Love live music? Does the mental image of settling in with a frosty marg or tall glass of beer while a talented musician croons on a nearby stage sound like an ideal evening to you? Then head down to Cow Town. That’s right, Fort Worth, often overshadowed by it’s more braggadocious sibling Dallas, has quietly become a hotspot for live music. Check out our favorite haunts below.
Billy Bob’s hosts free line-dance lessons every Thursday at 7 p.m. The honky-tonk institution also boasts an indoor rodeo area, a mechanical bull, and a handful of bars for saddlin’ up next to and wetting your whistle.
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium has over 200 beer options (heck yea!) and 80 taps. Their live music schedule can be found on their website, so pick a show, pull a pint, and settle in for some good tunes.
Bass Performance Hall or Bass Hall, as locals call it, features Broadway-touring favorites like Book of Mormon and the symphony. For a fantastic night out with music and culture, grab tickets to a show when you're in town.
White Elephant Saloon has everything you need for a great night out. Wild West decor reminiscent of your favorite Spaghetti Western, live music nightly, and a big ole' dance floor for shakin’ what your momma gave you.
Lil’ Red’s Longhorn Saloon is where saucy novelty bar stools are a welcome site. Saddle up for one of their notoriously strong cocktails then hit the dance floor. Wednesday through Sunday you’ll find live music at this happening spot.
Shipping & Receiving is a strong contender for favorite dive bar... ever. With a laid back comfortable atmosphere you’ll find it easy to zone out and enjoy their variety of bands at this wonderfully weird Fort Worth haunt.
Lola’s Saloon is widely regarded as the spot to see up-and-coming artists from across the country. And with a capacity of 300, you’ll feel like you’re getting an intimate concert with the next big star.
Think you’ve got to head into the Big D to get your live music fix? Think again. Fort Worth is carefully crafting its own unique and engaging music scene and we encourage you to get out and explore it. Start planning your next trip and take a tour of our modern travel apartments in Cow Town.