Girlfriend Getaway in Fort Worth
Perk up with a cup of Joe at a Fort Worth favorite coffee shop, BREWED. Located in the Near Southside District off of Magnolia Avenue, this trendy breakfast pub is the perfect place to stop for brunch with the girls or for a quick pick-me-up.
Once you’ve met your coffee quota, hit the streets for some of the best shopping around. You will find one-of-a-kind pieces at specialty boutiques like Beehive and Maven off of Camp Bowie, while Earth Bones and Retro Cowboy in downtown’s Sundance Square will leave it hard to pick just one.
For Western-inspired articles, take home a custom-steamed cowboy hat from Fincher’s White Front Western Wear or a pair of handcrafted boots from M.L. Leddy’s, located in the Stockyards National Historic District. Both stores, including nearby Maverick Western Wear, have in-shop bars so shoppers can sip while browsing for souvenirs. More than 25 unique shops supply a host of Western treasures in Stockyards Station, from rope art and jewelry to Texas-style spices, salsas and marinades. Well-known brand Justin Boots is also headquartered in Fort Worth and is a great place to purchase an affordable pair of boots at a discounted price. As lunchtime beckons, consider Bird Café in Sundance Square Plaza or Press Café at The Clearfork Trailhead. Follow it up with a sweet treat from Melt Ice Creams or Stir Crazy Baked Goods in the Near Southside.
Come evening, dinner in Fort Worth is an experience all its own. Treat your taste buds to the culinary mastering’s of Chef Marcus Paslay at Clay Pigeon Food + Drink or Tim Love’s inventive selection of game-inspired dishes at Lonesome Dove Western Bistro. If meat’s not your thing, Lanny Lancarte’s organic offerings at Righteous Foods will help keep mind and body happy.
Enjoy a nightcap at any of the swanky nightlife venues around the city. Listen to the local talent at Live Oak Music Hall and Lounge in the Near Southside; sooth your soul at Scat Jazz Lounge, or dance the night away at Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honky-tonk.
Toast the morning at Winslow’s Wine Café, where the restaurant’s friendly and cozy atmosphere beckons you inside. After breakfast, head on out to the Stockyards National Historic District for some Texas-sized fun. Here you’ll witness the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive put on by the Fort Worth Herd daily at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and discover relics at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and the Stockyards Museum telling of Fort Worth’s colorful beginnings.
Fort Worth is king of cowboy cuisine, so grab a napkin and dig in at Angelo’s BBQ, Railhead BBQ, Heim Barbecue, and Billy’s Oak Acres. Spice it up and take your taste buds south of the border at Joe T. Garcia’s, Benito’s and Enchiladas Olé. Once you’ve refueled, immerse yourself in the artistic side of things in the Fort Worth Cultural District. Featuring five internationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting, Fort Worth touts the only Michelangelo in the Americas at the Kimbell Art Museum and the only museum in the world dedicated to women and their role in the American West at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Please your palate with Texas wines at Cowtown Winery in the Stockyards National Historic District, one of Fort Worth’s full production wineries. In the West 7th neighborhood, Times Ten Cellars offers a number of specialties and local wines, small plates and decadent desserts. Light Catcher Winery & Bistro is part of the North Texas Cross Timbers Wine Trail and is an ultra-premium boutique Texas winery, perfect for a cheese and wine tasting.
Discuss your favorite works of art under classic cars at Kent & Co. Wines. This sophisticated bar offers vino lovers a selection of 260 wines to choose from while ogling Cadillacs’ lasted luxury vehicles.
End the evening on a high note when you dine on Reata Restaurant’s rooftop bar in Sundance Square. The patio boasts gorgeous views of downtown and is “the” place to be on a Saturday night. Head back to street level and watch the city come to live on Grace’s casual, yet elegant, patio. It’s the perfect stop to end your evening with cocktail in hand.