Fort Worth may be ‘Where the West Begins,’ but it’s also a great place to get your party on.  Have a look at some of the unsung heroes of Cowtown’s nightlife.

Photo Credit: 8.0 Bar

8.0 Restaurant & Bar

111 East 3rd Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(817) 336-0880

Located in Sundance Square, 8.0 is perfect for all ages, at least if you are over 21.  From sipping cocktails on the patio while listening to live music to holding court next to the bar, enjoying an 8.0 blue or yellow thing (Tequila or Malibu please), is a must.

The White Elephant Saloon has been a Fort Worth staple for more than 100 years.

White Elephant Saloon
106 E. Exchange Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-8273
Hours: Mon-Thu,Sun 12pm-12am; Fri-Sat 12pm-2am

Located in the Stockyards, this authentic ‘old west’ saloon offers up great live entertainment as well as a fun and lively atmosphere. The stage is always set ready for revelers to sit back and enjoy a cold beer on tap. Claim your spot early, this one is a top attraction with the locals and visitors alike.

Credit: Fort Worth's Near Southside (

The Usual
1408 West Magnolia Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 810-0114
Hours: Mon- Fri apm – 2am; Sat-Sun 6pm -2pm

This Near Southside speakeasy, known for ‘classic and prohibition-era cocktails,’ is outfitted in modern style with a mid-century twist. With specials running daily on beer, wine, and mixed delights, bartenders ask ‘what’s your passion?’ and know their way around a bar.

Credit: Magnolia Motor Lounge

Magnolia Motor Lounge
3005 Morton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 332-3344

This garage may be a great place for a tune-up, just not for your car.  Open until 2 a.m. every night of the week, the lounge is both a great place to sit back and have a beer and a place to rock out with some great local bands.


Leave a Reply