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Head to Houston Street, and walk into Thompson's bar and lounge, for the best cocktails in Fort Worth. The lounge has two levels, with the basement opening at 8p, for which you need a password to enter, giving it a nice exclusive feel. The establishment has the look of a library with a long bar table, fancy couches and chairs. Choose from the vast menu which includes wines and house made syrups. You can have a conversation with the bartender while he prepares your drink, and they are happy to chat too. The place is a bit pricey, but going by what the establishment has to offer, it is totally worth it.
Pete's Dueling Piano Bar makes for a rollicking good time, whether with a date or with a group of friends. The concept of dueling pianos is nothing new, but what consistently sets Pete's apart is the caliber of the piano performers. From the technical skill on the keys to the uncanny improvisational skills, these guys know how to give the crowd a time they'll never forget. Grab a drink from the bar, stake out a good position in the crowded masses and revel in the convivial vibes.
As its name implies, Scat Jazz Lounge is a live music venue specializing in jazz performances. This 1920's speakeasy style lounge features an interior combination of swank and retro decor, making it easy to imagine you really are drinking at a Prohibition Era joint. The place is literally underground; you have to take an elevator down below ground level to get in. Once inside, the jazzy performances, stiff drinks and classy, retro elegance make this a juice joint worth coming back to.
Sporting an authentic Old West saloon ambiance, the White Elephant Saloon has been named among Esquire magazine's 100 Best Bars in America. Memorabilia found in the White Elephant Saloon memorializes the Fort Worth Stockyard's past. You will also find a wonderful collection of elephant artifacts, statues and toys given to the bar by appreciative patrons from around the world, from Germany to Thailand. Country and western music is played every night. The food is the usual bar fare, made specifically to complement the drinks and entertainment.
This cavernous honky-tonk is America's 'Best Country Music Nightclub' according to both the Country Music Association and The Academy of Country Music. It's also one of the largest and most famous. Founded in 1981, Billy Bob's Texas offers enough room for 6,000 people to drink, play pool, play video games or dance to the live country music performed every night. Rodeo enthusiasts will enjoy the indoor arena where cowboys ride bucking bulls every weekend. Friday and Saturday night headliners are often among the biggest names in the industry, including Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Rimes, Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Hope. All have left hand prints, which are displayed in concrete around the club.