6455 Old Denton Road
Fort Worth, TX 76131
Phone: (817) 386-5666
Fax: (817) 386-5668
Bars & Cafes
J. Christen's Grill and Bar is located just a couple of miles south from the Texas Motor Speedway, and its interior is decorated with racing pictures, racing car doors, checkered flags and framed fire suits. The food includes chicken, burgers, catfish, steaks and Tex-Mex dishes. The plump, spicy grilled chicken filet is liberally dusted with spices before being grilled, and the half-pound mushroom and grilled onion cheeseburger is simply superb! Gourmets are delightful including juicy prime filet mignon, complete with grilled onions and mushrooms. Desserts include an excellent lime pie and the chocolate shell dessert stuffed with pound cake, strawberries and whipped cream.
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.
Sarsaparilla Saloon is a quaint joint serving the best of sandwiches and sodas in truly Western style. The small eatery has a simple decor with wooden barstools and tables. The delectable made to order sandwiches are made from the freshest of meats and vegetables. You can accompany your sandwiches with chips and soda. Take your pick from the desserts which include delicious Pecan Pie, cheesecakes, shakes, floats, sundaes and hot chocolate fudge.
With a typical Texas cowboy theme, this is a popular local joint that was named in honor of bull riding champion, Samuel Thomas Privett. The signature Anita Rita margarita is out of the ordinary and the small batch, 'Buffalo Butt Beer' is handcrafted and slightly hazy since it doesn't go through pasteurization or micro filtering. The food is also appetizing and fresh. Bookmark this place as a must visit!
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.
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.
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.
Established in 1935, Joe T. Garcia's remains one of Fort Worth's most popular Mexican restaurants, run by the Garcia-LanCarte family. Located in the heart of downtown Fort Worth near hotels and the cultural district, the venue features beautiful fiesta gardens with a patio. Everyone enjoys the outdoor seating, complete with ferns, rippling water and huge shade trees. Try the cheese enchiladas or the fajitas (your choice of grilled beef or chicken). Excellent appetizers include Joe's nachos, quesadillas or chalupas. The popular weekend brunch begins with huevos rancheros or migas with potatoes and refried beans.
Nos Bar is a live music venue-cum-bar that is popular amongst one and all. Its talented in-house band Tommy Katona Trio plays blues music and every time they perform the house is packed to the core. Apart from that, Nos also invites other local bands and artists to entertain audiences on a regular basis. DJ Sessions, theme parties, open mic nights and happy hours are a regular feature here. This casual bar is the best place to hang out with your buddies and enjoy great music. For gig guide and other details, check website.
Known as one of the top blues clubs in the city, J&J Blues Bar has been bringing local, regional and national touring acts to Fort Worth since the 1980s. Top names have played here, including legends like Albert King, Koko Taylor, James Cotton and Pinetop Perkins. Dave the bartender is known for joining in on jam sessions with his harmonica. A full bar serves a variety of mixed drinks, as well as beer and wine. Live music is played most nights. Cover charge only on the weekends varies by event.
In business since 1995, 8.0 enjoys a prime location at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth. The interior is decorated with murals painted by local artists; live music is performed every weekend by celebrities such as Collin Hill. The lunch and dinner menu selections are eclectic and health conscious. Entrees include baked fish in lemon butter sauce, traditional pasta dishes and a variety of 8.0's own blue plate specials. House specialty drinks include martinis and blue things(frozen margaritas).
Offering one of Fort Worth's most spectacular beer gardens, the Flying Saucer is close to the heart of locals owing to its fantastic beer selection. Offering around 100 varieties of bottled beers and 80 brews on tap, it has a label suiting every drinker's taste. The food comes a close second with favorites being the delicious brats. It offers plenty of events, happy hours, quizzes and live music for general entertainment.