Fort Worth is home to many diverse areas, but nothing is more “Texas” than the Stockyards National Historic District. Here, the Old West is alive and well with group experiences like the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive, along with unique venues, Texas-original restaurants and nightlife hotspots all along the well-worn path. Take a look at some planning options for your group.
Need space? Kick up your heels. We’ve got you covered. The square footage of these unique venues is Texas-sized, and the areas can be custom-fitted to your group.
River Ranch Stockyards
Offering planners 20,000 square feet of flexible space, River Ranch Stockyards has a combination of outdoor and indoor space and three unique rooms ready for events, retreats, breakout sessions, team-building activities and more.
Capacity: 20,000 sq. ft.; 5,000 guests
Stockyards Station offers one of Fort Worth’s most unique backdrops for conferences and events, with a location right in the heart of the Stockyards. Planners can choose from four elegant and cowboy-chic areas, plus the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Capacity: 25,700 sq. ft.; 1,500 guests
Local Texas Eats
In Fort Worth, we pride ourselves on original cuisine. When it’s time for dining, these restaurants are some local favorites.
Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ
With plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, you can’t go wrong at Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ with its stunning views of the Fort Worth skyline. The newly created “Llano Room” can host up to 300 guests and is available for private events.
Total Capacity: 26,000 sq. ft.; 750 guests
Horseshoe Hill Cafe
Specializing in made-from-scratch cowboy cooking, Horseshoe Hill Cafe features award-winning cuisine from an ever-changing menu! Wide Open Eats named this place as having “one of the top ten chicken fried steaks that will change your life,” so if you’ve got a smaller group, this place is perfect for making an impact.
Total Capacity: 40 guests
Lonesome Dove Western Bistro
Sophistication blends seamlessly with the Old West at the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. Their inventive cowboy cuisine and signature dishes were created by celebrity chef and owner Tim Love, and the venue features plenty of space for private dining options.
Total Capacity: 2,000 sq. ft.; 150 guests
Tim Love’s rooftop tapas bar, Ático, sits atop the Springhill Suites by Marriott and pairs hip Barcelona vibes with an alfresco gathering space. With views of downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards, and a variety of Spanish-inspired drinks, attendees get a one-of-a-kind experience.
When the Sun Goes Down
After a day of meetings and sessions, your group can explore the many entertainment options throughout the Stockyards.
Billy Bob’s Texas
Known as the world’s largest honky-tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas is an immersive venue and perfect for late-night fun! It has it all, from live bull riding and huge dance floors to more than a dozen bars to saddle up to for a drink.
White Elephant Saloon
The White Elephant Saloon is one of the most well-known watering holes in the Stockyards. Attendees can taste Texas brews in their signature beer garden, listen to live music or battle it out with bar favorites like billiards and shuffleboard.
Cowtown Winery is great for quiet but stimulating early evening events. Groups can savor local handmade wines or pick from fun daily specials like Tipsy Tuesdays and Bottomless Mimosa Sundays (for those extended stayers).
Nightclub, dance hall and live music venue, the Rodeo Exchange has something for every music fan. From country to Top 40, you can hear just about anything. Plus, they’ll even teach you how to Triple Two-Step, also known as the Texas Shuffle!
There’s no doubt about it. The Stockyards is one of the most authentic districts in the country and has helped shape our City of Cowboys and Culture. Explore all of Fort Worth’s districts and neighborhoods, or see what we’re all about in person on one of our Destination Education Tours!