domestic pints, $3.50 import pints and house wine, and $3.25 wells
Sunday | $2.75 Corona
Happy Hour | Monday-Friday, 3-8 p.m., all day Thursday | $2 domestic drafts, $3 import drafts, $3 wells
Monday | $4 bomb shots, $3 Crown and down, $2.50 wells
Tuesday | $2 domestic pints, $2.50 import pints, TRIVIA at 7 p.m.
Wednesday | $2.50 22 oz. big boy domestic drafts, $2.75 Tecate and Corona bottles
Friday | $2.75 Tecate and Corona bottles
Saturday | $2 domestic pints, $2.75 Tecate and Corona bottles
Sunday | $2 domestic pints