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.
Soups, sandwiches, salads and small plates made with locally sourced organic ingredients are on the menu at this coffeehouse/pub. Wash it all down with coffee from local roasters, a lovely tea, or one of the dozens of craft beers. More
Following in the footsteps of the fashion mavens of the 60's, Beehive is all about inspiring confidence through bold colors, contrasting prints, and heart happy statement pieces. Whether you’re on an impromptu travel adventure, redefining office... More
Fincher's White Front Western Wear is located in the heart of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The huge, white, two-story building with the rust horse mannequin was originally the home of White Front Western Store, established in 1902. The... More
Since 1922, M.L. Leddy’s has created custom, handmade boots, saddles, clothing, belts, buckles and much more for discriminating customers all over the world. The company’s line of men and women’s Western-influenced clothing and famed Vaquero boots... More
Maverick Fine Western Wear was established in 1987, and is located in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. The 1905 building is located on the corner of North Main and Exchange. Over that time, it has housed numerous colorful enterprises, but it has... More
Authentic Western boots for the whole family at factory closeout prices! Justin Boots enjoys a solid global reputation, especially with real cowboys. And, since the company is headquartered in Fort Worth you can visit their factory outlet store for... More
This split-level restaurant with more than 6,400 square feet of indoor space and 2,300 square feet of patio space looking out upon the newly renovated Sundance Square Plaza focuses on delicious, delectable small plates including fresh salads, Prince... More
It is Clay Pigeon's mission to translate Chef Marcus Paslay's passion for food preparation to your dining experience. Clay Pigeon is a product-driven restaurant, thus changing the menu frequently to reflect what is in season, what's fresh, and the... More
With it’s rustic-chic style and incredible selection of sophisticated cowboy cuisine, the Lonesome Dove Western Bistro is the perfect locale for any event, from a romantic dinner for two to an elegant banquet for many. Owner and celebrity chef Tim... More
Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. The club has almost three acres under one roof with its own indoor rodeo arena for exciting live bull riding every Friday and Saturday, a Texas-sized dance floor, dozens of bar stations, a full... More
The Fort Worth Stockyards' National Historic District is a terrific place to celebrate the romance of the American West. Covering 15 square blocks, the Stockyards are home to hotels, restaurants, shops, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and some great... More
Grab a spot on the sidewalk and watch the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. Clad in authentic Western clothing from saddles to chaps, teams of real cowhands drive longhorns through the Stockyards on Exchange Avenue. More
The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame pays tribute to the cowboys and cowgirls who have excelled in the sports of rodeo, cutting and ranching, and those individuals who have dedicated their lives to promoting and preserving Texas Western heritage. The... More
The Stockyards Museum, housed in the historic Livestock Exchange Building, documents the history of the cattle trade and its role in the growth of Fort Worth from a mere stop along the Chisholm Trail to the center of the ranching, cattle-shipping and... More
Come check out Billy's Oak Acres BBQ, where all of the menu is homemade that day! They have a menu filled with delicious pit pecan smoked meats including: Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Turkey and Sausage. Don't forget various homemade desserts or sides... More
In the Fort Worth Cultural District, you can walk to six world class museums in a beautiful, park-like setting. The Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Kimbell Art Museum, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl... More
The Kimbell's permanent collection contains holdings ranging from the third millennium B.C. to the mid-20th century, and includes major works by Fra Angelico, Velazquez, Bernini, Rembrandt, Goya, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse. It is... More
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring trailblazing women of the American West. Its multimedia exhibits and historic photographs, papers, clothing, spurs and saddles tell the inspiring... More
Cowtown Winery is one of Fort Worth's few full production wineries. Located in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards, surround yourself with age old history in their 70+ year old location. The wine maker lovingly hand crafts all the wines. Wines are all... More
Family owned and run, Lightcatcher Winery is dedicated to making small lots of very fine wines. They use Texas grapes, mostly from the High Plains AVA, to craft wines that showcase the best each vineyard has to offer. Fine wines are begun in the... More
Aveda manufactures professional plant-based hair care, skin care, makeup and lifestyle products. Whether you're new to Aveda or looking for a new experience, find Aveda’s most popular, award-winning and recommended products at Moda West 7th. Moda... More
Since 1980, they have combined award-winning pampering with innovative, state-of-the-art skin and body care treatments for men and women and teens. Offered in a luxurious and tranquil, European-inspired setting, they aim to provide world-class... More
Kent & Co. Wines is an 8,000 square foot upscale wine bar and specialty retail shop, as well as an automotive drop-off service center. The space also showcases a rotating collection of new and classic cars. Kent & Co. Wines offers fine wines, cheeses... More
Reata Restaurant nestled in downtown’s Sundance Square provides Cowtown with the best that Southwestern food has to offer. With a menu that contains everything from steaks to Creole and Southern dishes it’s sure to satisfy even the most discerning... More
Grace’s comfortable modern décor is the perfect showcase for its sophisticated, updated American cuisine, featuring the very best in name-brand ingredients: main dishes are built on Berkshire pork, Meyer Ranch beef and Vital Farms chicken; sides... More