Guys Weekend in Fort Worth

Eat. Drink. Be manly. Fort Worth is adventurous and tough, filled with outdoor sports, Texas-sized meals and North Texas’ only artisanal bourbon distillery, making it the perfect destination for a guy’s weekend.

DAY ONE

Rise and shine at Paris Coffee Shop located in the Near Southside for a he-man-sized breakfast that has been served up since the great depression. Generous portions of biscuits and sausage gravy, French toast, pancakes and eggs are served up for less than $5, Monday through Saturday.

Bait your line for some early morning fishing at Greenbriar or Trinity Park, two neighborhood ponds regularly stocked with catfish and rainbow trout. Rent a canoe or kayak from Backwoods Kayak & Canoe Rental and head out on the Trinity River, which is accessible from downtown, the Cultural District and the Stockyards National Historic District.

Take a break from the trail and feast on all things smoked and slow-cooked at Woodshed Smokehouse, where a selection of beef, chicken, pork, wild game, fish and vegetables are always available. Peddle over to Rodeo Goat – recently voted the Best Burger in DFW – atop one of the 300- plus Trek bicycles available for rent from the 40-plus Fort Worth’s Bike Share stations.

Root for the home team, Major League Baseball’s American League Texas Rangers, at Globe Life Park located a mere 20 minutes away from downtown. During football season, suit up and put on your game day best before heading to AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Start your pre-game festivities at T&P Tavern, a restored rail station tavern featuring an extensive menu of food and craft beers that is steps away from downtown and Sundance Square.

Beat the crowd and enjoy the game at any of Fort Worth’s sports bars. Kick back with a frosty mug at Boomer Jack’s Grill and Bar located along West 7th Street in Montgomery Plaza, or satisfy your hunger with New York-style wings, pizza and subs at Buffalo Bros located on University Drive near the TCU drag.

DAY TWO

Start the day with a hearty helping of chorizo, papas and huevos from Esperanza’s Mexican Restaurant and Bakery. For a later start, head to Varsity Tavern for brunch and cheap drinks or Pour House Sports Grill for brunch, where steak and manmosas abound.

Play eighteen holes at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek designed by Arnold Palmer with a course rating of 72. Not quite a pro yet? Take a private lesson from a Lead Master Instructor hand-selected by Jim McLean himself at Jim McLean Golf School – one of the country’s top golf academies.

Sample the best in craft beer and bourbon at the local breweries and distillery. Enjoy the afternoon at Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, the third-largest craft brewery in the state of Texas, offering tour and tastings every Wednesday from 5-7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1-3 p.m. Bourbon lovers will rejoice on a tour of Firestone & Robertson Distilling’s swanky facility. The artisanial distillery sells a popular blended whiskey, TX Whiskey, and a newly released bourbon that’s flying off the shelves.

Start the night with dinner on the rooftop of Reata Restaurant located in Sundance Square. Diners enjoy a spectacular view of downtown, while feasting on Cowboy Cuisine including choices of 16-oz Cowboy Bone-In Rib Eye, Blackened Buffalo Rib Eye with Cook’s Butter, and Steak and Lobster. For a taste of Texas barbecue, lick your fingers at Angelo’s Bar-B-Que, where juicy and tender pork ribs have been served for over 50 years. Bonnell’s Fine Texas Cuisine is downhome, yet upscale, making for the perfect guys night out. Venison, wild boar, quail and fish all grace the menu, leaving bellies full and happy.

Kick up your boots at Billy Bob’s Texas – the world’s largest honky-tonk, while listening to your favorite Country Western band. Mix and mingle in the West 7th Street District, a popular hangout for the mid-twenties crowd. Or, keep it real and casual in the Near Southside District, where popular Mixologists pour up specialty cocktails to a sophisticated crowd.

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(817) 335-2041

Soak up the local sports and political discussions while feasting on he-man-size breakfasts and home-cooked lunches at this popular Texas-friendly cafe. Typical lunch specials include meat loaf, fried catfish, liver and onions, pork roast, and beef... More

Stretched along the banks of the Trinity River and nestled next to the Fort Worth Zoo, Trinity Park is home to a duck pond, a miniature train, several playgrounds and Trinity Trails, the best hiking and biking trails around town.

The park... More

(817) 877-4545

The Woodshed Smokehouse is Chef Tim Love’s homage to all things grilled, roasted and slow-cooked, featuring an ever-rotating selection of beef, chicken, pork, wild game, fish and vegetables, all cooked over a variety of woods and fire sources.... More

(817) 877-4628

Rodeo Goat has a large selection of Texas and American craft beers to accompany the fun burger creations you won’t find anywhere else, with toppings like peanut butter, grilled peaches or candied bacon. More

(817) 348-0043

Since 2013, Fort Worth lays claim to the only city-wide bike share system in North Texas. Fort Worth B-Cycle features a network of 350 public use bicycles available for check out from 45 bike share stations located throughout Downtown, Near... More

(817) 273-5222

Home to the American League’s Texas Rangers and the Texas Rangers Baseball Hall of Fame, this retro-style ballpark is the centerpiece of a 270-acre complex that includes a children’s learning center and a four-story office building. On the perimeter... More

(817) 892-4000

Located 15 miles east of Fort Worth, this dazzling $1.1 billion stadium— the world's largest domed stadium—hosts the Cowboys’ eight regular NFL home games and other sport events, including the occasional Super Bowl. Daily tours allow fans to get... More

(817) 885-8878

Step back in time in a newly restored rail station tavern, and experience a piece of Fort Worth history. The T&P Tavern features an extensive menu of sandwiches and breakfasts and features a bar with Rahr on tap. A huge covered, pet-friendly patio... More

(817) 810-2666

Whether it's the big flavor of signature burgers, some kickin' wings or just a frosty beverage, you are sure to find something that will make your taste buds happy at BoomerJack's. Located along 7th Street in Montgomery Plaza, BoomerJack's also... More

(817) 386-9601

Buffalo Bros. serves New York-style wings, pizza, and subs on the TCU drag. Chicken wings and tenders come in six flavors and quantities from three to one hundred. The pizzas are small, large, and in between, with a wealth of toppings. Looking for a... More

(817) 626-5770

This bakery and cafe serves breakfast and home-style Mexican dishes. The chilaquiles with chorizo are just one of the many breakfast joys. The enchiladas in green salsa, fresh gordita stuffed with carnitas and the caldo res (beef stew) are... More

(817) 847-1900

The 18-hole "Fossil Creek" course at the Golf Club at Fossil Creek features 6,865 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 73.0 and it has a slope rating of 137. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Golf Club at Fossil... More

(817) 810-9266

The story of Rahr & Sons Brewing Co. really starts when Fritz Rahr graduated from Texas Christian University. Fortunately for beer lovers in North Texas, Fritz not only fell in love with Fort Worth, but also fell in love with his future wife here.... More

(817) 336-1009

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

(817) 332-0357

Long revered by locals, Angelo's has been serving delicious dishes for more than 50 years. Specialties include smoked brisket, tender ribs, juicy chopped-beef sandwiches, and frosted schooners of Bud. More

(817) 231-8827

Bonnell's showcases Southwestern and Creole influences as well as the owner's classical training. Chef Jon Bonnell is a fan of wild game, getting his venison and antelope locally from another young entrepreneur. Chef Bonnell uses local ingredients... More

817-624-7117

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