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.
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.
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.
While the name is probably responsible for getting many in its doors, Filthy McNasty's live music culture is what brings people back. First built in 1920, the building housing this Fort Worth staple has been many saloons through the years, but in 1978 it became Filthy McNasty's and hasn't looked back. The bar features live music acts, two pool tables, and enough Texas swagger to fill the Cowboys' stadium. The lack of cover makes it an attractive option for those looking some live tunes while knocking back a few Buds.
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.
Step into Longhorn Saloon, located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, and you will feel as though you are in an Old West movie. Nostalgic Western memorabilia adorns the walls, and shiny hardwood floors make two steppin' that much easier. A disc jockey plays country music as you whisk your favorite dance partner onto the dance floor. Thursday nights are for college students when Top 40 hits are played all night long. Check website for concert schedule.