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Gone Country: Best Southern-Style Bars In DFW

January 17, 2013 5:00 AM

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Located in the heart of DFW are some of the best Southern and country-style bars in the state. Featuring live music, cold beers and just the right vibe, these bars help keep the country in DFW. Check out the best Southern-style bars DFW has to offer. 

Adair’s Saloon
2624 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 939-9900
www.adairssaloon.com

This honky tonk is covered in memories of patrons’ fun. Not only is its graffiti on every surface of Adair’s, there is also a photo collection of the famous patrons who have walked through the doors of Adair’s. This includes a blown-up photo of Elvis Presley taken in 1955. This bar is also a great music venue in which the some of the best upcoming bands play seven nights a week. When the bands aren’t playing, enjoy a juke box that plays the sounds of Bob Wils or Hank Williams. Games including Big Buck Hunter and shuffleboard make for a fun night every time, and the joint boasts some of the best burgers in town.

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Double Wide
3510 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 887-6510
www.double-wide.com

This small dive bar is known to some as Dallas’ favorite little trailer park. For eight years, Double Wide has been pouring stiff drinks and providing good times to its patrons. Double Wide has been making famous specialty drinks like the Yoo-Hoo Yee-Haw and the Boone’s Farm Martini to encourage you to enjoy spending time on the wrong side of the tracks. Double Wide also provides live music, mostly country and sometimes rock. Located in Deep Ellum, this is one of the most unique bars you’ll find in Dallas.

Lee Harvey’s
1807 Gould St.
Dallas, TX 75215
(214) 428-1555
leeharveys.com/

Lee Harvey’s has been declared a “roaring good time” and has been voted Best Onion Rings, Best Bar in Dallas and Best Outdoor Head by area publications. It’s also one of the best Southern-style bars to choose from in Dallas. Other bars have occupied the location over the past half century but Lee Harvey’s is an area favorite. The décor also includes classic, illuminated beer signs, many antique. During the colder months, Lee Harvey’s allows you the opportunity to roast s’mores in its outdoor fire pits.

Billy Bob’s
2520 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 7616

(817) 624-7117
billybobstexas.com/ 

Included in the fun at Billy Bob’s are live bull riding, pool tables and a gift shop as well as myriad beers on tap. Famous country artists have also had the opportunity to play here, including Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson, giving it the true country feel. In fact, there are concerts almost every night. If you’re hungry, Billy Bob’s serves up Texas-style smoked barbecue and other Southern fare such as fried catfish.

Related: Best Restaurants with Live Music in Fort Worth

Neon Moon Saloon and Silverado Room
2509 Rodeo Plaza
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 625-6666
www.theneonmoonsaloon.webs.com/ 

The Neon Moon Saloon is a mix between your favorite night club and a country bar. A dance club with DJs and a large dance floor, this may not seem like a typical country bar. However, those DJs play country’s top, hottest hits, and the dance floor is often used for two-stepping. Located in the Fort Worth Stockyards, this bar definitely has a country touch. Inside of The Neon Moon Saloon is the Silverado Room, which features a full bar and karaoke stage and has been home to some of the best live artists around.

Kelsi Gerwell is a freelance writer covering all things Dallas-Fort Worth. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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