Fort Worth’s western heritage and colorful history are both on display at Whiskey & Rye. Though located at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, a modern tower in downtown’s southern edge, this spacious watering hole, with leather chairs, pool tables, and live country music, captures the city’s friendly vibe and has the feel of a neighborhood bar. The popular Hell’s 1/2 Acre Sazerac combines classic ingredients—rye whiskey, absinthe, lemon twist—plus an extra kick: Tabasco. Both the cocktail name and its savory taste would have brought a smile to the 19th-century denizens, cattle drovers, buffalo hunters, and painted ladies of the storied red-light district, for which the drink is named. After a couple of drinks, you might even imagine the presence of long-ago gambler Ben Masterson or outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.