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Shinjuku Station in Japan is the world's busiest train station; Shinjuku Station in Fort Worth is a Japanese restaurant specializing in small portioned dishes meant to be shared among friends. With brick walls and trendy artwork adorning the walls, this is the kind of place that's perfect for a night out with friends over drinks and exotic Japanese flavors. Try the okonomiyaki, or "Japanese Pizza," which consists of pork belly, cabbage, and Shoma. With beer, wine and specialty cocktails on offer, there is plenty to fuel your conversation deep into the night.
The cocktails at The Usual are not the “usual” fare that one may get, but are a work of patient expertise. The bartenders are skilled in their work and offer a selection of the finest quality of cocktails and beer. Though slightly pricey, the experience is worth the money. The ambience is posh but easygoing and the area is smoke-free.
Located in the former Texas and Pacific Railway headquarters building, T&P Tavern has been transformed from a news stand and diner to one of downtown Fort Worth's most popular destinations. In its original glory days, such notable guests as politicians and The King himself, Elvis Presley, stopped by this restaurant, but today it is a favorite of the everyman, offering a balance of sophisticated martinis and outdoor games, such as bean bag toss and giant Jenga.
Lola's Saloon is actually comprised of three different bar areas: the one inside where musical acts play, the outdoor one on the front patio and the other outdoor one on the back patio. Live music lovers and laid-back beer lovers come here to knock back a few in a cool, fun atmosphere. Lola's features happy hour from 2p to 8p on Mondays through Fridays, giving patrons plenty of time to get their discount beer on.
Tucked below the street level on the West Exchange Avenue, this local dive is a popular watering hole among the locals. The smoke-filled ambiance of the bar may deter you to enter at first. However, once inside, settle down on one of the tables and be ready to gulp down strong drinks served by friendly, good looking bartenders, and listen or maybe even dance to rock bands performing on stage. A number of people have stumbled upon this place and have made this their favorite watering hole in Ft. Worth. The bar doesn't serve food, however, no one would stop you from bringing in food from the nearby eateries to enjoy it with various drinks.
Rodeo Exchange has been in business since 1986, which makes it somewhat of an institution around these parts. Come on Tuesday nights for free dance lessons — just don't forget your cowboy hat. Famous for their low-price drinks, Rodeo Exchange offers a number of drink specials, including happy hour until 8p and Friday Ladies Nights. Fridays and Saturdays feature live music, mostly country, from acts ranging from local favorites to national stars like Trace Adkins. Fun times, cheap drinks and good old fashioned country tunes make this club a hoot.
Fat Daddy's is the ultimate drinking and dining destination in Mansfield. It offers unrivaled entertainment with live music gigs, sports screenings and dining in an upscale yet casual atmosphere. Past performances have featured top artists like Vanilla Ice, Deryl Dodd and Roger Creager in rock, country and reggae, among myriad genres. Shoot some pool at their billiard section and enjoy live sporting action in high definition. Happy Hours offer great deals on drinks paired with classic bar fare like sandwiches, burgers and pizza. Their private space can be hired for parties, birthdays and special events.