Billy Bob's Texas honky-tonk in the Fort Worth Stockyards

Billy Bob’s Texas honky-tonk in the Fort Worth Stockyards

When it comes to finding things to do, there is a ton of options in the DFW area. For date plans, there are numerous options, but when it comes to friend-date locations, it becomes a little trickier. However, for people looking for date locations that don’t include the romantic overtures, the Dallas and Fort Worth area still has some great options to choose from. Here is a look at the best friend-date locations in the DFW area for a night of fun.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company
2823 St Louis St
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 888-3322
deepellumbrewing.comOne thing that Dallas has a great selection of is local breweries and one of the best of these breweries is the Deep Ellum Brewing Company in Dallas. One great idea for a friend-date in Dallas is the DEBC Brewery Tours, which takes place on Thursday nights from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 3 p.m. It only costs $10 a person at the door and that includes one DEBC glass, with a beer sample provided. There is live music and food trucks on hand. There is also after parties with discounts on home-brewed beers.

iFly Indoor Skydiving
8380 S.H 121
Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 618-4359 friends who want excitement and thrills on their friend-date in the DFW area, make sure to add a trip to iFly Dallas on the calendar. Located in Frisco, iFly is an indoor skydiving venue that opened up back in 2013. This offers guests two minutes to skydive in a 14-foot vertical wind tunnel, with circulating winds that average from 100 up to 125 mph. This simulates the same wind conditions and feeling that a person would get when skydiving from an airplane, but is much safer. The awesome thing is that friend-dates can include kids because they offer these experiences from the age of three and up.

167 Turtle Creek Blvd
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-7737
bowlounge.comBowling is always a greatly fun friend-date and bowling is always better with alcohol on hand as well. That makes the Bowlounge in Dallas a great spot to spend an evening of fun. There are 12 wood lanes available seven nights a week for bowling fun. There is also a 75-foot bar that includes 40 different tap beers and a full-service liquor bar as well. There is also two pool tables, a 60-inch Golden Tee game, and retro video games, as well as an on-site Half Baked restaurant. This is a 21-to-enter facility thanks to the bar and it is open from 11 a.m. until midnight on Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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Trinity Groves
425 Bedford St
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 744-0100
trinitygroves.comTrinity Groves is a huge entertainment spot in Dallas that has many different things for friends to do on a friend-date night. There are great restaurants, shopping stores, art houses, and entertainment venues. There is also a brewery onsite with the Four Corners Brewing Company, which is open seven days a week. Trinity Groves also offers a number of fun events throughout the year. There are enough restaurant options for everyone’s taste buds as well as live entertainment.

Billy Bob’s Texas
2520 Rodeo Plz
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 624-7117
billybobstexas.comIn Fort Worth, people have a chance to see a lot of authentic western venues at the authentic Fort Worth Stockyards. While there is plenty to do when at the stockyards, there is also a great chance to see some of the best live music in country music every weekend of the year at Billy Bob’s Texas. From major stars like Willie Nelson and Mark Chesnutt to much more, Billy Bob’s Texas has it covered. They also have a large dance floor, a world-class restaurant, and bull-riding with championship caliber cowboys competing weekly.

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Shawn S. Lealos is a freelance writer who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He writes for a variety of national publications and has over 15 years of sports journalism experience. Follow Shawn on Twitter @sslealos.