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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A softly-lit dining hall, a cracking fireplace to keep you warm and the smooth buzz of fine wines - if this isn't enough to induce a sublime trance, we don't know what is. Winslow's Cafe ensures all this and more during your time here. Dig into fresh seasonal offerings ranging from wood-fired pizzas to breezy American fare, salads and soups. There is no dearth of wines, with a list featuring crisp Canadian wines as well as perfectly complementing dessert wines. Located in the Fort Worth Cultural District, Winslow's Wine Cafe is the ideal place to unwind after a day's trip to surrounding museums and galleries.
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.
Rahr Brewery is a microbrewery that has been processing beer since 2004. Experimenting with flavors and infusions, the brewery produces some popular drinks like the caramel-flavored Texas Red and the banana-tinted Summertime Wheat that brings to mind memories of the summer countryside. It offers free tours of its facility on Wednesdays and Saturdays after an entry fee of USD10. While touring the venue, enjoy the free samples of the brews and also engage in the many community events and exhibitions that are organized from time to time.