Best Nightlife

Out of all the clubs and bars in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Fort Worth nightlife on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Fort Worth Best Nightlife list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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 quintessentially Texas. With...  Read More

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 artists. The bar is a perennially...  Read More

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 Thomas Privett, the saloon is a...  Read More

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 cocktails are also available....  Read More

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 outdoor patio with live bands...  Read More

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 place's signature dish,...  Read More

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 Music, this facility books weekly...  Read More

Southwest Fort Worth
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 big time. A variety of musical...  Read More



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 occasionally too. A dance floor...  Read More