Best Fort Worth, TX Nightlife

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    9. Pearl's Dancehall & Saloon

    Within this two-story, red-brick building dating from 1928, you'll find some of the area's most energetic dancing. Specializing in "Western Swing," the club offers patrons an amalgam of musical styles that's...

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    8. 8.0 Restaurant and Bar

    Although this downtown hotspot serves lunch and dinner, it comes into its own as a popular after-work and nighttime hangout. Its black-and-white interior gets a color punch with bright murals created by local...

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    7. Booger Red's

    For a touch of Western flair, mosey on into Booger Red's. A mounted buffalo, saddles serving as bar stools, and authentic memorabilia remind guests what part of the world they're in. Named for bronc-buster Samuel...

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    6. Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

    Beer aficionados are delighted by this cozy establishment, which offers a wealth of options from the lager and ale families. The bar carries scores of beers on tap and more than 100 varieties in bottles; wine and...

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    5. White Elephant Saloon

    This 100-year-old saloon, once a hangout for 19th-century cowboys selling cattle, is still one of the city's best Wild West bars. Serving cold beer and offering C&W music seven nights a week, the saloon boasts an...

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    4. Michaels Restaurant and Ancho Chile Bar

    Chef-owner Michael Thomson has made his mark on FW's culinary landscape with this trendy restaurant and bar. Specializing in "contemporary ranch cuisine," the menu capitalizes on local ingredients and traditions. The...

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    3. Billy Bob's Texas

    With 32 bar stations and space for 6000 guests, Billy Bob's proclaims itself the world's largest honky-tonk. Recognized for its quality and atmosphere by the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country...

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    2. The Aardvark

    A TCU student favorite, this happening club offers a host of live bands. The place has a knack for booking talents before they hit the mainstream, so you're likely to find the hottest acts right on the cusp of the...

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    1. Rodeo Exchange

    Another great nightlife opportunity in the Historic Stockyards District can be found at this much-frequented club. Most of the time, country music is the preferred genre, although you'll find Top 40 tunes played...

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

Local Expert Nightlife Recommendations

About Fort Worth, TX Nightlife

Sundance Square has a number of hopping bars and clubs – check out 8.0 (a popular spot for mingling and music), Flying Saucer (dozens of beers), City Streets (a one-stop complex with dancing, karaoke and pool), Scat Jazz Lounge (live jazz, of course!), or Four Day Weekend (unique improv comedy). You can also enjoy a show at Bass Performance Hall, or one of several theaters, or enjoy the Texas Ballet Theater. The Historic Stockyards District is home to western-themed bars like the White Elephant Saloon, Rodeo Exchange and Booger Red's.

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