There’s a lot to do in Fort Worth at night. Sometimes you don’t want the fun to end, or maybe you need to get a little food in you before you make the drive home. And we’re not just talking burgers and fries or pizza! Here are a dozen restaurants open past midnight.
1. The Bearded Lady
While The Bearded Lady is closed on Mondays, the gastropub is open until 2 a.m. Friday through Sunday. The menu of burgers, sandwiches and sides like okra and mac ‘n’ cheese, along with the long, lovingly curated beer list, will keep you happy into the wee hours.
2. Buffalo Bros
3. Buttons Restaurant
The feel good soul food Chef Keith Hicks lays out at Buttons Restaurant will fill your stomach and your spirit on the weekends until 2 a.m. Because any time is a good time for chicken and waffles.
4. El Mil Tacos
El Mil Tacos is open until 4 a.m. on weekends. It’s nothing fancy (and you won’t get anything stronger than agua fresca) but the tortas and tacos are filling.
5. Hooker's Grill
6. The Lazy Moose
The Lazy Moose, the Magnolia Ave. collaboration between restaurateurs David Shaw and Vance Martin, is open until 1 a.m. on weekends, and it’s a lovely place for a snack and a nightcap. Try the cherry Brie cheese or Martin’s locally legendary Gorgonzola fries.
7. Ol' South Pancake House
Ol’ South Pancake House is open 24/7. Because you never know when you’ll have a craving for a Dutch Baby or a German pancake.
8. Oni Ramen
Oni Ramen is open on Friday night from 5 p.m. until 4 a.m. and on Saturday from noon until 3 a.m. Ramen is a Japanese comfort food, and Chef Jesus Garcia executes both exotic and simple dishes with ease.
9. Salsa Limon
Remember when you used to have to chase the Salsa Limon truck around town? Now there are five brick-and-mortar restaurant locations all over the Fort, and four will sell you tacos past last call.
The Universidad store (across from TCU) is open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturday; the downtown location on Throckmorton is open until 3 a.m. on weekends; and both the La Gran Plaza and Morton restaurants are open until 2 a.m. weekends.
10. Social House
The Social House is open until 2 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. The menu is diverse: pizza, chicken-fried steak, a grownup grilled cheese, salads and traditional pub appetizers offer literally something for everyone.
11. Twilite Lounge
Twilite Lounge serves their full menu until 2 a.m. daily. There are few things better than Po-Boy sandwiches and red beans and rice to absorb any alcohol you’ve consumed.
12. Velvet Taco
Velvet Taco’s the home to unusual version of the Tex-Mex standard: Indian and Mediterranean flavors mingle with the rotisserie chicken, flank steak and Cuban pork tacos. The 7th Street location is open until 3 a.m. Thursday nights and 4 a.m. on the weekends.