Since Fall 2015, the intrepid and infinitely curious journalist, author, and proud Arlingtonian O.K. Carter has been making the rounds in Downtown Arlington. His series of casual and compelling conversations called Arlington On Tap has attracted hundreds – probably thousands – of attendees over the years to hear thought-provoking talks on a variety of hot local topics. Here’s the twist: they take place at local watering holes, bars and pubs in Downtown.
Arlington On Tap has boasted several sponsors over the years, including the Arlington Historical Society, Arlington Proud, and Arlington Today Magazine. Now Downtown Arlington is the presenting sponsor of the series.
Up Next for Arlington On Tap
Little seven-block Front Street, so named because it “fronts” Texas and Pacific Railroad stops in Arlington, historically hasn’t been of much interest to residents. But, as you’ll discover at the October 8 “Tap,” that’s about to change. And quickly so.
Developer Ryan Dodson, Downtown Arlington CEO Maggie Campbell, and others will be dispensing enlightenment about a radical conversion of Front Street to a busy, well lighted, pedestrian accessible street lined with restaurants, bistros, funky offices, complete with a downtown park, plenty of public art and live music. And – for those who prefer residences with a downtown urban ambiance – even a selection of apartment living with a unique vibe.
Arlington On Tap with Ryan Dodson
Tuesday, October 8
The Tipsy Oak (meet-up on the patio), 301 E. Front St.
RSVP not required
Event is free. Food and beverages are on your own.
Arlington On Tap 2019-2020
Tuesday nights are for good talks. Every second Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m., these are talks you don’t want to miss:
Fort Worth Business Press columnist O.K. Carter is a former editor and publisher of the Arlington Citizen-Journal and was also Arlington publisher and columnist for the Star-Telegram and founding editor of Arlington Today Magazine. He’s the author of the definitive book on Arlington’s colorful history, Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington.